23rd July 2019


Glastonbury Festival-goers may have noticed a colourful new fixture in The Park field this year, in the form of a large sitting rainbow sculpture.                                      

Crown Paints, the Lancashire-based paint manufacturer donated more than 50 litres of its Crown Trade Matt Vinyl and Sadolin Outdoor Varnish Satin paints in each colour of the rainbow to complete the sculpture, which took just under 3 weeks to complete by UK contemporary artist Paul Insect and a team of engineers and carpenters who worked to bring Paul’s vision to life.

Organised for Glastonbury Festival by art curators Creative Giants and designed by Paul Insect, the rainbow stands at over six metres tall and provided a fun new fixture for the weekend, which complemented the famous Glastonbury sign. 

Artists often rely on donations, which is where Crown Paints stepped in by specifying and providing paint for Paul Insect’s sculpture. Thanks to the wide range of colours available across the Crown Trade and Sadolin product ranges, the company was able to supply the paint to match colour samples sent by Paul.

Simon Vaughan, director at Creative Giants said: “It was awesome to partner with Crown Paints and you can see from all the photos across Twitter that the rainbow ‘deckchair’ really was one of the highlights of the weekend. We couldn’t have done it without this amazing support for our creative community.”

Josie Cawdry, corporate communications executive at Crown Paints said: “We’re always looking for ways to contribute to art and community projects through donating our paint, so when we were contacted about the Glastonbury Rainbow sculpture, we were more than happy to supply the paint needed for the job.

“It’s exciting to see our products bringing an artist’s vision to life, especially on a platform as famous as one of the UK’s biggest festivals and we’re delighted that the finished result was a success.”

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