I've been a fan of Morph since I was a little girl and knew that I absolutely needed to visit Morph's Epic Art Adventure in London. It's been ages since I explored an art trail in London and what better excuse to meet up with some friends for a rather rainy wander and lunch?
On Guard Morph by Hannah Lewin
Inspired by the Royal Guards and located in Hays Galleria
The View of the City from Hay's Galleria
One can never take too many photos of this view.
London Parklife Morph by James Daw
Inspired by London's parks, which are splendid in summer. Located on the Queen's Walk.
Morpheus by Jodie Silverman
Located on the Queen's Walk, just after the HMS Belfast. Inspired by Morpheus, the god of dreams, and looking just like Morph looked in his humble beginnings.
Morph into the Piñataverse by Anthony Rule
Featuring characters from Piñata Smashlings and located just outside Groucho.
Morph Over: There's Room for Two! by Mik Richardson
Harking back to the marvellous Books About Town book benches trail, Rik's design references the trail map for Morph's Epic Art Adventures in London.
The Power of Morphing Communication by Clarke Reynolds, aka The Blind Braille Artist
Wearing the artist's iconic Yellow Braille suit, this Morph is a proud visually impaired character. His cane symbolises Morph's independence to walk the trail with his trusted tool. The Blind Braille Artist uses black on yellow as it offers the highest contrast for visually impaired people.
The Messenger Morph by Martin Dougan and John Dougan Nealon
Martin was born with cerebral palsy and has been a lifelong wheelchair user; John is his brother. They used their shared experience to talk to young wheelchair users and their messages about inclusivity feature on this Morph located on the Queens Walk.
Pearly King Morph by Sandra Russell
Inspired by the original Pearly King, Henry Croft, a 19th century orphan who raised money for charity by wearing clothes decorated with mother-of-pearl buttons.
Blaze a Trail Morph by Rob Biddulph
Inspired by Biddulph's picture book Odd Dog Out about a daschund who wears a rainbow scarf.
The View of Tower Bridge from Shad Thames
Never get tired of this view...
... or of this place and its connections to Oliver Twist.
Riverside Spirit by Riverside Primary School
Located in a shop window in Shad Thames, this mini Morph featured all the favourite songs sung by pupils of Riverside Primary School.
The View of Tower Bridge from Butler's Wharf Chop House
It began to pour with rain when we reached Butler's Wharf, so we stopped for a well-earned lunch at Butler's Wharf Chop House. We sat before an open window, watching the rain fall over Tower Bridge, and were given blankets to help warm us up. Summer in England!
Apart Together Morph by Olivia Hylton
Located on the More London walkway back to London Bridge, this Morph celebrates London's diversity.
Cactus Morph by Traci Moss
Located in London Bridge Station, Cactus Morph was inspired by a visit to the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens.
"Me.Here.Now", Installation Artwork by Mark Titchner
We spotted the new art installation by Mark Titchner. The work features three stainless steel domes. The one pictured above has the words “One foot in front of the other”. The other two say “Only the first step is difficult”, and “The distance means nothing”.
Flower Stall, London Bridge Station
Titchner's art installation can be seen in the background, looking past the iconic flower stall at London Bridge Station.
Our School by Grange Primary School
Our final Morph siting was the Our School mini Morph representing all the different nationalities at Grange Primary School.
Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London Auction
The epic adventure is over now and the Morphs will be auctioned on 12 September and online to raise money for Whizz Kids, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users. Bids start at £3,000 per statue so here's hoping they raise a massive amount of money!