DERBY RAM SCULPTURE TRAIL 2021
A Free Public Sculpture Trail For All The Family Bringing Communities Together and Supporting the Arts
The Derby Ram Trail is a spectacular free discovery trail coming to Derby this month! On 27 May – 22 August 2021, Derby Museums, in partnership with Wild in Art, are bringing a flock of 30 colourful and unique 5ft rams on a free sculpture trail around the beautiful city of Derby. The Ram Trail is perfect for a walking tour of Derby city centre. Look out for Lynne's two sculptures as you follow the trail of the 30 rams threading through Derby city centre. At the end of the trail in September, each sculpture will be auctioned off to raise funds for Derby Museums’ Endowment Campaign.
ABOUT THE SCULPTURES
The first sculpture is called ‘Memories Fade but Warmth Remains’ (sponsored by Treetops Hospice) Forget-me-nots are a symbol long associated with dementia. Lynne has combined the symbolism of this flower with that of the sunflower, symbolising warmth, deep loyalty and hope. Lynne wanted to create a message about the power of enduring love: that memories can fade but the warmth of the human spirit continues to shine.
The second sculpture is called ‘Play’ (sponsored by Cosy Direct) Lynne’s late father was a farmer who kept a pet fox, and the fox motif is an image that recurs in many of her mural artworks. It is an animal synonymous with beauty, playfulness and magical qualities. Her design has a playful theme that Lynne hopes will bring a smile to all.
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ARTWORK?
Follow and post your ram selfie to instagram @paintingtheroom. Each week Lynne will select the best selfie. The winner will receive a signed limited edition print of the original artwork that inspired the ram design featured in the winning selfie. Ramtastic!!
Trail maps are available from Derby Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Museum of Making. You can also download the free Ram Trail app too from the App Store or Google Play.