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Weʼre raising £5,000 to The Restoration of the Barbican Mural by Robert Lenkiewicz for the people of Plymouth. A campaign by the artists son Reuben Lenkiewicz.

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The Campaign For The Restoration Of Robert Lenkiewicz's Work Of Genius The Barbican Mural. Organised by the son of the painter Reuben Lenkiewicz.

My name is Reuben Lenkiewicz I am the son of the painter Robert lenkiewicz. I have decided to set up a campaign to restore the Barbican mural for the future of the people of Plymouth and lovers of art everywhere.

The Barbican Mural painted by my father Robert Lenkiewicz in 1972 is a painting of true beauty and loved by the people of Plymouth. It deserves a future and in small steps we can make it happen. It is a tragedy for the future of Plymouth and a act of gross negligence to let the painting fall apart.

This campaign is to restore a part of the history of Plymouth and to save from certain destruction a work of genius.

I am in the process of setting up a group of supporters and experts and we intend to put together the necessary experts skilled workmen and artists to see this project to the final stages.

As Robert's son I grew up close to the painting of this mural. I watched Robert for hours painting it and discussing it. I also assisted my father in its restoration in the 1980's. I am also friends with all of the most talented of Roberts students who are skilled painters. I have a life time of connections with people connected with my fathers studio. I am in a perfect position to oversee this project and in my opinion it is a realistic project.

But it will require resources as with any large scale restoration.

It is my intention to complete this project in four stages.

1. Set up a small group of volunteers and experts to help me with the organisation and planning.

2. Undertake a survey and plan of the requirements of the work.

3. Choose artists/designers/restorers to undertake the work.

4. Oversee the work to the completion and organise a plan for its future maintenance.

I would therefor ask the supporters of my fathers work and the people of Plymouth to help me get restore this beautiful work of art. All proceeds from this campaign will go in full to the restoration of the painting. All help is greatly appreciated and a full account of the project will be listed here as the project develops.

Thank you all for your support and I feel sure we will be able to once again see this beautiful painting shining on a Devon summers day the way it should have all these years and the way it deserves to.

With great thanks Reuben Lenkiewicz

As the campaign develops further information and details will follow.

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  • Reuben  Lenkiewicz10 months ago
    Reuben  Lenkiewicz

    Reuben Lenkiewicz

    10 months ago

    The Reuben Lenkiewicz Art Gallery lenkiewiczart.com Raising £5000 to have conservators do a feasibility study to decide what can be done. Thank You All For Your Support. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09svcmn

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  • Reuben  Lenkiewicz10 months ago
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    Reuben Lenkiewicz

    10 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    THE REUBEN LENKIEWICZ RESTORATION CAMPAIGN FOR THE ROBERT LENKIEWICZ BARBICAN MURAL. With Gratitude From Reuben Lenkiewicz THANK YOU.... Together We Can Restore The Mural. I can be contacted via my email address arlenkiewicz@mail.com. Or my number is 07464 631671. Best Wishes Reuben Lenkiewicz

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    Reuben Lenkiewicz

    10 months ago

    THE REUBEN LENKIEWICZ RESTORATION CAMPAIGN FOR THE BARBICAN MURAL. A CALL FOR HELP. DAY 2. BRIEF UPDATE I am setting up a steering group to help with this project. We will be forming a group of experts and professionals. I am asking for people to contact me with experience and skills in: Campaign Management. Legal Expertise. Business Expertise. Particularly from the Barbican or Plymouth. I can be contacted via my email address arlenkiewicz@mail.com or my number is 07464 631671. Best Wishes Reuben Lenkiewicz

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Page last updated on: 10/25/2018 6:13 PM

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47

  • Tony Patton

    Tony Patton

    Oct 25, 2018

    It’d be great for the City to see this restored. Please count me in for any help you think I could offer.

    £15.00

  • stephen webber

    stephen webber

    Sep 9, 2018

    Dear Mr Lenkiewicz,please accept my small donation at the moment, I wish you all the best in your continuing efforts to preserve your fathers wonderful work.yours sincerely,stephen webber.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 4, 2018

    £10.00

  • John and Juliet Powles

    John and Juliet Powles

    Aug 20, 2018

    Anything that preserves the painting of Robert Lenkiewicz until such time as the people of Plymouth, Devon, and the UK recognise the genius of his painting should be supported.

  • Margaret A Allen

    Margaret A Allen

    Jun 18, 2018

    It would be criminal to lose such a stunning - and interesting - study of Barbican folk by this brilliant artist.

    £30.00

  • Maureen Selley

    Maureen Selley

    Jun 18, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising, Reuben. Your fathers' work is part of Plymouth's heritage.

    £10.00

  • Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    May 30, 2018

    Good luck with this - It's a travesty that this man's genius in this outstanding embellishment of our historic barbican has been squandered by one philistine council after another...

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Reuben  Lenkiewicz

Reuben Lenkiewicz

Teignmouth, UK

Reuben Lenkiewicz is based in Teignmouth. He is a classical guitarist and art gallery curator. Reuben Is the son of the famous artist Robert Lenkiewicz and is currently involved in a project to restore the iconic Barbican mural by his father in Plymouth.

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