Bee in the City's ‘Au’ honey bee creates quite a buzz!
80 giant bees are winging their way to Manchester this summer!
As a preview to this summer’s Bee in the City art exhibition, a 1.8m high golden honey bee has been touring Manchester. Stopping off in St Peter’s Square, Manchester Central, Manchester Science Park and Castlefield, the ‘Au’ bee provided a taste of what’s to come when a colony of over eighty super-sized bee sculptures land in July.
Produced by Wild in Art in partnership with Manchester City Council, Bee in the City has seen both emerging and established artists from across the region let loose, giving each bee their own unique design, which will be displayed throughout the streets, parks and public spaces of Manchester.
This unique colony aims to promote a hive of activity, creating a trail for families, local communities and visitors to enjoy and ‘collect’ via the bee app, over 9 weeks in summer - July-September 2018.
Speaking about the project, Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "The bee symbolises the industrious, creative and energetic spirit of Manchester and it's only right therefore that it takes pride of place this summer on our streets.
"The Bee in the City trail promises to be a yet another fantastic event in the city that everyone will want to see and get involved in."
You can find out more about Bee in the City here.