OWLS OF BATH - THE AUCTION
The fabulous Owls of Bath sculptures raised nearly £140,000 at October's charity auction at the Apex Hotel in Bath.
200 owl fans and bidders filled the room and the evening was hosted by the Chair of Creative Bath, Greg Ingham, and expert charity auctioneer Addison Gelpey undertook the marathon task of sending the flock on its way.
The eye-catching sculptures have now landed in new nests across the UK and beyond, including France, Budapest in Hungary and the Olympic Mountains in Canada!
Owls that fetched the highest prices included Octavius, who raised £7,500, Spokes by Perry Harris and J K Owling by Jo McCarron.
Horrible Histories book illustrator Martin Brown, who decorated 'Festivowl', drew the raffle to win the large blank owl sculpture, which was won by Bryan Clover from Bath, who runs the charity Evie’s Gift.
Congratulations to all of our talented Owls of Bath artists and event sponsors and a huge feathered thank you to all of the generous auction bidders!
OWLS HOOT FAREWELL WEEKEND
The 'Owls Hoot Farewell' auction preview weekend saw all 82 owls and owlets displayed in one giant 'parliament' on the Bath Recreation Ground at the end of September.
Visitors met real owls, made owl biscuits, dissected barn owl pellets with the UK Little Owl Project, made mosaic mini-owls with the Roman Baths, tried for a 'H'Owl in One' with Cumberwell Park and tested their footie skills against Bath City FC's 'Beat the G'owlie'. The event attracted over 7,000 owl fans - a real hoot of a weekend! See the gallery page for more photos.