Philippa and her students paint horses for the World Horse Welfare Sculpture Trail

On Friday 10th May Philippa Lawrence, CSAD Principal Lecturer was delighted to be presented to HRH Princess Anne at the launch of the World Horse Welfare Sculpture Trail at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Students from the Artist, Designer: Maker course at Cardiff School of Art & Design worked alongside their lecturer Philippa Lawrence at AMALGAM, Bristol over the Easter break to help paint some of the horses for the World Horse Welfare Sculpture Trail. The students involved welcomed the opportunity to work on this project and to learn about the charity and trail.

Forming partnerships with organisations and undertaking live projects and placements are invaluable, aiding students to acquire necessary skills to work in the creative industries. They worked incredibly well as a team to bring the designs to life on several of the horses: both small and large. The charity were incredibly grateful for their efforts and Philippa was proud to represent them at the event.

Ten of the 11hh (111cm) sculptures will form the ‘Show Trail’ which will be exhibited at the Royal Windsor Horse Show (8th – 12th May) and will then travel to a number of other events during the year. Ten additional sculptures are already on display throughout the towns of Windsor and Eton until the end of July and will then travel to Kensington and Chelsea for the rest of the summer. 20 miniature 35cm high horse sculptures will also feature across World Horse Welfare’s four Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Norfolk, Somerset, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire.