Hampshire Hogs Art Sculpture Trail

Destination Basingstoke

The Manydown partnership is delighted to sponsor a hog on Destination Basingstoke’s Hampshire Hogs art sculpture trail this summer. 

The hog, called Brighter Days, demonstrates a reconnection with nature and wildlife, a guiding principle for the new sustainable and biodiverse Manydown community.

Designed by Basingstoke artist Sian Storey, the hog uses one of Hampshire’s most commonly-sighted birds, the beautiful blue tit to signify the arrival of a brighter future. 

The hog will be situated in Festival Square, in Festival Place, and is one of 17 sculptures, designed and painted by local artists, inspired by Hampshire’s people, places and heritage. 

The hog trail will be available until October and is displayed in and around Basingstoke for all to discover by chance, or with a special app. After the event, the Hogs will then be auctioned in aid of a local charity.

During the past 18 months, we have all reconnected with the nature and wildlife on our doorsteps, appreciating the simple beauty of blossom trees, garden birds, and blue skies. The Manydown development will start with nature, and then embed living, breathing neighbourhoods within the landscape enabling residents to thrive and flourish.

The Manydown development will be delivered by a pioneering public-private partnership bringing together Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council with the UK’s leading master developer Urban&Civic and global charitable foundation the Wellcome Trust.

For more information about the Hampshire Hogs art sculpture trail visit Destination Basingstoke.