The Wild Dolphins have officially hit the streets of Aberdeen!
The city is hosting the Wild Dolphins project, which has seen 50 spectacular life-sized fibreglass sculptures of bottlenose dolphins – usually spotted off the North-east coast – popping up all over town.
Organised by Wild in Art with The ARCHIE Foundation, the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the dolphins can be seen until August 29, before being auctioned to raise money for the two charities.
The finished designs include a pirate, a diver and Spiderman, and dolphins made of mosaics, wool and willow, so there is sure to be something that appeals to everyone – we’d love to hear which is your favourite!
Our talented artists have taken inspiration from the sea, trees, birds, space, local industry, the Northern Lights and the media.
Locations include the beach esplanade, Footdee, Aberdeen Harbour, Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Marischal College, the Castlegate, Aberdeen University, Union Square, Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres and Balnagask Golf Course, as well as Torry Battery, a known hotspot for watching real dolphins.
To find out exactly where to see the Wild Dolphins, download our trail map here: Wild Dolphins Map
Please be aware that Monty and Spiderdolphin are currently away for repairs.
Important information about the opening times in which to visit the following ‘indoor’ dolphins:
Don the Dolphin – Union Square Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Disco Dolphin – Paramount Bar, best time to visit is 3-7pm Fri and Sat. A second plaque will be displayed in the window of Paramount shortly, so you can see him at any time or day and then scan the barcode.
Eric – Aberdeen Central Library, Mon & Weds 9am-8pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Golfin Dolphin – Trinity Centre, Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 6pm
Pola – Aberdeen Music Hall, Mon-Sat 9.30- 5pm
Sea Dog – Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Tues- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12- 3pm
Spot The Dolphin – Bon Accord Shopping Centre, Mon-Weds & Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Wooly Wallace – Aberdeen Art Gallery, Tues- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm
If you have any questions please email Stine Bang: firstname.lastname@example.org