Public Art Commission - Wild Dolphins Project 

In 2014 the streets of Aberdeen have come alive with giant sculptures of dolphins. The sculptures were designed and painted by local artists.

The project was led by the Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the ARCHIE Foundation, both working in partnership with Wild in Art. The dolphin sculpture has been inspired by the bottlenose dolphin which lives in the wild on the doorstep of Aberdeen.

At the end of the 10 weeks art trail, the dolphin sculptures have been auctioned to raise funds for the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and to protect the local dolphins.


Elisa Guietti, public art, Wild Dolphins Aberdeen

For my design, I decided that a pirate dolphin would be a fun and enjoyable subject, suitable for both children and adults. I used a variety of bright colours to give the sculpture a sharp and cheerful look.


More information about the project are available through the links below.