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Snowdogs Are Top Dogs at Brighton & Hove Business Awards

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  The team behind Snowdogs by the Sea celebrated last night as the epic sculpture trail bagged the award for Best Event in the City 2016 at the Brighton and Hove Business Awards. Imelda Glackin, Chief Executive, Martlets Hospice, collected … Read More

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Andersen Press Joins Forces With Wild In Art

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  Bringing Elmer Sculpture Trails To The UK’s Streets! Andersen Press and creative event producers Wild in Art announce a new three-year partnership to bring public art trails featuring 1.1m tall Elmer sculptures to Britain’s towns and cities. Elmer’s Big … Read More

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Hoodwinked 2018

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  Robin Hood – local legend and master of disguise – will bring merriment to the streets of Nottingham next summer through a unique world-class sculpture trail. Scores of quirky sculptures will take pride of place in the city from … Read More

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Worcester Stands Tall 2018

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  The giraffes are coming – get set for Worcester Stands Tall adventure! The biggest public art event ever seen in Worcester will take the city by storm next summer as gentle, giant giraffes stand tall in our midst. Over … Read More

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Snowdogs: Tails in Wales 2017

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Snowdogs bound into Cardiff! Meet the pack setting tails wagging this Autumn… 16 September – 26 November 2017   We’re excited to be working with the paw-some Penguin Ventures once again to bring our first Snowdog Art Trail to Wales. More … Read More

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‘Hare’ is the next sculpture!

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There were gorillas, there were dragons and now ‘Hare’ is the next sculpture! The team at Break, led by Martin Green, have again teamed up with Wild in Art and can at last, announce that the sculpture that will be on … Read More

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Snowdog Art Trails raise almost £600,000 for local charities

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This autumn Wild in Art brought the magic of The Snowman™ and The Snowdog to the streets of the UK with two Snowdog Art Trails in Tyne and Wear and Brighton. Partnering with local charities in both regions, the Snowdog Art … Read More

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Snowdog Art Trails

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  We’re pleased to introduce Snowdog Art Trails; the home to Snowdogs big and small.  Love The Snowdog? Then visit our website www.snowdogarttrails.co.uk where you’ll find all you need to know about Snowdog Art Trails up and down the country, Snowdog figurines and … Read More

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Sally-Ann recognised by Women of the Year

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Wild in Art’s Sally-Ann Wilkinson will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents … Read More

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Read Manchester BookBenches 2017

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  BookBench sculptures pop up across Manchester to celebrate a love of reading. 10 July – 10 September 2017 BookBenches painted with literary designs by Manchester schools and community groups will pop up across Manchester this summer, helping to spark … Read More

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Sitting with Jane 2017

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  Enjoy a creative celebration of Jane Austen’s heritage in and around Basingstoke. 17 June – 31 August 2017 This year marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, one of the world’s most famous authors. The Sitting With Jane BookBench trail … Read More

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The Big Sleuth 2017

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  Track down more than 230 beautifully painted sun bear sculptures here, bear and everywhere in Birmingham and beyond this summer. 10 July – 17 September 2017 The city’s streets, parks and open spaces have been transformed for the region’s largest … Read More

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Discover Gnomes Unearthed at Hampton Court Palace this summer

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Don’t miss the ideal Gnome Show! Opens 23 July – 2 October 2016 Look out for some unusual additions in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace this summer! As part of the year-long celebration of its world famous gardens, 15 very … Read More

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The Lincoln Knights’ Trail 2017

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  Knights march on Lincoln!  20 May – 3 September 2017 Lincoln is the only place where the 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest can be seen side by side. Once again, Lincoln BIG has teamed-up with … Read More

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The BIG Stampede 2017

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  Brace yourselves for The Big Stampede! Lanarkshire sculpture trail will raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. 23 June – 27 August 2017 Head to Hamilton this summer and spot majestic beasts! Just half an hour by car from Glasgow, the … Read More

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Write On! New literacy-focused initiative in the West Midlands

