Windows on Nature Art Trail (extended event)
June 5 - November 1
The Trowbridge Windows on Nature art trail features paintings, sculptures and photography by local artists, sculptors, photographers and schools on the theme of nature and climate change, displayed in empty shop windows around Trowbridge from World Environment Day on Saturday 5th June.
MAPS – Free ‘Windows on Nature’ trail maps are available to download below to lead you on a fun creative safari across the country town of Wiltshire.
Painting by Phil Mumby
ARTISTS – The eye-catching wildlife artwork has been created by 25 local artists and creatives and includes a supersized rhino painting by BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Tanya Achilleos Lock, a giant painted hare sculpture by artist Joanna May, stunning photographs of endangered wildlife by leading Wiltshire photographers, recycled metal animal sculptures by GarrymetAlli, metre high glass butterflies by artist Phaedra Politis, model animals by children from Pocket Picassos and a seven-metre mural by Trowbridge graffiti artist Tom Miller.
The trail has been extended from its original end date of 1st September due to popular demand and will remain in place until approx 1st November or until the display shops are sold or let.
WILDLIFE CHARITIES – QR codes in the artists’ windows link to wildlife conservation charities, including the Bath-based Rainforest Concern and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and over 30 local businesses featured a nature themed display in their windows, including tree saplings donated by the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce for planting later in the year.
COMPETITION – A fun weekly competition for the eagle-eyed on the trail included spotting Tomas the toucan, who landed in a different town centre window on the trail each week. The first to post a photo of him with the hashtag #trowbridgearttrail with his new location won an animal-themed chocolate goodie bag, kindly provided by ASDA Trowbridge.
TROWBRIDGE MUSEUM – While you are in Trowbridge, make sure you pay a visit to Trowbridge Museum, which recently re-opened after a £2.3 million refurbishment. Set in a restored mill building, the museum charts the fascinating history of Trowbridge from Saxon times to its fame as a global centre for the woollen cloth industry.
Enjoy your safari and please support our artists and wildlife charities if you can!
MAP FRONT – Click and print
Updates – Please note that Joanna May’s giant hare sculpture has moved from Waterstones to Trowbridge Town Hall.
Some of the artwork has been sold and removed from display, but most work is still displayed in the same locations.
MAP BACK– Click and print
(Please note that most of the business displays have now finished. The Toucan is still on display in a shop window, but the goody bag competition has now ended.)
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A BIG THANK YOU TO EVENT SPONSORS:
MHA Monahans and the Trowbridge Area Board
Thank you also to the following for their kind support: