After the huge success of the first Morph’s Epic Art Adventure trail in North Tyneside, Morph is coming to London in 2023.
This is the second trail from the creative partnership between Wild in Art and multi-award-winning independent studio Aardman, with Morph and Shaun the Sheep trails planned from January 2022.
The trail is set to be one of a kind as up to 70 super-sized sculptures of much-loved children’s TV character Morph will form London’s first step-free art trail.
The free family-friendly art trail of colourful Morphs will span across iconic London landmarks including St Pauls, Tate Modern, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and Borough Market.
It will be a free public art trail and tourist attraction, designed by a variety artists to excite and inspire people of all ages, whilst increasing public awareness about the need for young wheelchair users to be mobile, enabled and included in society.
The trail aims to raise in excess of £500,000 to support Whizz-Kidz’ work.
Charlie Langhorne, Managing Director and Co-founder of Wild in Art said, “Wild in Art passionately champions the importance of art for everybody and the social, cultural and educational benefits which it provides. Morph will bring colour and creativity to the city next summer and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Whizz-Kidz and Aardman to create this exciting event.”
Sarah Pugh, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz said, “We’re delighted to launch Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London. This accessible and fun trail will bring the London business community, creative artists, schools and families together in the summer of 2023. The awareness and money raised will have a huge legacy for young wheelchair users we support for years to come.”
Peter Lord, Co-Founder of Aardman and Creator of Morph, said “We are totally thrilled to be working with the excellent charity Whizz-Kidz on London’s first step-free art trail. Morph started his career in animation back in the seventies, appearing alongside Tony Hart on the artist’s work-table. Ever since he’s been a source of entertainment and inspiration for kids, with his unique blend of creativity, mischief and fun. I’m sure that local residents and visitors to London – young and old – will also be inspired to get creative and join Morph for an Epic Art Adventure.”
Visit the trail website to keep up to date with all things Morph!