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A MOTH FOR AMY
A flutter of moths has landed!
A Moth for Amy is a mass engagement public art project, modeled on Hull’s highly successful ‘Larkin with Toads’ scheme. Just like Geoffrey de Havilland, the Gipsy Moth’s manufacturer, we are fascinated by moths in all their many manifestations. Amy Johnson flew a De Havilland Gipsy Moth to Australia as well as several other de Havilland Moths during her flying career.
The master sculpture has been created by East Riding Sculptor Saffron Waghorn.
We invited artists and designers to submit their designs for the decoration of A Moth for Amy. We received almost 200 incredible submissions and, after much difficult deliberation, we managed to shortlist them down to 130. Our fabulous sponsors each selected their favourite to be realised on one of our giant fibreglass moths.
The breathtaking outcome is a public display of 59 unique artworks, each one reflecting the powerful inspiration of Amy Johnson and her amazing achievements. From 1 July 2016 the Moths remain where they have settled until 31 March 2017, seeing in Hull’s year as UK City of Culture.
Visit the Moth Gallery to catch a glimpse of these winged beauties and download a map or our Moth Collector App (iPhone & Android) to help you find where each of them has settled.