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10 Aug 2021

The Lions have landed…

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Just in time for World Lion Day, a pride of lions with celebrity credentials takes centre stage across London, celebrating the iconic species through an exceptional street art exhibition.

This summer, Boodle Hatfield are thrilled to be supporting the Tusk Trust for The Tusk Lion Trail 2021 – a global art installation in support of African conservation.

The population of African lions is estimated to have declined by as much as 50% over the last 25 years. There are now fewer wild lions left in the world than rhinos. Each sculpture aims to highlight the magnificence of lions, threats to their existence and the people and solutions working for their survival – raising awareness for conservation efforts across the world.

Our life-sized lion sculpture has been curated by London based critically-acclaimed artist, Helen Downie. Working under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, her paintings are both intimate and evocative, mixing characters and nature with the ephemeral and fantastical.  Downie’s work has been described as ‘a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion. The Lion (named ‘Nathan’) sponsored by the firm has been crafted by Helen Downie AKA Unskilled Worker.

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Nathan, by Helen Downie | London

Nathan, by Helen Downie | London

The London Pride

Prowling through the heart of London, a pride of 27 individually curated life-sized lion sculptures have been designed or painted by internationally recognised talent and can be found at iconic landmarks around the capital. Follow the trail map (below) to discover the unique pieces of art, engage with the interactive installation and understand how funds raised will support the work of Tusk and its partners in protecting species and empowering communities across Africa.

Download the map

Lion Sculpture Location:

Leicester Square, London WC2H 7Lu

The google maps location can be found here. 

The lion sculptures will be roaming the streets from 10th August – 24 September 2o21.