Help bring our sculptures to life

In summer 2022 the Isle of Man will host a beautiful pod of individually designed Dolphin sculptures as the centrepieces of the Big Splash art trail.  We are looking for local artists, designers and illustrators to create inspiring and engaging artwork that really helps our Dolphin sculptures look their magnificent best.  Whatever your artistic style and approach, whether you’re a household name or undiscovered newcomer, we look forward to embarking on the creative journey with you. The trail offers a truly unprecedented opportunity to get your art showcased to mass island wide audience.

The bar has been set high; our previous Wallabies Gone Wild trail in 2019 generated truly imaginative and beautiful creations from a diverse array of artists, and we can’t wait to see what will be suggested for our Big Splash next year.

All submissions received will be shortlisted by our expert selection panel, ahead of a special matchmaker event, the first opportunity for sponsors and designs to meet. If you are one of the artists selected, you will be commissioned to customise one of the Big Splash sculptures; creating a unique piece of art to be displayed next summer, at the end of the trail the sculptures will be auctioned to raise much needs funds for Hospice Isle of Man.

More exciting information on our Dolphin sculptures is available in our Artist Submission Pack which contains full details on how to enter and what to expect during the design submission process. 

To submit designs to us please complete the below online submission form and attach your proposed artwork in our Dolphin Design Template. 

Please note that only one design can be submitted with each application and that you are restricted to a maximum of three applications. For further guidance on our submission rules please refer to our terms & conditions below. 

Artist Submission Pack Dolphin Design Template Terms & Conditions

The Big Splash Isle of Man 2022