+44 (0) 207 647 2778
The Illuminated River Foundation
15 St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NP
Registered Charity Nº1168375
For press enquiries, please contact:
+44 (0) 207 713 9388
The Illuminated River Foundation has already raised £10.75 million towards the cost of the project. IRF is committed to raise the remainder of the funds for the project from private and philanthropic sources, with no further public funding being sought.
With your backing, we will be creating the longest public art project in the world. Every year, more than 169 million bridge users, plus 10.3 million river users and countless other visitors to the embankments will engage with the story of central London’s bridges. This free art installation is to be enjoyed nightly by everyone - visitors, Londoners and commuters alike.
For more information please contact us via email or call 0207 647 2778 to speak to one of the Illuminated River team.
I’ll admit our community was worried when we first heard about this project. But the consultation process was thorough and empathetic. Our concerns were both respected and taken seriously. And the work is simply beautiful. Leo Villareal’s artwork moves as slowly and gracefully as a tide, washing on Impressionist colours in muted shades, writing poetry on London’s working bridges. Reading the slow waves of colour brings a sense of physical well-being too. I never used to take time to sit and gaze at the river. Now I’ve moved my most comfortable chairs so I can breathe in the peace and the colour.
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