Christchurch Stands Tall, 2014

49 gentle giraffes loped into New Zealand’s Christ Church after the devastating impact of the 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch wanted its Wild in Art event to demonstrate that New Zealand’s second largest city was rising up and standing tall again. Its objective was to draw people back into the city, bring smiles to faces and remind people what is wonderful about the city- and it did exactly that.

The auction raised a whopping £475,650 for the charities involved.

The event won Best One-Off Event for 2015 at the NZAEP Awards in Wellington, celebrating the country’s best events and event professionals.

Location: Christchurch, NZ
Trail: Summer 2014-2015
Partner: Christchurch Casino
Charity: Child Cancer, Life Education Trust, Gap Filler and Life in Vacant Spaces.