Wild in Art events provide a unique and high-profile platform for the talents of artists and local creative communities. For The BIG Stampede, 3D fibreglass gorilla, giraffe, rhino, elephant and lion sculptures will provide the quirky canvas for artistic expression. The sculptures, which will be sponsored by local businesses, lend themselves to a raft of multimedia approaches.
What makes the Wild in Art experience special for the artistic community is the opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates the mass appeal of public art – made accessible and fun.
Taking art out of traditional arts venues and onto the streets, for everybody to enjoy interacting with, can popularise art and encourage a wider appreciation of artistic techniques.
It is anticipated that The BIG Stampede will attract thousands of visitors and generate an incredible amount of media attention during its ten-week run in the summer of 2017.
If you feel inspired to create a design for an animal for The BIG Stampede, download an artist pack for details on how to submit a design. The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2016.