Christchurch Stands Tall Public Art trail (Last Weekend)
2014 (Oct-Jan) Christchurch Stands Tall – New Zealand
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99 Wild in Art fibreglass Giraffe sculptures, 49 reaching 2.5 metres high and 50 smaller schools Giraffes and one made of road cones are now standing tall on the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and surrounding areas until January 25th 2015 for Wild in Art’s Christchurch Stands Tall.
Moa Giraffe one of 100 Giraffe sculptures on the trail was designed and painted by London based kiwi Artist Mandii Pope www.mandiipope.com, sponsored by Dulux NZ. Location: Cashmere
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HOW IT WORKS
Businesses, community groups, charities, education establishments and individuals have sponsored the blank Giraffe sculptures – the canvases.
Artists, well-known and undiscovered, young and old, were invited to submit their designs. The best designs were selected by sponsors to feature on the Christchurch Stands Tall sculpture trail.
48 local schools were also able to sponsor and decorate their own Giraffe calf sculpture to feature on the trail, and each will be theirs to keep after the event.
50 Giraffes – 2.5 metres high, are on display around Christchurch and surrounds for 12 weeks forming a spectacular sculpture trail for all to enjoy.
At the end of the public art exhibition, in February, the Giraffes will be auctioned so we can all be part of raising money for local charities (Gap Filler, Life in Open Spaces, Child Cancer and The Life Education Trust) and turn the city’s Summer of fun into a helping hand for those who are in need.
Wild in Art is presenting this project in partnership with Christchurch Casino. If you would like to know more about any of our partners and sponsors, please go to the Sponsor page www.christchurchstandstall.co.nz