The BookBench sculptures are produced by Wild in Art. Primarily for Charity Public Art Trails, schools projects and occasionally private commissions.
The miniature Landmark BookBench was a private commission for Landmark Plc, designed specifically as a unique eye catcher to promote a new floor at Landmark Plc’s Mayfair Centre, 48 Dover Street in the West End of London
50 large BookBench sculptures were created for Books About Town for the National Literacy Trust in London Summer 2014 raising £250,000 for the charity at Auction.
The smaller sculptures were painted by schools promoting the awareness of literacy, reconnecting the public and children with old favourites reminiscent of previous generations, inspiring today’s children by combining art, imagination and reading whilst exploring the wonder of London.
The sculptures were painted as famous titles with a tie to London such as Sherlock Holmes, Narnia, Agatha Christie, Mary Poppins, Paddington Bear and many more much loved childhood classics.
Another 8 BookBench sculptures were also used in Loughborough in Leicestershire as part of the Loogabarooga Festival celebrating 100 years of Ladybird books.
Wild in Art have created many sculpture shapes, from Cows, Gromits, Penguins, Owls, Lions, Barons, Gorillas, Olympic & Commonwealth Mascots, Giraffes, Rhinos, Elephants & Dragons to name a few. Working with various Charities raising millions of £££’s all over the world.
The sculptures are designed by local artists and famous names. They are displayed for a summer in a city for the public to find, then go up for Auction raising hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of £££’s for Charity per project.
Landmark employee and in house Artist Mandii Pope has painted 16 public Art projects over the years including 3 BookBenches for Books about Town in 2014.
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