An array of eye-catching giraffe artwork is set to go on display to the public this weekend.
Dozens of imaginative designs drawn for Worcester Stands Tall giraffe sculptures will be exhibited at The Hive in Worcester from Friday 9th to Monday 12th February.
Artists from across the country submitted more than 190 ideas for artwork to cover the 8ft-tall sculptures, which will stand through Worcester for 10 weeks this summer.
However, only 30 designs from a shortlist of 100 can be picked – with the remaining 70 going on show to the public.
Sara Matthews, Worcester Stands Tall Project Manager, said:
“We were completely dazzled by the fantastic variety of artwork submitted for our lovely giraffe sculptures.
“It was extremely difficult to narrow the designs down to a shortlist – and we are excited for the final 30 designs to be selected by our trail sponsors.
“While we can’t reveal the chosen artwork until the trail goes live on Monday, 9th July, we’re very pleased to share the rest of the fabulous designs submitted for everyone to enjoy.”
A book containing all designs submitted will also be on show at the exhibition, excluding the artwork chosen for the trail.
Worcester Stands Tall will take the city by storm this summer, with 30 fibreglass giraffe sculptures placed through the streets and public spaces, forming an interactive art trail from Monday 9th July and Sunday, 16th September.
During the trail, there will be a display of 23 smaller, giraffe calf sculptures decorated by school children through Crowngate Shopping Centre in Worcester.
The large sculptures will be auctioned this October to raise money for the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal.
The appeal aims to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.
The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m. For more information about Build 2020 visit www.strichards.org.uk/build2020
Worcester Stands Tall is a Wild in Art project, brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.