The Buckingham Otter Trail 2021 was a temporary feel good public art event featuring ten individually decorated, 3ft sized otter sculptures displayed across town and surrounding green spaces from July 23rd – August 31st.
The trail was a fantastic way for residents and visitors to explore Buckingham and find out more about its businesses, artists and local attractions. Sponsored by local businesses and organisations, the otters were beautifully decorated by professional artists, school children and community groups in all sorts of colours and mediums which brought much excitement to the town over summer.
The free, inclusive public art sculpture trail was the perfect family friendly day out and made many happy memories. All ten otters were together one final time which gave people a chance to say their final farewells at the first ever Celebrate Buckingham Event. If you didn’t get a chance to do the the trail you can read all about it below.
The sculptures will now be auctioned off to raise funds for the Mayor’s charities and to support a future similar event in 2022.
Otter name: Canalotto
Artist: Zoe Day
Otter name: Lockii
Artist: Young people at My FutureSelf Matters
Otter name: Prints of the Future
Artist: Roundwood School
Otter name: Lacey
Artist: Lace Hill Academy
Otter name: Patchy
Artist: Maids Moreton C of E School
Otter name: Olive Otterson
Sponsor/Artist: The University of Buckingham
Otter name: Monty
Artist: Bourton Meadow Academy
Otter name: Flo
Artist: Derryn Snowdon and staff at Buckingham Community Hospital
Sponsor: Buckingham Town Council