North London Hospice are partnering with Wild in Art to bring a creative new art trail to North London in 2024.
The Big Fun Art Adventure will form an art trail of over 30 unique five-foot-tall Owl sculptures around North London for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.
The free mass participation initiative will commission local and national artists to create bespoke designs for each sculpture. Each owl will be sponsored by local businesses and enjoyed by the whole community.
Collections of smaller The Big Fun Art Adventure will also form the trail, each decorated by local schools and community groups. These will displayed at indoor venues across North London before being returned to their respective groups as a lasting legacy of the event.
After the trail, the large sculptures will be auctioned off to raise much-needed funds for North London Hospice. The venture is a way for the charity to help meet its annual £15.9 million running costs. Sponsorship opportunities as well as the auction will provide money to support the hospice’s vital end of life care.
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.
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!”