One of the things I love about holidays is the opportunity to find out what’s happening in other local communities regarding the arts. Knowing that Dearne Community Arts’ Festival is taking part in Thurnscoe Big Local’s ‘Go Wild’ sculpture trail in the summer holidays, I was stunned to find a similar arts’ project on the Isle of Man. The hospice there has been involved in a sculpture trail called ‘Wallabies Gone Wild’ involving 64 painted sculptures of wallabies and I had great fun tracking these down! (for more information,see the website here).

Here are some of the amazing wallabies I found on holiday:

At Castletown:

At Maughold:

At Peel:

At Port Erin:

At Port St Mary:

At Ramsey Mooragh Park:

At Ramsey:

The Thurnscoe ‘Go Wild’ sculpture trail will take part in the school holidays, but Dearne Community Arts’ Festival will be decorating the sun bear on Saturday 27th July at the ‘Love Your Park’ event (12-4 .p.m.) at Thurnscoe Flower Park. We’ll be decorating our sun bear with snippets from famous paintings using the art form of decoupage and he’ll then be in the sculpture trail and on display at the Dearne Community Arts’ Festival on Saturday 28th September at Astrea Academy Dearne. If you’d like to have a go at something a bit different and be part of championing creativity and celebrating community, then come along to be part of our very own sculpture trail!