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Bring Fanfare Home
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Bring Fanfare Home
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Help Us Bring Fanfare Home to Christchurch!
Imagine entering Christchurch and seeing 360 waving fans of welcome spectacularly spread out over a 24 metre high and 20 metre diameter spherical sculpture that is lit up in a stunning array of colours. This is what we will bring to Christchurch.
With your help, Fanfare, by Neil Dawson, a bold, contemporary sculpture will be New Zealand’s largest public sculpture when it is installed.
Fanfare, 2011, montage in situ at Chaney’s Corner, night, image courtesy of Neil Dawson
In 2005, the City of Sydney commissioned Fanfare to be a part of their New Year’s Celebrations. Support the campaign to bring this iconic sculpture to the home of its creator, internationally renowned, Christchurch-born sculptor Neil Dawson.
In a time when Christchurch has lost so many of its landmarks, Fanfare will add a vibrant new identity to the Christchurch landscape and create a dynamic entranceway to the city for all to enjoy. Trust us, when you see this extraordinary sculpture, it will blow you away (don’t worry, not literally!)
So what do we need to make this happen?
On 1 June 2014, SCAPE Public Art had raised 89% of the total asset cost of Fanfare, $3.3m, and only had $360,000 to raise to install this incredible sculpture. Here is how we plan to find these final funds:
Firstly, we began our Fan Club Campaign where individuals and businesses are invited to join the Fan Club for memberships between $1,000 and $5,000. Here we are aiming to raise $310,000 by the start of October.
We want to invite the community to take part in our fundraising goal and we aim to raise $50,000 towards installing Fanfare in Christchurch through PledgeMe. This is where you come in!
And, if we can raise the total amount needed by the 13th October, we will be able to successfully install Fanfare at Chaney's Corner beside the Northern Motorway – so come on New Zealand, let’s bring Fanfare home.
Please note that we will not be able to send out all rewards until after Fanfare has been installed. But please don’t get disheartened – this is so that we can get you rewards with an authentic image of Fanfare in its new home!
Fanfare, 2005, Sydney Harbour Bridge, images courtesy of Neil Dawson
Press ad Tuesday 14 Oct
16/10/2014 at 11:42 AM
You may have seen this ad in The Press on Tuesday. Just to clear up any confusion, our PledgeMe campaign has in fact closed and our target reached!
But you can still donate any amount or join the Fan Club to help Bring Fanfare Home here, if you like :) http://lnkd.in/bkn4BFE
14/10/2014 at 1:15 PM
14/10/2014 at 1:14 PM
Woohoo! We've reached our $50,000 target to Bring Fanfare Home!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who pledged - from the $10 pledgers to the $5,000 Fanfare Fan Club Hero Members, and everyone in between!
We'd like to celebrate with a montage of some of the great moments and contributors we've had over this 6 week campaign - enjoy!
3 days left
10/10/2014 at 12:23 PM
With only 3 DAYS LEFT to pledge towards the Bring Fanfare Home campaign, we're showcasing some of the ways Cantabrians and New Zealanders are getting behind Fanfare
A big thank you to the 23 Canterbury Museum staff, who got together to donate $1000 to join the FAN CLUB and help make sure FANFARE gets up and going for Christchurch and Canterbury!
We've only $3,514 left to reach our target! Let's go!
Christchurch Explorer Weekend Spot Prize
02/10/2014 at 1:40 PM
One lucky Fanfare supporter will win a Christchurch Explorer Weekend away! Everyone who pledges $10 or more before 13 October goes in the draw to win.
- Flights for 4 to Christchurch
- 2 night stay at The Classic Villa Boutique Hotel
- Guided tour of the exciting street and public art transforming Christchurch
- Meet and greet with Fanfare sculptor Neil Dawson
- Tickets to the Fanfare VIP Opening
This is a great prize for New Zealanders or Internationals to experience the wit and ingenuity of the new Christchurch, which was rated number 2 on the New York Times “Places to Go in 2014” list!
Thanks to Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism and SCAPE Public Art.
Fanfare Brooch Reward
24/09/2014 at 1:50 PM
We bet you've been curious about what the limited edition Fanfare brooch looks like!
When you pledge $150, this is the brooch you'll recieve:
Created especially by Christchurch Contemporary Jewellery Designer, Jennifer Braithwaite. Jennifer's career is pretty amazing, having studied at the Central Saint Martins School of Fashion in London and worked for the likes of Miss Selfridge, WORLD and Andrea Moore.
She says of Fanfare “It is an honour to be involved with such an iconic Artist for the Fanfare campaign. The brooch I have made is a reflection and interpretation of Neil Dawson’s silhouettes and materials. I have tried to capture the essence of the sculpture with simplicity, yet allow for the transformation into a wearable shape. The brooch requires a level of interaction between wearer and object, with numerous options for placement in relation to the garment. “
Her jewellery is currently stocked at The National Contemporary Jewellery in Christchurch.
16/09/2014 at 11:18 AM
We have an exciting prize announcement! (You may have heard it advertised on RadioLIVE, audio above)
Everyone who pledges $10 or more towards Bringing Fanfare Home will go in the draw to win one of two Fitness Packages donated by PodiatryMed, Shoe Clinic Riccarton and Asics - worth $700 each!
Included in each Fitness Package is:
- a movement postural analysis and shoe prescription with Bruce Baxter at PodiatryMed
- Asics shoes
- Asics running jacket
- Asics t-shirt
- Asics shorts
The more you pledge, the more chances you have to win!
Thanks for your continued support,
The SCAPE Public Art Team