We’re looking for artists to help bring our hare sculptures to life to create a spectacular art trail and give local communities a bright, vibrant and family friendly event to look forward to and enjoy!

Our sculptures offer a blank 3D canvas, allowing you to have fun with your work and show off your creative side. Whether you are an amateur or professional we welcome your designs in any art form, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For full details download and review our 'Artist Brief' document.

Submission deadline: 23.59pm, Saturday 31 August 2024
Unfortunately, we are unable to consider any designs received after this deadline.

How does it work?

Businesses, community groups and education establishments are invited to sponsor a large blank 3D hare sculpture. Emerging and established artists are invited to submit designs that will transform the blank Hares with individual artworks.

Artist designs are then presented to the sponsors at our Matching Event, where they select their favourite. Successful artists are then commissioned to apply their designs to the sculptures.

Once all the hares are decorated, they will appear on the streets, parks and open spaces in Ipswich and in our satellite locations in Beccles, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, and Woodbridge from June to August 2025.

When the trail closes the legacy of Hop to it! Suffolk 2025 continues as many of the sculptures will take centre stage at an auction to raise vital funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

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