public art

All Public Art creations have been to raise awareness and funds for charities around the globe with various Public Art Trails.

These trails have taken me all over the UK and New Zealand.  They encourage locals to explore the city and give families fun, free entertainment to find them all.  After the trail the sculptures are auctioned for the local charity.

Most of these Public Charity Art Trails have been in partnership with Wild in Art.  A global leader in sculpture trails.

Public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy.

Since 2008 Wild in Art has animated cities across the world including Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town and São Paulo, and created public art events for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Historic Royal Palaces and Penguin Random House.

Connecting businesses, artists and communities through the power of creativity, our events to date have enabled more than £15 million to be raised for charitable causes through auctions alone and helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings.

Being creative through the medium of art not only gives people a voice, it’s also beneficial to health and wellbeing.

Taking part in our events has never felt so good.

“It's fabulous to be a part of something where everyone is a winner – the sponsor gets recognition, the artist gets paid, the public get free art and the auction raises money for a good cause.”

PUBLIC ART CHARITY ART TRAILS

 

2019 (July- Oct) Oor Wullie Bucket Trail - Choose Life (Renton - Trainspotting)

2018 (July) The Grand Norwich Duck Race - Admiral Quackbar

2018 (Mar – Jun) maggies penguin parade dundee, scotland - r2dundee2 penguin

2018 (Mar – Jun) gogo hares - norwich - ketts oak hare

2018 (Mar-Jun) The Big Hoot Auckland, New Zealand - BB-Owl

2017 (Mar – Oct Hare Festival Cotswolds– Lake Hare

2017 (June – Sept) Moor Otters Dartmoor – Ewok Otter

2017 (July) The Grand Norwich Duck Race - BB-Drake, James Pond

2016 (Sept - Nov) Great North Snowdogs - Pawdington

2016 (July - Oct) Pigs Gone Wild - Boarba Fett

2016 (Oct) Rosemary's Bookbench (Public Art Commission)

2016 (Oct) Cow Repair (Public Art Commission)

2016 (July - Oct) Gnomes Unearthed - Umbriel

2016 (July - Oct) Pride of Paisley - Chewbacca the Lion

2016 (July - Oct) Great Big Rhinos for Paignton Zoo - AquamaRhino

2016 (July - Oct)  Great Big Rhinos for Paignton Zoo - Rhinosaur

2016 (July - Sept) Oor Wullie Bucket Trail - Wullie Wallace

2015 (Oct) Landmark Plc Bookbench (Public Art Commission)

2015 (Jun - Oct) The Barons Charter 2015 - Winter Solstice Stonehenge Druid

2015 (Jun - Oct) GoGo Dragons 2015 - Oakley GoGoDragon

2015 (Jun - Oct) GoGo Dragons 2015 - Stormy GoGoDragon

2015 (July) The Grand Norwich Duck Race - Princess LayEggs

2015 (Feb) The Big Egg Hunt NZ- Aotearoatiki

2014 (Oct - Feb) Christchurch Stands Tall - Moa Giraffe

2014 (Oct - Feb) Christchurch Stands Tall - The Longest Girink in Town

2014 (Oct - Feb) TFL Year of The Bus - Buckingham Palace Bus

2014 (Oct - Feb) TFL Year of The Bus - Icon Bus

2014 (July) The Grand Norwich Duck Race - YoDuck

2014 (May-Sept) Wild Dolphins Aberdeen

2014 (April-Oct) Books About Town  - Agatha Christie - The Greenshaw Folly

2014 (April-Oct) Books About Town  - Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2014 (April-Oct) Books About Town  - An Elephant for Breakfast

2013 (March/July) Great Gorillas Project Paignton Zoo (Darth Vader Gorilla)

2012 (June/July) BT Art Box – 25th Anniversary Childline

Boarba Fett Pigs Gone Wild 2016
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Boarba Fett Pigs Gone Wild 2016

