The Penguin Parade: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: The Penguin Parade

Artist Name: Emily-Rose Cripps

Location: Morningside Clock

Sponsor Name: Expert Sleepers Ltd

Inspired by Edinburgh Zoo’s famous penguin parade, The Penguin Parade aims to delight and inspire the viewer to learn more about the life and plight of the world’s penguin populations. Designed by Emily-Rose Cripps, these beautiful, flightless birds can waddle their way into anyone’s heart. 

A second-year graphic design student at Oxford Brookes University, Emily-Rose’s artwork is based in both the digital and physical medium as she likes to experiment and get her hands dirty. Bright and bold colours feature heavily in her work as she tries to portray the richness that the world has to offer. 

Sponsored by Expert Sleepers Ltd, this giraffe showcases the three species of penguin found at Edinburgh Zoo – gentoo, king and rockhopper – in their natural of habitats. Swooping and diving in water, the penguins are painted in their most agile and graceful state. 

Expert Sleepers Ltd is a music technology company based in Morningside, near where this giraffe can be spotted, specialising in modular synthesizers. They are big fans of the zoo, and through Giraffe About Town are proud to support both the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and local independent retailers in their part of the city. 

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