About the Project

The Great Big Rhino Project brought a world class mass public art event to the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter.

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2016, life-size rhino sculptures inhabited the streets, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild rhinos and how the local business community can make a difference.

Similar Wild in Art events have run throughout the country, including The Great Gorillas Project  in 2013, generating huge increases in footfall, public interest and media coverage providing opportunities for sponsors to benefit from association with and coverage from the project.

The Great Big Rhinos invaded the streets from Saturday 30th July until Sunday 9th October 2016. They were then on display at Paignton Zoo from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2016 before being auctioned for charity on Thursday 3rd November 2016. The surplus from the Project has been used by Paignton Zoo to support rhino conservation.

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

The Great Big Rhino Project has come to an end with a successful charity auction that raised £123,000.

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