BOARBA FETT WILD IN ART PIGS GONE WILD 16 FOR ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE IPSWICH Created by Artist Mandii Pope @mandiipope Sponsored by Systematic Logistics International @SLIExpiress St Elizabeth Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Suffolk’s biggest art spectacular –Pigs Gone Wild. The sculpture trail features 39 larger-than-life pig sculptures which have been beautifully designed by artists from East Anglia and beyond, plus 30 junior sculptures decorated just as creatively by schools and community groups and displayed in clusters around the town. From 27 June until 2 September, you will be able to follow the trail. After you have enjoyed Pigs Gone Wild during its 10- week extravaganza, the large pig sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Before they go to auction, you can say goodbye to them at the Ta Ta Trotters event at Ipswich Town Hall on 10 and 11 September. Pigs Gone Wild will be auctioning the 40 amazing sculptures from 7pm Thursday 22 September at Trinity Park, Ipswich hosted by Clarke & Simpson. Bidders will have the chance to own their favourite pig sculpture from the trail. Tickets for the auction evening will soon be on sale, you can register your interest using the form on the Pigs Gone Wild website Register your interest now www.pigsgonewild.co.uk/auction The money raised will fund St Elizabeth Hospice’s vital nursing care, supporting people living with progressive illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease. Please share this video with all lovers of Star Wars and Pigs, and lets get @BoarbaFett to raise loads for charity Thanks for watching Mandii Pope Artist www.mandiipope.com FB/MandiiPopeArt info@mandiipope.com
Books about Town - Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Book Bench by Mandii Pope
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Books about Town - Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Book Bench by Mandii Pope

www.facebook.com/NarniaBookBench One of 50 amazing sculptures in London this summer - July 4th - mid Sept - Books about Town http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk/ Brought to you by: Wild in Art http://www.wildinart.co.uk/ Charity: National Literacy Trust http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/ Sponsored by: Quad Digital http://www.quaddigital.co.uk/ Place of creation for the Narnia Book Bench: The Putney Exchange shopping Centre http://www.theexchangesw15.com/ Painted by: Mandii Pope http://www.mandiipope.com/ 2014 (Summer) Narnia (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe) BookBench for "Books about Town" London -- National Literacy Trust About the National Literacy Trust: Established in 1993, the National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that gives people the skills they need to succeed. Our Patron is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall. We are the only national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK and we do this via community projects, support for schools and campaigning. About the opportunity The National Literacy Trust is working with Wild in Art to bring a public art event with a difference to the streets of London in summer 2014. Up to 50 benches shaped as open books, decorated by famous illustrators and local artists, will appear for the public to enjoy. The capital has many connections with literature and this is our chance to celebrate it. Wild in Art are experienced in putting on events of this nature and scale. Examples include the sculptures of Wenlock and Mandeville, the Olympic mascots in London, Superlambananas in Liverpool and their current Gromit Unleashed event in Bristol.Books about Town will attract Londoners and tourists alike to explore the capital's literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country's top artists and to experience the joy of reading for pleasure. We're planning a significant marketing campaign to support Books about Town and are now seeking sponsors to be part of this exciting event and support this great cause. At the end of summer 2014, all the benches will be auctioned to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust. Similar events have run throughout the country (Gromit Unleashed, GoGo Gorillas, Go Rhinos, Stand Tall Giraffes Great Gorillas by Wild in Art and Faberge Eggs for the Big Egg Hunt) generating huge increases in footfall, public interest and media coverage providing opportunities for sponsors to benefit from association with and coverage from the project. The Gromits raised a whopping £2 million at auction for 2013. All book sculptures will be up for Auction throughout Autumn 2014.
Books About Town - Agatha Christie BookBench by Mandii Pope
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Books About Town - Agatha Christie BookBench by Mandii Pope

