Stand Tall for Giraffes: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: Stand Tall for Giraffes 

Artist Name: Lois Cordelia  

Location: Calton Hill 

Sponsor Name: The Glenmorangie Company 

Design by Lois Cordelia, Stand Tall for Giraffes celebrates giraffes in the wild in Uganda. The orange colour represents beautiful Ugandan sunsets and the patterns on the ossicones and tail are adapted from authentic Ugandan fabrics, reflecting the vibrant colours of the country. 

Loïs is a community artist, speed-painter and tutor, based in Ipswich, who studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh. Before the pandemic, she used to create most of her artwork live in public. Since lockdown, she has focussed instead on presenting art demonstrations and tutorials via her YouTube channel.  

Sponsored by Glenmorangie, the whisky makers previously forged a pioneering partnership with Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) to safeguard wild giraffes in Africa and provide a habitat for the animal at Edinburgh Zoo. 

Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use endless imagination and five key ingredients – wood, water, barley, yeast and time – to dream up delicious single malt whiskies. They’ve been honing their craft for more than 175 years and create a delicate and fruity spirit in stills as tall as an adult giraffe to allow for more taste and aroma. 

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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