New artwork for Dukes Meadows

Leading artist, Thames 21, Cavendish School and Singapore Airlines team up


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Friends of Dukes Meadows are joining up with Thames 21, children from Cavendish School, specialist artist Kevin Herlihy and Singapore Airlines to create a new piece of artwork for Dukes Meadows.

Well known environmental artist Kevin Herlihy will be creating the next public art piece for Dukes Meadows. Kevin makes collages and sculptures from recycled materials depicting the natural environment. Kevin has worked extensively with Thames 21 creating art pieces such as the mural at Westbourne Green alongside the Grand Union Canal and the River of Life Mural installed on the side of the Bargehouse overlooking the courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf in August this year.

Following on from the success of the standing stones, that were created last year by artist Ricky Grimes and children from Chiswick School, the Friends of Dukes Meadows were keen to support the creation of a second piece, this time with the involvement of Cavendish Primary School. The project is due to start in the autumn and will be funded by Chiswick based Singapore Airlines.

Raja Segran, General Manager Singapore Airlines UK/I said: "The Singapore Airlines UK office has been based in Chiswick since the 1970s and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work in partnership with members of the local community. We are all fortunate to have Dukes Meadows nearby and I believe this artwork will further enhance the pleasant ambiance of the park."

Deanne Jones from Thames21 and a Trustee of the Friends said "the art pieces are a great way of involving children in the park and giving them a sense of ownership of it. The piece, once completed, will delight and surprise visitors to the park. Kevin's work is very individual and beautiful."

September 17, 2003

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