The unique 75cm high owlets are only available for schools, community groups or charities to decorate

Decorating your own owlet is a fantastic way of involving pupils and community groups in this exciting, creative event. You could have competitions to submit designs for your owlet, could involve hundreds of pupils by each decorating a small area of your sculpture, or a whole range of design ideas could be combined and then painted by your school's art teachers or senior pupils.

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If your school or community group would like to sponsor and decorate an owlet, please download the pack (link above) for details of how to apply. Sculpture numbers are limited so please apply as soon as possible to bag yourself an owl!


St Andrews School decorated ‘Pigsaw’

Time to get creative:

  • Your owlet’s unique design will be seen by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors to Bath this summer.
  • The owlets will be displayed in groups, or mini ‘parliaments’ (as a group of owls is known) in indoor locations around Bath, such as Bath Library, and will feature on the Minerva’s Owls trail map.
  • The owlets will be mounted on 40cm high wooden plinths with a plaque displaying your owlet’s name, along with the name of the sponsor and artists.
  • A schools education pack will be available to owlet sponsors, giving a wide range of ideas and activities to incorporate into the school curriculum.
  • Owlets are to be painted between February and May 2018 and the deadline for delivering your decorated owlet is 1st June.
  • After nearly 3 months on public display, all of the owls and owlets will be gathered together and displayed in one giant ‘parliament’ for the ‘Hoot Farewell’  auction preview festival on 6th-7th October.
  • The large owls will then be auctioned on 17th October, but the owlets will be returned to the schools and community groups that decorated them to keep as a lasting legacy of the Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 project.
  • Ideas for fundraising to sponsor your owl could include Roman dress-down days, owl-themed biscuit & cake sales, crowdfunding, sponsored walks and swims, and inviting local or parents' companies to help sponsor your owlet, which will belong to you after the event.

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