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The Garfield Weston Foundation
R. Todd Ruppert
RSH+P Charitable Foundation
Frédéric de Mevius
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- Newham, Greater London
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- North Greenwich to Stratford
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The Line will be a world-class sculpture walk in London. The route broadly follows the line of the Meridian, linking two of the iconic sites of East London: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the O2.
Subject to raising the necessary funding, The Line will open this summer (2014)! It is a bold and ambitious project but with your help, we will be able to make it happen...
We are looking at installing up to 30 sculptures along the waterways of East London - at North Greenwich (along the walkways around the O2 - Millennium Dome), at the western end of the Royal Docks and along the towpath of the River Lea from Cody Dock to Stratford.
You will be able to 'Walk The Line’ for free (or, if you prefer, run The Line or cycle The Line)!
The Line will showcase existing works of art. It is an open submission project - artists, as well as collections, are requested to submit work. Works will be selected by a panel that will include both art professionals and local residents.
We really need your help to make this project happen - our next step is funding planning applications, design and the organisational elements of the project.
What we'll do:
- THIS CAMPAIGN IS PHASE 1 OF 2. Phase 2 will be launched as soon as we hit our Phase 1 target (£146,429)
- Phase 1 will enable us to get on with all of the planning and organisation work required to open The Line
- We will put in planning applications for the installation of 30 sculptures - locations detailed above
- Work with local organisations to engage the community and create a safe and enjoyable place for walkers and cyclists
- We will prepare legal agreements for landowners and the lenders of artwork
- Submissions are now open! Please visit www.the-line.org
Why it's a great idea:
The Line will encourage people to discover this amazing landscape, its fascinating history and encounter outstanding works of modern and contemporary art.
The Line will be free and open to all - people will be able to adventure in one of London's best kept secrets: East London's waterways.
The Line will bring great works of art to the docks, rivers and canals in an unprecedented three-year outdoor exhibition (we are planning to repeat the process of fund-raising, submission and selection in 2017, so that The Line will become a permanent addition to London's cultural offering). The project will showcase existing works of art, in many cases works that are currently hidden from public view...
As the project doesn't involve commissioning works, we can work really fast!
We really need your help to make this project possible - whether you're a Londoner or a London-lover, by supporting this project you can have a direct impact on the cultural landscape of this amazing city.
How we'll get it done:
- PHASE 1: This campaign will enable us to start realising our plans for The Line.
- Submissions are now open! Please visit www.the-line.org. The submission deadline is 14th March 2014.
- The panel will meet on 17th March to select works
- The logistical side of transport and installation will be coordinated in the second half of March and April
- Works will be installed in May and June, ready for The Line to open to the public in July 2014
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