Edinburgh Zoo is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Giraffe About Town – a large-scale public art event in Edinburgh in the summer of 2022.
The event will feature more than 40 sculptures that will form a free trail of discovery for local people and visitors of all ages to explore and enjoy.
Each sculpture will be sponsored by local businesses, community groups and education organisations. They will also be decorated by local artists and communities – all designed to celebrate Edinburgh’s extraordinary heritage and cultural diversity.
The sculptures will be displayed in locations across Edinburgh – creating a trail highlighting hidden gems and engaging with communities from Edinburgh Airport to Leith.
Following a fabulous farewell weekend at Edinburgh Zoo where they will be shown together, the giraffe sculptures will be auctioned at a special event to raise funds that will support our conservation projects in Scotland and across the world. Our sculptures will find new homes across the city, ensuring a fitting legacy for the people and communities of Edinburgh.
Our sponsorship drive is now live – be a part of this fun flagship event that will raise funds for Edinburgh Zoo and the vital conservation work of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.DOWNLOAD OUR SPONSORSHIP PACK
Our artist call is also now live and open to all creatives from across the country, but we very much hope to engage with Edinburgh’s rich, thriving and diverse local arts community. We would encourage submissions from both emerging talent and well established artists, think BIG and get involved! Designs are welcomed in any medium – from traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic.DOWNLOAD OUR ARTIST PACK