Over the last two months, London has been hailing its latest line of tall kings. No, Peter Crouch models did not take over the city (just yet, anyway), but an army of six-foot-tall Morph sculptures now make up a free trail in the capital.
As part of “Morph’s Epic Art Adventure”, 56 sculptures of the beloved clay cartoon character have been sitting by a set of London landmarks to add a little smiley cheer to the summer.
They arrived in June, but their day in the sun is nearly over, with the sculptures taking a figurative hike on August 20. Londoners can set themselves a task to hunt down the Morph trail and find every single one that’s scattered around the capital.
Morph Sculptures around London
There are 56 Morph sculptures scattered around London, each sitting beside an iconic landmark, from the Tate Modern to Borough Market to the HMS Belfast. Since we’ve (mostly) been enjoying a good spell of weather in the big smoke, the Morph adventure is the perfect family-friendly trail to enjoy in the warm season.
Each Morph model has been delicately painted with a design from a group of both well-known and emerging artists, and a set of ‘Mini Morph’ sculptures, created by schools, will also make up part of the fun.
Whizz-Kidz, a charity for young wheelchair users, are who we have to thank for this splash of Morph in London, and they’ve created the UK’s first step-free art trail of its kind.
Anyone who visits the Morph trail can use the map and app to meander through the Morph-filled streets, all while unlocking new rewards and facts. While the trail celebrates the creativity of those who provided the brilliant designs for each Morph, it’s also raising awareness on the need for young wheelchair users to be “mobile, enabled and included in society”.
Oh, and should you wish to have a permanent Morph in your living room (perhaps you are tired of your *insert celebrity name here* cardboard cutout?), you can take part in an auction to raise money for Whizz-Kidz once the trail comes to an end.
Find more information, including the route, on the Morph trail – “Morph’s Epic Adventure” – here. You have until Sunday, August 20 to catch them around London.