City of Sculpture brings huge new work to Marble Arch

Sat, 11/03/2017

Bushra Fakhoury’s 'Danse Gwenedour' sculpture was unveiled at Marble Arch on 11th March. Her work is part of Westminster City Council’s City of Sculpture programme, which brings a collection of temporary displays of public art to the city, for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council, said: “I am delighted to welcome ‘Danse Gwenedour’ by the incredibly talented Bushra Fakhoury to Westminster as part of the City of Sculpture programme.

“The sculpture, cast in bronze, depicts four dynamic human forms in the throes of a spirited gavotte. The inspiration for the piece and its resulting title stems from a traditional dance performed by French villagers in Bretagne.

“Now in its fifth year, City of Sculpture has benefited enormously from the generosity of individual artists such as Bushra and supporting galleries.

“With their backing we have been able to display works by internationally renowned artists throughout the City; transforming Westminster into a giant open air gallery and providing people with the opportunity to interact with imaginative and thought-provoking pieces of public art.”

Bushra Fakhoury said: “It gives me great pleasure and honour to present this sculpture to the City of Sculpture.

“This sculpture conveys the ideals that I have always aspired to, which are love of your fellowman, celebration of life, human unity and a world in which we all live in harmony and peace.

“I hope that this sculpture will bring lots of enjoyment to the public and generate interest in the subject matter.”

Last updated: 17 May 2017
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