Wolf fever is gripping the city, with people going wild for its colourful new trail of wolf sculptures - including one designed by talented art students from Highfields.
The 5ft sculptures have hit the streets as part of the Wolves in Wolves project. Thirty sculptures have been placed around the city at points of interest, allowing people to explore its best attractions. It is the city’s biggest ever public art event.
Students were selected by members of staff from the Art department to transform the school’s wolf into a colourful piece of art before it was sent out to form part of the city-wide sculpture trail, which will run until September.
They worked on the design with representatives from WV Active, which has sponsored the sculpture. 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.
The sculpture called ‘Zeus’ has now taken pride of place outside the Civic Centre.
Art teacher, Ms P Thomson, said: “We are very proud of the students involved - Kasia Pinkiewicz, Sara Malik, Alice Gunning, Lauren Sandland, Lucy Evans and Millie Jones. We are also delighted that two ex-Highfields students, Katie Keith and Danielle Rowbottom, were also selected to have their inspiring wolves included in the trail.
“There are 30 stunning sculptures on display so I would urge everyone to go out and hunt them all down over the summer.”
Wolves in Wolves has been organised by The Outside Centre and Enjoy Wolver- hampton, with support from Wolverhampton City Council. The wolf sculptures will be auctioned off for charity once the trail ends.
The project has drawn comparisons with The Big Hoot, which saw colourful owl sculptures placed around Birmingham to raise cash for the city’s Children’s Hospital.