Chiswick To Be Adorned with 3,000 Butterflies and Flowers

Abundance organising art installation at location yet to be revealed

Police officers contributing their work to the project
Police officers contributing their work to the project. Picture: Abundance London

Three thousand small wooden butterflies and flowers are currently being painted in preparation for a large art installation somewhere in Chiswick.

The location is yet to be by the organisers, Abundance London, but people of all generations are contributing their work painting the plywood cut-outs.

Schools, care homes, brownie groups, members of the public - even the police - have all got involved in painting their artworks. Grove Park, Belmont, Cavendish, Chiswick & Bedford, Latymer, Ravenscourt Park, William Hogarth, Strand-on-the-Green, Arts Ed and Chiswick schools, as well as Speak out in Hounslow, St Mary's Convent, Age Concern, various Dementia Hubs and several other groups have all being working to decorate their models. Artists Liz Butler and Tanya Saunders (who runs the Make + Paint art clubs).

The butterflies and flowers will be placed on a wall somewhere in Chiswick
The butterflies and flowers will be placed on a wall somewhere in Chiswick

Painting sessions have already been run at the Horton and Garton estate agents, Postroom Café and Planet Organic. The last public drop-in session to paint your butterfly or flower will be held on Wednesday 22 September, outside Horton & Garton studio at 129 Chiswick High Road (next door to GBK, opposite Franco Manca) from 6pm. The session will take place Inside the studio if it's raining.

The installation will begin the following week.

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September 18, 2021