Wild In Art - The Big Dog Art Trail

Public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy.

Connecting businesses, artists and communities through the power of creativity, Wild in Art events have enabled more than £23.6 million to be raised for charitable causes through auctions alone and helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings.

Our art trails provide a platform for amateur and professional artists to showcase their work and to date our events have contributed more than £3.8 million to creative communities.

We design programmes that resonate with children and young people, the outcomes providing a unique insight into the aspirations, hopes, and dreams of future generations. Our learning programmes have engaged over 1 million young people so far.


Where it all began

Wild in Art’s Story

It’s been 15 years since Wild in Art first came to the world’s attention with Go Superlambananas, part of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. Since then, we’ve gone on to animate cities across four continents including Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Cape Town and São Paulo.

Closer to home we’ve created public art trails for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup and developed events the length and breadth of the country. From our first national trail across Scotland and our first touring installation, Gratitude, to trails in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, we’ve been privileged to work with many wonderful partners in many different locations.

In 2023 we are looking forward to our first ever trails in Swindon, Leeds and Swansea and much much more.

Find out more
Bee sculpture in Manchester Wild in Art

It’s a wild world

See all our events

Wild in Art is busy planning art trails and creative projects across the UK and beyond.

From Owls to Giraffes, Elmer and The Snowdog, find an event near you.


Shop Wild in Art

Wild gifts for artists, art lovers and anyone who is a little wild at heart.

Our collection of illustrated gifts lovingly replicate the unique designs displayed on our public art trails.


Join our virtual trail

We believe creativity connects us. Download the templates and get creative.

From the UK to New Zealand and back, join us in creating our biggest virtual art trail yet and put your creativity on the map!


Together we are award-winning.

The Big Splash – Community Initiative of the Year, IOM Newspapers Awards for Excellence 2022 – Hospice Isle of Man

Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade – Special Recognition Award, Kent Charity Awards 2022 – Heart of Kent Hospice

Big Hare Trail – Campaign of the Year, Scottish Charity Awards 2022 – Leuchie House

Commendation – Mobile/App Design Award, Scottish Design Awards 2022 – Blue 2

Pop Up Penguins – Finalist, NZEA Best Event Creative 2021 – Publica

Me and Uoo Uoo – Silver, Gov Design Awards 2021 – RCH Foundation & Alexander Know


Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Event, Manchester Culture Awards 2019

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail – Event of the Year, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019


Bee in the City, Manchester – App of the Year, Prolific North Awards 2019


Sally-Ann Wilkinson for Bee in the City, Manchester – Manchester BEE Award, Inspiring Women Awards 2019

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail – The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Inspiring City Awards, Art and Culture Award Winner 2019


Bee in the City, Manchester – Event of the Year and Charity Award Finalist, PRCA Dare Awards 2019


Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Event of the Year, PR Moment Awards 2019

GoGoHares, Norwich – Finalist, Family Event of the Year, Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019


Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Art Event / Exhibition, CityLife Awards 2018

The Haier Big Hoot, Auckland – Best Corporate Social Responsibility or Not-for-Profit Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2018


Bee in the City, Manchester – Leading Live Event, This is Manchester Awards 2018

GoGoHares, Norwich – People’s Choice Award, Norfolk Arts Awards 2018

Herd of Sheffield – Special Recognition Award at Sheffield Business Awards 2017

Christchurch Stands Tall – Best One Off Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2015

Wild Dolphins, Aberdeen – Best Event or Festival, Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards 2015

Gromit Unleashed, Bristol – Tourism Event of the Year, Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2013

The Great Gorillas Project, Paignton – Tourism Event of the Year, Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2013

Mali in the City, Melbourne – Finalist, Australian Event Awards 2013

A Wild in Art Event

This event is presented by Julia’s House in partnership with Wild in Art. Swindon, get ready to have fun and explore!

Find out more
Sculptures Created
Events Delivered
Participants Attended
Sculptures Artists App Charity