For the whole three week Easter period there will be a large and exiting sculpture on display in Princesshay Shopping centre. ‘Heaven Sent’, a sculpture by Simon Ruscoe, will stand on a plinth specially designed to collect donations for NSPCC. (The project is being promoted and supported by Princesshay Management and run with the NSPCC.)
‘Heaven Sent’ is a life-size sculpture of a mother and child. Symbolic of hope it is powerful and beautiful in stature; it will not fail to get noticed and aims to open up positive conversations about our children’s future. However, Simon is seeking sponsorship of £5000 to add two additional figures to the sculpture to expand the narrative and make it even more impactful. After Easter the plan is for the sculpture to be exhibited beyond Devon.
Any sponsors who help towards this would have their logo printed onto the side to the plinth while on exhibition in Princesshay, next to the collection for NSPCC. Sponsors would also feature in Press releases, including BBC, Express and Echo, Manor, Devon Life, WMN, Exeter Living etc. (Simon’s sculptures have previously received media attention, making front page news in the Western Morning News and Express and Echo and featured on BBC Radio. His giant metal sculptures have been exhibited across the south west and in London.) There will be a launch and media and VIP event for ‘Heaven Sent’ on Friday 31st March to which all sponsors will be invited. For more information visit www.ruscoe.info or to see a video of the sculptures click below.
The benefit to a sponsor/s will be to:
· Present local company/s as supporters of the arts and the NSPCC
· Support the raising of funds for the NSPCC
· Raise awareness of the sculpture and back its theme of ‘hope for the future’
· Ensure the completion of this significant and ambitious sculpture
· Give sponsors a presence in the centre of Princesshay over the Easter period
· Through the press and social media showcase sponsors as philanthropic organisations
Of Ruscoe’s work, Steve Ballard of istormmodern says: ‘I was aware of Ruscoe’s work a long time before I actually met him. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen his sculpture – it’s almost impossible to ignore. Brave, beautiful, thought through and brilliantly executed work – time after time.’
Writer and editor, Dr Sally Flint, based at the University of Exeter considers Ruscoe’s sculptures ‘thought-provoking, disquieting and memorable. He is unafraid to take on contentious themes. It will be interesting to see ‘Heaven Sent’ on display in a public place as a way to aid this series of work reaching completion while benefitting an applicable charity, the NSPCC.’
Through sponsorship the campaign’s objective is to raise £5000. This could be from a single sponsor or made up from a group of organisations. If you are interested and would like to discuss options further please email [email protected]