Art Happens Projects

Help tell the local story of Oxford through its Locals

by Museum of Oxford, Oxfordshire

Help us tell the stories of Oxford's rich history through its pubs and breweries.

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£15,000 needed
8 funders

0% funded

2% funded

Help us shine a light on Florence Nightingale

by Florence Nightingale Museum, Greater London

Help us shine a light on Florence Nightingale’s lasting legacy as a leader, female icon and trailblazer through our exhibition showcasing this amazing woman’s…

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days left

£15,000 needed
14 funders

0% funded

3% funded

Help us stage the world's first exhibition to explore William Morris and the Bauhaus

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

William Morris and the Bauhaus artists shared a radical vision. Your support can bring it to life – here in Morris's home, in this centenary year of the…

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£15,623 raised
328 funders

0% funded

104% funded

Bring Toulouse-Lautrec's thrilling Bohemian Paris to life in Bath

by Victoria Art Gallery, Somerset

Help bring the sounds, sights and delights of his Parisian world to modern day Bath with immersive events and activities.

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£12,049 raised
131 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Photo © Musée d'Ixelles-Bruxelles /  Courtesy of Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Help us build the Colour Palace

by Dulwich Picture Gallery, Greater London

Help us build The Colour Palace, a unique space for all of London to relax, create and be inspired this summer!

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£20,907 raised
100 funders

0% funded

104% funded
Design for The Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Save Our Sculpture

by Chapter, South Glamorgan

Help Chapter Arts Centre raise £16,000 to rescue and restore an iconic sculpture by British artist Garth Evans and bring it back home to Wales.

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£17,080 raised
141 funders

0% funded

106% funded
Garth Evans’ untitled sculpture on the Hayes, Cardiff, 1972

Help us conserve Canaletto

by The Wallace Collection, Greater London

Help the Wallace Collection raise £17,500 to conserve two paintings by Canaletto to reveal the true colours of 18th-century Venice.

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£19,639 raised
136 funders

0% funded

112% funded
Canaletto, Venice: the Molo with Santa Maria della Salute (detail), c1740-1745

Help save the original frame of one of Sir John Soane’s most treasured paintings

by Sir John Soane's Museum, Greater London

Help Sir John Soane’s Museum raise £15,000 to return the frame of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ The Snake in the Grass to its original splendour.

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£16,711 raised
189 funders

0% funded

111% funded
Detail of the gilded frame of The Snake in the Grass by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Photo by Tom Ryley

Why did the gallery cross the road?

by South London Gallery, Greater London

With your help South London Gallery have been able to kit out the Fire Station across the road, bringing it back to life as an inspiring new art space.

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£31,253 raised
387 funders

0% funded

125% funded
View of proposed exterior of the former Peckham Road Fire Station by 6a architects

Help bring Turner Contemporary's summer exhibition to the streets of Margate

by Turner Contemporary, Kent

With your help, Turner Contemporary are now able to take their Animals & Us exhibition to the streets of Margate.

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£18,402 raised
234 funders

0% funded

122% funded
Image by Thomas Haentzschel

Help bring Samson home to Norwich

by Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell, Norfolk

With your help, we've raised £15,000 to commission a state of the art case to display our recently restored original Samson statue.

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£15,749 raised
324 funders

0% funded

104% funded

Help the Foundling Museum put their first female champions back in the picture

by The Foundling Museum, Greater London

Now we can shine a light on a group of remarkable women whose support saved the lives of vulnerable babies.

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£37,320 raised
341 funders

0% funded

186% funded
William Hogarth, Moses Brought Before Pharaoh’s Daughter, 1746

Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

by Museum of London, Greater London

With your help, we will now be able to redress pleasure and conserve an important part of London’s fashion history.

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£13,313 raised
243 funders

0% funded

133% funded

Street Fans

by The Fan Museum, London

Thanks to your help, we can now put fan making back on the UK's cultural map.

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£15,201 raised
156 funders

0% funded

108% funded

May Morris: Art & Life

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

Your contribution has enabled us to give May Morris the recognition she deserves with a landmark exhibition on her life and work.

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£16,024 raised
228 funders

0% funded

106% funded
May Morris, Honeysuckle wallpaper, 1883

Recreating Nantgarw porcelain

by Nantgarw Chinaworks Museum, Wales

With your generosity, we will now be able to attempt to recreate William Billingsley’s secret recipe for his extraordinary but fragile Nantgarw porcelain.

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£16,245 raised
105 funders

0% funded

108% funded
Nantgarw porcelain

Joe Orton: Discover the man behind the drama

by National Justice Museum

Our exhibition to celebrate the extraordinary life of Joe Orton will now be a reality thanks to your support.

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£10,000 raised
46 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Loot, 1965

Physical Energy

by Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, Surrey

Thanks to your support, our Physical Energy sculpture will now become an emblem for the South East and represent the rich cultural heritage of the area.

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£43,702 raised
365 funders

0% funded

174% funded
Detail from The Map of Connectivity

Help revive Leeds Art Gallery's iconic Victorian staircase

by Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire

With your help, we've commissioned Lothar Gotz to create a wall painting that leads visitors up our original Victorian staircase to a newly revealed gallery.

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£17,502 raised
187 funders

0% funded

102% funded
Lothar Gotz sketching

Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

by Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

With your support, we're able to bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery this autumn, for a major exhibition of new work that celebrates her love of the sea.

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£28,494 raised
193 funders

0% funded

113% funded
Paula and The Flying Mermaids

FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL

by Creative Foundation, Kent

We wanted Bob and Roberta Smith to cover Folkestone's streets and landmarks with banners declaring that Folkestone is an art school. You made that happen!

