Thank you to all artists, who have submitted their designs!

Submissions have now closed, and our shortlisting process has started.

We will notify you if your design has been shortlisted or not.

Keep a close eye on this page for all the latest news!

Thank you again for your interest and participation in The Short Tail Trail!

“I loved being part of the Big Trunk Trail, creating my elephant, ‘Artie’, as well as 2 other elephants specially commissioned by Keech. The project was a joy from start to finish; working on my designs, bringing them to life in the shared painting space, seeing them out on the trail, working on the maintenance in preparation for the farewell events and attending the fantastic auction. My sculptures raised £13,000 towards the incredible work undertaken by Keech Hospice. I loved every second!”

– Artist Amy Bourbon, for The Big Trunk Trail

Hop on board

The Short Tail Trail is a hoptastic way to showcase your art work, reaching thousands of community members and local organisations. Our sculptures will offer a blank 3D canvas, allowing you to have fun with your work and show off your creative side. It’s also a great chance to connect with and meet a community of other artists.


£1,000 honorarium on completion of your artwork

Your sculpture will give you exposure to a vast audience

Support a well-known local adults and children’s hospice

Opportunities to network with other artists, businesses and the local community

Reach thousands of engaged users through our social channels

Have fun and show off your creativity

Watch our first design creation in action!

“I have worked with Keech Hospice Care on the Big Trunk Trail, elephant and The Short Tail Trail, hare. It was very exciting unwrapping the hare, and I felt honoured to be trusted with the important task of painting this creature to life. It is great how this fun family-friendly art trail gives back to the local community, brings people together, whilst also raising awareness for Keech Hospice Care. The team at the hospice are knowledgeable, approachable, friendly, focused, and I would encourage anyone interested in The Short Tail Trail to reach out to them, ask questions and get involved!”

– Artist/Illustrator Sarah Harrison, The Short Tail Trail

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