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Owl Sculpture, Nottingham. 2020

Sherwood The Wise

The inspiration behind the vibrant colours of Sherwood the Wise Owl is from the green and red in the flag of Nottinghamshire and the royal forest itself including New Red Sandstone. The overall design is influenced by nature from the thick foliage, tree bark to the rich blue sky and amplified through the use of texture and intricate patterns.

The Wise Owl Walk is a trail spanning throughout Nottingham City centre and is perfect for people of all ages but may be particularly fun day out for families. The goal is to find all our Wise Owls which we've placed around the city. We'll give you a map and some hints to help you find them but you'll need a keen eye to discover the exact locations! Every Wise Owl is completely unique and has been designed by a roster of talented artists. Do you have what it takes to win this gigantic game of hide and seek?  

The Wise Owls


Created in partnership with Wild in Art and a selection of artists; the Wise Owls are each a piece of beautiful of art in their own right. There are 10 owls to discover around the city, complete with informative plaques detailing the inspiration behind the artwork.



Name: Sherwood The Wise

Location: Broad Street/Heathcoat Street, Nottingham
Sponsored by: Nottingham BID / It's In Nottingham

Materials: Fiberglass sculpture. Acrylic and metallic paint, black POSCA pen outline

Related hashtags: #WiseOwlWalk #SherwoodTheWise

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