Monday 22 July 2019

Go Wild Gorillas!

Another cool project we've been involved with lately is Go Wild Gorillas - a sculpture trail around Jersey to support Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in celebrating their 60th anniversary.

A sneak-peek of artist Will Bertram's creation

Using our Water Clear Casting Resin, they've created about 40 life-size gorilla sculptures that will be on display around Jersey throughout the summer - starting on 27th July. 

From their website: 

"Well-known, emerging and as yet, undiscovered artists are invited to take part in creating the biggest ever, mass participation, public art event across the Channel Islands. Successful artists will be commissioned to customise each sculpture, it will act as a showcase for artists’ designs, attracting regional, national and international tourists, as well as residents, to discover the wonderful world of conservation through the visual arts. By bringing artists, businesses, schools and communities together, the event will generate momentum and support to achieve Durrell’s aim to create a wilder, healthier and more colourful world for future generations."

This a fun and interactive way of raising awareness of the very sad fact that all four subspecies of gorilla are currently under threat. 

Even Jersey's schools are getting involved, creating 21 'young' gorillas for a separate trail, which will afterwards be returned to their respective schools for a lasting legacy.

For more information about the trail and how you can get involved, click here.

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