Breaking records, making memories

Spectacular art trails of individually decorated sculptures took over islands, towns and cities in 2019.

We worked with charities in Scotland, Jersey, Isle of Man, Ipswich, Plymouth and Tyne & Wear to create events that brought businesses, artists, communities and young people together.

After entertaining thousands of people, and getting people outdoors and sharing their stories, the sculptures were sold in a series of auctions.

Elmer’s Great North Parade…..£182,200
Wallabies Gone Wild…..£250,700
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk….£261,500
Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth…..£323,750
Go Wild Gorillas…..£1,146,500
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail…..£1,293,200!

It’s been a year for making history. Popular Go Wild Gorillas silverback ‘The Space Between Us’ by artist Andy Coutanche raised the auction room’s roof when it was sold for a record breaking £72,000, the highest figure a Wild in Art sculpture has ever sold for.

The proceeds from the auctions are being used by the charities to continue to make a difference, supporting patients and their families in St Oswald’s, St Elizabeth and St Luke’s Hospices, and children’s hospitals across Scotland.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has kickstarted fundraising for a state-of-the-art home for its gorilla family.

Year in Review

Just some of our highlights…

Commissions from: Bristol Zoo to amplify their new rewilding project; property developer Lendlease to design a community programme; Middlesbrough Council and London Bridge City to create a festive art trail featuring The Snowman™.

Working with children’s publisher, Andersen Press, to create the world’s first Elmer’s Big Art Parades.

Continuing our partnership with the National Literacy Trust to support their schools and communities outreach work.

Two island-wide sculpture trails – Isle of Man and Jersey.

Our first nationwide event, Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail, for Scotland.

Coming up in 2020

Elmers in Maidstone, Cows in Cambridge, Hares in Southend, Rams in Derby, Imps in Lincoln, Lighthouses in north-east Scotland.

Our first sculpture trail spanning two years, GoGoDiscover in Norwich.

BookBenches around North Nottinghamshire following a commission from North Notts Business Improvement District. Plus, BookBenches in Peterborough as part of the National Literacy Trust’s Peterborough Reads campaign.

Me and UooUoo in Melbourne, Australia, to mark The Royal Children’s Hospital’s 150th anniversary.

New work for event partners in New Zealand – soon to be announced.

And for every large sculpture we exhibit, three trees will be planted to help recover the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil as part of a project by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and their partners at Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas.