Jake & Dinos Chapman

Walking Through Time

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is a group of three corten steel dinosaurs, each measuring more than eight metres in length and towering up to seven metres high. They resemble two huge children’s model-making kits and appear clumsy and lovable.

From October 2019, two of the three dinosaurs (The Good and The Bad) are on loan to the University of Warwick for one year only and form the focus of a new art and history trail leading across the campus. In addition to The Good and The Bad, the trail incorporates a number of new and existing sculptures from the University of Warwick Art Collection and provides some fascinating and at times gruesome facts, about the history of the site.

Jake and Dinos Chapman are among the best known artists working today. They use material from a wide range of culture to challenge our ideas about past and present society and values.


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General

Get your FREE map

Collect a paper map from our Box Office or download a copy here.

A hand drawn map of the University of Warwick campus and sculptures that can be found there. The title reads: "Walking Through Time The Dinosaur Trail"


Share your experience

We’d love to see your adventures across campus – so don’t forget to tag your Instagram photos and tweets with #followthathare and mention @warwickartscentre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to take part?
    It’s free to take part.

  • When is the Walking Through Time Trail open?
    It’s open all year. There’s no need to book.
  • How long will it take to complete the trail?
    It can take between 2 and 4 hours to walk the entire trail, depending on your walking speed and how often you stop! You don’t have to complete all of the trail in one go, you could choose the sculptures you want to see and create your own shorter route. You could also bring your bicycle and cycle around campus!
  • I’m not a student, am I allowed to walk around campus?
    Absolutely! Campus is open to members of the public
  • How accessible is the trail?
    Some of the sculptures on the trail are located in areas which may not be accessible by wheelchairs. Please contact creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk to discuss your access needs and we can work with you to ensure you have a positive and enjoyable experience.

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For Families

Family enjoying Art and Nature Trail

Explorer Backpacks

Saturdays: Sat 5 Oct – Sat 21 Dec 2019
School Holidays: Mon 21 – Fri 25 Oct & Mon 28 Oct – Fri 1 Nov 2019
Every Saturday and on selected dates in the school holidays, families are invited to pick up specially designed Explorer backpacks from the Creative Learning space and embark on a self-led art and history trail around campus.

The backpacks contain arts materials and binoculars amongst other things encouraging all explorers to get involved.

As it’s self-led, you can be flexible and make the trail your own by visiting as many pieces as you can in an hour or spend a luxury 2 – 4 hours exploring campus, the choice is yours!

Contents of Activity Backpack

You can select your own contents from the following:

  • Field Guides
  • Binoculars
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Magnifying collection pots
  • Treasure bags
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Drawing Paper
  • Clipboards
  • Viewfinders
  • Waterproof blankets
  • Wetwipes

You can also take a book from our Creative Learning space to read on the way!

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For Schools

School group enjoying Art and Nature Trail

Group Tours

Want to visit as a school group? We can provide bespoke tours, taking in to consideration your various needs and what you hope to achieve from the session.

  • Available on Wednesdays
  • Tailored for either EYFS, KS1 or KS2
  • Sessions are available between 10am and 2pm
  • Maximum of 60 children per session
  • Trails are delivered by our Visitor Assistants
  • FREE

Email creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk to find out more.

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Art Detectives

Our Visitor Assistants will take your school group on a half day trail exploring sculpture on campus with a focus on materials and technique in making sculpture. Followed by an afternoon practical session based on what we have discovered during the morning.

  • Sessions are available between 10am and 2pm
  • Maximum of 60 children per session
  • FREE

Email creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk to find out more.

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For University of Warwick Students and Staff

Students enjoying the Art and Nature Trail

Explore your campus

The Art and History Trail is the perfect way to explore campus, get some fresh air and clock-up the daily step-count.

Walk part of the route at lunchtime or beat the traffic and arrive early or stay a little later. Plan several shorter routes and spread the tour out over a week.

Socials

Looking for an alternative social event for your society or department? We can design bespoke Curator-led tours throughout the year. Email creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk to find out more.

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