The Big Hoot 2022

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We're thrilled to reveal 'Future Holder', our sponsored owl, for The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail!

The owl sculpture, designed and named by local artist Indigo Price, is called 'Future Holder’ to reflect its thought-provoking green design and showcase the beauty of planet earth.

You can find 'Future Holder' at Cornhill in Ipswich as part of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail. Future Holder is number 35!

The artist behind the design

Indigo Price, a local artist, is the creator of 'Future Holder'. Her story behind the design is to encourage us to take a moment and think about what the future could hold for our planet .Indigo hopes the sculpture will encourage speculation within the viewer about their role in our future and what they could maybe do to shape it.

Indigo grew up in central Ipswich and attended Ipswich School on an art scholarship. Creativity runs in the family as Indigo’s Mum, Sarah Baddon Price, is also an artist. Indigo has recently completed a Graphic Communication and Illustration BA at Loughborough University and is currently working as a freelance designer.

You can find out more information at Indigo’s website or her Instagram account.

How we are making a sustainable impact

As a large independent retailer, we know we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment. We have a responsibility to help ensure that future generations can live in a clean and sustainable environment, and we will continue to innovate and adapt our services to help achieve this.

Never afraid to try new things, we're incredibly proud to have led the way on reducing food waste with our Co-op Guide to Dating initiative and ensuring all our energy comes from renewable sources. Read more on our environmental impact here.

What is the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022?

Following on from the success of the Elmer Big Parade in 2019 and Pigs Gone Wild in 2016, St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing the next Wild in Art Trail to Ipswich in 2022.

Starting on Sunday 19th June 2022, the trail will feature 50 local artist designed owl sculptures located around Ipswich including the city centre and the waterfront. The art trail will run until September 2022. After the trail, the Big Hoots will be auctioned to raise much needed funds for St Elizabeth Hospice with providing care and support to those living with life-limiting or progressive illnesses.

For more information on the trail visit the official website here