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We’re delighted to announce that a literacy-themed arts project will take place in Birmingham and beyond next summer. The Big Read, presented with The Schools of King Edward VI and in association with the National Literacy Trust and Birmingham Children’s … Read More

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New partnership with Snowdog Enterprises to bring Snowdog sculpture trails to the UK’s streets

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Snowdogs to descend on the Great North and Brighton & Hove in 2016 Snowdog Enterprises Ltd (A Penguin Random House company) and creative event producers Wild in Art announce a new three-year partnership to bring art trails featuring 1.5m tall … Read More

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Bringing the art of Ladybird Books to the streets of Loughborough

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  Eight unique, hand-painted BookBenches have been specially-produced to celebrate the centenary of Ladybird Books. They will be installed across Loughborough in Leicestershire as part of the Loogabarooga Festival and will feature the cover artwork of some of the nation’s … Read More

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Pride of Paisley Launches

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On 22 September Paisley First Business Improvement District (BID) launched an exciting and innovative public art event set to take Paisley by storm in summer 2016. Working in partnership with Wild in Art, Pride of Paisley will bring individually designed … Read More

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Magna Carta Barons Invade for One Last Time

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Decorated Baron sculptures, including one by Paul Kidby, illustrator for Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld book series, will be on display for the final time in Magna Carta cities of Salisbury and Lincoln before being sold at auction on 1 October … Read More

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What a Hoot – The Big Hoot has landed!

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Reports of owls causing a flutter are flying in from all over Birmingham as 89 beautifully designed large owl sculptures land for the city’s biggest public art exhibition, The Big Hoot. From 20 July until 27 September, Birmingham’s streets, parks … Read More

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120 Schools’ Dragons fly into Norwich!

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A second wave of GoGoDragons! mania is set to hit Norwich this weekend with the arrival of a further 120 dragons flying into the city to go on display from Saturday 4 July. The much anticipated arrival of the Schools’ … Read More

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Kieron Williamson – the latest artist to be part of GoGoDragons!

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A 12-year-old artist, nicknamed Mini-Monet, is to unveil a sculpture of a dragon he has painted for GoGoDragons. Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, who has so far earned about £2m, painted the 5ft-tall (1.5m) dragon for the event in Norwich. It … Read More

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Are you ready for the stampede at Paignton Zoo?

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Following on from the success of The Great Gorilla Project, Paignton Zoo has decided to take on another challenge and help raise funds for rhino conservations. The Great Big Rhino Project will bring a world class mass public art event … Read More

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Wild and wonderful owls swoop into Birmingham for The Big Hoot

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Over 150 people turned out to get their very first glimpse of the wild and wonderful owls swooping into Birmingham this summer at a special preview evening, on Monday 16 March. Attendees were greeted by Harry Potter, Batman, R2D2 and … Read More

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Wild in Art’s Wild Dolphins, Aberdeen, has just won a major tourism award!

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Wild Dolphins made the biggest splash of the evening at the recent Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Tourism Awards, swimming clear of the competition to win the ‘Best Event or Festival 2015’ prize, ahead of running festival, Run Balmoral, and the Bon Accord Steam Engine … Read More

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The Launch of the Croydon Bus Trail

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Croydon celebrates a big year in the history of London buses with its own Wild in Art bus sculpture trail Croydon is about to start-up its bus sculpture trail as part of Transport for London and Wild in Art’s 2014 … Read More

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Giraffes Stand Tall in Christchurch

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An amazing herd of 98 beautifully decorated Giraffe sculptures has been installed across the Christchurch from Sumner to Tai Tapu, from Kaiapoi to New Brighton and everywhere in between as part of our first New Zealand sculpture trail, Christchurch Stands … Read More

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What a hoot – owls swoop into Birmingham in 2015

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Birmingham will become a virtual aviary in 2015 as a host of feathered friends descend on the city as part of its largest ever mass participation art event. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital … Read More

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New Routemaste Bus Sculptures Unveiled in Trafalgar Square

