Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail

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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.

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