For 10 weeks in the summer of 2013, Colchester’s streets, parks and open spaces will be taken over by some unusual visitors... 2.5 metre high giraffes!
Stand Tall for Giraffes is to be a mass appeal, large-scale public art event to celebrate
the 50th birthday of Colchester Zoo!
It will raise funds for conservation through Colchester Zoo's charity Action for the Wild and give a huge present to the people of Colchester. The project is being developed in partnership with Wild in Art an experienced arts, events and education company and the team behind successfully staged similar events in the UK, Europe and Africa.
For more information on previous Wild in Art projects go to http://www.wildinart.co.uk
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Following the success of similar projects in Liverpool, Bristol, Chester and Norwich, Colchester’s Stand Tall for Giraffes will:
• Be Colchester’s highest profile event in summer 2013
• Engage local professional artists, community groups and schools and celebrate the creativity of Colchester
• Put Colchester and Essex on the map attracting regional and national visitors to Colchester town centre.
• Give local residents the opportunity to engage with the zoo and become a ‘tourist in their town’
We are starting to introduce the Stand Tall project to Colchester’s business,
art and charitable communities.
An exclusive event for sponsors and businesses will take place at firstsite in September 2012 but you can download the sponsorship pack NOW to find out more.
Download the free pack HERE
Download the Sponsorship Order Form HERE
The art programme and public painting gallery opens at the beginning of 2013 and the giraffes will hit the streets in the summer of 2013. The event will culminate with all the giraffes coming to Colchester Zoo for a farewell tour in September 2013 before they are auctioned to raise funds for Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild.
Find out more about Action for the Wild here
We are grateful to the following for lending
their support to the campaign:
"Art and Conservation are synonymous with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. It is through art that we raise much of our vital funding which we so desperately need to keep our projects in Asia and Africa alive and operational.
We are proud to be associated with Colchester Zoo in support of our recently established elephant orphanage project in Zambia, and wish this new ‘Stand Tall for Giraffes’ every success in celebration of Colchester’s 50th anniversary and to raise awareness of their conservation work.
May fellow artists and supporters be inspired by this amazing project which will hopefully touch and influence thousands about how fragile this planet is and of the importance of wildlife conservation".
David Shepherd, CBE – Artist, Conservationist and Founder
– The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
"Over the last few years I've been lucky enough to get involved with a few projects linking my chosen subject of natural history and art, and have found much common ground.
Art is one of the great ways of expressing what it is to be human, biology does much the same! I wish you all the very best with this wonderful project - I just wish you would just let me do one of the giraffes myself!
All the best, SB"
Steve Backshall - British naturalist, writer and television presenter
Image (c) Adam White
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