Sheffield 'Herd of Elephants'

Lesson: Art and design

Herd of Sheffield

58 large elephant sculptures will go on display across Sheffield city centre and beyond from July 11th – 5th October 2016. You will be able to follow the trail, collect points with the Herd of Sheffield app and try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

The Herd of Sheffield is joined by 72 smaller elephant calves, which have been designed by local school children (including Marlcliffe), to create the Little Herd. The little calf elephants are on display in indoor venues from June 21st – 30th September 2016.

Our very own Betty Button is now installed in the Art House, Backfields (round the corner from John Lewis). Max and Denny in Y2 went to the Little Herd launch in the Winter Gardens, along with Marlcliffe mum Sue Traylor, who had spent many hours helping groups of children to glue the buttons on. She dreams of buttons now!

We would like to say thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends of Marlcliffe who donated buttons. An especially big thank you to Mrs Smith (Sam and Alice’s Mum) who donated a HUGE old-fashioned tin of Quality Street packed to the brim!  

For information, a copy of the map can also be downloaded as a PDF from the main Herd of Sheffield website –

Message from Lisa Parkes - Administrative Assistant - The Art House

8 Backfields (off Divison Street)


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As we are so proud to be hosting 9 elephants from The Little Herd, we are having an ‘elephant art’ children’s competition to celebrate!  If you would like to get involved with your children in creating the wonderful elephants then please complete the submission form. We will be exhibiting all works of art received alongside the elephants in our exhibition gallery.

We will also be having a special preview event and are hoping that as many children with their families will be able to join us for squash and biscuits (plus tea or coffee for grown-ups) on Tuesday 2nd August from 5pm – 7pm.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday 2nd August until 2nd September.

Submissions need to be received by us at The Art House by 20th July - Art work can be 2D or 3D

Any images should be backed onto firm paper or card or framed.

1st prize- family Art Workshop for up to 6 people

2nd & 3rd prize- Elephantastic Elephant prizes

Images will be judged by The Artists at The Art House

£1 donation to Children’s Hospital Charity Appeal per submission

Submission form: /uploads/254/files/Elephantastic%20Exhibition%20at%20the%20Art%20House%20Sheffield%2030th%20June.docx