A series of jaw-dropping sculptures by a world-renowned artist are attracting a great deal of attention after going on display in Shrewsbury town centre. 

The giant sculptures by Andrew Logan have been brought to the town by Shrewsbury BID, in partnership with Shrewsbury Arts Trail, which has also brought pieces by the likes of Banksy, Andy Warhol and Damian Hirst to the county town. 

They are on display until the end of August and have now been featured in short videos commissioned by Shrewsbury BID to help spread the word about the town’s artistic summer. 

Emma Molyneux, of Shrewsbury BID, said: “The sculptures look absolutely stunning in their town centre locations, and we felt the best way of capturing their scale and brilliance was through a series of videos. 

“We have worked with Arron Child of Painted Life Productions, who has done a great job, and will be sharing the videos across the Original Shrewsbury social media channels during the summer.” 

 

The sculpture trail, supported by Shrewsbury BID, is just one of many “supersized” attractions forming the Shrewsbury Arts Trail. 

Shrewsbury Arts Trail Organiser Jess Richards, of Shrewsbury Arts and Crafts, said the trail had grown into a real success since its debut last year. 

She said: “We were delighted to launch the trail at a major exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on July 9, and that exhibition will be open all throughout the trail until August 31. 

“We have a variety of works by some truly world-famous artists, including a JMW Turner painting recently discovered in the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery archives, alongside artwork by local artists, inspired by and responding to these established names. 

“The giant sculptures dotted around the town centre are an integral part of the trail, and we are grateful to Shrewsbury BID for their support – the sculptures are already attracting a lot of attention and look fabulous.” 

A children’s treasure hunt will be running throughout the trail, with prizes on offer including tickets to the David Walliams’ Demon Dentist show at Theatre Severn. 

Other events include a glass festival at St Mary’s Church on August 6 and a secret artist sale at The Soden Collection on August 20 and 21.

For more information about the sculpture trail and to see the videos, visit OriginalShrewsbury.co.uk/logan-trail