The first 10 sculpture sponsors of Giraffe About Town, a large-scale public art event taking to the streets of Edinburgh in Summer 2022 in support of wildlife conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), have been announced.
In partnership with Wild in Art, RZSS will display a herd of more than 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe models across Scotland’s capital to help the city recover after lockdown and raise much needed funds for wildlife conservation.
Each giraffe sculpture will have its own sponsor and be designed and decorated by artists and communities to celebrate Edinburgh’s extraordinary heritage and cultural diversity. Ashwood Scotland, Blyth & Blyth, Burges Salmon, CALA Homes, Eden Locke, ESPC, Expert Sleepers Ltd, John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh, OMNi Centre and Walter Scott are the first 10 organisations to sponsor their own, soon to be decorated, sculpture.
David Field, RZSS Chief Executive, said, “It is wonderful to see these businesses stand tall and get behind Giraffe About Town, supporting our wildlife conservation charity as together we inspire local people and tourists to fall in love with Edinburgh all over again.
“After the immense challenges we have all faced over the last year, Giraffe About Town will encourage people to get out about town and explore these beautiful sculptures while supporting the recovery of our city and helping to protect animals in Scotland and around the world.
"We hope these will be the first of many sculpture sponsors on board for the exciting city-wide public art trail next year.”
The organisations join Glenmorangie, Giraffe About Town presenting partner, as official supporters for the event.
For more information on becoming a Giraffe About Town sponsor please visit giraffeabouttown.org.uk/sponsors.