THE RHINOS ARE COMING!!! follows in the foorsteps of a
tried and tested fundraising model recognised as the worlds
most successful concept for raising funds. Since inception
these Art Fundraising Exhibitions have swept the globe.
The concept began long before our African rhinos began to
be slaughtered in larger and larger numbers. The Rhinos Are
Coming!!! is an ideal way to raise funds to help save our
precious rhinos from a crue and unconscionable fate.
The Exhibition offers businesses, artists, foundations and
private individuals a brilliant opportunity to participate in this
urgent cause of saving our rhinos. Cape Town is the perfect
city to host this event with its historical city centre and iconic
tourist hubs all around the region.
A small crash (herd of rhinos will populate the top of Table
Mountain. Our wine country will positively bristle with
gorgeous rhinos. Visitors will be greeted at Cape Town Airport
by a stampede of brilliant, exuberant Rhinos welcoming them
to the Mother City.
For three summer months our creative communities will
showcase their work outside of the confines of their typical
environments which are galleries and museums, to
audiences of millions.
There is nothing like success to inspire people. Hundreds
of cities have or are hosting Art Sculpture projects to raise
money for worthy causes and to bring fun, laughter and awe
into their streets and public places.
This fundraiser to save rhinos, coupled with the exciting
Outdoor Art Exhibition, will generate powerful stories.
• THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY will have compelling new materials
with which to promote Cape Town both nationally and
• TOUR GROUPS, game lodges, hotels, in fact the entire
hospitality sector will benefit from increased bookings. Each
will use the program to promote and fulfil their own marketing
• THE INITIATIVE will increase employment opportunities
throughout the city for the duration of the program.
• KIDS will learn from exciting programs especially designed
for local communities, schools and school-children.
• THE RHINO TRAIL will encourage visitors to follow the map
and compete for prizes by tweeting SELFIES. Those selfies
taken in the highest number of different locations - will win
Exciting events will take place all throughout the fun-filled
In 2011 Cape Town designer Janice Ashby returned to South Africa after living and working for many years in New York. One of the memories she brought back with her was of a stunning outdoor Art Exhibition called Cow Parade animating the grey streets of Chicago. Life sized cow sculptures painted and decorated in various imaginative interpretations by local artists, brought visitors to the city in droves.
Over the years she saw Exhibitions using various uniquely designed animals and shapes lighting up the streets of other towns and cities. She learned that these Exhibitions raised extraordinary amounts of money for worthy causes.
Back in Cape Town Janice was confronted with the horrible scourge of Rhino poaching. Connecting the dots, she realised this was the perfect concept to raise funds for rhino protection and also to bring to the streets of Cape Town a spectacular Outdoor Art Exhibition lighting up the city and the Cape region for three glorious summer months.
Companies that sponsor Rhinos will benefit from powerful opportunities to spread awareness for their brands far and wide. In doing so they will also be spreading awareness of the plight of our beleaguered rhinos far beyond our borders.
NOW A PROGRAM TO SAVE OUR RHINOS
THAT EVERYONE CAN BE A PART OF AND ENJOY!
OF CITIES THAT HAVE
HOSTED AN ART SCULPTURE