For 8 weeks during the summer of 2021 a pod of colourful, life-size bottlenose dolphin sculptures will form a free, open-air art trail across the city’s streets, parks and neighbourhoods bringing excitement and enjoyment to thousands of local residents and visitors alike.
The fin-tastic sculpture trail will take place between the 8 August and the 1 October.
It will include approximately 30 sculptures and will be complemented by a pod of smaller dolphins painted by local schoolchildren.
Image: copyright WDC from Wild Dolphins 2014
Showcasing the incredible and unique talent of local artists, each of the individually designed dolphin sculptures will be sponsored by a local business before being auctioned in Southampton to raise vital funds to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s work.
Image Credit: Dolphin design created by Nathan Evans, painted especially for the Discover Dolphins launch event.
See the video below showing Nathan painting the dolphin. The design, which incorporates the term 'Wisdom is Learning', is a visual interpretation of how the mammal communicates using soundwaves and clicks.
Sponsorship: Up to 30 businesses have the opportunity to sponsor a dolphin. The sponsorship pack will help you find out how your support will help and the benefits for your company.
Artists: Talented local artists can turn the blank dolphin sculptures into stunning pieces of art and make a huge, colourful splash in Southampton. More information can be found in the artist's pack along with the dolphin template and the terms and conditions.
Schools and Groups: The education pack is filled with details of how your school or group can get involved.
More information about the Discover Dolphins Trail will be published soon.