The budget was fulfilled through crowdfunding. We invited local artists who were used to creating work in outdoor spaces to participate by spending one day each producing work at the Moon Temple over a two week period. We worked with Conrico Steez
, Bertram Geezabird
, Stella Macarthur,
Leila, Iman, Samantha (Zam) Davey
and David Gould
. The site was transformed into a haven of creativity and culture, responding to a theme of ecology and nature.
We left a gap of two days between artists to ensure the project followed guidelines to reduce the risk of contagion. The resulting piece will benefit users of the nature reserve by replenishing the area in a way that is socially and ethically responsible during the pandemic.
Following the project it has continued to attract more visitors to the reserve and promote community cohesion by encouraging people to invest time in expressing themselves while looking after this building.
The Moon Temple has been featured in the local press a few times, please follow these links:The Stunning Transformation of Bristol's Hidden "Temple"
by Sophie GrubbThe Bristol Nature Reserve With Goats, Colourful Art and Sculptures
by Estel Faffell Roig
Thanks so much to the following people, without whom the project would not have been possible:
Martin Cordey, Charlie Davies, Jonny Holt, Jo Coles, Andrew Giaquinto, Nicola La, Alexandra Hart, Delphine Chollet, Gareth Mayer, Pedro Nash, Katie Leaver, Emily Mew, Diane Simms, Simon Hardingham Chesters, Sally Orrell, Liz Petley, Andy Kelly, Tom Clayton, Sandra Coomber, Viktor Lysell, Elizabeth Slade, Jess Robins, Samantha Claire Davey, Alec Tomlins. You should all be very proud of what we achieved!