2016 - June 2016

Henry Boot Construction to take part in Herd of Sheffield Public Charity Art Event – 09/06/16

Herd of SheffieldHerd of Sheffield elephant by TemperDeven Bhurke working on elephant for Herd of Sheffield event

Henry Boot Construction are excited to announce they will be taking part in Herd of Sheffield, a large public charity art event to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Between July and September, a ‘herd’of elephants will be positioned around Sheffield as part of a free art sculpture trail, for children and adults. The project, which is a Wild in Art event organised by The Children’s Hospital Charity, will help attract tourists to Sheffield whilst also raising money that will go towards a lifesaving piece of medical equipment at the hospital.

Henry Boot Construction are sponsoring two elephant sculptures in this year’s event, which are being painted by two renowned artists.

Deven Bhurke is a graphic designer and artist based in Hampshire. His public art work involves abstracts and geometrical patterns, and Deven loves creating fun loving characters that appeal to all age groups. Deven has created a construction themed elephant using 3D elements and glow in the dark paint.

Temper, real name Arron Bird, is an internationally renowned and critically acclaimed graffiti artist, who creates both traditional illustrative graffiti, as well as detailed figurative work. Temper has created a stunning elephant that incorporates famous faces from Sheffield.

The event will open on 11 July and will be open to public viewing until October, when the elephants will be show-cased and auctioned, with the proceeds going to The Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity.

“I have done several Wild in Art projects and absolutely enjoy being a part of such events. It is a great way to display creativity to a large audience and be a part of something that raises vital funds for a good cause.”

Deven Bhurke, Graphic Designer & Artist

“Herd of Sheffield is an exciting and fun project to be a part of and the process of watching the elephants being designed is amazing, as is the knowledge that the money raised is for a great charity.”

Lili McDonald, Business Apprentice, Henry Boot Construction Limited

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager
kfisher@henryboot.co.uk