Model Dragonflies at Cheney: Auction

In 2019, The Rumble Museum created an exciting new piece of public art in the form of a model Dragonfly Trail around Cheney School’s site.

Eight large (five foot long and five foot wing span) dragonfly models were installed in March. The dragonfly models each had their theme designed by Cheney Art students to represent different areas of learning. They are striking, colourful and educational works of art which have provided an inspiring outdoor art exhibition for students, staff and visitors. The trail was unveiled for the public at the Iris Festival of Natural History & More at Cheney School on 27th March, 2019.

We also gave six miniature dragonflies for local primary schools to theme and bring for the day of the festival to be included in the trail on the day. East Oxford Primary, Bayards Hill, St Mary & St John, St Andrew’s, St Ebbe’s and Windmill all decorated a model. You can explore their designs on a special Dragonfly Trail website.

We are now offering each of the the eight large dragonflies for auction! If you would like to buy one (or more) of our eight beautiful dragonfly models, we would love to hear from you.

Our minimum bidding price is £600. The bidding will be open until the end of November. To choose a dragonfly to bid on, please see the collection of eight dragonflies here. You can place your bid by emailing the amount and your chosen dragonfly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All funds raised from the auction will go towards our next art installation project for the eight plinths.