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Can you imagine a great big beautiful bronze sculpture of a colossal horse, gloriously presiding over the Surrey hills? G F Watts could and now we need your help with the final push so it can really happen.

2017 offers an important opportunity to realise the great British artist, G F Watts’s ambition of Art for All. Our vision is to create a new bronze cast of the artist’s colossal sculpture, Physical Energy. A landmark for the South East, it will be a visible testament to Watts’s passionate belief that art is for all, regardless of class, gender, ethnicity and age.

Please help us with the last push of this campaign – to literally push our horse up the hill and to create a lasting and accessible landmark on everyone’s horizon for now and always. A beacon for the South East’s cultural heritage.

We need to raise £25,000 to make this project a reality. Can you help us? If you donate, you will receive a bespoke reward to say thank you.

If you have any questions or need help donating, contact arthappens@artfund.org

We've reached 37%!

Thank you to everyone for helping us reach 37%... Read more

Five reason to support our project

Can you imagine a great big beautiful bronze sculpture of a colossal horse, gloriously presiding over the Surrey hills? We can and here are five good reasons why you should support our campaign!... Read more

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Our horse reaches the halfway point!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us so far, we are now over halfway to reaching our £25,000 target... Read more

How to groom a 4-tonne bronze horse

Bronze horses may seem like the breed with the lowest maintenance, but as a responsible owner, you must be sure to clean your horse carefully every year... Read more

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

We are delighted and very grateful for the overwhelming public support that we have received so far to ensure that Physical Energy can be on display for all those visiting, living in or passing through Surrey... Read more

Anonymous donor challenges Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village to raise a further £12,500

Anonymous donor challenges Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village to raise a further £12,500, which they will match pound for pound... Read more

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Thank you for helping us to get our horse to the top of the hill

Your support and generosity for our project has been phenomenal and from the bottom of our hearts we sincerely thank you... Read more

A trip to Pangolin Editions

A trip to Pangolin Editions on Saturday 10 June 2017... Read more

Your rewards are on the way

Art Fund will be posting out rewards to everyone who kindly supported our #YayNotNeigh crowdfunding campaign the week beginning of 25 September... Read more

Physical Energy at the Royal Academy

Ahead of its arrival at the Artists' Village in 2018 we're excited to announce that Physical Energy will be on display in the Annenberg Courtyard at the Royal Academy of Arts from 20 November 2017 - 30 March 2018... Read more

Physical Energy at The Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts, in collaboration with Watts Gallery Trust, presents a new bronze cast of Physical Energy... Read more

Planning permission is granted

We are delighted to announce that our campaign to install Physical Energy, G F Watts’s colossal sculpture of a horse and rider at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and alongside the A3 has received planning permission from Guildford Borough Council... Read more

Physical Energy: the next stage

After proudly standing in the Annenberg Courtyard at the Royal Academy of Arts for five months, Physical Energy is now with sculpture-moving specialists Mtec in Hertfordshire... Read more

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Planning and polishing...

We want to apologise for not having updated you since May on the progress of our project, and update you with our latest news... Read more

Preparatory work begins

We are delighted to announce that, following a lot of planning and preparation, work to install the new cast of Physical Energy in the public realm is progressing apace... Read more

We are nearly there

We are close to the final installation... Read more

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