Sunday, November 13, 2011

ART: Elephant Parade Singapore 2011

Press Release

11 November 2011 - 12 January 2012

Artist Michael Ng a.k.a Mindflyer working on the 'sitting' elephant.

Elephant Parade is coming to Singapore! After the incredible success of previous Elephant Parades, it is time for our elephants to make their way to Asia. First stop: the Lion City, Singapore. On November 11, 2011, a herd of over 100 brightly painted life-size elephants will swarm the streets of Singapore for two months. This will be the most colourful, and probably the heaviest, outdoor art exhibition this city has ever seen.

The project was started in 2007 in Rotterdam and included cities such as: Antwerp (2008), Amsterdam (2009), Emmen (2010), London (2010), Bergen (2010), Heerlen (2011), Copenhagen (2011) and Milan (till 22.11.2011).


It is the Elephant Parade's mission to be the world's largest financial support organization for the Asian elephant which is threatened by extinction. The open air art exhibitions create worldwide attention, public awareness, and support for the cause of elephant conservation. The elephant statues never go unnoticed by the wider public and mass media.

Elephant Parade’s concept is a unique combination of art, business, and charity. Art drives the value of the Elephant Parade: the life size elephant statues are exhibited in well-known cities and auctioned off at prestigious gala events. Smaller size hand painted limited edition replicas are sold in ‘Elephant Parade Gallery Stores’ and the web shop. The more superior the quality of the art, the more successful the business, and the higher the amounts raised for charity.

Elephant Parade is not a charity but it is probably the most charitable enterprise in the world. Part of all proceeds from Elephant Parade auctions and sales benefit various projects and organizations dedicated to the conservation of the Asian elephant. To date, this unique concept has contributed over 4 million Euros to this goal and those moneys have been put towards projects such as elephant hospitals and corridors to lobbying governments and research.

Many Asian elephants have been saved and cured, but there are still thousands more that need our support.
Source: Elephant's

Miss China, painted by Nut Thamrongpittayanan

Christmas Baubles, painted by TANGS

A Circle of Life, painted by Noppawan Nuansiri

Red Happinez, painted by Rasamee Kongchan

Nong Mai, painted by Attasit Aniwatchon

Zelda Zelliphant, painted by Dick Lee

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