Sculptures to stand on concrete plinths weighing 1.45 tonnes each for Pigs Gone Wild art trail coming to Ipswich on June 27
Organisers have taken another step forward in the run up to Suffolk’s biggest ever mass participation art event, Pigs Gone Wild.
The large sculptures will be supported by concrete plinths, designed and created by Suffolk-based Poundfield Products.
The company was approached by Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, earlier in the year with the idea to make concrete plinths for the project.
Tim Evans, of Poundfield Products, said: “We were so delighted to a part of this project, in fact, so delighted that we also decided to sponsor our own pig – ‘The Haminator’!”
After a brief design and consultation period, a clear and strong design was created for the pigs to be fixed upon and it will also hold two dibond plaques on the side containing contact details about the sponsors, pigs name and artist.
Included on the plaques will be a QR code that visitors can scan with the Pigs Gone Wild app to ‘collect’ pigs and unlock special offers on the app.
Last week the new steel mould was set up and tested, and the team from St Elizabeth Hospice visited to see the first two sample products. The final concrete plinths will be 1,750mm x 1,000mm x 500mm and will weigh in at 1.45 tonnes each.
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Mr Lloyd said: “We are so grateful to Poundfield for creating the plinths for the trail. These are big products and not something to be taken lightly. The pigs will look great on them.”
The plinths will be delivered in May ready for the pigs and plaques to be fixed, before leaving for their new homes on the Pigs Gone Wild trail on June 27.
For more information on Pigs Gone Wild and how you can get involved, visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk