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SSSH! The Stolen Seagull Scavenger Hunt

Summer Art Trail, 21 July - 11 September 2022

Thank you to Accounting 4 Everything for sponsoring our seagull.

Our Unit 4 Art Club were lucky enough to help decorate our seagull, and choose his name. Our seagull’s name is Preston! The theme of the decoration is pointillism and the design is based around our local area; you have the sun on his chest, the sea underneath, and the starry night on his wings. 

The trail map is attached, see if you can spot Preston when you are out and about over the Summer!

Further information about the Art Trail can be found below:

Sssh! A little birdie told us that The Stolen Seagull Scavenger Hunt (AKA The SSSH!...Seagull Project) will be touching down in Torbay this summer. A hundred seagulls, all lovingly decorated by schools, community groups, and artists across the English Riviera, will fly the nest, landing in locations across the Bay, forming a community art trail. 

Each of the colourful Bay-guls is completely unique and can be found by using a free to download trail map, revealing each of the secret locations. These include attractions, museums, theatres, cafés, galleries, libraries, and other local businesses. Each of the birds will also have a QR code linking to the full trail map. The challenge is to see who can find the most over the summer months, whilst getting out and exploring the towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham. 

The project has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, which has helped connect local artists with schools across Torbay, promoting creativity and teamwork. It has also allowed many new cultural partnerships to be formed. For example, four of the seagulls have been decorated by local artists in collaboration with the Artizan Gallery, as part of a Sea Shanty Project with the Princess Theatre. 

The project is being delivered by the Riviera Education Trust and is aimed at highlighting creative career routes with artists going into schools to inspire young children. Local Artist Anna Boland, and Gaby Lovatt from Participate Arts CIC, delivered arts workshops at schools and colleges across the Bay, meaning there are some stunning birds waiting to be found. 

Tonic Creatives are delighted to have been asked to put the trail together, which you will be able to download from HERE from the 21 July. Please share any images with us using the tag #sssh_seagull 

Let's get ready for a summer of Gull Power!

Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075