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Twenty-eight New Routemaster bus sculptures, painted and adorned by well-known and aspiring artists will be unveiled against the iconic backdrop of Trafalgar Square on Friday 17 October 2014.  The sculptures form a collection of up to 60 bus sculptures, commissioned … Read More

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The Barons’ Charter Sculpture Trail is coming to Salisbury

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To help mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Salisbury based charity the Trussell Trust and Wild in Art are creating a large scale public art event in Salisbury in the summer of 2015. The event will feature 35+ sculptures featuring … Read More

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‘Clyde’s Trail’ will see colourful mascot sculptures popping up across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games

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A series of colourful sculptures of Clyde – the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot – are to go on display in the city. ‘Clyde’s Trail’ will see 25 unique life-sized fibreglass statues pop-up at locations across Glasgow from this weekend … Read More

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Plans for Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail unveiled

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We are delighted to be working with Transport for London (TfL) to bring up to 60 New Routemaster bus sculptures to London this October as part of celebrations to mark the Year of the Bus. Busby by Oliver Dean   … Read More

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Corelli Creature Carnival arts trail is set to light up Greenwich

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We are extremely excited to be working with Corelli College in Blackheath, South East London on Corelli’s Creature Carnival. In July 2014, Greenwich Village will behome to a unique public arts display and trail of 32 colourful creature sculptures of … Read More

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NCO’s Carnival of the Animals is coming to town!

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We are delighted to be working with the critically acclaimed Northern Chamber Orchestra on this innovative multi-art-form education project with schools from Warrington and Halton. The Northern Chamber Orchestra has teamed up with Accent Warrington & Halton Music Education Hub to present … Read More

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Children’s authors and artists get ready to design and sit on their very own BookBench

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Children’s authors Lauren Child and Cressida Cowell have just announced that they will design BookBenches based on their own children’s book series Clarice Bean and How To Train Your Dragon, to be unveiled on the streets of London this summer. … Read More

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New offer for schools to celebrate reading and create a BookBench!

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The National Literacy Trust is launching a London-wide creative literacy project for schools which runs alongside the charity’s Books about Town campaign: a public art trail of benches shaped and illustrated as well-known book titles which is set to hit … Read More

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A Giant Panda to Commemorate Earth Hour

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At 8.30pm on March 29th, millions of people switched off their lights across the UK and around the world for Earth Hour. The event is a worldwide movement encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour. … Read More

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GoGoDragons! will fire up Norwich in 2015

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Following on from the amazing success of GoGoGorillas! in the summer of 2013, we are delighted to be working with Norfolk charity Break to bring a new event, GoGoDragons! to Norwich in the summer of 2015 – bringing more love … Read More

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Latest Education News

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THE YEAR OF THE HORSE As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, Manchester Communication Academy worked with an artist provided by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) to create designs for one of our brand new horse sculptures. … Read More

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Taronga Wild! Rhinos charge into Sydney

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We are delighted to announce our newest event, Taronga Wild! Rhinos which can be seen in Sydney, Australia until28 April 2014. Led by Taronga Zoo, Wild! Rhinos has brought businesses, artists and schools together to create a spectacular world-class trail of … Read More

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Call to Artists: Design Submissions

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We have a number of exciting events coming up in 2014 and we are inviting artists to get involved and submit sculpture designs. Books about Town Our Books about Town event with the National Literacy Trust is an exciting public … Read More

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Hamilton are in Full Pace for Ready Steady Gallop!

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Announced today, the ‘Ready Steady Gallop!’ event will see the creation of a trail of 30 uniquely painted,  1.9m tall horses throughout the town and surrounding area. The sculptures are expected to drive mass footfall and attract thousands of visitors … Read More

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Books about Town to bring London’s Literary Landscape to Life

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An exciting new public art project launched by Wild in Art and the National Literacy Trust will hit the streets of London in summer 2014. ‘Books about Town’ will feature a series of BookBenches, individually designed by top international and … Read More

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Wild Dolphins Launches in Aberdeen

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We are delighted to announce that Aberdeen will play host to our new dolphin sculpture in summer 2014. Wild Dolphins will see a trail of beautifully decorated dolphins throughout the streets and open spaces of Aberdeen, showcasing the city’s rich … Read More

