Hospice Isle of Man are delighted to announce that facilities management company; Stewart Clague Services (SCS) has partnered up with The Big Splash to support the Wild in Art trail in 2022 as a large sculpture sponsor.
The Big Splash is the largest mass participation art event to ever come to the Isle of Man and will see a trail of over 30 life size Dolphins take centre stage on a public art trail live around the Island for 12 weeks from May – September 2022.
SCS were heavily involved in the 2019 Wallabies Gone Wild trail and look forward to seeing what the next Wild in Art trail brings to the Island.
Alan Clague, Director of SCS, said “We are really pleased to be involved again having taken part and sponsored one of the Wallaby’s in the previous campaign. This is for a great charitable cause, and it is a fantastic Island wide community project, one where all age groups can take part in on the dolphin trail… Well done to all involved in making this happen!”
Not only are SCS supporting The Big Splash through logistics and moving and placement of the dolphin sculptures, they are also providing premises at Ballannette Country Park for the fantastic dolphin sculptures to be painted in; The Splash Studio. They will be designed and painted by both Manx and UK artists ahead of the trail going live.
Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills said, “The whole team at SCS have provided fantastic support for Hospice over the last few years, so it was only natural that they came on board with our next large initiative; The Big Splash.”
“One of the key parts of the project is the painting of the dolphin sculptures to ensure they look their absolute best when they get unleashed across the Island in May, and to have SCS make this possible in such a stunning part of the Island is an honour. We can’t wait to form an even closer relationship with them over the next year.”
More than 30 individually designed ‘life sized’ dolphin sculptures along with over 40 baby dolphins (Calves) will form a trail of discovery across the Island this year, encouraging residents and visitors alike to explore our environment from an exciting new perspective – whilst promoting our Biosphere, wellbeing and active lifestyles.
Each of these sculptures will be sponsored by local businesses who will benefit from an exciting range of PR and media opportunities prior to and throughout the trail itself. The Big Splash project has over 30 schools from across the Island working with our Education team on the Environment and will help to design one of the baby dolphins which form part of the Trail in 2022.
Pictured (L to R) Anne Mills, CEO of Hospice Isle of Man and Alan Clague, Director of Stewart Clague Services