As we fondly remember our much-loved Wild in Art trail, ‘Wallabies Gone Wild’, we are so excited to see the wallaby legacy live on with the recent unveiling of ‘The Community Wallaby’ on Wednesday 16th December.
This beautiful sculpture which was designed by Eve Adams of ‘Eve Adams – Paint & Thimble’ can be found at Victoria Road, Castletown (by Poulsom Park) for all to enjoy his beauty and the story he represents.
The Community Wallaby is not the first of our sculptures Eve has brought to life. Castletown residents fell in love with their local wallaby Myn'changeroo Ferrishyn, ('the Fairy Wallaby') during our 2019 trail which was also designed by Eve.
During the trail, Myn'changeroo Ferrishyn captured the hearts of so many locals that Tom Rowe, business owner of The Secret Pizza Company set up a ‘Go Fund me’ page on behalf of the community to try and win the sculpture at our Wallabies Gone Wild Auction last year.
Hundreds of locals got behind this idea with many of the town’s businesses and individuals coming together and raising approximately £3,000. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough to win the sculpture at auction and the community were outbid.
Having seen the passion and enthusiasm the community had for the sculpture, we decided to offer Eve a new blank wallaby sculpture to design as a gesture of thanks to the people of Castletown for their fundraising efforts and for showing such community spirit.
Over the last few months, Eve has been hard at work creating the most beautiful design and we are delighted that ‘The Community Wallaby’ has now found his forever-home.
A huge thank you to Eve, The Secret Pizza Company, Castletown Commissioners, Classic Car Restoration and The Copy Shop for their work in bringing you this fabulous sculpture, and helping the legacy of Wallabies Gone Wild continue on.