Save the Vauxhall Dragon!
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There is a new beastie lurking in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, this magnificent piece of public art is being carved by the artist Morganico, whose previous work includes the Imperial War Museum. It is being carved from the large log that was dumped on the Pleasure Gardens around two years ago. As part of the St George’s Festival it has been worked into a beautiful and fearsome dragon. The final touches are being carved at the moment and we hope that it will be an attractive feature of the Pleasure Gardens for many years to come.
This is where we run into difficulty. Lambeth Parks, under the guidance of Parks and Development office Theresa Hoare have only given the work a temporary residency until the end of the month. We at Vauxhall Trust, the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and many people in the local community who we have discussed this with, would love the dragon to become a permanent piece of public art on the Gardens and so we must ask you to help bring this about.
Councillor David Amos, one of our wonderful ward councillors was a fantastic host and judge of the dog show on Sunday at St George’s. We have contacted him and his fellow ward councillors for Princes Ward. We hope that our elected representatives will be able to speak to Parks, on behalf of the people, to ensure that this artwork remains a permanent feature. Evidence of the support of the local, voting, population would, we are sure, aid this process. So please express your support by signing our petition.
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