Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 is a major public art sculpture trail featuring a giant flock of over 80 individually decorated, super-sized owl sculptures displayed across the World Heritage city of Bath and surrounding region from 25th June to 10th September. 78 owls are currently on display and a couple of late landers are expected soon.
The Roman Baths Temple, built in the 1st century AD, was dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva, whose animal symbol was the owl of wisdom. The temple was also dedicated to the local Celtic goddess Sulis. The Roman and Celtic goddesses were then combined to create the unique Bath goddess, Sulis Minerva. Minerva’s owl can be seen carved into the stone pediment of the Roman Baths temple, which is on display at the Roman Baths Museum.
The high profile, interactive sculpture trail will celebrate the Roman heritage of Bath, mark the 10th anniversary of the popular King Bladud’s Pigs sculpture trail and raise funds for four brilliant local charities.
Owls of Bath trail maps are available from Waterstones in Milsom Street, Bath Aqua Glass by Bath Abbey and the Bath Visitor Information Centre for a donation of £2 to the event charities. You can plan your route around the city via the Owls of Bath website map and see more information about each owl on the website owl pages. Download the free Owls of Bath app via the App page of the website or by scanning the QR codes on the owls.
100% of event profits will be donated to local charities.
– Owls Hoot Farewell weekend 6th and 7th October
– Owls of Bath 2018 Auction 17th October
Read more at: minervasowls.org
Image: Owl Sponsor: Abbey Hotel
Artist: Emma Taylor