Summer 2019!

Wild in Art are turning the country patchwork with Elmer’s Big Art Parades arriving in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear in 2019.

Raising funds

Elmer’s Big Art Parades will help raise awareness and vital funds for local Hospice care in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear.

Elmer Figurines!

Elmer figurines designed by Wild in Art artists will be available online and in stores from summer 2019. Sign up for updates!

About Elmer

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time.

Welcome to Elmer’s Big Art Parades

Introducing Elmer’s Big Art Parades – Andersen Press and creative event producers Wild in Art are bringing public art trails featuring 1.1m tall Elmer sculptures to Britain’s towns and cities.

Elmer’s Big Art Parades will consist of sculpture trails inspired by one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time. Written and illustrated by celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee, Elmer was published by Andersen Press in 1989. Elmer’s Big Art Parades will provide visually stunning trails of art and take place in 2019, 30 years since Elmer was first brought to life in a book. The public art trails, funded by corporate sponsors and raising money for charity, will see blank Elmer sculptures decorated by well-known and talented local artists, and celebrity names.

Get the latest from elmer's big art parades

Join the herd

Sign up to the Wild in Art mailing list to find out more about Elmer’s Big Art Parades; from our exciting art trails planned for 2019 across Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear.

  • Our new shop on Heath Road in Ipswich is now
  • Our Day Care have been very busy this week painting
  • Were enjoying the beautiful spring colour in the hospice garden
  • Not only is today worldbookday  its also days to
  • Are you a talented face painter? We need a couple
  • Were looking for more volunteers to join us in 2019!
  • Look whos behind you! Thank you to the cast of
  • Spring is on its way to our hospice garden
  • Our volunteers have been busy preparing our Midnight Walker Packs
  • Volunteering with us helps our charity  but it can
  • Are you a bride on a budget? Step into our
  • Integrity professionalism compassion and respectOur values are at the heart
  • Posted withrepost  elmerplymouth Dave studiotoad and Colin Pethick are
  • Got good quality furniture you want to donate?We can collect
  • Posted withrepost  elmerplymouth  Shhh! Sleeping elephant do not
  • When youre being cared for by our nurses youre in
  • How do you dress an elephant? Come and get a
  • When Margaret Westlake of Tavistock needed us we cared for
  • We love working with bighearted businesses! When they want to
  • Wed like to say a great BIG thank you to
  • We are so excited over at Elmer HQ to make
  • Elmer loves all the fun of the fair and we
  • We are inviting all you elefans to show your true
  • Who do we have here? Elmer is very excited to
  • Elmer is at SaltwellPark but what is he planning?
  • Drum roll please Were hugely excited to announce that you
  • Did you spot Elmer onBBC Look Northyesterday? Elmer popped down
  • Happy InternationalDayofHappiness from Elmer  St Oswalds Childrens Hospice We
  • What an inspiring and creative morning weve spent at theworduk
  • If you are heading into Newcastle this weekend make sure

Elmer's big Art parades

Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019

Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019