Go Herdwick

We are delighted to announce that Juliet has been one of the contributing designers in the Go Herdwick project. We proudly introduce to you…Wilma the Herdwick sheep!

 

To help to raise funds, for an exciting development, The Calvert Trust is running a public art project, launching this Spring, which involves a sculpture trail of decorated Herdwick sheep (Cumbria’s native breed). The project consists of approximately 50 life sized Herdwick ewes and 50 life sized lambs. Each will be sponsored by organisations, businesses or schools associated with the Lake District. Juliet’s sheep has been sponsored by Waverton Investment Management.

 

The sculptures will be displayed in a trail linking Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere and locations along the 555 bus route. A sculpture trail map will be available so that locals and visitors can follow the trail and spot the Herdwicks. The Herdwick ewes will be out and about in time for Easter 2016. A ‘Hide and Seek’ Herdwick lamb trail will be launched in time for the Spring Bank Holiday. In early autumn the ‘flock’ will be sold at a Grand Gala Auction.

 

The money raised will help fund an approximate £1.3M capital project to refurbish and upgrade Old Windebrowe. This is a grade 2 listed farmhouse and tithe barn donated to Lake District Calvert Trust by the Spedding family of Mirehouse when the trust was formed in 1976. The farmhouse is thought to date back to the 1550’s. The changes to the building will include six very specialised apartments suitable for stroke survivors, children with acquired brain injuries or physical impairments and their families with a communal area in the tithe barn. Currently, there are very few facilities offering such accommodation with the added benefit of being involved with a range of outdoor activities, run from their Little Crosthwaite Centre.

 

Juliet’s design for Wilma is a giant doodle inspired by various Beatrix Potter characters, particularly Peter Rabbit’s garden. Because of her bright colours Wilma is hard to miss so will be located outside Bowness-on-Windemere information centre.

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