Herd of Sheffield

In the summer of 2016 a herd of elephant sculptures descended on Sheffield for the biggest public art event the city has ever seen!

The trail of 58 elephants celebrated Sheffield’s creativity with over 75% of artists from the city. Some well-known names included Pete McKee, James Green, Jonathan Wilkinson and Lydia Monks – each of which put their own creative mark on a 1.6m tall fiberglass elephant sculpture.

This exciting Wild in Art event brought to you by The Children’s Hospital Charity has:

  • United our city – bringing businesses, communities, artists, individuals and schools together to create a FREE sculpture trail which is accessible to all.
  • Attracted more visitors – both nationally and regionally as well as encouraging thousands of people to become a tourist in their own city.
  • Invest in the future – with a city wide education programme that can be used for years to come and by funding a life-saving piece of medical equipment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital from the Herd auction at the end of the trail.
  • Showcase our city – celebrating Sheffield’s heritage and cementing our status as a vibrant and culturally exciting city through this world-class initiative.