Wolves in Wolverhampton is the largest public art exhibition and trail to have ever taken place in the City, with 30 locally made, designed and installed Wolves sculptures that will be in place for more than 11 weeks around the City Centre.
Alongside this Wolverhampton Art Gallery are also hosting a mini-wolf exhibition where over 60 miniature wolves painted by local schools, groups and artists will be displayed.
The Sculpture project goes live from 5th July and runs until 24th September.
The miniature Wolf exhibition will be available to visit from 8th July until 17th September 2017 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
The majority of wolves will be auctioned off to raise money for The Outside Centre and the Mayors Charities. This year the Mayors chosen charities are:
30 wolves located around the city centre. three of the 30 are outside the City Centre ring road, one in West Park, one inside Wolves Museum entrance, and one outside Marston’s Brewery Shop.
There will also be 60+ mini wolves as part of the mini wolves’ exhibition.
Some of the 30 Wolves are located indoors so can only be accessed during those building opening times:
|Location||Venue opening times||Visible from the outside?|
|Art Gallery||Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm||No|
|Football Stadium - Museum||Fri 12-5pm, Sat 11am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-3:30pm. From Wed 9 August, the museum will open every Wed from 10am–4pm. Times vary on match days - please call the museum for opening times on 0871 222 1877||Yes|
|WV Active Central||Mon 9am-9:30 pm, Tue 6:30am-10pm, Wed 7:30am-9:30pm, Thur 6:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-9:00pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4pm||Yes|
|The Way||Mon-Sun 9am-10pm||Yes|
|Central Library||Mon-Thur 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun closed||No|
|Wulfrun Centre||Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10:30am-4pm||No|
|Light House Media Centre (Chubb Building)||Mon-Fri 9am-8:45pm, 45 minutes before the first screening at weekends until 8.30pm for details call 01902 716055||No|
|Grand Theatre||Mon-Sat 11am-6pm (later on show days), Sun dependant on shows - please check before travelling 01902 573320||Yes|
|Arena Theatre||Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, theatre is open at the weekends depending on shows, please check before travelling 01902 321321||No|
|Mander Centre||Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10:30am-4:30pm||No|
|Mobile Wolf||Varying dependant upon its location||N/A|
Hard copy maps are available from several locations free of charge, these are listed below. Alternatively, you can download a map in PDF format.
Large maps are also available on display in several locations in the City Centre.
There is a competition included on the map to win a personalised designed mini Wolf to keep. In order to take part, participants need to visit the Wolves to obtain a letter of a popular children’s tale (not all locations are essential to get the phrase).
There will be other competitions running throughout the duration of the competition on social media including selfie competitions to win Wolves game tickets. Like the Wolves in Wolves page on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest competitions.
There will be a colouring competition for children in the Pop-Up shop in the Mander Centre.
Wolf 30 is a mobile Wolf and therefore, there will be an additional competition to find this in one of the City Centre shops, this is likely to move around on a weekly basis. Clues to its location will be put on social media.
Participants can also win a prize to Canada by visiting the Wolves in Wolves website.
All information can be found on this website and various social media channels listed below:
You can find out who our amazing artists are be visiting the Artists section of this website.
There are QR codes on each wolf that can be scanned. This will take the user to the relevant page with more information about the wolf - the artist, the story, the sponsor etc.