Using their vast expertise in logistics and planning, Murphy will be the team behind the installation of the trail, lifting the sculptures into their locations across the city.
Murphy’s Group Operations Director Russell Kellett said:
“We’re glad that we can help with the Hoodwinked project and supporting Nottinghamshire Hospice in such a worthy cause. We do a lot of work delivering essential infrastructure in Nottinghamshire and across the country and it’s particularly pleasing when we can use our skills and give something back to the local community where Murphy has a presence. I’m looking forward to seeing all the statues in place!”
Hoodwinked is an eye-catching world-class sculpture trail bringing together businesses, artists, schools and the community due to take place in Nottingham city centre over the summer.
The trail, made up of more than 30 large sculptures designed and decorated by professional artists, will run from July to September, after which sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for the hospice, chosen as charity partner for the project.
Businesses across the city have sponsored the sculptures, and more than 50 Nottingham schools are taking part in ‘Robin’s Tales’, an education and learning programme to bring the Robin Hood legend to life through literacy and art activities.
Nottinghamshire Hospice is the charity partner for Hoodwinked and are beneficiaries of the profits of the project.
Hoodwinked is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild in Art which has run similar trails in other UK cities and overseas.
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A Wild in Art event delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Council in support of Nottinghamshire Hospice