The departure of The Big Hoot owls and owlets left many of us in a flap! Well, the good news is Birmingham’s second adventure has arrived! Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Wild in Art, our very own King Edward VI Foundation and Peter’s bookshop are teaming up with KESH Art Department to present The Big Sleuth.
To most people, the word ‘sleuth’ means a private detective, but it’s also the collective noun for a group of bears! Birmingham will bring both definitions together in the summer of 2017 and the Sun Bear, the world’s smallest species of bear (now threatened with extinction) is the inspiration for a brand-new sculpture for this event. The bears will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
Bear078, as it was labeled on its arrival, will move around the Academy and will adopt a different identity depending on where it is.
Bear078 is now causing a lot of excitement around the English department as William Shakesbear. Why not follow us on twitter @KESHACADEMYART to find out more?