Jersey's community groups set to go wild

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Durrell is excited to announce, that thanks to generous support from Citi, we are inviting community groups from across the Island to take part in this summer’s Go Wild Gorillas art trail.

Commenting on Citi’s involvement, Vice President, Sarah Fitzgerald said: “Citi is proud to support Durrell as a Community Partner on this exciting project to create a vibrant and inspirational public art event that will be open to everyone, as well as generating much needed funds for a new gorilla enclosure at Jersey Zoo.”

Go Wild Gorillas puts creativity at the heart of this programme and we are delighted to make it accessible to people of all abilities.

Each participating group will fundraise to receive a blank young gorilla sculpture accompanied by a learning pack that will inspire, educate and excite! Imagination is encouraged and community groups may wish to take inspiration from the natural world around them, 60 years of history at Jersey Zoo, the environmental plight of endangered species, local wildlife, global arts and culture, or even famous gorilla artists.

The decorated gorillas will be displayed on a young gorilla trail this summer in secure and accessible indoor locations across the Island that will complement the larger Go Wild Gorilla sculptures decorated by artists from both near and far. In the autumn the sculpture will be returned to the group as a lasting legacy.

Durrell is also proud to be able to offer opportunities for local artists and volunteers to support groups through the design and making stages.

Durrell’s Fundraising Manager, Beth Gallichan said, “We are so excited that thanks to Citi’s generous support we can get the whole community involved in Go Wild Gorillas. We are inviting charities and community groups to contact us to find out how they can get involved. Everyone taking part will play a valuable role in this highly visible art trail which will not only showcase the exceptional talent within our community but will also make everyone smile!”

To find out more, please visit www.gowildgorillas.org and download our Creative Learning Pack. To sign up to Go Wild Gorillas, please contact Durrell’s Community Coordinator Anna Shipley on 01534 860052 or email community@gowildgorillas.org.