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Jungle City

August 16, 2011
to
September 27, 2011

The Exhibition

An exhibition of over 130 life-size sculptures of Asia's endangered species, painted by artists and celebrities.  There are:

-  Elephants

-  Hornbills

-  Orangutans

-  Crocodiles

-  Tigers

This exhibition was organized by the charity, Jungle City.  This is the first time that the exhibition has been held outside London.  The organisers say in the catalogue 'Edinburgh 2011: Jungle City':

"The event celebrates the magnificence of Asia's endangered wildlife, generating mass awareness of their plight and making everyone smile at the same time.

It sees a herd of life-size Asian elephants lead a community of brightly painted orangutans, hornbills, tigers and crocodiles through the streets, parks and buildings of the world's most iconic cities with the aim of raising 50m over the next ten years for their survival ...

Jungle City Exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  -  August 2011

Jungle City starts its journey in Edinburgh, home of the world's largest arts festival - a perfect launch pad for the global tour."

The Venues

There four three stages to this exhibition:

(a)   Aug 16 to Sep 4:  Sculptures  exhibited in the Royal Botanic Garden.

(b)  Sep 6 to Sep 27: Sculptures exhibited around Edinburgh Old Town and  New Town, including several in Princes Street Gardens

(c) Sep 29, 2011:  Grand Auction at the recently re-opened National Museum of Scotland.  Sculptures were on display at the National Museum of Scotland on the day of the auction. 

At the end of the exhibition, many of the birds and animals came to the Dovecot Studios for a final farewell to Edinburgh.  They were on show there from September 28 until October 1, the day that  'Jungle Jam' was held there with the Jungle City band, 'Columboloco'.

Please click on the links above to see photos of some of the animals and birds.  I particularly liked:

-   some of the backgrounds that the sculptures were set against when they were displayed at the Royal Botanic Garden in (a) above

-   the sculptures, most now removed from their wooden platforms, when they were displayed against the Victorian architecture of the Royal Scottish Museum in (c) above.

The Auction

The auction on September 27, of the sculptures from Edinburgh's Jungle City Exhibition raised 400,000 for 'Elephant Family' and other conservation charities.

The highest price, 60,000, was paid for a life-size model of a white tiger carrying a butler with umbrella, designed by the artist, Jack Vettriano, who painted 'The Singing Butler' *.

Edinburgh Evening News:  September 30, 2011:  p.2

*  'The Singing Butler' painting by  Jack Vettriano sold for 744,500 in 2004.

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks