Murray Parish Trust
Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by The Murray Parish Trust.

Trail

Hop along our Hare trail and explore Winchester and Southampton – 16th June to 29th August

The App

Download The Hares of Hampshire App to help you explore the trail. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Events

Find out about all of the Hares of Hampshire events throughout the summer!

The Grand Auction

Find out more about our Grand Auction and your chance to own one of these incredible hares.

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Hares of Hampshire

Explore, Learn & Celebrate

Thursday 16th June until Monday 29th August

Welcome to a spectacular public art event that will bound across the great cities of Winchester and Southampton in the summer of 2022. It’s time to leap out of hibernation with this exciting interactive art event brought to you by The Murray Parish Trust and Wild In Art.

For ten weeks, Winchester and Southampton streets, parks and public spaces are bring brought to life with an exhibition of magnificent hares. Each giant sculpture will be individually designed and beautifully created, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent the county has to offer – while positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the area.

This will be the biggest art event that Winchester and Southampton have ever seen, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our great cities. This is an opportunity for locals and visitors to be inspired, get creative and celebrate the history and culture of Hampshire.

Latest News

Partridge Mini Big Love Weekend

15th August 2022

On Sunday 21st August, Partridge MINI, Chandlers Ford, will be challenging teams to race the Hares of Hampshire trail in order to raise money for The Murray Parish Trust as part of MINI’s Big Love Weekend. “At Partridge MIN.... Read More
Win your own leveret sculpture

26th July 2022

Would you like to design your own custom leveret sculpture to keep forever? If you've been inspired by the Hares of Hampshire trail in Winchester and Southampton this summer, here's a fantastic opportunity to win your very own .... Read More

24th June 2022

Our hares were featured on BBC South Today! Hear about what the locals of Winchester and Southampton had to say when 31 brightly coloured hares hopped onto their streets on Thursday 16th June and find out what one of the talen.... Read More

1st June 2022

Ahead of the launch of our Hares of Hampshire art trail on Thursday 16th June 2022, we went along to help unveil Hamish Mackie's magnificent 'Boxing Hares' sculpture at the John Hansard Gallery yesterday evening. The giant 10ft ar.... Read More
Firsty Foal Hares of Hampshire Gin

25th April 2022

Introducing the first micro batch Gin from The Firsty Foal - inspired by Hares of Hampshire! Did you know that hares love blueberries? This is what the talented bunch at The Firsty Foal used as their starting point when creatin.... Read More
Hares of Hampshire | Hare on Tour in Winchester

22nd April 2022

Following the spring launch of the Hares of Hampshire, a Wild in Art event by local charity The Murray Parish Trust, the team took to the streets of Winchester & Southampton this March with their ‘Hero Hare’, one of 31.... Read More

7th February 2022

Businesses from across Hampshire who have sponsored giant Hare Sculptures for the upcoming Hares of Hampshire Art Trail,  gathered at Kimbridge Barn in Romsey to pick the design for their Hares. This exciting event was hosted b.... Read More

3rd February 2022

The Murray Parish Trust are happy to welcome Partridge of Hampshire to the Hares of Hampshire Trail. Partridge of Hampshire in Chandler's Ford, have joined the Hares of Hampshire by sponsoring their very own giant Hare sculpture .... Read More

3rd February 2022

The Murray Parish Trust are thrilled to welcome the U.K's No.1 Family Theme Park, Paultons Park to the Hares of Hampshire Trail! Paultons Park have joined the Hares of Hampshire by sponsoring their very own giant Hare sculpture f.... Read More

26th January 2022

Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton have joined the Hares of Hampshire by sponsoring one of our giant hare sculptures. This spectacular public Wild in Art trail in aid of The Murray Parish Trust is coming to the cities of Winc.... Read More

15th January 2022

We are excited that Hendy group has 'hopped'on board to join the Hares of Hampshire by sponsoring one of our giant hare sculptures for the trail. This spectacular public Wild in Art trail in aid of The Murray Parish Trust is comin.... Read More

10th January 2022

We are excited to announce that NFU Mutual have hopped on board with the Hares of Hampshire as sponsors for our Grand Auction taking place at the end of the 10 week long art trail next year. NFU Mutual have supported The Murray Pa.... Read More

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Sponsors

Presenting Partners

Ahmad Tea

Norwegian Cruise Line

Brought To You By

The Murray Parish Trust

Wild in Art

Official Partners

Media Partner – Wave 105

Creative Partner – BECG

Crypto Partner – Cudos Limited

City Partner – GO! Southampton

Logistics Partner – Williams Shipping & Transport

Supported By

Eddolls Carpets Ltd

Auction Sponsor – NFU Mutual

Map Sponsors – HWB Chartered Accountants

Lloyd Concrete Co

Picspave

ABJ Minimix Ltd

Ideal Collection

Winchester Bid

Hare Sponsors

Set To Go Ltd The Green Huts Company 1st Hand Themed Weddings & Events

The Alresford Agricultural Show

John Hansard Gallery and Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

Ineos

DR.VEGAN

ABP Southampton

SpareRoom

toob

Experience Hampshire

Abbeyfield Society Speedwell Court

Knight Frank

University of Winchester

Partridge of Hampshire

Paultons Park

The Marlands Shopping Centre

Stagecoach South

Dutton Gregory

Westquay

Hendy

Trethowans

Hares of Hampshire on Twitter

Hares of Hampshire