Poppy: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: Poppy 

Artist Name: Anne-Marie Byrne

Location: OMNi

Sponsor Name: OMNi

Covered with fragments of bright and eye-catching Pop Art, Poppy is designed with a patchwork of shapes in the pattern of a giraffe’s natural markings. Created by Anne-Marie Byrne, Poppy is a tribute to the pioneering works of Edinburgh artist, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. 

After many years in non-creative work, Anne-Marie rediscovered her love of painting when the Wild in Art pigs came to Ipswich. Since then, Anne-Marie has painted for many charity trails across the UK. Her designs include a lion disguised as a tiger, a biker bee, an underwater gorilla, a superhero wallaby, and many, many more! 

Sponsored by and located at the OMNi centre, Poppy’s design samples and re-interpreting elements of Paolozzi’s works, whose colourful collages and prints led the way for the likes Andy Warhol. 

OMNi is a place for all occasions – whether you’re looking to celebrate your last day of work, holidays, a catch-up meal with friends, or to see the latest cinema releases – they’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone! 

Fancy taking one of these home?

On Tuesday 4 October 2022 we are auctioning off our giraffe sculptures to raise money for our vital wildlife conservation work. If you would like to register your interest in attending the auction, please contact us at supportus@rzss.org.uk, and find out more at giraffeabouttown.org.uk/event/auction/

If you can’t make the auction you still have a chance to win your own giraffe! One lucky donor could win the BAMBOOzled sculpture, as well as the opportunity to feed our giant pandas and giraffes. For just £5, enter now for the chance to win this amazing prize at crowdfunder.co.uk/p/win-your-own-giraffe

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