Donate to support the restoration of The Striding Man
Let Striding Man Walk Tall Again
The Friends of The Charter School North Dulwich are raising funds for the renovation of The Striding Man - a Grade II listed 6ft bronze sculpture by Oliffe Richmond, the Australian artist and one-time assistant to Henry Moore. Historic England describe the sculpture as “one of the outstanding pieces commissioned by the London County Council, the leading patron of public art in the period 1945-65”. Moving, repairing and restoring the sculpture will cost up to £18,000. Once restored, the school's students and staff will be able to appreciate the sculpture, and at last, the school can offer community access to view and enjoy the sculpture through visits and events. Few schools have the chance to bring art of this importance to local people - but we need help to achieve our goal.
At a time of significant pressure on school budgets and a crisis in arts funding due to the pandemic, the school is seeking help from those with a passion for increasing community access to art. Interested individuals and organisations can donate below.
More information about the sculpture can be found on the school website.