2014 (Summer) Agatha Christie BookBench for "Books about Town" London -- National Literacy Trust www.facebook.com/AgathaChristieBookBench About the National Literacy Trust Established in 1993, the National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that gives people the skills they need to succeed. Our Patron is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall. We are the only national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK and we do this via community projects, support for schools and campaigning. About the opportunity The National Literacy Trust is working with Wild in Art to bring a public art event with a difference to the streets of London in summer 2014. Up to 50 benches shaped as open books, decorated by famous illustrators and local artists, will appear for the public to enjoy. The capital has many connections with literature and this is our chance to celebrate it. Wild in Art are experienced in putting on events of this nature and scale. Examples include the sculptures of Wenlock and Mandeville, the Olympic mascots in London, Superlambananas in Liverpool and their current Gromit Unleashed event in Bristol.Books about Town will attract Londoners and tourists alike to explore the capital's literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country's top artists and to experience the joy of reading for pleasure. We're planning a significant marketing campaign to support Books about Town and are now seeking sponsors to be part of this exciting event and support this great cause. At the end of summer 2014, all the benches will be auctioned to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust. Similar events have run throughout the country (Gromit Unleashed, GoGo Gorillas, Go Rhinos, Stand Tall Giraffes Great Gorillas by Wild in Art and Faberge Eggs for the Big Egg Hunt) generating huge increases in footfall, public interest and media coverage providing opportunities for sponsors to benefit from association with and coverage from the project. The Gromits raised a whopping £2 million at auction for 2013. All book sculptures will be up for Auction throughout Autumn 2014. Project: "Books about Town" Charity: The National Literacy Trust In association with: Wild in Art Host during creation: The Putney Exchange Original image/design: Tom Adams Sponsor: Agatha Christie/RJL Entertainment/Acorn About the design: Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. The iconic characters of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are synonymous with detective fiction, and her standalone novel And Then There Were None is one of the best-selling books ever written. Agatha Christie's impact on the literary world is clear -- which is why Agatha Christie Ltd and the Christie Archive Trust are delighted to be involved in the Books about Town project. The inspiration for the bench design comes directly from the artwork created for the newly-published (and for long un-published) Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly, a novella that was to become the more well-known Dead Man's Folly. The story is set at Greenway, Christie's holiday home in Devon, which she called "the most beautiful place in the world". It is indeed a magical location, on the banks of the River Dart, and it was here surrounded by her family that she would often run through her stories and test her plots. Artist Tom Adams was commissioned by HarperCollins publishers to design the cover artwork for the new publication, building on the work he created for Agatha Christie novels of the sixties and seventies. These original covers constitute probably the most famous examples of paperback art ever produced, and have been reproduced throughout the world by many other publishers. The Greenshore Folly artwork has been recreated for the bench by artist Mandii Pope... The Agatha Christie Bench will feature on the Books about Town bench trail in London from July until October, making a little trip town to Devon for the annual Agatha Christie Festival around the 15th of September, Christie's birthday. September also sees the launch of a brand new Poirot novel penned by thriller writer Sophie Hannah, the first to be written in 39 years with full blessing from the family. In October the bench will go up for auction to raise money for the National Literacy Trust.
Wild Dolphins Aberdeen - WW100 Trevor Warphin by Mandii Pope
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Wild Dolphins Aberdeen - WW100 Trevor Warphin by Mandii Pope

