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​Elephant Parade Brazil National Tour visits two new venues

Press release   •   Jun 25, 2019 09:03 UTC

​Elephant Parade Brazil National Tour visits two new venues

This June, Elephant Parade is continuing its national tour of Brazil at Brasilia’s Park Shopping Mall.

Following the success of last year’s auction in Rio, Elephant Parade has set its sights on bringing art and vibrancy to a number of other major cities in the country – Campinas and Brasilia being the latest stops for an evolving national tour. The full-sized herd of 40 elephant art pieces showcases the artistic talents of Brazilian artists while using public art to raise global awareness of elephant conservation issues.

Following the conclusion of the Brasilia showcase on 26 June Elephant Parade will visit two further cities in the second half of the year, after which the touring elephants with be auctioned to raise funds to support elephant conservation. Part of the money raised will be passed to global conservation charity, Elephant Family, with local philanthropy projects in Brazil also being earmarked for support.

Rene de Wit, Director of Elephant Parade, comments: “Over the last 13 years, Elephant Parade has travelled the world, raising public awareness on the plight of the elephant and the conservation issues we need to tackle together. We have always used vibrant art as the vehicle to unite, engage and inspire people - and together, we can paint a brighter future for the elephant. The work that has been done by our Brazil team has helped us take the elephant message to a new continent, and we are delighted by the warm public reaction to the touring herd.”

Giovane Pasa and Carolina Barreto, Directors of Elephant Parade Brazil, add: “As you know, elephants are loved everywhere on the planet. In Brazil, there is a belief that the elephant brings good luck. People are attracted to the animal's beauty and intelligence. Through Elephant Parade’s tour of Brazil, we are connecting a new generation of young people with one of the world’s greatest species, and together we will safeguard the elephant’s future.”

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. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.

Elephant Parade replicas of the exposition elephants are available via the Elephant Parade webshop:  Other merchandise includes the Artbox, mugs, keyrings, artbooks, caps, t-shirts, and Christmas goods. 

Elephant Parades have been run in the following cities:

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

Suzhou 2015

Bangkok 2015

Florianopolis 2015

Taiwan 2016

Chiang Mai 2016

Sao Paolo, Brazil 2017

Laren 2017

Shanghai 2017

London 2018

India 2018

Belo Horizonte 2018

Canoas 2018

Rio de Janeiro 2018

Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 2018

Brazil National Tour 2019

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