Elmer’s Big Art Parades

Brought to you by Wild in Art in partnership with Andersen Press, Elmer’s Big Art Parades can be found in towns and cities across the UK.

Elmer’s Big Art Parades showcase a series of individually designed giant Elmer sculptures, painted by both well-known and undiscovered artists. Resulting in a colourful sculpture trail showcasing the rich cultural offer and wealth of artistic talent in the area. Elmer sculptures are auctioned at the end of the trail to raise funds to support local charities.

Find an Elmer’s Big Art Parades near you!


Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

Maidstone 2021

Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade– in support of Heart of Kent Hospice A spectacular public art installation will take place in Maidstone over the summer of 2021, thanks to a collaboration between Heart of Kent Hospice, creative event producers Wild in Art and independent children’s books publisher Andersen Press. Elmer and his friends will now be marching onto the streets of Maidstone to....
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Elephant & Castle, London 2019

Elmer at the Elephant Community groups in and around London’s Elephant Park created a special art trail for Elmer's 30th birthday. Together with professional artists they designed 10 Elmer sculptures that celebrate Elephant & Castle and its people. Developer Lendlease commissioned Wild in Art to create a community art programme for its regeneration project. Groups included local resident....

Suffolk 2019

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk – in support of St Elizabeth Hospice From June to September 2019, Ipswich played host to an even bigger and better art trail than when the pigs went wild; this time featuring 55 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant. The sculptures were joined by the Learning Herd; 84 ‘young Elmers’, who were....

Plymouth 2019

Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth – in support of St Luke’s Hospice For 10 weeks in the summer of 2019 a parade of 40 fabulously colourful and unique elephants were displayed around the beautiful city of Plymouth and surrounding areas. From the hustle and bustle of the city streets to the peace and grandeur of the Hoe, and from the green spaces of Plymouth to the spectacular coastline; Elmer’s....

Tyne and Wear 2019

Elmer’s Great North Parade – in support of St Oswald’s Children Hospice In Summer 2019, Elmer’s Great North Parade took over Tyne and Wear with a spectacular art trail featuring 50 big and 114 little individually designed elephant sculptures based on the much-loved Elmer character.Elmer's Great North Parade was organised by and raised vital funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, a....
Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019

Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019