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Ken Done’s New Sydney Opera House Design

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A herd of 55 rhino sculptures are being painted by artists and designers, and will be installed across Sydney and out to Dubbo between February and April. Ken Done is amung the first artists to start painting their rhino. Below … Read More

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A Historic Night For Wild in Art

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Congratulations to Gromit Unleashed and GoGoGorillas! for their hugely successful charity auctions. Eighty Gromits smashed Wild in Art’s previous fundraising amount and raised £2.3m for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Whilst a colourful troop of gorillas … Read More

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A Great Result for Stand Tall

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Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild raises well over £100,000 at Stand Tall auction   Conservation projects around the world will receive a massive boost after Colchester Zoo raised £115,400 through the auction of its Stand Tall giraffes. The … Read More

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GoGoGorillas! Auction

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Grab a Gorilla at Auction this October A troop of 54 gorillas has given Norwich a colourful boost this summer and now fans of the project can bid to own one of the unique pieces of art at an auction … Read More

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The Launch of Wild Rhinos is coming!

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Taronga Zoo have now unwrapped 35 life-size adult Black Rhinoceros sculptures that will soon be sighted throughout Sydney and western regions to Dubbo. Taronga General Manager for Marketing, Paul Davies, said: “We’re calling on artists, designers, creative people in the … Read More

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Your Chance to Own a Unique Giraffe Sculpture

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This summer, a herd of beautifully decorated, 2.5m tall giraffe sculptures took to the streets of Colchester in celebration of Colchester Zoo’s 50th anniversary. The giraffes delighted residents and visitors alike and now it is your chance to own one. … Read More

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Go! Rhinos is Ready to Charge!

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13 July – 22 September A glorious herd of rhinos charged through Southampton to mark the launch of Go! Rhinos. Marwell Wildlife has been working with local artists, schools, businesses and charities to bring world-class art onto the streets and public … Read More

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Great Gorillas Flotilla – Save the Date!

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  The Great Gorillas Project is underway and many sculptures are being painted. Take a look at The Making of Cool Ice-Cream Bananas

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Launch of GoGoGorillas!

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A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER… Five UK towns and cities; 240 commissioned artists; 250 participating schools – discover the wonderful world of Wild in Art over the summer in Colchester, Norwich, Bristol, Southampton and Paignton. We have been delighted to work … Read More

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Zap! Zayn Malik reveals super Gromit makeover

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One Direction’s Zayn Malik has looked to superheroes as his inspiration to raise money for charity, to support major tourist attraction, Gromit Unleashed. The singer has been inspired by stars of comic books and the big screen to create a … Read More

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Seahorses versus bananas – Artist go head to head

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Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project is well under way. And for two local artists, the rivalry is personal. Husband and wife artists Deborah Treliving and Malcolm Law are going head-to-head. Malcolm is creating Cool Ice Cream Bananas Gorilla for the … Read More

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Launch of Stand Tall for Giraffes

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A summer like no other; Wild in Art celebrates the first summer launch – Stand Tall for Giraffes. Stand Tall for Giraffes celebrates Colchester Zoo’s 50th anniversary launched on Sunday 2 June 2013. We hope that this magnificant sculpture designed by … Read More

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Artist in Focus – Jenny Leonard

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Entrepreneur, Jenny Leonard, is a freelance commission artist based in London. She has had the opportunity to feature in the Daily Mail alongside her giraffe; Jungle Jenny. She commented: “I am really drawn to community art projects that reach a … Read More

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Top artists announced for Gromit Unleashed

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A host of internationally-renowned artists are supporting Gromit Unleashed to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. An electric line-up of famous names will each transform a giant Gromit sculpture with their individual and creative designs for the high-profile public arts … Read More

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Date Set For Spectacular Pride Of Cape Town Lion Auction!

