Sculptures turn heads at the Shrewsbury Art Trail

A giant egg sculpture at Shrewsbury Castle has turned heads. Photo: Andy Hughes

Giant sculptures of Andrew Logan were brought to Shrewsbury by the city’s Business Improvement District, in partnership with Shrewsbury Arts Trail. Also on the track are pieces by Banksy, Andy Warhol and Damian Hirst.

They are on display until the end of August and are now featured in short videos to help spread the word about the city’s artistic summer.

Emma Molyneux, from Shrewsbury BID, said: “The sculptures look absolutely stunning in their town centre, and we thought the best way to capture their scale and vibrancy was through a series of videos.

“We worked with Arron Child of Painted Life Productions, who did a great job, and will be sharing the videos on Original Shrewsbury’s social media over the summer.”

The Sculpture Trail is just one of many “super-sized” attractions that make up the Shrewsbury Arts Trail.

Organizer Jess Richards, from Shrewsbury Arts and Crafts, said the trail has become a real hit since its debut last year.

She said: ‘We were delighted to launch the trail at a major exhibition at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on July 9, and this exhibition will be open along the trail until August 31.

“We have a variety of works by truly world-famous artists, including a painting by JMW Turner recently discovered in the archives of the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, as well as works by local artists, inspired by and responding to these established names. .

“The giant sculptures dotted around the city center are an integral part of the trail, already attracting a lot of attention and looking fabulous.”

A children’s scavenger hunt will run along the route, with prizes on offer including tickets to David Walliams’ Demon Dentist show at Theater Severn.

Other events include a glass festival at St Mary’s Church on August 6 and an artists’ secret sale at the Soden Collection on August 20 and 21. For more information, visit shrewsburyarttrail.com/