Highfields' wolf sculpture raises cash for charity

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A colourful wolf sculpture designed by Highfields students as part of Wolverhampton’s biggest public art event has raised £1,500 for charity.

The 5ft sculpture had been on display alongside dozens of others across the city as part of the Wolves in Wolves project, before going under the hammer.

Around 150 people packed into the Jack Hayward Suite at Molineux for the charity auction earlier this month, which was hosted by BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist, Will Farmer. The event raised £35,400 for charity across 52 lots - including £1,500 from Highfields’ ‘Zeus’ sculpture.

Proceeds raised from the auction have been shared between Outside Centre and the chosen charities of the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu.

Councillor Mattu said: “Our dedicated artists, generous sponsors and partners have all contributed to make this project a phenomenal success.

“Wolves in Wolves gave the city a blast of colour and excitement and it was fantastic to see the immense Wulfrunian pride felt by everyone in the city.

“It has been wonderful to see so many people, young and old alike, out in the city on the lookout for wolves.

“From the launch in July to the very end of the trail, we have seen families, friends and even visitors from as far as Canada, China and Australia enjoy our beautiful wolves.”

Students from Highfields worked on the design of their sculpture with representatives from WV Active. It includes blue swirls to represent the city’s swimming pools and silhouettes to showcase the many activities on offer at its leisure centres, as well as the colours of the Highfields logo.

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Photographs courtesy of Wolvesinwolves.co.uk

Posted on November 30, 2017 .