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Explore Hampshire Hogs

Aug-Oct
2021

Hampshire Hogs is a special art sculpture trail for summer 2021. Find 17 Hog sculptures, beautifully designed and painted by local artists, inspired by Hampshire’s people, places and heritage.

Enjoy the Hogs from 10th August until mid-October, delivered by Destination Basingstoke as their contribution to your summer staycation, made possible with support from local businesses.

Buy A Hog!

The Hog trail has now ended but you now have a chance to own your favourite Hog.

There will be an auction with proceeds to charity on Thursday 21st October at 6.30pm. 

The auction will be held in Festival Place and bidders can register now ready to attend or even bid now – on line. Below are details of all the Hogs that will be sold.

All the Hogs will also be available to view 10am to 7pm on Tuesday 19th October in a shop unit on the Upper Mall at Festival Place (next door to Skechers).

More details about the auction and how to bid

 

'The Elves of War Memorial Park'

by Liam Kelleher

Location: The Willis Museum

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'Tommy the Hog'

by Catherine Knighton

London Street, Basingstoke

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'Flower Power Pig'

by Rachel Davis

Location: Civic Offices, London Road

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'Di Vyne'

by Mary Chatburn

Location: Anvil Arts Box Office Open Monday - Friday 10am-2pm

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'Winton'

by Amy Goodman

Location: Upper Mall, Festival Place

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'Heritage Hog'

by the Students of BCoT

Location: St. John's Square, Festival Place

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'Sunbeam'

by Sian Storey

Location: Basing Mall

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'Sea Sweetie'

by Katy Stevens

Location: Basingstoke Rail Station

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'Down and Town'

by Samantha Emmons

Location: Basing View

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'Sylvester'

by Jillian Smith

Location: Willis Museum (open Wed - Sun 10-4)

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'Beauty Within Watership Down'

by Joanne Morse

Location: Willis Museum (open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 2pm)

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'Bumble Pig'

by Allison Allan

Location: Viables Craft Centre

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'A Hog Lot of Sport'

by Andrew Denton

Location: The Walled Garden at Down Grange

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'Our Town - Lord Cornelius of Basingstoke'

by Students of QMC

Location: Basingstoke Leisure Park

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'We are all part of something BIGGER'

by Fatima Pantoja Fernandez

Location: Worting House, Worting

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'Hampshire Wildlife'

by Teela Blacklaws

Location: Chineham Shopping Centre

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'Our Community'

by Laura Fisher

Location: Absolutely Offices, Lychpit, RG24 8AG

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'Brighter Days'

by Sian Storey

Location: Festival Square - removed for repairs

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Brought to you with our key partners

“Absolutely Offices are so pleased to support Destination Basingstoke in bringing some colour back to our lives with their latest initiative of Hampshire Hogs. We loved Sitting With Jane, and still have a BookBench outside one of our serviced offices, Grove House. The Hogs are going to be spectacular and we are looking forward to creating a new buzz in town this summer.”

Beryl Huntingdon Managing Director at Absolutely Offices
Destination Basingstoke

“We are extremely excited about the chance to support Destination Basingstoke by developing their Hampshire Hogs app experience. Now, perhaps more than ever, we feel it is important as a business to give something back to the local community and for local businesses to stick together and support each other. We’re proud to be a Basingstoke-based business and being a small part of the great work that Destination Basingstoke do to promote and enrich the local area is an immense honour. We’re looking forward to getting our walking boots on and hitting the highways and byways of Basingstoke to do a bit of hog spotting ourselves!”

Thom Gibbons of Apptaura
Destination Basingstoke

“We are pleased to be supporting Destination Basingstoke’s Hampshire Hogs art sculpture trail this summer and would encourage businesses to also get involved by adopting a hog. As well as celebrating the borough’s heritage and giving our talented local artists an exciting opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art, we hope residents of all ages will get out and about and enjoy our beautiful borough by taking part in the trail which will provide a much-needed wellbeing boost as we recover from the pandemic. We are also delighted to support an activity that we hope will bring renewed footfall to our town and in turn provide support for our local businesses.”

Cllr Ken Rhatigan, Leader of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Destination Basingstoke
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“Everyone loved the Sitting With Jane trail, and we have been asked ever since when we will do it again, the time has never been more right for this project, and we believe it can play its part in the recovery after the pandemic, helping local artists, charities and giving anyone a fun activity that won’t get shelved – even if tight local restrictions have to return. After a tough year, we are looking forward to putting on a live event that is at last, immune to corona virus!”

Felicity Edwards of Destination Basingstoke
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