Elmer is coming to Eastbourne

10 Feb – 14 Apr

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is visiting Eastbourne this year.

Can you find all 12 Elmers based on David McKee’s character around the town centre?

Trail Map

Begin your Elmer adventure by picking up a free Trail Map from either the Welcome Building, Eastbourne Library, the Enterprise Shopping Centre, Eastbourne Train Station or The Beacon. Alternatively you can download a map using the link below.


Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Created by David McKee

Near to Bankers Corner
Hosted by Lightning Fibre


Created by Donna Newman – Eden Designs Murals

Inside The Beacon
Hosted by Brufords

Tennisphant Elmer

Created by Wild in Art

Near to Maybugs
Hosted by Eastbourne Borough Market

Polka Dot

Created by MrASingh

Near to Qualisea
Hosted by PRG Marketing Communications

Slunce a Mesic (Sun & Moon)

Created by Adam Pekr – Inkversion

Opposite The Belgian Café

Towner Elmer

Created by Jessica Perrin

Near to Towner Gallery
Hosted by Eastbourne Alive

Floating in the Now

Created by Kelly Ma

Near to Memorial Roundabout
Hosted by Pomodorro Mozzarella

Turner’s Sunset

Created by Glen Brooks at Studio Glen

Near to Hyde Gardens
Hosted by Chatfields Jewellers

Faces of Basquiat

Created by Jenny Leonard

Near to Urban Ground
Hosted by The Eagle

The Polymath

Created by Jane Mota

Near to the Town Hall
Hosted by Visit Eastbourne

Maestro Morris

Created by Gayani Ariyaratne

Outside Enterprise Shopping Centre


Created by Caroline Daly

Inside the Train Station
Hosted by Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

*Please note, the Elmer locations are approximate.

About Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Start your Elmer experience by reading the classic picture book by David McKee, celebrating 35 years of friendship and acceptance in 2024!

The grey elephants all love him, but Elmer soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them. Find out how Elmer learns to love his and the herd’s true colours in this beloved children’s classic.

You can pick up a copy of Elmer in all good bookshops, including Waterstones, WHSmith and Camilla’s Bookshop as well as online, or why not go to your local library and find Elmer there!

About Wild in Art

Wild in Art produces spectacular public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. Our art trails bring together businesses and creative sectors with schools and local communities through the creation of uniquely painted sculptures.

Thanks to our partners

Elmer © David McKee 2024 published by Andersen Press. www.elmer.co.uk