Another New Artwork To Be Unveiled on the W4th Plinth

Replacement piece likely to look to life beyond lockdown

Stay at Home seen across the Abundance flower bed
Stay at Home seen across the Abundance flower bed. Picture: Abundance London


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The latest piece of art to adorn the railway embankment by the Turnham Green Terrace Piazza is to be unveiled on Sunday 27 June at 2pm.

Currently the so-called W4th Plinth is occupied by ‘Stay at Home’ a piece created by Chiswick School art students under the direction of teacher Tommy Robinson.

Abundance London will be replacing it with a new work created specifically for the site. They gave only a hint of what it might be by saying, ”Instead of Staying at Home, we hope to be enjoying Life... “

When applications closed last time three artworks were chosen equally by the jury led by Sir Peter Blake and it was decided that all three would have a chance to be installed sequentially. Each artwork is in place for six months.

Chiswick School musicians will be playing their work out, and the new one in; a celebrity will pull the toggle. There will also be Abundance apple juice and elder flower cordial, and some snacks provided by Jules the Foodie, and pizza bites from nearby Pizza Treat.

The space had previously been home to Penny the Orangutan who was created out of penny coins.

Abundance would like to thank John Fitzgerald of Snappy Snaps, and FastSigns for their support on this project.

Abundance London is a local community organisation that runs volunteer environmental and horticultural projects around Chiswick.

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June 18, 2021

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