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Elephant Kisses For Your Valentine

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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This Valentine's Day, give your loved one a gift like no other; a big sweet kiss from one of Perth Zoo's talented Elephant artists.

Image appears courtesy of Perth Zoo


Elephants are well known to be natural artists and at Perth Zoo, three of their resident Asian elephants, Tricia, Putra Mas and Perma, regularly create unique artworks with the use their trunks and feet, paintbrushes and water and vegetable-based paints.

Image appears courtesy of Perth Zoo


These artworks, which are full of life and colour, are lovingly dubbed 'Ele Art' by Perth Zoo, and in the lead up to Valentine's Day, will be showcased at QV1 on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th of February, 2013.

Image appears courtesy of Perth Zoo
At this showcase, you will find a wide range of framed and unframed artworks for sale. Currently 'Ele Art' comes in three distinctive varieties; the 'Elephant Spray' artworks, which are a celebration of colour, the striking 'Elephant Kiss' artworks and the 'Triple Elephant Kiss with Elephant Spray', a series of unique artworks featuring a range of 'Ele' techniques.

Each artwork is an original and no two artworks are ever the same.

Prices start from an affordable $45 (A4 size) and 100% of funds raised from the sale of each 'Ele Art' artwork is donated to the Perth Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Action fundraising program. 'Ele Art' is also currently on sale at Zoonique, the Perth Zoo shop* and large size artworks are also available for purchase (prices start from $250) - if you are interested, you will have to book an appointment (phone (08) 9474 0359 or email ele.art@perthzoo.wa.gov.au) for a private viewing.

For more information on 'Ele Art', please visit the Perth Zoo website.

*To pay a visit to Zoonique, you do not need to purchase a ticket to the Zoo, simply ask for a Shopper's Pass at Cashiers.
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Why? Original artworks by Perth Zoo's talented Elephant artists.
When: 13th & 14th February
Phone: (08) 9474 0359
Where: QV1 and Perth Zoo Shop
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