“The West Front of Wells Cathedral is one of the wonders of medieval architecture – a triumph of statuary and design. And now is to be added, for a period, a piece by one our greatest contemporary sculptors, Antony Gormley. Medieval and modern, ancient, and contemporary. Will we see contrast or complementarity? Come and see, then decide!”
The Very Reverend Dr John Davies, Dean of Wells
Fundraising and community involvement will be coordinated by Project Factory CIC in Wells. Emma Lefevre, for Project Factory CIC, said “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Wells to come together to make it happen. We look forward to working with Wells Cathedral to bring to fruition this great work by Antony Gormley”.
Bringing the Gormley to Wells…
The Gormley piece will weigh in at around 730kg of cast iron, and help from many specialists is required to make sure it is transported and installed correctly.
The first milestone is £15,000 to cover the cost of transportation, installation and security, with an overall aim of £85,000 to help achieve the following:
increased tourist footfall,
educational and cultural opportunities and
events for local people & visitors.
If you would like to help bring this piece to Wells, please click here.