Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail
The hugely popular Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail hares, large and small, were gathered at the end of this year’s public art trail around the Cotswolds, at the King’s Head Hotel in Cirencester.
The collection of hares (the collective is a drove of hares) was a rare chance to see them in one place, and showed the amazing creativity of Cotswold artists, students, and even school children, who interpreted this year’s theme of Living and Working in the Cotswolds.
Project director Florence Beetlestone said, “It’s been a fantastic year for our hares! We’ve had some simply stunning designs by a wonderful range of local artists who’ve come up trumps yet again!” The artworks were auctioned after the exhibition to raise money for two special AONB projects in the Cotswolds, Caring for the Cotswolds and Glorious Cotswold Grasslands.
Melissa and Aaron Bloxham, with Ella, 8 and Mia, 5.
A drove of Cotswold Hares, together for the last time in the assembly room of the King’s Head Hotel, Cirencester.
Roger and Sharon Osborn, with Hare In Pheasants Clothing by Teigan Hurlock of Gloucestershire College of Art and Design.
Andy Ellis and George, 2, next to Wond-hare-land by Vic Goodwin, sponsored by Bovis Homes.
Lando Story, 5, Phoebe Garry-miles, 5, and her mum Amy Garry.
Artist Dave Wells, from Cirencester, with the miniature hare he used to design his Haresfield Beacon large hare.
Sarah Vonthron-laver and daughter Elise, 12, by her own work, Haring Through The Seasons, sponsored by WWT Slimbridge.
Julie and Robert Green, with three of the special springer hares.
Jo and Andy Ellis, with Madelyn, 6 and George, 2, next to Wond-hare-land by Vic Goodwin, sponsored by Bovis Homes.
Neil and Paula Carver, with Isabella, 10, next to Hareloom by Rachel Payne.