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Closed 30/04/2021

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£1,474
raised of £2,130 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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    • Harriet Matthews4 months ago
      Harriet Matthews

      Harriet Matthews

      4 months ago
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    • Harriet Matthews4 months ago
      Harriet Matthews

      Harriet Matthews

      4 months ago

      PS: We’re still gratefully taking donations - as the aim is to use the best possible materials and have the tableau fully weather-proofed so that it may last another 3 decades!

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    • Harriet Matthews4 months ago
      Harriet Matthews

      Harriet Matthews

      4 months ago

      In the weeks ahead, we will be sourcing the materials, arranging construction of the wooden frame and, most important of all, painting the tableau… I’m sure you’ll all be very proud to see the finished work – especially knowing that its very existence is thanks solely to your commitment to leave the countryside a more engaging place for those that are yet to come… Watch this space.

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    9 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/25/2021 12.22

    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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    Harriet Matthews

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    Pewley Down

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

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