The artists recruited for City of Wolverhampton’s Wolves in Wolves public art project have been revealed.
Wolves in Wolves, is being organised in partnership with Outside Centre and Enjoy Wolverhampton.
It will see 30 sculptures of wolves placed around the city, creating the largest public art event in Wolverhampton.
Designers are being partnered with sponsors to create artwork to decorate the wolves.
The pupils at Moreton School in Old Fallings Lane, have been working on designs for the Mayoral wolf, and the students are also decorating the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wolf, while Head of Art, Jody Williams, will be decorating one for Yoo Recruit.
Other artists include Aimee Millward, Charlie Kelly, Harriet Davies, Kesia Pennington-Yates, Stef Fridel, Clem Brens, Danielle Robottom, Alex Vann, Jemima Mantle, Sunita Meen, Claire Rollerson, Julie Fletcher, Nigel Kilworth, Headstart young people, Katie Keith, Laura Hickman, Marie Sewell, Neil Hodgkiss, Jaslyn Lucas, Emily Bland, University of Wolverhampton students, City of Wolverhampton College students, Joanna Burgess, Claire Darke, Highfields School pupils, and Parastoo Duffet.
Other sponsors to date include Marston’s, Wolves FC, Talent Match, Grand Theatre, WV Active, University of Wolverhampton, Movecorp, NCP, Hilton Main Construction, Learn Play Foundation, City of Wolverhampton College, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton Homes, Mander Centre, and Wolves Speedway.
City of Wolverhampton Council Director of Governance, Kevin O’Keefe, said: “The idea was put forward by business support officer, Manor Singh, as part of the council’s 100:100 scheme, which encourages staff to suggest ways the council can improve.
“Manor’s inspiration arose from travelling in Europe, where he saw a similar event being staged in Dublin some years ago. Manor was born and brought up in Park Village and was delighted his idea was picked to raise the profile of his home city.
“Wolves in Wolves is a great opportunity to showcase the City of Wolverhampton to visitors.
“It is fantastic to see businesses, schools and residents working closely together on this exciting project.
“It will put the city on the map as a cultural centre – and it is also a fun way for families to get active, and discover the city and what it has to offer.”
Wolves in Wolves will combine a quality artistic and cultural event with associated public health, educational and economic benefits.
Once the event is finished, the majority of the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for local charities.
Dr Paul Darke of Outside Centre said: “The enthusiasm from the artists is really energising Wolves in Wolves.
“It is the beginning of a new Wolverhampton cultural project for us; throwing out the drab, the negative and the misconceptions for a future of colour, hope and ensuring people from across the region, country, and internationally, see Wolverhampton for the great cultural city that it is.”
Regular updates on Wolves in Wolves are available at www.WolvesinWolves.co.uk.