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Dandelion - a wind bottle sculpture

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 Dandelion - a wind bottle sculpture

Dandelion - a wind bottle sculpture

arts republic By arts republic

Dandelion will be a beautiful dynamic sculpture for Kensal Rise. It launches a new art trail for the Queens Park/Kensal Rise area, so join us, help reach our target and lets make this happen!

Brent Delivery stage

pledged of £8,604

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

See Dandelion in action:

The wind sculpture Dandelion is made from 200 plastic drinks bottles. It will raise the artistic profile of Kensal Rise High Street while also promoting recycling and renewable energy.

We already have Brent Council Ward Working community money towards realizing the sculpture. Now we need help to raise a further £5000 towards installation, lighting and ten years of maintenance. Outdoor kinetic sculpture is costly. It has to be highly engineered and weatherproof, have substantial foundations and robust outdoor lighting and it must be annually maintained and cleaned every year to keep it turning.

What we'll deliver:

  • A wind sculpture whizzing round on Kensal Rise High Sreet will be amazing.
  • Arts Republic are experienced scupltors, we will deliver.
  • We are local artists, on hand for maintenance.

Why it's a great idea:

Dandelion will kick start a major art trail in this very vibrant area. It will reconnect people passing by with the power of nature, promote renewable energy and recycling. Brent Council already has very good recycling policies in place across the Borough and this sculpture made from plastic fizzy drinks bottles will reflect this. The bottles are transformed from a waste problem that wont break down in land fill sites, into a beautiful art work that will blow you away!

Steps to get it done:

  • We already have a long track record of making kinetic/moving sculpture in our area.
  • We built a wind sculpture in Wembley in 2000 and a solar powered sculpture in Haringey in 2004.

An application for planning permission is underway. If we are unsuccessful in our planning application we will find a new location for the sculpture.


Location Brent

About the space

Pavement just downhill from Minkies Deli


London Borough of Brent

How will the money be spent?Total £8,604

Manufacture - £4,000 (46%)
Maintenance for 10 years - £2,500 (29%)
Project Management - £700 (8%)
Materials - £500 (6%)
Design - £300 (3%)
Other - £604 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Maintenance for 10 years
Project Management
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £8,604

Our Volunteer List

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