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The Tusk Gorilla Trail at Covent Garden

The Tusk Gorilla Trail - Summer 2023

Introducing The Tusk Gorilla Trail at Covent Garden, in partnership with African conservation charity Tusk and Westbrook Gallery. From July 14th until 12th October 2023, 15 life-sized gorilla sculptures were situated across the Covent Garden neighbourhood.

Following the huge success and popularity of the Tusk Rhino Trail in 2018 and the Tusk Lion Trail in 2021, the 15 gorilla sculptures were placed throughout the historic Piazza and streets of London’s Covent Garden, including Seven Dials and were on display for the public to enjoy throughout the summer of 2023.

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Discover the collaborators

Curated by Chris Westbrook, from Westbrook Gallery, discover the 15 internationally recognised artists, designers and ambassadors collaborated on designing the gorillas.

“To celebrate our dear Frankie, a King in his own right and to our new King who reminds everyone of the magic of London past, present and future. - Jon & Jen Cleese ”

“For this piece I have played with the idea that if the gorilla could communicate its own values, beliefs and sense of humour through tattoo art. What would it say? - Hannah Shergold”

“Sun Wukong, also known as Monkey King, is an iconic and beloved Chinese mythological character known as a symbol of perseverance, bravery, and the triumph of good over evil. - Gordon Cheung”

Auction Coming this November

Following the interactive sculpture trail, the unique works of art will be auctioned this November and there will also be a public viewing exhibition of the 15 sculptures.

In partnership with Tusk, Westbrook Gallery and Pickfords

About Tusk

For more than 30 years, Tusk has worked to accelerate the impact of African-driven conservation. Since its formation, Tusk has boosted an impressive range of successful conservation projects across more than 20 countries. These initiatives have not only increased vital protection for more than 40 different threatened species, but have also contributed to poverty reduction through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities living alongside wildlife. Tusk partners with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, Tusk helps to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution. The charity, which has Prince William as its Royal Patron, has invested over $100m into African conservation since its founding in 1990.