LA Hollingsworth Art

Worcester's Big Parade Sculpture Trail 2021

A Free Public Sculpture Trail For All The Family Bringing Communities Together and Supporting the Arts

Worcester's Big Parade is a sculpture discovery trail in Worcester city centre from Monday, 12th July to Sunday, 5th September. For eight weeks in the summer of 2021, Worcester will be brought to life by a perfect parade of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. Elephants, both big and small, will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event. This public art event is brought to you by  St Richard's Hospice, in partnership with Wild in Art.

Look out for Lynne's sculpture as you follow the trail threading through Worcester's city centre. 

There will new and updated artwork in the Art Store over the duration of all the sculpture trails.


Lynne wanted the artwork to be both decorative and symbolic to convey her memories of growing up within a farming community in Herefordshire. She has used recognisable motifs of the area of Hereford and Worcester. The symbols she's used are apples, hops, pears, oak leaves, blossom. For Lynne, when remembering her childhood, these are some of the motifs that really resonate with her and are images of strength and beauty. They are strong motifs representing the beauty and fragility of nature and the natural world. This design is decorative but also thought provoking, which Lynne feels fits in well with the exploratory, fun nature of the trail. She used simple bold motifs to be accessible to the visually impaired. Lynne's sculpture is sponsored by Sanctuary Group.

The magnificent elephants will march into the city on Monday, 12th July  before leaving on Sunday, 5th September 2021. After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a farewell event, before each elephant is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.


During the trail follow and post your elephant 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 sculpture design. 

Keep checking back to this site or @paintingtheroom to find out more about this exciting trail as it develops. There will be free trail maps and opportunities to win art prizes.

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