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The spectacular Pride of Cape Town lions will be auctioned at a star studded VIP gala evening on the 3rd May at the uber-chic new African restaurant moyo on the V&A Waterfront, in aid of international wildlife charity the Born … Read More

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LIONS PROWL INTO CAPE TOWN

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A spectacular pride of 30 lions are prowling Cape Town’s magnificent V&A Waterfront as part of the world class, major public arts event Pride of Cape Town. The unique and splendidly colourful life-size fibreglass lion sculptures showcase the creativity of … Read More

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HARRY HILL UNVEILS HIS GROMIT SCULPTURE

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Comedian Harry Hill has unveiled his giant sculpture of Gromit. The three-time Bafta winner is an eager artist and his design is the first to be shown in Bristol as part of Gromit Unleashed. The TV Burp presenter joked that … Read More

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MEET THE ANIMALS AT THE EDUCATION SHOW

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Teachers and education providers will be given a sneak peek of Wild in Art’s new sculptures which are being launched at the Education Show which takes place at the NEC from 14-16 March. The sculptures which include a Giant Panda, … Read More

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BABY GOGOGORILLAS IN THE CLASSROOM

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A troop of baby gorillas are heading to schools across Norwich and Norfolk as part of GoGoGorillas! The baby gorillas gathered at the Start-Up Lounge at City College, Norwich ready to be collected by the schools taking part. Children from … Read More

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GROMIT UNLEASHED – CALLING ALL BRISTOL SCHOOLS

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Gromit Unleashed are inviting Bristol schools get involved and participate in the event. Read More

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FIRST ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR GROMIT UNLEASHED

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The artists behind The Snowman and The Gruffalo, two of the UK’s most popular and iconic children’s characters, have agreed to take on the challenge of decorating a giant sculpture of Gromit. Raymond Briggs and Axel Scheffler will join Wallace … Read More

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LUEY THE LION WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF IN MOROCCO

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Wild in Art has provided the lion sculptures for Land Rover’s Luey the Lion World Tour which began this week in Morocco. Inspired by the famous ‘HUE 166’ – the very first Series 1 Land Rover, Luey the Lion was … Read More

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GROMIT LARGE – AND AT LARGE IN BRISTOL

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Wild in Art is delighted to be working with Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal to create Gromit Unleashed, the first public art trail to feature an internationally-renowned character. Giant sculptures of Gromit, one of the world’s best-loved and triple Oscar-winning … Read More

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EVENTS RAISE OVER £700,000 FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES IN 2012

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During 2012, our projects have enabled over £700,000 to be raised for charitable causes.  Highlights have included the very successful Mali in the City auction which was organised by our event partner Melbourne Zoo. On 25 October, 50 uniquely designed Asian … Read More

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AVAST YE! BLACKBEARDORILLA BE HERE

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Blackbeardorilla, the fearsome gorilla of the sea has arrived with his treasure – a haul of special Limited Edition Blackbeardorilla figurines, specially created to reflect the unique design by artist Chris Taylor for Wow! Gorillas in Bristol. Each one is … Read More

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COLCHESTER TO BE TAKEN OVER BY GIANT GIRAFFES

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We are delighted to be working with Colchester Zoo to present Stand Tall for Giraffes in celebration of the zoo’s 50th birthday in 2013.   For 10 weeks next summer, Colchester’s streets, parks and open spaces will be taken over … Read More

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CALLING ALL GORILLA LOVERS…

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new gorillas to add to your gorilla collection. He first strutted his stuff on the streets of Chipping Sodbury during the Wow! Gorillas event in Bristol, but now you can take … Read More

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PRINCE CHARLES MEETS THE PANDAS

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Wild in Art provided the pandas and creativity packs to the Schools and Youth Team at the WWF-UK Green Ambassador Summit which took place in July 2012. Over 60 children chosen from nine eco-schools across the UK took part in … Read More

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WOA! RHINOS…IN OXFORD THIS SUMMER!

