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The giraffes have arrived!


A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city for Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9th to Sunday, September 16th 2018.

For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Why a giraffe?
Giraffes are majestic, but elegant, gentle but giant. They are sociable creatures but 
do not form herds, instead they meet in changing groups each day, rather as we do 
in our own communities.
Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth and the collective noun for a group of
 giraffes is a tower!
Worcester Stands Tall will inspire creativity and generate plenty of fun for all 
as you follow the giant giraffes on their journey around the city.

When Worcester Stands Tall is completed, the giraffes will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for the  St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal.

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Aug 21, 2018

Drawing inspiration from the place she grew up in, artist Rachel Blackwell designed her Worcester Stands Tall giraffe featuring city landmarks. The 34-year-old, who live....Read more

Aug 21, 2018

With a degree in illustration, artist Matthew Smith created an intricately detailed design for his Worcester Stands Tall giraffe sculpture. The 34-year-old from Worceste....Read more

Aug 21, 2018

Visitors have walked, run, cycled – and even held yoga poses around the Worcester Stands Tall art trail this summer. The six-mile trail has proved a hit with both grou....Read more

Aug 20, 2018

A high street bank has backed an upcoming auction of giraffe sculptures – set to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Barclays Bank is supporting the auction of 31 ....Read more

Aug 20, 2018

Transforming an 8ft giraffe sculpture into a bee was a "delightfully fun" experience, says artist Traci Moss. The 51-year-old, who lives in West Sussex, created Bumble t....Read more

Aug 13, 2018

An artist has described how she used her love of words to create the “wacky” design for her Worcester Stands Tall giraffe. Jane Mota, who lives in Stourbridge, worke....Read more

Aug 09, 2018

Around 90 hours’ work – many in freezing, winter conditions – went into creating artist Ian Gibson’s giraffe sculpture for Worcester Stands Tall. This experience....Read more

Aug 08, 2018

A pair of artists say they hope their cockney rhyming slang-inspired giraffe sculpture brings “fun and excitement” to the city streets this summer. iLdikó Nagy and....Read more

Aug 08, 2018

With a love for nature, art and, most importantly, giraffes – artist Gayani Ariyaratne has been in her element painting a sculpture for Worcester Stands Tall. Original....Read more

Aug 08, 2018

With a background in watercolour art, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott says turning her hand to painting a giant giraffe sculpture for Worcester Stands Tall was “challenging” at f....Read more

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