Chiswick Young Artists' Exhibition
Fundraiser in aid of St Nicholas Church restoration
A display of work by local based young artists is taking place in Chiswick this month.
The event at St Denys Cottage, Church Street W4 is in aid of the repair and development of Chiswick’s historic Parish Church, which is been on the Thames since approximately 800 AD.
It exhbition is open on Saturday 18 June, from 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 19 June 11am - 4pm.
This new addition to Chiswick’s artistic heritage first appeared last year. The show and sale showcases the work of up-and-coming local young artists, who grew up in Chiswick and Hammersmith and are studying art across the country.
Major investment is now required to restore St. Nicholas Church and keep it safe and structurally sound for future generations of worshippers and visitors. This work will cost in the region of £1.1 million and the St Nicholas Chiswick Development Appeal has been launched in order to raise the necessary funds.
St Nicholas' external stonework has been deteriorating for some time but a recent inspection has determined that renovation work is now urgent. Back in the 1920s, remedial work was undertaken but this exacerbated much of the current deterioration. The tower stonework was repaired and restored in 2002 and it is now essential that the rest of the church's stonework be renovated. The work will take approximately three years but on completion the church will be structurally sound for future generations, and the appearance of this beautiful building will be restored to its former glory.
June 12, 2016