MOTHS & TOADS SCULPTURE FINDER

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LARKIN WITH TOADS / A MOTH FOR AMY

Although Hull’s two colourful animal sculpture projects were planned to last only a few months, these remarkable Toads and Moths are set to stay for a while longer yet! After each project, many of the sculptures were auctioned and moved to new locations. Whilst some are now in private homes and gardens, many more can be seen from roads and footpaths around the area. You can use this simple Sculpture Finder to locate all the public Moths and Toads.

Larkin with Toads was the first of the large scale, mass participation public art events that populated Hull and the East Riding with 40 enormous decorated toads, initially for 10 weeks during summer 2010.  The project was part of Larkin25, a six month festival commemorating the life and work of the poet, novelist, librarian and jazz critic, Philip Larkin, marking the 25th anniversary of his death.

Find out more about Larkin with Toads at philiplarkin.com/larkin-with-toads

A Moth for Amy helped to mark the 75th Anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Hull heroine, Amy Johnson, and bring her remarkable life to the attention of people across the city, the region, the country and the world! The 2016 Amy Johnson Festival of the Arts and Engineering celebrated this wonderful woman and her amazing achievements.

Fifty-nine decorated moths appeared across Hull, East Yorkshire, and some key locations across England. One more, Stop me and buy one, was added in 2020 to bring the total to 60 – referencing Amy’s de Havilland DH60 Gipsy Moth, Jason, the plane she flew to Australia on her record breaking solo flight.

City Centre Moths

Artist: Hannah van Green

Sponsor: Green Port Hull

Location: Central Library, Albion Street, Hull HU1 3TF

On the 2nd floor landing outside the Makerspace area, view anytime the library is open.

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Artist: Alan Thorley

Sponsor: Private Sponsor

Location: Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, HU2 8LB

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Artist: J Zeller-Jaques

Sponsor: HEYHA Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitality Association

Location: Holiday Inn Express, 80 Ferensway, HU2 8LN

On display in the hotel foyer which is open to the public.  

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Design by: Jo Cruickshanks

Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

Location: St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, HU2 8LN

Towards the Park Street end of the shopping centre, near the hanging ‘replica’ Jason, Amy Johnson’s plane. On view 24/7.

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Artist: Cathy Simpson

Sponsor: Marion Owen Travel

Location: Marion Owen Travel, 23 Portland Street, HU2 8JX

View Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm – visitors welcome.

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Artist: Mik Richardson

Sponsor: Prospect Centre

Location: West Street Entrance, Prospect Centre, HU2 8PP

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Design Concept: Wilberforce Health Centre staff

Artist: Clare Holdstock

Sponsor: Hull Citycare Ltd

Location: Wilberforce Health Centre, Story Street, HU1 3SA

Inside the building in the main atrium. The building is open 08.00 – 20.00, 7 days a week (including all weekends and bank holidays). No dogs (except guide dogs) in the building as it is a health building.

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Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: Allenby Commercial

Location: 93-95 Alfred Gelder St, HU1 1EP

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Artist: Vicky O’Grady

Sponsor: ARCO Ltd

Location: ARCO, 1 The Dock, Queens Street, HU1 1UU until December 2020, then ARCO HQ, 1 Blackfriargate, HU1 1BH

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Artist: Charles Huckvale

Sponsor: Hudgell Solicitors

Location: 2, The Dock, 46 Humber St, HU1 1TU

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Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: Kingston Retail Park

Location: 2 Blanket Row, Fruit Market, HU1 1AX

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Artist: Deven Burke

Sponsor: Spencer Group

Location: One Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, HU1 2BN

Located on an outside column at the north east corner of the building.

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Artist: Denise McCoid

Sponsor: Smailes Goldie Group

Location: Regent’s Court, Princess Street, HU2 8BA

Visible from Freetown Way (A165), through railings.

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Artist: Pinky

Sponsor: Rainbow Professional Ltd

Location: 131 Cumberland Street, HU2 0PP 

View from Cumberland Street on the factory building.

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Citywide Moths

Artist: Charlie Fogg

Sponsor: Smith & Nephew

Location: Smith & Nephew, Jackson Street, HU3 2BP

View from junction of Jackson Street and Tadman Street.

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Artist: Hannah van Green

Sponsor: Roach Bros. (Curers) Ltd

Location: Havelock Street, HU3 4JH

View from the street. A 160 year old fish business and still a family firm using Amy Johnson’s father’s old AJK (Andrew Johnson Knudtzon Ltd) cold store on the Boulevard.

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Design by: Sophie Green

Artist: Bridget Murray

Sponsor: Places for People

Location: Hird Ltd, English Street, HU3 2BS

View from English Street.

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Design by: Graham Fisher

Artist: ::S12::

Sponsor: Strata Holdings Ltd.

Location: Strata House, 300 Hawthorn Avenue, HU3 5LL

View from Hawthorn Avenue.

