For 10 weeks in this summer of 2021, the Octopus Ahoy! art sculptures form a public art trail across Harwich, Tendring and the wider Essex area to celebrate the Mayflower 400™️ project and 150 Years of Clacton.
The art trail, featuring 30 4ft-by-4ft octopus sculptures, can be followed on the Octopus Ahoy! app (free to download on iPhone and Android); every time you reach an octopus and GPS picks up your location (or you scan the QR code on the plinth of the sculpture), you earn a prize!
These large octopus sculptures will be auctioned towards the end of the project with all profits going to Essex-based charities.
The smaller 2ft-by-2ft octopus sculptures from the education programme will also be available to follow on the art trail app, and are hosted in internal locations throughout the summer – but no app prizes will be awarded for these. They will be returned to their schools/community groups at the end of the project.
Find out more about downloading the app and following the trail by clicking here.
Keep an eye out for our updates on social media – #octopusahoy – happy octopus hunting!