News release: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust can confirm that Cusp, an installation conceived by the artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, has been cancelled.
Nick Bury, Chair of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trustees, says: “The decision to cancel Cusp was not taken lightly. Despite some success raising government funding for our many projects, we could not secure enough to complete the intricate carpentry, engineering, rising installation and future management costs of this artwork.
Financially challenges are compounded by time pressures to complete the project before the deadline of an EU grant, that was essential for the installation of Cusp.
We explored countless options to refinance the project, but, in the current climate we had no option but to cancel the commission.
We thank Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for her vision, and the hard working team of crafts people and volunteers who contributed to the project”
25th January 2021.