North London Hospice is delighted to announce the launch of a creative new art trail for summer 2024. The Big Fun Art Adventure will take people on a journey of discovery through North London as they follow the trail of at least 30 beautiful and unique owl sculptures.
This free mass participation initiative, in partnership with world-renowned Wild in Art, will provide commissions for local, national, and international artists, to create a bespoke design for each sculpture, that will stand at over 5ft tall. Each owl will be sponsored by local firms and enjoyed by the whole community. Local schools and youth groups can also get involved, creating their own owl designs for smaller 3ft sculptures to be displayed at indoor venues across North London.
The Big Fun Art Adventure will turn spaces into places for eight weeks during late summer 2024, providing a fun opportunity to bring the community together outside – from families and art lovers to dog walkers and runners.
The hospice – which serves the Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey communities – picked owls because they are known for their wisdom and for passing on stories through generations and across cultures. North London Hospice staff, like owls, also work through the night supporting patients and healthcare professionals.
The venture, the first of its kind in North London, is a way for the charity to raise much-needed funds to meet its annual £15.9 million running costs. Sponsorship opportunities and an auction of each unique owl sculpture at the end of the initiative will provide money to support the hospice’s vital end of life care.
Declan Carroll, Chief Executive of North London Hospice said: “We are excited to launch our Big Fun Art Adventure, which is a fantastic opportunity for us to bring our local community together and showcase the wealth of talent and diversity that North London has to offer.
“There are so many ways that you can get involved. In addition to taking part in the trail itself, we will also have an exciting educational programme for schools and community groups. There’s something for everyone. We hope that the Big Fun Art Adventure will help you to get to know your local area, and each other, a little better, whilst helping us to make a difference to those who need us. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”
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