2018 year in review montage

Year in review

2018 has flown by, and what a journey!

  • £2.8 million raised with charity partners
  • 600+ sculptures by artists, children and young people on art trails
  • Six special dragons around the gardens of historic Kew Palace
  • Debut of Snailspace sculptures helping everybody to #BeMoreSnail
  • Launch of the first nationwide art trail coming to in Scotland in 2019


It’s been 10 years since Wild in Art came to the world’s attention with GoSuperlambananas and we helped mark this anniversary with a special event in our hometown. Bee in the City captured the hearts of Manchester’s residents and visitors and, proving the impact of events like these, it recorded sweet results for the local economy and communities.

Looking ahead

Next year, we’re turning the country patchwork and helping to spread Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s positive messages about inclusivity, courage and friendship with events in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne & Wear.

We’ll also be busy island hopping in 2019. Working with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Go Wild Gorillas will see life-size Gorillas placed on a trail of discovery across Jersey. Not to be confused for the real thing, colourful wallaby sculptures will be taking over the Isle of Man for Wallabies Gone Wild to help raise funds for the island’s hospice. Did you know that the Isle of Man has the largest wild population of wallabies outside of Australasia?

Over the past decade through auctions alone, our events have enabled £13 million to be raised for charity partners.  They’ve also helped millions of people experience, and feel the benefit of, art outside of the traditional gallery setting.

Here’s to another 10 years of creating free art events that absolutely everybody can enjoy!