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Design by: Evolve

Artist: Rich Pennington

Sponsor: City Health Care Partnership CIC

Location: City Health Care Partnership, 5 Beacon Way, Brighton Street, HU3 4AE

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Design by: Jo Cruickshanks

Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: AFH Wealth Management

Location: 7 Beacon Way, Brighton Street, Hull HU3 4AE

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Artist: Sophie Welton

Sponsor: Private Sponsor

Location: 47 Peel Street, Hull HU3 1QR

The design references the building’s history as an ice cream factory and its location on the site of the Hull Zoological Gardens.

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Artist: Peter Ronald Coates

Sponsor: Amy Johnson Festival

Location: 9 – 11 Wellington Street, Fruit Market, HU1 1UF until Autumn 2020, then at 73 Pearson Park, HU5 2TQ

View from Pearson Avenue.

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Artist: Liz Dees

Sponsor: University of Hull

Location: Blackburn Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, HU6 7R

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Designed with Pupils from Cleeve Primary School

Artist: Natalie Guy

Sponsor: North Point Shopping Centre

Location: Main Atrium, North Point Shopping Centre, Goodhart Road, Bransholme, HU7 4EE

View during normal shopping centre opening hours.

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Artist: Sue Kershaw

Sponsor: NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group

Location: South Bransholme Health Centre, Goodhart Road, Bransholme, HU7 4DW

Inside the building in the main atrium. The building is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including all weekends and bank holidays). No dogs (except guide dogs) in the building as it is a health building. 

NHS CCG chose to sponsor this unusual, eye-catching mosaic decorated moth, as this supports our wider aspirations to create a healthier Hull.

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Artist: Keiron Reilly & Lynsey Brecknell

Sponsor: HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association)

Location: 27-31 Dansom Lane South, Hull HU8 7LA 

Visitors are welcome to come and see Amy Did It but will need to book a visit by emailing us via the website www.heta.co.uk or phoning 01482 372672

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Artist: Nick Murley

Sponsor: Persona

Location: L.A.Hall (Hull) Ltd, 19-27 Lime Street, HU8 7AB

Visitors welcome during normal working hours of 8.00 – 5.00 weekdays and occasional Saturday mornings. Access through the yard entrance from Spyvee Street.

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Design by: Rebecca Dennison

Artist: Doug Smelt

Sponsor: Hampton by Hilton Humberside Airport

Location: 20 Lime Tree Avenue, Holderness Road, HU8 8QD

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Design by: Susan Webber

Artist: Domanic Li

Sponsor: Amy Johnson Festival

Location: Sutton Mortgage Brokers, 366 Holderness Road, HU9 3DL

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Artist: Joelle Harris

Sponsor: Science Museum London

Location: Aspire Academy, 351 Annandale Road, HU9 5DE

View from the main road. The public should not enter the school grounds. 

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Artists: Dalo

Sponsor: Private Sponsor

Location: Hallgate Primary School, Hallgate, Cottingham  HU16 4DD

View through school gates from the public footpath accessed via King Street, and up closer once a year at the school’s Summer Fair on the first Saturday each July. 

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Artist: Julia Allum

Sponsor: Persona

Location: Larards Lets, The Property Centre, 24 Hull Road, Hessle, HU13 0AH 

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Artist: Isaac Acheampong

Sponsor: Strata Homes

Location: Informed Financial Planning, 8 Waterside Park, Livingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0EG

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Artist: Liz Dorton and pupils from All Saints Primary School, Hessle

Sponsor: Wykeland Group

Location: Bridgehead Woodland Trail, Bridgehead Business Park, 408 Boothferry Rd, Hessle HU13 0LN

Pedestrian access only.

Inspired by pre-Wright Brothers flying machines and cartoonist Ronald Searle and his Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, pupils from All Saints Primary School came up with their ideas for how to decorate the moth, with help from artist Liz Dorton.

Bridgehead Woodland Trail is a 1km wildlife walk that circles the Bridgehead Business Park, providing a perfect place for both workers and visitors to escape. With the help of pupils from nearby schools, All Saints Primary and Hessle High, a collection of artworks has been added along the route. There are little huts made from branches to wander in and out of, bug hotels to explore, a dinosaur egg nest, butterfly and moth sculpture to spot and fancy bird feeding stands to watch the wide variety of birds pecking away.

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Beverley & Beyond Moths

Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: Beverley Racecourse

Location: Beverley Racecourse, York Road, Beverley HU17 8QZ

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Artist: Laura Beardshaw

Sponsor: Bostonair Group Ltd

Location: Norwood House, Norwood, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9ET

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Artist: Liz Dorton and pupils from St Nicholas Primary School, Beverley

Sponsor: Wykeland Group

Location: Flemingate Shopping Centre, 23 A Chantry Lane, Beverley HU17 0EE

Pedestrian access only, the Moth is on the side of Armstrong House.

The theme was inspired by aviation engineer, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland. De Havilland was a keen collector of moths, reflecting his designs and the naming of his aircraft. Pupils from St Nicholas Junior School came up with ideas for how to decorate the moth, with help from local artist Liz Dorton.

Flemingate has a host of big name stores and places to eat.  Its range of leisure facilities includes the Parkway Cinema, InflataNation and a 24hour gym, Anytime Fitness. Overnight visitors can stay at the Premier Inn. Flemingate has a convenient 500-space multi-storey car park.

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Artist: Pinky

Sponsor: KCOM

Location: Swanland Primary School, Tranby Lane, Swanland HU14 3NE

View from Tranby Lane. No access to school grounds.

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Artist: Carolyn Short

Sponsor: Williamsons Solicitors

Location: ICF Financial Services Ltd, 2 Redcliff Road, Melton, HU14 3RS

View from Monks Way West.

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Design Concept: Greatfield Residents

Artist: Jemma Brown

Sponsor: Greatfield Big Local

Location: Milestone Farm, Everthorpe, HU15 2AP 

On the north side of the garage block and visible over the garden wall from High Road, Everthorpe. Also at this location is The Topographical Toad. There is no access permitted to the garden.

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Artist: Jemima Cholmondeley-Smith

Sponsor: Sewerby Hall and Gardens ERYC

Location: Sewerby Hall & Gardens Car Park, Church Lane, Sewerby, YO15 1EA

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Design by: Jo Cruickshanks

Artist: Saffron Waghorn

Sponsor: The University of Sheffield

Location: The Diamond, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD

On the ground floor of the Diamond, open to the public during staffed hours.

Amy came to Sheffield to study Latin, French & Economics (as well as attending engineering lectures) and graduated in 1925. 

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City Centre Toads

Artists: Sue Kershaw and Victoria Merrett

Location: Streetlife Museum Gardens, High Street, HU1 1PS

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1.30pm – 4.30pm

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Artist: Hannah Cooper

Location: Brewery House, Silvester Street, The Maltings, HU1 3HA

View through glazed doors between 9am – 5pm (when gates are open)

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Artists: Janis Goodman & Sarah Fisher

Location: Hull History Centre, Worship Street, HU2 8BG

Located outside, at the far end of the building’s distinctive arcade. Toad in the Hull arrived in June 2010 – just a few months after the Centre opened that January.

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Citywide Toads

Artist: Oban Hogarth

Location: Pearson’s Bar, 6a Princes Ave, HU5 3QA

View from the public footpath.

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Artist: Lonny Pop

Location: Bricknell Primary School, Bricknell Avenue, HU5 4ET

View from Bricknell Avenue – there is no public access to the school grounds. 

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Artist: Frances Kelly

Location: 105 Newland Park, HU5 2DT

The Larkin Toad sits on the first floor balcony at the front of the house where Larkin lived for the last eleven years of his life. View from the road only.

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Artist: Rebecca Dennison

Location: Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, HU6 7RX

Viewable at all times that the library is open.

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Artist: Mark Wigan

Location: Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, Hull University Business School, Esk Building, Cottingham Road, HU6 7RX

View Monday – Friday between 10am-5pm by the Student HUB.

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Artists: Sarah Daniels and Sarah Fallowfield 

Location: Malcolm West Forklifts Ltd, Bridge House, Goulton Street, HU3 4DL

View during office hours, Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.00pm.

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Designed by: Newington and St Andrews Young People’s Project

Artist: Liz Dees

Location: Network Young People’s Centre, 1 Massey Street, HU3 3LA

View through the fence at the rear of the project. Or come to the open community coffee morning, Thursdays from 10am-12pm, when you will be able to access the Cloister area of the building where Spacehopper is located.

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Artist: Gemma Chaikin

Location: St. Ambrose Court, Minehead Road, Bransholme, HU7 4JG

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Artist: Pinky

Location: The Bloc, Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6RJ

View through glazed doors between 9am – 5pm (when main gates are open)

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Artist: Pinkyvision

Location: Southlands Hall, 75 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, HU16 4RB

View from the road only – no access to the private grounds.

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Beverley & Beyond Toads

Designed by: Nick & Mez of The Neat

Artist: Sarah Pennington

Location: Beverley Racecourse, York Road, Beverley, HU17 8QZ

View inside the main gates on Racedays only.

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Artist: Ragna Blades

Location: Wyke Way, Melton West Business Park, Melton, HU14 3BQ

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Artists: St Nicholas’ Primary School with Sarah Johnson

Location: St Nicholas Primary School, Holme Church Lane, Beverley, HU17 0QP

View from the public footpath – no public access to the school grounds.

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Artist: Jemma Brown

Location: Milestone Farm, Everthorpe, HU15 2AP 

On the north side of the garage block and visible over the garden wall from High Road, Everthorpe. Also at this location is the Amy Moth, Greatfield Blossom. 

Please note: there is no access permitted to the garden.

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Artists: Newington Primary School After School Club

Supported by The Arc Creative Team

Location: Billericay, Essex, CM11 1AS

View by arrangement only – contact Cathy or Alan on 07866 180908 or cathyandalan51@btinternet.com

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Artist: Stephen MacKay

Location: Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland FK7 8EW

Viewing by appointment only – telephone 01964 671575 to arrange.

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