You may remember the life-sized painted lions that landed in London and other cities across the globe this summer as part of the Tusk Trust Lion Trail. The trail brought to life the stories of these iconic predators as well as the people who work tirelessly to protect them. Curated by Chris Westbrook, the trail was in situ for six weeks over the summer and covered a number of international iconic locations.Continue reading
Look out, world. The lions have landed!
Early this week on World Lion Day (10 August 2021), 47 life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, embarked on streets around the world to highlight the threats currently faced by ‘the King of Beasts’, and to raise vital funds to support community conservation and livelihoods impacted by Covid-19 across Africa. Curated by Chris Westbrook, this is an art trail like no other. The sculptures take you on a tour of iconic locations around the globe, from Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London’s West End to the forecourt of New Zealand’s Parliament building in Wellington. The lions bring to life the stories of these iconic predators as well as the people who work tirelessly to protect them.Continue reading
Helen Downie announced as artist to create the Boodle Hatfield sponsored Lion
Boodle Hatfield is delighted to sponsor one of the lions in the London pride as part of the Tusk Lion Trail with the trail prowling past some of the West End’s most iconic cultural landmarks. Our life-sized lion sculpture is being created by London based critically-acclaimed artist, Helen Downie and will be hitting the capital later in August.Continue reading
An art trail with a difference!
We are delighted to be supporting the Tusk Trust Lion Trail, an art trail with a difference. Set up by the Tusk Trust, a British non-profit organisation set up in 1990 to advance wildlife conservation across Africa, the project will showcase the work of some of the world’s most incredible artists and will raise awareness of the urgency to protect all wildlife in Africa and to support the communities who share the landscapes.Continue reading