Wolf sculptures are taking shape for summer art trail in Bury St Edmunds
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Wolf sculptures which will soon be spotted around Bury St Edmunds are taking shape.
The organisers of Bury’s wolf trail, which opens in July, say the 26 wolves are progressing well, and the next stage of the project will involve confirming their town centre locations.
Each of the wolves, 20 of which will be life-size or bigger, will be made from different materials including topiary, willow, metal, fabric and recycled materials.
The initiative has been made possible thanks to the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds, working with partners who make up the ‘Town Team’ group.
Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the wolf trail is progressing so well.
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“I have met with the 18 artists and they are all thrilled to be part of this exciting initiative, which will make their work so accessible to so many people during the four months of the trail.”
Steve Manning, of Topiary Art Designs, based in Pakenham, has created two wolves for the trail, one out of jute and another out of artificial topiary, with the help of his team.
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He said: “It’s nice to make something for Bury town for a change. We have stuff going out all over the country - Nottingham and as far away as the Isle of Man. This is a first for us working on a commission for Bury St Edmunds.”
Other artists involved in the project include West Suffolk College student Rosie Brown, Ben Loughrill, sculptor of the Southgate roundabout wolf, and Jon Messum, who is making a stained glass wolf.
The trail has been inspired by similar art trails across the UK and the wolf was chosen because of its connection to the legend of St Edmund.
Sponsors are also being sought for the wolves which will be on display from July 20 to St Edmund’s Day, November 20.