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Closed 30/04/2021

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£1,474
raised of £2,000 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,474 to renovate an iconic nature tableau depicting the animals and insects inhabiting the idilic countryside around Pewley Down, Guildford.

    Pewley Down
    Funded on Friday, 30th April 2021

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    In essence, this project is about paying homage to the past - by ensuring that the educational joy bestowed upon, and shared by, the many ramblers who have paused awhile at this nature tableau, continues to do just that for generations to come.

    From as far back as I can remember, before high-tech TV screens and monitors came to dominate our visual horizons, whenever I was out walking along this section of the North Downs, I would eagerly look forward to see this hand-painted depiction of the various flora and fauna that buzzed, sung, grew and scurried all around me…

    It was a great source of information.

    And, as time went on, comfort in the fact that though much in life had succumbed to soulless digitisation, this small piece of installation-art remained quixotically human in all its simple glory…

    Sadly, as is its wont, time has started to leave its oh so familiar calling card – the paint has lost its original lustre and the wooden back panels have started to bow and deform.

    What this project would like to achieve is to replace the old painting with one that holds as faithfully as possible to the original, but also includes a few minor updates.

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    • Jason W. Forde3 months ago
      Jason W. Forde

      Jason W. Forde

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      If you need any further information, please contact me on: Semconsultancy@hotmail.com Regards, Jason W. Forde

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    • Jason W. Forde3 months ago
      Jason W. Forde

      Jason W. Forde

      3 months ago

      I’m delighted to announce that yesterday saw the culmination of many months of effort i.e. installing the newly completed Nature Tableau 2.0…. It all went exceedingly well – and is looking fantastic… See the following photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/3j42eLqYFkPxEhvy9 With our job now done, all that is left for me to do is convey my deepest gratitude to Robyn & Duncan (artist & frame constructor/installer) for their unswerving dedication to make this project the resounding success it undoubtedly is…. Well done one & all… Jason W. Forde

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    • Jason W. Forde4 months ago
      Jason W. Forde

      Jason W. Forde

      4 months ago

      I am happy to announce that the nature tableau is finished (including the silk-screening of the text and full protective varnishing), and that it looks simply stunning. Furthermore, the solid-wood frame is being custom-built at this very moment, and is a work of craftsman’s art in its own right! If all goes well, within the next 2 weeks, the tableau should be standing in its rightful place at the end of The Mile Path…..!! I’m sure you will be very impressed with, and proud of, what we have achieved together…. Jason Forde

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    Supporters

    66

    • James D

      James D

      Mar 25, 2021

      £20.00

    • NickyJ

      NickyJ

      Jan 17, 2021

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 17, 2021

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 10, 2021

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 5, 2021

      Hope you get the money you need to restore this beautiful board!!

      £2.00

    • Peter Albertsson

      Peter Albertsson

      Jan 4, 2021

      Good luck restoring cultural inheritance in a time some say we should cancel culture! Happy 2021 from a Swede who have enjoyed the area many times visiting a friend,

      £10.00

    • Robert Longstaff

      Robert Longstaff

      Jan 3, 2021

      £10.00

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    Jason W. Forde

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    Pewley Down Volunteers and Guildford county council are supporting and assisting the project, to help it reach successful completion.

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