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Sculptor / 3D Designer, ZSL London Zoo

  • 14th March 2021
  • London
  • Part time
  • Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)
  • Other, sculpture / 3D design
  • Cris Storey


ZSL London Zoo are opening a new giant Galapagos tortoise exhibit this summer and we're looking for a sculptor to deliver a giant tortoise sculpture announcing the exhibit in our central court at the Zoo. 

We would like this to be an interpretation of a giant Galapagos tortoise – but larger than life encouraging a sense of fun or awe.

Creating anticipation for the exhibit and emphasising that these are the largest tortoises in the world, it must contain the exhibit name and work as an interactive opportunity for visitors – whether just as photo opportunity or an element of play.

It needs to be robust, tactile and safe for visitors to interact with – over 1million of them a year.

We’re looking for the structure to be in the region of 3000-5000mm in width, with an overall budget of £10k including transportation and installation.

It will be installed on Barclay Court, the central hub for visitors at the Zoo and should be designed on a concrete base or may require a wetpour safety flooring depending on design.

It should be created from sustainable materials with a lifespan of 7-10 years. With a warranty of 2 years.

Please email me at to recieve the full brief. Proposal deadline is 14 March.

Apologies for our original gargantuan typo - we're hoping this sculpture will be 3000-5000mm not, as accidentally stated, 3000-5000metres! (Although that would be impressive)

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