Paint a Coo

We are inviting submissions of designs from artists, well known or undiscovered.

  • Designs must be submitted by Friday 10th September
  • Successful artists will receive 1 large coo sculpture to recreate their design to full scale between October to March
  • Acrylic paint is recommended for the sculptures, however if you would like to use a different medium please contact a trail team member for advice before submitting your design
  • No materials will be supplied by the Hospice, however on completion of your work Highland Hospice will lacquer the sculptures to protect the paintwork at no cost to the artist
  • Our Coos' will be located across the Highlands and in Inverness City itself. We would like artists to consider the locations when making design submissions. Whilst we welcome all designs and ideas we would also love to see some iconic "Highland" designs too or perhaps a design specific to an area or sponsor!
  • Your name and the name and description of your art work will beincluded on the Coo's plinth and associated print and web materials
  • Successful artists will receive one free ticket to the final auction event

Download our Coo Artist informtion pack here or contact Jenna Hayden ( for more information. You can submit your entry online below.

Design Submission Form

This is the name that will be featured on all trail promotional materials - this may be your artists title, studio or collaborative name.
A brief description of your design: 50-100 words describing your design inspiration or concept.
Please detail the type of paint and any other materials you intend to use when creating your squirrel.
Up to 200 words about you and your artistic practice.