Hares of Hampshire – Giant Hare Structures
Explore, Learn & Celebrate
Thursday 16th June until Thursday 25th August
Welcome to a spectacular public art event that will bound across the great cities of Winchester and Southampton in the summer of 2022. It’s time to leap out of hibernation with this exciting interactive art event brought to you by The Murray Parish Trust and Wild In Art.
For ten weeks, Winchester and Southampton streets, parks and public spaces will be brought to life with an exhibition of magnificent hares. Each giant sculpture will be individually designed and beautifully created, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent the county has to offer – while positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the area.
This will be the biggest art event that Winchester and Southampton have ever seen, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our great cities. This is an opportunity for locals and visitors to be inspired, get creative and celebrate the history and culture of Hampshire.
Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from Hampshire or further afield. They’ll hop into the cities on Thursday 16th June – before leaving on Thursday 25th August 2022. Then from the 9th to 11th September, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event before each Hare is auctioned to raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust.
We hope you’ll join us and our Hares of Hampshire art trail throughout this Summer. Share in the excitement – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #HaresOfHampshire. click on the link below for a Art Trial map of Southampton