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​Docks Bruxsel to host international Elephant Parade art exhibition

Press release   •   Sep 03, 2019 16:06 UTC

​Docks Bruxsel to host international Elephant Parade art exhibition

Shopping district, Docks Bruxsel, is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the first edition of international art exhibition Elephant Parade in Brussels; Belgium’s opportunity to see these unique, socially-conscious artworks in person.

Arriving at Docks Bruxsel on the 20thSeptember, the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues, will be on display until 4thNovember. Not only an inspiring art exhibition, Elephant Parade raises awareness for elephant conservation, supporting the Elephant Family and Friends of the Asian Elephant charities.

The 26 painted elephants have been designed by a variety of artists, including globally recognised names, such as French fashion designer Agnes B and British fashion designer Paul Smith, as well as Italian pop artist Cristiano Cascelli and Dutch visual artist Barbara Wijnveld.

The Brussels edition of this well-known international event will include two brand-new, hand-painted designs, which will remain as permanent exhibits at Docks Bruxsel. The artists behind these two new elephants will be announced soon and painting will be completed live on-site at Docks Bruxsel.

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a dedicated space where visitors can find out more about elephant conservation and the story behind the exhibition. A short documentary film will be shown and dedicated children’s art workshops will allow children to design their own miniature elephant statues. Workshop dates will be announced soon.

Shopping Center Director for Docks Bruxsel, Mathias Blot, says “We are delighted to have the Elephant Parade exhibiting at Docks Bruxsel and to be supporting such a worthy cause. The parade has been on display at so many iconic destinations all over the world and we are proud to be hosting the elephants for their first time in Brussels.”

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About Docks Bruxsel

Docks Bruxsel is a unique shopping and leisure destination located on the banks of the Brussels canal. With over than 100 tenants, Koezio, the indoor adventure park brings a leisure concept unlike anything seen before in Belgium. 15 restaurants offer a culinary voyage, the Docks Dôme event space can host up to 1,500 people and the Godin Museum, retraces the industrial history of the site. There is indeed something for everyone. Unlimited in- and outdoor pleasure, in a remarkable and sustainable building that holds a BREEAM excellent certification and benefits from a great accessibility.

About Elephant Parade

Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need for elephant conservation.

Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservationprojects.

Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. Created by local and international artists, each elephant is a unique piece of art. Parades have been run in the following cities:

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Rotterdam 2007

Antwerp 2008                      

Amsterdam 2009

Emmen Zoo 2010                           

London 2010           

Bergen 2010            

Heerlen 2011

Copenhagen 2011 

Milan 2011   

Singapore 2011                  

Hasselt 2012

Trier-Luxembourg 2013

Dana Point, California 2013

The UK national tour 2013-14 - a 14-month non stop tour, visiting:

London, Manchester, Gateshead, Cardiff, Glasgow, Nottingham, Norwich, Newcastle, Uxbridge, Lakeside, Stoke, Watford and Bromley.

Calais 2015

Bangkok 2015

Florianopolis 2015

Taiwan 2016

Chiang Mai 2016

Sao Paolo, Brazil 2017 - coming soon

The Netherlands 2017 - coming soon

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