January 23, 2012

The art of charity...

Bruce Munro’s fundraising STAR-TURN
proves an exhilarating success at the Holburne Museum, Bath

On the night of 21st December 2011 with the support of friends and colleagues, Bruce Munro’s unusual Star-Turn installation was ridden and spun from nightfall until 4.30am.
The artist’s inventive fundraising event raised £5,500 for Help For Heroes on the shortest day – or longest night of the year.  Sponsored riders including a team of surgeons from Circle Bath Hospital, a regional marketing director from Bentley Motors, and some of Munro’s close friends who braved the deep mid-winter to raise funds for wounded soldiers.
The spinning Star-Turn illumination and its riders were protected under a geodesic dome, within the front garden of the Holburne Museum.

Twinkling T-lights twirled through the air, on the fantabulous mechanical armature spun by pedal-power. Mounted on brackets the diminutive candles spiralled and spun, creating mesmerising traces of light.

Special thanks to everyone that participated it was heartily appreciated.