Windows on Nature Art Trail
June 5 - September 1
The Trowbridge Windows on Nature art trail will feature 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 will be available from town centre cafes and businesses, including BeeTees, Leykers and Trowbridge Town Hall, from 5th June to lead art and nature fans of all ages on a fun creative safari across the country town of Wiltshire. You can also click on the map images below to copy and print a map before heading out on the trail.
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 sculptures of dung beetles by award-winning sculptor Fiona Campbell, a model bustard (the emblem of Wiltshire), metre high glass butterflies by artist Phaedra Politis, model animals by children from Pocket Picassos and The Mead Academy Trust and a seven-metre mural by Trowbridge graffiti artist Tom Miller.
WILDLIFE CHARITIES – QR codes in the artists’ windows will link to wildlife conservation charities, including the Bath-based Rainforest Concern and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and over 30 local businesses will be featuring a nature theme 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 will include spotting Tomas the toucan, who will be landing 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 will win an animal-themed goodie bag.
TROWBRIDGE MUSEUM – While you are in Trowbridge, pay a visit to Trowbridge Museum, which has just 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 and becoming the county town of Wiltshire.
Enjoy your safari and please support our wildlife charities if you can!
For the latest maps and further information see the NEWS page of the website.
MAP FRONT – Click and print
MAP BACK– Click and print
For the latest trail news and the most recent map updates see the News page of the website and follow us @trowbridgechamber on Instagram, @trowbridgechamberofcommerce on Facebook and @trowchamber on Twitter
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVENT SPONSORS:
MHA Monahans and the Trowbridge Area Board
Thank you also to the following for their kind support: