Giant ox sculptures to take over Oxford in event supported by Oxford Brookes

A sculpture of an ox
The ox sculptures will be decorated by local and international artists

More than 30 life-sized ox sculptures will take over the streets of Oxford next year in an event supported by Oxford Brookes University.

The OxTrail art installation event is being brought to the city by Sobell House Hospice and will launch on 6 July 2024 with a series of sculptures decorated by local and international artists. 

The artworks will be on display until the end of August 2024 and then will be auctioned off to raise money for the hospice. 

Oxford Brookes University has been confirmed as the learning programme partner for the event and will support schools across the county to create their own ox sculptures.

Amelia Foster, CEO at Sobell House Hospice, said: “OxTrail is designed to bring the city together. These art trails have been hugely successful in doing so in other regions so we’re delighted to bring it to Oxford for the first time. 

“Across eight weeks, OxTrail will encourage locals and visitors of all ages to explore Oxford’s iconic attractions and find some hidden gems. The oxen will be extremely eye-catching so, when they all come together, it’s going to look great as they take over our streets.”

The event is being run in partnership with Wild in Art which has helped create similar public art events in cities around the world. 

Local businesses and national businesses with an operation in Oxford can sponsor an ox sculpture with nearly half already sponsored.  

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