Over 250 submit designs as Croydon Stands Tall gathers pace

Over 250 artists from Croydon and beyond have submitted designs for Croydon Stands Tall, which will bring a vibrant 10-week art trail to Croydon town centre.
Organised by Croydon BID, in collaboration with global art trail producers Wild in Art, and presenting partner Superdrug, Croydon Stands Tall is expected to make a significant impact on Croydon town centre as the borough celebrates its recognition as the London Borough of Culture.

The 250 submissions received cover a wide range of ideas and styles which will be instrumental in helping to create an inspiring art trail that brings vibrancy and colour to our streets.

The process of shortlisting the entries is well underway, with a panel of industry experts carefully picking 60 shortlisted designs, which will be narrowed down to 30 upon the completion of an exclusive sponsor matching event in April.

Sponsors will be invited to select their favourite artworks, with the hope of choosing designs that truly captures a wealth of artistic talent.

The final designs will be applied to 30 8ft tall giraffe sculptures which will form a public art trail across Croydon’s town centre from 21st August to 27th October.

We’ve been absolutely blown away by the response from the creative community to design and paint our Giraffe sculptures for Croydon Stands Tall. The creations we have received are a true testament to the amazing creativity and talent of the people of Croydon and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to see the final sculptures on display and the colourful landscape that will enrich our town centre this autumn.
Matthew Sims, Chief Executive of Croydon BID

Croydon Stands Tall is delivered by Croydon BID in collaboration with Wild in Art as part of the London Borough of Culture 2023.