Art Happens Projects

Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

by Museum of London, London

Help us redress pleasure and conserve an important part of London’s fashion history, enabling us to show never before exhibited 18th and 19th century clothing.

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£10,000 needed
116 funders

0% funded

47% 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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£14,105 raised
151 funders

0% funded

100% funded

May Morris: Art & Life

by William Morris Gallery, 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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£15,537 raised
228 funders

0% funded

103% 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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£15,420 raised
120 funders

0% funded

102% 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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£10,120 raised
50 funders

0% funded

101% 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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£43,802 raised
340 funders

0% funded

175% 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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£17,042 raised
220 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Lothar Gotz sketching

Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

by Jerwood Gallery, 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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£26,341 raised
195 funders

0% funded

105% 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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£15,015 raised
95 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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£10,174 raised
89 funders

0% funded

101% funded
Yinka Shonibare, Football Cloud, 2015

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

by Jewish Museum London, London

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

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£14,011 raised
96 funders

0% funded

100% funded

Re-gild the Painted Hall's proscenium arch

by Old Royal Naval College, 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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£22,843 raised
272 funders

0% funded

107% 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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£14,111 raised
127 funders

0% funded

102% 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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£26,227 raised
155 funders

0% funded

119% funded

Art Night

by Art Night, London

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
194 funders

0% funded

103% funded

Time Present and Time Past

by William Morris Gallery, 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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£10,938 raised
183 funders

0% funded

109% 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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£12,770 raised
257 funders

0% funded

102% funded

fig-2 publication

by fig-2, London

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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£15,070 raised
139 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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£32,554 raised
318 funders

0% funded

130% funded

The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology

by The Arts Catalyst

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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£16,151 raised
253 funders

0% funded

107% funded

The Fallen Woman

by The Foundling Museum, 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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£25,382 raised
178 funders

0% funded

110% funded

Mark Fairnington: The Horniman’s hidden world

by Horniman Museum and Gardens, 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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£9,713 raised
169 funders

0% funded

102% funded

Vote Art

by Vote Art, London

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
75 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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£2,500 raised
57 funders

0% funded

16% 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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£14,818 raised
166 funders

0% funded

102% 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
124 funders

0% funded

100% 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
145 funders

0% funded

101% funded

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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£6,715 raised
71 funders

0% funded

111% funded

The reconstruction of Bryn Eryr, an Iron Age farmstead

by St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

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

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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£10,437 raised
178 funders

0% funded

101% funded
Compton Verney

A major exhibition of the Chapman brothers

by Jerwood Gallery, 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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£29,978 raised
168 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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£21,163 raised
196 funders

0% funded

100% funded
Master of the View of Saint Gudule

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