Straight on ’til Morning: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: Straight on ’til Morning 

Artist Name: Anne-Marie Byrne 

Location: National Museum of Scotland 

Sponsor Name: Purdie Worldwide 

Second star on the right and Straight on ‘til Morning! Following Peter Pan’s instructions, Anne-Marie Byrne’s design celebrates the lasting appeal of the boy who never grew up, an ordinary girl called Wendy, her siblings, and the fantastical lands where Peter made his kingdom with the Lost Boys. 

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 Purdie Worldwide, Straight on ‘til Morning is inspired by the story of Peter Pan, written by the great Scottish author J.M. Barrie, who was a graduate of Edinburgh University! 

Purdie Worldwide are a family owned and operated removals and storage company. Originally founded back in 1960, when Matt Purdie Senior began delivering furniture from the back of his coal truck, they’ve evolved into one of Scotland’s premier removal companies. Based in central Scotland, they move thousands of homes and offices every year both domestically and overseas, as well as providing private and commercial storage services at their purpose-built facility in West Lothian. 

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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