Aberdeen Wild Dolphins Art Trail shortlisted for award

Dolphins at Marischal College
Dolphins at Marischal College

AN ABERDEEN art campaign – which raised more than half a million pounds for charity – is up for an award.

The Wild Dolphins Art Trail, which was backed by the Evening Express, has been shortlisted in the Local Newspaper Week’s Making A Difference award.

The campaign saw 50 sculptures painted at the Aberdeen Journals offices and dotted around the city last summer.

Picture from the Wild Dolphins auction at the Music Hall, Aberdeen.
Picture from the Wild Dolphins auction at the Music Hall, Aberdeen. Picture by Chris Sumner.

Thousands of people flocked to find each one and tick them off the list.

The term “dolphies” became the new craze in the North-east with families and friends taking selfies with the dolphins and posting them on social media.

At an auction in September last year, hundreds packed the Music Hall, with the dolphins selling for a whopping £531,000 for The ARCHIE Foundation and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

The Evening Express front page after the auction last September.
The Evening Express front page after the auction last September.

Thousands of people followed the auction live on the Evening Express website, to see how much their favourite sculptures were being bought for.

You can vote for the campaign on the link here.

Voting ends tomorrow.

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