Wild Dolphins Aberdeen www.wilddolphins.org.uk Trevor Warphin: www.facebook.com/WW100TrevorWarphin About Created by Mandii Pope for the public art trail Wild Dolphins Aberdeen. WW100 Trevor Warphin is a tribute to our forefathers of WW1 & 2 Description One of 50 amazing sculptures in Aberdeen this summer - June - August Public Art project: Wild Dolphins http://www.wilddolphinsaberdeen.org.uk/ Brought to you by: Wild in Art http://www.wildinart.co.uk/ Charity: The Archie Foundation and WDC http://www.thearchiefoundation/ and Sponsored by: St James's Place Wealth Management Place of creation for WW100 Trevor Warphin: The Putney Exchange shopping Centre http://www.theexchangesw15.com/ Sponsor: St James's Place Wealth Management - http://www1.sjp.co.uk/ Painted by: Mandii Pope http://www.mandiipope.com/ 2014 (June-Aug) Wild in Art Wild Dolphins Aberdeen -- WW100 Trevor Warphin www.facebook.com/WW100TrevorWarphin WHAT IS THE WILD DOLPHINS PROJECT? From 23rd June -- 29th August, the streets of Aberdeen will come alive with giant sculptures of dolphins. The sculptures will be designed and painted by local artists, creating an arts trail around the city and showcasing Aberdeen's rich cultural offering. Name: WW100 Trevor Warphin Description on WW100 Trevor Warphin the Dolphin plane: Trevor Warphin is a mix of a number of WW2 planes from Britain, America and NZ and Scotland as a tribute to our forefathers and remembrance of WW100. His nose/mouth is an American P40 Warhawk with sharks teeth and a moving propeller. The body and cockpit is a Supermarine spitfire Mkla from the 610 and 428 Squadron in Biggins Hill where many New Zealanders were based. WW100 Trevor Warphin has D-Day stripes on the tail His registration ML-407 relates to the "Grace Spitfire" flown by female pilots and also my family name for generations Both my Grandfathers fought in WW2, my Great Grandfather in WW1. Grandad RTW Speirs served was in the NZRAF both NZ and Scottish regiments based in Canada, Scotland and the Pacific Islands. Grandad Pope was based in Egypt. Great Grandad Speirs was Scottish. RTW Speirs and his army number is my Grandad Robert Trevor Wright Speirs. Grandad Spiers wan't a pilot but he was in the RAF as a navigator, lieutenant and a sergeant. Trevor Warphin has the Scottish 612 Squadron logo. Pilot: Hugh Somerset Tucker - 20 year old New Zealander from Taranaki, based at Biggins Hill in the 428 Squadron. Hugh has a few close calls when his plane was almost shot down. Hugh blacked out as his plane plummeted in a downward spiral. He woke up 2000ft before he hit the ground and pulled the throttle up nearly missing a train. The propellers 4ft below the plane narrowly missed the ground with the tail collecting a clump of grass on the way up. Hugh decided to fly to the nearest airport for a spot of lunch, upon his return he saw a note on his plane that it was unworthy of flying. He thought to himself, buggar that - I'm 70 miles from home, so took off without clearance and flew home. The wave: Side one from top to bottom - All New Zealand Planes One one side are New Zealand planes. A Spitfire with markings as a tribute to kiwi pilot Hugh Somerset Tucker who flew at Biggins Hill in squadron 485 OU*H The Silver P51 Mustang is Trevor Blands. NZ2451. Trevor now in his late 70s flew in the RAF and the Warbirds in NZ. He was also a commercial pilot for Air NZ and taught most of the Air NZ commercial pilots flying today. The next plane down is the Harvard EN*E flown by Ernie Thompson. As kids we grew up on the beach with Trevor & Ernie and their kids and often went for rides in the planes over Pauanui. The bottom is a Mosquito EG*Y the only mosquito built in NZ at Ardmore Airport in Auckland. Side two from bottom to top - Scottish planes except for Ferocious Frankii On the other side of the wave are various Dolphin planes from the 612 Aberdeen Squadron. The bottom plane is a Whitley VII (Sept 1941-June 1943) WL*U The next plane up is a Spitfire F Mk 14 (Nov 1946-Oct 1949) RAS*L The next plane up is a Vampire FB Mk 5 (June 1951-Feb 1957) The top is an American Mustang Ferocious Frankii Trevor Warphin is named after Trevor Bland from the Warbirds and well respected Air NZ Pilot, it is also my Grandads name. Warphin comes from a FB collective There are 2 ways to find out the details of Trevor Warphin: On FB: http://www.facebook.com/WW100TrevorWarphin Or on my website which tells the whole pictorial story (this will be completely updated by the end of the week. http://www.mandiipope.com/charity-2-this-page-is-under-construction/2014-june-aug-wild-in-art-wild-dolphins-aberdeen-%E2%80%93-ww100-trevor-warphin
Star Wars Darth Vader Gorilla is complete! The Great Gorilla project
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Star Wars Darth Vader Gorilla - Episode VI (and a half) The Great Gorilla Project
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Star Wars Darth Vader Gorilla - Episode VI (and a half) The Great Gorilla Project

