Highfields has taken delivery of a life-sized fibreglass wolf that will form part of Wolverhampton’s biggest public art event.
The 5ft sculpture wolf will now be decorated as part of the Wolves in Wolves project, which will see 30 of the sculptures placed around the city at points of interest, allowing people to explore its best attractions.
Students will be selected by members of staff from the art department to decorate the wolf before it goes out on the streets to form part of the city-wide sculpture trail.
They will work with representatives from WV Active, which has sponsored the sculpture, on the design.
Wolves in Wolves is being organised by The Outside Centre and Enjoy Wolverhampton, with support from Wolverhampton City Council.
The trail will run from July to September before the wolf sculptures are auctioned off for charity.
The project has drawn comparisons with The Big Hoot, which saw owl sculptures decorated by local businesses and organisations placed around Birmingham.
Thousands of people flocked to the city to follow the trail and the auction of individually-designed owls raised £508,035. The money was used to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s £3.65m Star Appeal to create a unique Rare Diseases Centre in the UK specifically for children.