Charlie Langhorne, Ironman triathlete and dog lover, set up Wild in Art in 2008 with co-founder Sally-Ann Wilkinson. Charlie is passionate about how public art trails can bring together communities, businesses and artists through the power of creativity.
Wild in Art’s spectacular public art events entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. That legacy includes benefits to a city’s health and wellbeing, charitable causes and the local economy; in the last four years alone Wild in Art events have had an economic impact of £98 million.
Charlie has worked on art trails in many diverse cities around the world including London, Cape Town, Nairobi, Sydney, Christchurch and Moscow, to name but a few. While each city is unique and presents different challenges, Charlie has identified the common factors that lead to success.
Charlie is a former sports executive and army officer who was at the forefront of taking exhibitions of cow sculptures to cities across Europe as Managing Director of CowParade. Before setting up Wild in Art he also developed a match-funding programme to encourage sponsorship of grass root level sport, and worked with the International Tennis Federation, Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, Royal Ascot and the World Athletics Championships.