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A herd of colourful rhinos will brighten up Castle Street Square, within Oxford Castle Quarter, for six weeks this summer. Designed and decorated by Oxfordshire schools, the vibrant and exciting series of sculptures will assemble together in a multi-coloured ‘crash’ … Read More

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GO GO GORILLAS LAUNCHES IN NORWICH

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Wild in Art is delighted to be working with charity Break to bring GoGoGorillas! to Norwich in 2013. The event was launched at the Royal Norfolk Show with the unveiling of Nelson, the Break gorilla, created by artist Mik Richardson. … Read More

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EXCITING NEW ADDITION TO GORILLA COLLECTION

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We’ve got some exciting news about a very special addition to the Gorilla Collection. To celebrate Brunel’s birthday on 9 April, we are launching a limited edition miniature of Gorisambard. Inspired by the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his … Read More

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MAY AND ELLIS ROAR IN FOR PRIDE OF CAPE TOWN LAUNCH

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Queen guitar legend Brian May CBE and acclaimed West End and Broadway singing star Kerry Ellis made a special appearance at the Grand Café & Beach, Granger Bay, Cape Town on 27 March as part of a spectacular showcase to … Read More

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WILD IN ART ANNOUNCES FIRST EVENT IN AUSTRALIA

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Wild in Art is pleased to announce its first event in Australia. Working with Melbourne Zoo, Mali in the City will see 50 life-sized fibreglass models of the Zoo’s most famous Asian Elephant calf, Mali, designed and decorated by a … Read More

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PRIDE IN BOURNEMOUTH LION COLLECTION

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We are delighted to announce our brand new collection of Pride in Bournemouth lion figurines which is now on sale in the Wild in Art shop. Each lion has been specially created to reflect the original sculpture displayed on the … Read More

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RHINOS IN SAO PAULO RAISE VALUABLE FUNDS FOR GOOD CAUSES

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São Paulo’s Rino Mania event came to a dramatic finale at last Thursday’s charity auction. The beautifully created rinos designed by local artists raised an impressive £205,000 (R$ 564.500,00). Fifteen charities nominated by Duratex, the host of the event will … Read More

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2012 FIXTURES…HOME AND AWAY

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Next year’s calendar of events has an international flavour as well as its usual taste of UK culture. In summer, there’ll be a twist on the familiar trail format with Safari Northampton when a herd of animal sculptures will appear … Read More

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RHINO MANIA – IT’S INFECTIOUS

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Last summer’s Rhino Mania in Chester has inspired a city wide event in São Paulo. One of the senior management team of Duratex, one of Brazil’s largest manufacturing companies was so impressed by last summer’s herd of colourful sculptures, he … Read More

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WILD IN ART’S GORILLAS WOW BRISTOL IN AUCTION NIGHT BONANZA

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After an amazing fun-filled summer on the streets of Bristol, the WOW! Gorillas finally went to auction on 29 September. With 550 people in the auction room and over 3,500 more watching live online, 61 individually designed gorilla sculptures raised … Read More

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WILD IN ART’S LATEST SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE

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Wild in Art’s gorilla sculpture is on display at More London Riverside until 22 September 2011. Read More

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GO WILD AND OWN YOUR OWN LION

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Having delighted thousands of visitors to Bournemouth during the summer, the Pride in Bournemouth lions are ready to say farewell as they make their final public appearance at the star-studded lion auction at the Bournemouth Pavilion on 18 September 2011 … Read More

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WOW! IT’S A GORILLA INVASION

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As a highlight of Bristol Zoo Gardens’ 175th birthday celebrations, 60 stunning life-sized gorilla sculptures, created by local artists, have invaded the streets of Bristol. There’s also a display of 101 small gorilla sculptures which have been created by schools … Read More

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PRIDE IN BOURNEMOUTH ROARS ONTO THE STREETS

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  The wait is over for Bournemouth’s residents as they host their very own seaside safari of 50 majestic lions – all are individually crafted by local artists to create a trail around the town during the summer months. Nestled … Read More

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LIVERPOOL DISCOVERS

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Liverpool Discovers marked a departure for Wild in Art from its traditional model of using 3d animals.  Working in partnership with Liverpool Lantern Company, we celebrated the lesser known secrets of Liverpool through a trail of individual artworks during the … Read More

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