Call for Artists

Date published: 4 September 2023

Call for Artists

We’re calling for artists to submit designs for our hare and tortoise sculptures which will make up the Short Tail Trail next summer. Submissions are open from 4 September to 31 October 2023.

Designs are welcome in any art form – traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever art-form you choose, we want your design to bring creative fun, drama and excitement to The Short Tail Trail.

A panel of experts will shortlist the designs, before they are displayed at a special event for our Sponsors in January. At the event, Sponsors will choose a design for their sculpture on the Trail. Those artists will then be commissioned to bring their design to life on a sculpture during the spring next year.

Click below to find out more about how to submit a design for the Short Tail Trail.

Details for Artists

“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

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