Right folks, it's time to get tweeting/posting/sharing!!! It's Auction time and Darth needs all the exposure he can get to fetch a good price at auction. Help me spread the word for @PaigntonZoo: Want to own Darth Vader Gorilla @DarthGorilla? He's up for auction + the other @GreatGorillas 6th Nov 2013. #starwarsVII. For auction details go to the Great Gorillas website http://www.greatgorillas.org.uk/about-great-gorillas/auction THE GREAT GORILLA PROJECT - DARTH VADER GORILLA by MANDII POPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTHkp... http://www.mandiipope.com/charity-2-this-page-is-under-construction/2013-marchjuly-great-gorillas-project-paignton-zoo-darth-vader-gorilla After the death of Darth Vader in Episode 6 Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader is resurrected by New Zealand Artist Mandii Pope and faces a 2nd rebuild as a Darth Vader Gorilla on the condition he must embrace his Jedi ways returning good to the world by gathering all his universal contacts both Imperial troops and rebel forces to be part of the Great Gorilla project, and to auction himself at the end of the project for charity making more of an impact financially than Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star. The Great Gorillas Project will bring a world class mass public art event to the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter. For 10 weeks in the summer of 2013, 30 life-size gorilla sculptures will inhabit the streets, parks and open spaces showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild gorillas and how the local business community can make a difference. Similar events have run throughout the country (United Kingdom)(Wow Gorillas, Gromit Unleashed, GoGo Gorillas, Go Rhinos, Stand Tall Giraffes by Wild in Art, Faberge Eggs for the Big Egg Hunt and Elephants) generating huge increases in footfall, public interest and media coverage providing opportunities for sponsors to benefit from association with and coverage from the project. DARTH GORILLA Twitter: @DarthGorilla Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DarthVaderGor... Web: http://www.darthgorilla.com THE GREAT GORILLA PROJECT Twitter: @GreatGorillas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/greatgorillas Web: http://www.greatgorillas.org.uk
Star Wars Darth Vader Gorilla "The Gorilla Great Gorilla Project" - Mandii Pope Artists Talk
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Star Wars Darth Vader Gorilla "The Gorilla Great Gorilla Project" - Mandii Pope Artists Talk

THE GREAT GORILLA PROJECT - DARTH VADER GORILLA by MANDII POPE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZsFXO... http://www.mandiipope.com/charity-2-this-page-is-under-construction/2013-marchjuly-great-gorillas-project-paignton-zoo-darth-vader-gorilla After the death of Darth Vader in Episode 6 Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader is resurrected by New Zealand Artist Mandii Pope and faces a 2nd rebuild as a Darth Vader Gorilla on the condition he must embrace his Jedi ways returning good to the world by gathering all his universal contacts both Imperial troops and rebel forces to be part of the Great Gorilla project, and to auction himself at the end of the project for charity making more of an impact financially than Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star. The Great Gorillas Project will bring a world class mass public art event to the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter. For 10 weeks in the summer of 2013, 30 life-size gorilla sculptures will inhabit the streets, parks and open spaces showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild gorillas and how the local business community can make a difference. Similar events have run throughout the country (United Kingdom)(Wow Gorillas, Gromit Unleashed, GoGo Gorillas, Go Rhinos, Stand Tall Giraffes by Wild in Art, Faberge Eggs for the Big Egg Hunt and Elephants) generating huge increases in footfall, public interest and media coverage providing opportunities for sponsors to benefit from association with and coverage from the project. DARTH GORILLA Twitter: @DarthGorilla Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DarthVaderGor... Web: http://www.darthgorilla.com THE GREAT GORILLA PROJECT Twitter: @GreatGorillas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/greatgorillas Web: http://www.greatgorillas.org.uk