Tortoise Takeover

We’re proud to have been a sculpture sponsor for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Tortoise Takeover trail

The Tortoise Takeover trail saw dozens of decorated, giant tortoise sculptures on display throughout Jersey in a bid to connect islanders to nature and art. Tortoise Takeover ran throughout the summer of 2023 and featured tortoises beautifully decorated by artists for the community to enjoy across the island’s town centre, parks, wild spaces and coastlines.

What is it?

Tortoise Takeover was an island-wide, public art trail that brought together every part of Jersey’s community and in turn, protect some of the most threatened species on the planet.

The trail, the second by Durrell following their hugely successful ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ trail in 2019, helped raise awareness and funds for the amazing conservation work Durrell does in Jersey, and across the globe.

Our Tortoise

We were delighted to have been paired with a design from Bristol-based artist Tim Sutcliffe. Tim is no stranger to Durrell, having designed a Gorilla for the hugely popular and successful 2019 trail ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ and several other trails across the UK for Wild in Art.

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