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£15,000 raised
85 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Folkestone Is An Art School, Martello Tower

Leisure Land Golf

by York Art Gallery, North Yorkshire

With your support, we've been able to bring cutting edge contemporary art to the heart of York this summer.

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£10,084 raised
82 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Yinka Shonibare, Football Cloud, 2015

Put Amy's Camden on the map with a street art takeover

by Jewish Museum London, Greater London

With your support, we've commissioned a series of Amy Winehouse street art installations throughout the Camden Town area.

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£13,861 raised
91 funders

0% funded

138% funded

Re-gild the Painted Hall's proscenium arch

by Old Royal Naval College, Greater London

With the funds you donated, we’ve been able to carry out the conservation work needed to make the Painted Hall's proscenium arch shine once more.

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£22,448 raised
285 funders

0% funded

105% funded

Modern Art Oxford: 50th anniversary publication

by Modern Art Oxford, Oxfordshire

By donating, you've helped us produce a collaborative publication celebrating 50 years of exhibitions and performances at Modern Art Oxford.

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£16,736 raised
124 funders

0% funded

121% funded

Bring John Piper home to Henley

by River & Rowing Museum, Oxfordshire

You helped create a permanent John Piper gallery and archive in his hometown, Henley-on-Thames, to preserve and celebrate his extraordinary career.

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£25,075 raised
153 funders

0% funded

113% funded

Art Night

by Art Night

With your support, we launched the first Art Night in July 2016. A new annual contemporary arts festival for London that is free to attend.

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£25,860 raised
195 funders

0% funded

103% funded

Time Present and Time Past

by William Morris Gallery, Greater London

With your support, ceramic artist Clare Twomey created a tile panel embellished with Chrysanthemum, one of William Morris’s most compelling designs.

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£11,017 raised
143 funders

0% funded

110% funded

Big Steam Print

by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex

Thanks to you, we helped take a vintage steamroller on a printing tour, creating massive works of art with artists, students and young people.

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£12,504 raised
255 funders

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100% funded

fig-2 publication

by fig-2

Thanks to all our supporters and collaborators who have enabled us to create a legacy publication of our 50 different exhibitions in 50 weeks.

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£15,120 raised
140 funders

0% funded

100% funded

Charleston: The world's only complete Bloomsbury interior

by Charleston, East Sussex

You helped restore Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's iconic painted surfaces and protect them for future generations.

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£32,519 raised
324 funders

0% funded

130% funded

The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology

You helped us transform a run-down shop in King’s Cross into a dynamic hub for experimental art and science.

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£17,066 raised
250 funders

0% funded

113% funded

The Fallen Woman

by The Foundling Museum, Greater London

You've helped us reveal, for the first time, the fascinating stories of the Victorian women who gave up their babies to the Foundling Hospital.

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£25,417 raised
180 funders

0% funded

110% funded

Mark Fairnington: The Horniman's hidden world

by Horniman Museum and Gardens, Greater London

You made art happen at the Horniman. Our exhibition of Mark Fairnington's paintings, alongside our hidden taxidermy treasures, was a huge success.

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£9,670 raised
164 funders

0% funded

101% funded

Vote Art

by Vote Art

We wanted to encourage people to vote by placing democracy-themed artworks on billboards across the UK. You made that happen!

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£6,915 raised
74 funders

0% funded

100% funded

Hans Schabus: A portrait of Eastbourne

by Towner Art Gallery, East Sussex

We wanted to bring Austrian artist Hans Schabus and his boat, Forlorn, to Eastbourne on its final voyage.

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£1,640 raised
43 funders

0% funded

10% funded
Main, Frankfurt, 17. Mai 2002

Wood into Gold: Re-gilding the frame of The Paston Treasure

by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norfolk

The re-gilding of The Paston Treasure is complete and has only been possible with the help of Art Happens donors.

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£14,757 raised
171 funders

0% funded

101% funded

At Home with Vanley Burke

by Ikon Gallery, West Midlands

With your help, we were able to move the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke's flat to the Ikon Gallery for our 2015 exhibition.

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£5,415 raised
119 funders

0% funded

100% funded

The Dan Pearson and William Morris Meadow

by Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Our William Morris-inspired garden within a wild-flower meadow is now a reality thanks to your support.

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£10,392 raised
177 funders

0% funded

101% funded
Compton Verney

Manchester Revisited: A new commission by Emily Allchurch

by Manchester Art Gallery, Greater Manchester

With your help, we commissioned a new contemporary work for Manchester Art Gallery that resonates with the city’s unique artistic past.

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£7,030 raised
68 funders

0% funded

117% funded

The Museum of The Gorge: Warehouse of the World

by Museum of The Gorge, Shropshire

Your contribution has transformed the iconic Museum of The Gorge. We've been able to redesign the gallery and upgrade the existing auditorium.

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£25,295 raised
147 funders

0% funded

101% funded

The reconstruction of Bryn Eryr, an Iron Age farmstead

by St Fagans National Museum of History, South Glamorgan

We didn't manage to hit our target – but this isn't the end of Bryn Eryr!

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£807 raised
32 funders

0% funded

3% funded
St Fagans National History Museum

A major exhibition of the Chapman brothers

by Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

With your generosity, we were able to bring Jake and Dinos Chapman back to their hometown, Hastings, for their biggest, baddest show yet.

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£29,988 raised
165 funders

0% funded

119% funded
Jake and Dinos Chapman

Revealing hidden 15th-century Renaissance art

by The Bowes Museum, County Durham

With your support, we've been able to redisplay and conserve our 15th-century Flemish altarpiece.

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£21,131 raised
200 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Master of the View of Saint Gudule
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