Horse of Tamar Appeal22
Horse of Tamar Appeal22
As part of the appeal to save the Horse of Tamar statue, which was damaged by metal thieves in February this year, local artist, Nicholas Logan, has created a work of art in a bid to raise money for the cause.
On hearing the news about the statue, the artist, who grew up in Solihull and acquired his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, decided he wanted to help Solihull Council raise money to restore one of the borough’s few existing public art works.
The oil painting, which features a dramatic depiction of the borough’s iconic horse and trainer,Malvern Park, the Church of Saint Alphege and the River Blythe, will be unveiled at the Solihull Arts Complex on Thursday, 27 September at 6.00 pm. The original artwork, which will be on show at the complex for several months, is available for sale and the same painting will also be reproduced as a signed, limited edition series of 100 prints, with the proceeds donated to the Horse of Tamar restoration appeal.
Councillor Ken Meeson, Leader of Solihull Council, said: “I’d like to express my thanks to Nick Logan for his kind offer of donating the proceeds of the sale of this painting to our fund. The public have been very generous already with donations, which along with the sale of the painting, will take us some way towards our overall target of £15,000.”
The framed original costs £2000, whilst the limited edition prints, which are available unmounted, mounted, mounted and framed, cost from £80 to £180. If you are interested in purchasing the original or a print contact Sarah Silver of Bastian Contrarian, on 07971-022369.
Location of Venue:Solihull Arts Complex, Homer Road Solihull, Event Type: art Dates:27/9/2012 to 27/9/2012
Event Website: http://www.nicklogan.co.uk
free of charge
starts at 18:00 finishes at 20:00
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Solihull Arts Complex is part of the Central Library & Arts Complex building in Library Square, Touchwood. The back of the building sits on Homer Road, next to Solihull Police Station. Library Square is reached either from Touchwood, or by a walkway from Homer Rd, up the side of the Library building.
Touchwood (Homer Road) is our nearest car park. Park in the Orange Zone and use escalators or lift which bring you to the entrance to Library Square. If you plan to arrive by taxi, your driver may enter Touchwood to ‘drop off only’ taking a ticket on entry and drive straight to the exit after drop-off.
Please note: Car parks are very busy during peak times, please allow extra time to arrive and park before your show starts. Church Hill car park is nearby.
The M42 motorway, J5, is one mile away from Solihull town centre providing access to the M5, M6 and M40 motorways.
Regular buses connect Solihull with most parts of the West Midlands. Most routes pass through the town centre along Poplar Road and Station Road. The Arts Complex can be reached by walking through Touchwood, or from Homer Road. Contact Box Office for details of where hired coaches can drop-off.
Solihull station is just five minutes walk from the town centre. Services operate from Birmingham at least every 20 minutes.Train Stations in the vicinity of Solihull
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