Following the enormous success of the Scrumpty Trail during the summer of 2015 it was time for Naylor Powell’s Scrumpty, ‘The Tailor’, to find a new home.
The Scrumpty Trail was a public art event taking place in the City of Gloucester from the start of August through to October 2015. Millions of visitors descended on the City in the search for the 20 Scrumpty characters all painted by well renowned artists and inspired by the landscapes and history of Gloucestershire.
‘The Tailor’, was painted by artist Deven Bhurke and inspired by the Beatrix Potter novel, ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’. The sculpture was positioned in front of the imposing Gloucester Cathedral and drew a huge amount of attention.
Once the sculptures were taken down at the end of October they were in desperate need of some TLC. Where they had been stored outside the weather caused some damage to the paint work. The protruding ears were too tempting for some children, so repairs were needed here also. The maintenance work was made over the Christmas period, just in time for the New Year delivery.
The new home for ‘The Tailor’ would be a warmer environment than it was previously used to as the scrumpty was carefully delivered to our Gloucester Docks branch. A nervous team watched as ‘The Tailor’ was wheeled in. Luckily the sculpture fits perfectly in the entrance to the office and has already generated a lot of attention from passers-by.
The Tailor’s new home will only be a temporary move however as Naylor Powell plan to auction the sculpture later in the year with proceeds going to a local charity.
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