The first Green Swan Prize(s) will be announced at our 10 January 2020 event in London, entitled Tomorrow’s Capitalism: Step Up – Or Get Out Of The Way. The linked agenda for change was trailed at our Green Swan Day event at the Barnes Wetland Centre on 23 June.
Meanwhile, we have been working on the trophy with sculptor Nicola Godden. So yesterday Elaine and I drove across to Dockenfield, near Frensham, to meet Nicola and her husband, Michael Rutherford. Love her work, so loved her studio. Afterwards we all had an excellent lunch at The Holly Bush in Frensham.
I first came across Nicola’s work, without knowing who the artist was, when her huge Uncle Sam-like Hammersmith Man was draped across the top floor of a high-rise office building by the Hammersmith flyover, where Polygram used to be based. I have also long loved her sculpture of Sir Peter Scott, which stands outside the Barnes Wetland Centre.
Here are some images from yesterday: