Time running out to visit wolf trail

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There are just days left to get a glimpse of Wolverhampton’s colourful trail of wolf sculptures - including one designed by talented art students from Highfields. 

The 5ft sculptures are on display across the city as part of the Wolves in Wolves project, Wolverhampton’s biggest ever public art event. Thirty sculptures have been placed around the city at points of interest, allowing people to explore its best attractions. 

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 took its place outside the Civic Centre as part of the city-wide sculpture trail.

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They worked on the design with representatives from WV Active, which has sponsored the sculpture, called ‘Zeus’. 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 trail ends on Sunday, September 24th, before the wolf sculptures are auctioned off for charity.

Art teacher, Ms P Thomson, said: “There are 30 stunning sculptures on display so I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet seen them to go out and hunt them all down before the trail ends.”

Wolves in Wolves has been organised by The Outside Centre and Enjoy Wolverhampton, with support from Wolverhampton City Council.

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.

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Posted on September 21, 2017 .