Biggest Elephant World Record
Holly Budge is our very own Alresford-based adventurer and conservationist. Holly isn’t exactly a stranger to world records either. Who else can say they were the first woman to skydive off Everest and ride 1000km across Mongolia in nine days on semi wild horses? Exactly – no one! Holly was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest to raise global awareness of the devastating impact of the elephant ivory trade and of her award-winning campaign, How Many Elephants.
And now Holly is going for her THIRD World Record at AMF 2018!
On display will be a life-size papier-mache African bull elephant standing tall at 3.96m (the current world record for the largest papier mache structure is 3.82m). The model will be built by local artist and AMF festival graffiti wall curator Kezia Hoffman from the Granary Creative Arts Centre in Brockwood* and will be stabled in its own dedicated White Space tent. Festival goers can paint and decorate the model for a contribution to Holly’s charity and the result will not only make a powerful and impactful piece of art but will be the biggest papier mache structure on record.
Holly is also asking local businesses to get involved and to sponsor the world record attempt. This project will cost a total of £5,000 including the elephant build, workshop space, materials, transportation and marquee housing at the festival. In return, all sponsor’s logo will be displayed next to the elephant structure visible to over 4,000 festival goers, plus will have the added benefits of extensive social media coverage and anticipated press and television coverage.
Sponsor’s will also have the opportunity to add their logos on our website.
To follow Holly’s vital work and get involved, visit: www.howmanyelephants.com
Kezia is a long time supporter of AMF and the inspiration behind the popular Graffiti Wall at #AMF17.
An accomplished professional sculptor, mural painter and community artist, Kezia has dedicated 17 years to empowering young people through creative collaborations including work locally with the Hampshire Cultural Trust, Winchester Hat Fair, Boomtown and the ‘Think Big’ wall at Sun Hill junior school. She also runs the Granary Creative Art Centre in Brockwood, an independent creative space dedicated to fine arts, traditional skills, events and musical performances. Kezia aims to help people to find confidence through creativity, but her particular love is creating large interactive sculptures.
“The bigger the idea, the more people we can interact with. When Holly asked me to get involved I leapt at the chance to help raise money and awareness for such a worthwhile cause”