Elmer's Big Belfast Trail

20 June 22  – 31 August 22
Northern Ireland Hospice

Elmer's Big Belfast Trail

We were delighted to work with Northern Ireland Hospice to create our first ever Wild in Art trail in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.

Elmer and his friends marched onto the streets of Belfast during summer 2022. The parade of beautifully designed Elmer sculptures were also available to buy in a glittering auction at the end of the project.

After two spectacular farewell weekends at Antrim Castle Gardens and in the city centre, the large sculptures were auctioned to raise £131,000 for Northern Ireland Hospice.

About Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Elmer remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time, selling over 10 million copies worldwide since it was first published by Andersen Press in 1989.

Written and illustrated by celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee, the Elmer books have been translated into more than 60 languages and now new books, toys and clothing add to the world of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

About Northern Ireland Hospice

Northern Ireland Hospice provides specialist palliative care to improve the lives and provide comfort to babies, children and adults with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

The hospice supports children and adults to have the best quality of life, from diagnosis to the end of their lives, delivering holistic and specialist palliative care which is life affirming. It supports anyone who is affected by a palliative diagnosis including patients, families and health and social care professionals.

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