4:00 p.m. July 5, 2022
Beautifully painted pigs will form a pathway around a Mid Suffolk town this summer as the community holds its fourth artistic sculpture event.
“The Piggy Tail Trail” will see a total of 24 pig sculptures and 15 mini pigs appear in Eye from Thursday, July 7 through Friday, September 16.
The trail – which follows hare, sheep and tortoise trails in previous years – is run by the Suffolk Blossom charity and will raise funds to meet increased demand in recent years.
All of the pigs placed along the trail were designed by local artists and will be unveiled at the official launch at Eye Scout Hut.
“Hogcutt’s Wildlife Garden” was created by wildlife and landscape artist Ian Last, who has been painting and drawing Suffolk wildlife for over 20 years.
Joy Evitt, a retired costume and textiles teacher, has created her third sculpture, “The Good Pig Gloriana”.
Daniel Ralph, a community pharmacist, brought a local twist to Van Gogh’s Starry Night to create ‘Day or Night, Coastal Delight’.
Bridget McIntyre, Founder of Blossom, said: “This is our fourth year that we’ve run an art trail and each year it just gets better and better.
“Last year’s track raised over £65,000 to support our programs, and every penny went to help local people as our communities recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
“The trail is a fun way to celebrate our beautiful city and help more people access our programs.”
Funds raised through the trail will help Blossom Charity provide workshops and one-on-one coaching to people in East Anglia who are going through a wide range of personal difficulties.
The course will end on Friday, September 16 and will be followed by a auction of pig sculptures on Tuesday, October 4 at Athelington Hall.
Funds raised from the sale of the “Stand with Ukraine” mini pig created by Lindsey Elderton will go directly to a shelter for Ukrainian women and children fleeing war on Ukraine’s border with Romania.
Jackie Ordish, Trail Project Manager, said: “The auction is a great opportunity to secure a unique work of art while helping to raise money for a local charity.
“So, stop by this summer to explore our beautiful city! »