We're looking forward to receiving our decorated owl at our Bath office for the sculpture trail!
By Martin Longmore Posted 8 February 2018
100 individually decorated large and smaller owl sculptures are to land in and around the streets of Bath this summer for a colourful 3-month public art event to celebrate Bath’s Roman heritage and raise funds for local charities.
Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 will be the latest public art sculpture trail from the team that brought the city the enormously popular Lions of Bath in 2010 and King Bladud’s Pigs in 2008 – one of the first major sculpture trails of its kind in the UK.
The project takes its inspiration from the Roman Goddess Minerva, to whom the Roman Baths Temple was dedicated in the 1st century AD, and whose animal symbol was the owl of wisdom. The colourful public art sculpture trail will also mark the 10th anniversary of the Pigs.
The Owls and Owlets will take up their perches across Bath and the surrounding region from the end of June 2018. In September, after nearly three months of public display, the Owls and Owlets will be gathered together in one giant flock, or ‘parliament’ as a group of owls is known, for the ‘Hoot Farewell’ auction preview weekend in early October.
All the large Owls will be auctioned for charity in late October and the Owlets will fly back to the schools and community groups that decorated them as a lasting legacy of the event. 100% of the event profits will be donated to four local charities – 70% to the Royal United Hospital’s new Cancer Centre and 30% to Bath Young Carers, the Roman Baths Archway Project and the UK Little Owl Project, which is based in Bath.
To discuss this or anything else please contact Martin Longmore on 01225 472800 or send him an email.