Coming to Christchurch 2023
“We are incredibly excited to bring David McKee’s much-loved elephant character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to life in what will be the most colourful art trail yet. We have 30 large elephants, individually designed by professional and emerging artists, that will be displayed through the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and the surrounding towns from November 25, 2023, to February 18, 2024.
Elmer’s Ōtautahi Elephant Trail will be supported by a learning programme enabling thousands of children and young people to participate in this highly visible, family-friendly art trail. Ultimately the sculptures will be auctioned to raise money to enable the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust to support people impacted by traumatic brain and other complex injuries throughout Canterbury.”
CEO, Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust
Join the herd!
We can’t do it alone and we would love for you to join our sponsors and partners, big and small, in our herd.
Please join us as we stage this unforgettable event.
We are so excited to have Elmer HQ set up at Tūranga, the Central Library! Here, you will be able to find all of the information about the trail, pick up a map, buy merchandise, and collect rewards that you may earn while discovering the herd!
Elmer HQ will be open from 10am – 3pm from Thursday to Sunday for the remainder of the trail! We can’t wait to say hello!
Our partners & sponsors
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for businesses, the creative sector and communities to come together to create something special. There are still opportunities to be involved as a sponsor. Contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Become a sponsor
There are so many business benefits of sponsoring a sculpture.
- Gain media exposure for your business
- Be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community
- Improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking
- Build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders
- Align your business with a well-respected local charity which provides vital services for people in your local community
- Be part of something amazing
Your donations create real change
The trail ultimately helps the Laura Fergusson Foundation to raise money for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.
At any one time, Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is assessing, supporting and rehabilitating over 1000 Cantabrians with brain, spinal or other complex injuries. All money raised from this art trail will be used to build a new campus for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.
The Laura Fergusson Foundation is registered with Charities Services. Our charity number is: CC55765Donate
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