Bristol Moon Temple

by Fraisia Dunn in Eastville, England, United Kingdom

Bristol Moon Temple
We did it
On 25th June 2020 we successfully raised £445 with 22 supporters in 15 days

We will safely facilitate and display the work of Bristol artists at Moon Temple, a derelict building at Royate Hill Nature Reserve.

by Fraisia Dunn in Eastville, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All money goes on materials for the project. So this stretch target will mean we can afford better materials. We have planned material use carefully to avoid waste, but in the unlikely event that any materials are left over at the end of the project, we will either use them in future community-focused projects, or if the material is not something we can use, we will donate it to a local community project that will benefit.


In 2014 the derelict building in Royate Hill Nature Reserve, just behind Greenbank Cemetery, Bristol, was used to create a place of sanctuary where people could go for quiet contemplation. The space that has become known as Moon Temple was built sometime between 1903 and 1918, and could well have been a signal box for that section of the railway which was demolished in the early 70s.

During the Covid-19 outbreak we have been invited to create new pieces of art at The Moon Temple by Martyn Cordey from Friends of Royate Hill Nature Reserve. Martyn asked if we can freshen up the building with new artwork, and of course, for this to be done whilst respecting social distancing and lock down measures.

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We have invited local artists who are used to creating work in an outdoor space to participate by spending one day each producing work at the Moon Temple over a two week period. The Moon Temple will be transformed into a haven of creativity and culture, responding to a theme of ecology and nature. We will leave a gap of two days between artists to ensure the project is following 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. In the future it will hopefully attract more visitors to the reserve and promote community cohesion by encouraging people to invest time in looking after this building.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Animal of your choice in Moon Temple artwork

We will task the artists to creatively insert an animal OF YOUR CHOICE into Moon Temple artwork. In addition to this, we will also paint your name in vibrant colours onto a brick at the site, so visitors to the project will know you cared... One brick for each name of course! AND we will thank you on the Moon Temple page of the Brick Project website.

£5 or more

Thanks on our Brick Project website

Brick Project will thank you by name on the Moon Temple Project Page at https://www.brickproject.co.uk/

£10 or more

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A beautiful drawing

We will make you a colourful drawing. We really enjoyed making these for the last crowdfunder so they will be made with great enthusiasm. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and therefore not guaranteed. We will make you a Brick Project will thank you by name on the Moon Temple Project Page at https://www.brickproject.co.uk/

£20 or more

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Name On A Brick

We will paint your name in vibrant colours onto a brick at the site, so visitors to the project will know you cared... One brick for each name of course! AND we will thank you on the Moon Temple page of our Brick Project website

£50 or more

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Invite to Moon Temple Celebration

An invitation to an intimate open mic and storytelling night to celebrate the revamped Moon Temple, the easing of lock-down as a result of Covid-19 and a celebration of Nature, Nurture and Ecology. We will ALSO paint your name in vibrant colours onto a brick at the site, so visitors to the project will know you cared... One brick for each name of course! AND we will thank you on the Moon Temple page of our Brick Project website

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