TEN sculptures have been installed around Winchester city centre today as a public art exhibition is launched.

The giant hare sculptures were spotted in parts of Winchester.

The six foot tall colourful sculptures are part of the Hares of Hampshire art exhibition.

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The exhibition has 31 hares dotted around Winchester and Southampton.

Hampshire Chronicle: Hares of Hampshire sculptures spotted around Winchester

Hares of Hampshire launches on Thursday, June 16 and will be in the city for the next 10 weeks, until Thursday, August 25.

Each sculpture has been individually created by a different artist.

At the end of the exhibition they will be part of an auction for charity The Murray Parish Trust, which supports ill children across the south with care and emergency treatment.

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Sarah Parish, actor and co-founder of The Murray Parish Trust, said: "The reaction from the general public has been phenomenal, we’ve had numerous questions about the hare itself and there’s been a real buzz around the Hares of Hampshire trail – it’s fantastic to see so many people looking forward to it!

Hampshire Chronicle: Hares of Hampshire sculptures spotted around Winchester

"We’re really excited to unveil the designs that some very talented artists have been busy painting on our giant hares and to be working with so many amazing local businesses."

For more go to haresofhampshire.co.uk/

Click the top image to see some of the pictures of the hares taken in Winchester on launch day. 

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