Cumbrian businesses will be sponsoring blank Herdwick ewe sculptures made of glass-reinforced plastic and want to have them decorated/illustrated/transformed by a local artist to reflect their activities and values – or just to have a piece of eye catching art! The artist will transform the blank ‘3D canvas’ of a Herdwick ewe sculpture into a work of art.
At least 50 Herdwick ewes will be located outside sponsor’s premises or in accessible public spaces and a Herdwick trail created on the route linking Keswick and Windermere. An art trail map naming all the sponsors and artists will be sold throughout the life of the project. Herdwick spotting will attract visitors and residents alike.
In late September/early October 2016 the herd will be sold at a Grand Gala Auction and online to take up their retirement as fun pieces of artwork in offices, homes, shops and gardens. Artists will receive a commission on the sale of their decorated Herdwick. Net profits donated to the Calvert Trust will be used to help fund a fabulous new facility at their Old Windebrowe site in Keswick.
We will introduce sponsors to artists who have come forward to support the project. The company name and artists name will appear on a plaque on the sculptures base. Your details will also be on the trail maps and on our website www.goherdwick.co.uk.
Please call Annie or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Go on ‘ewe’ know ‘ewe’ want to join us!
"Becoming an Artist will - Promote yourself for over six months through your association with this high profile public art event"− Go Herdwick
"Becoming an Artist will - Ensure you will be seen to be actively supporting a local charity, local arts and the Cumbrian community"− Go Herdwick
"Becoming an Artist will - Provide the potential to earn an attractive fee 25% of the auction price for yourself at the Grand Auction event in late September/ early October 2016"− Go Herdwick