Cambridge North logo
30 Honey Right Copy graduated_rules_narrow


Meet the Giraffes at Cambridge North: Honey

Break Charity and Wild in Art have brought 31 beautifully decorated giraffe sculptures to the streets of Cambridge, designed by a mix of artists, to raise awareness for critical causes, providing support for children and young people. Since the trail kicked off on the 21st March, over 10,000 trail maps have been distributed, and over 2000 people have downloaded the app - enthusiasm across Cambridge is high.

Brookgate, sponsor behind two of the Cambridge North Giraffes, spoke to Donna Newman, the artist behind Eden Designs, about her work on Honey.

30 Honey Right

Honey by Donna Newman

Tell us about your work as an artist.

I am a freelance Artist working across the Midlands specialising in bespoke hand-painted murals, educational artwork and community-based public art collaborations. Having graduated with a degree in Fine Art, I have enjoyed a successful career as a professional artist for nearly 20 years.

What sort of artwork do you typically produce?

My work is typically colourful and fun. I respond to clients with creativity and flair producing original, playful designs in a wide variety of subjects, aiming to bring colour and life through my art.

How have you become involved in the Standing Tall trail?

As a self-proclaimed addict of public art trails, I have worked with Wild in Art on over 100 commissions. I have previously worked with Break to produce artwork for trails in Cambridge and Norfolk so couldn't wait to get involved with 'Cambridge Standing Tall'.

What does the design of your giraffe sculpture mean?

This particular design was inspired by the wildlife which can be found along the River Cam as it meanders past the Backs and through the meadows. It is a celebration of British wildflowers that thrive along the riverside and is adorned with stylised blooms and golden honeycomb and big furry bumble bees.

Where can people find out more and follow your work?

My painted sculpture designs can be seen across the country on several public art trails this summer. You can read more about me and my work on my website where you will also find links to my social media accounts.

Instagram: @eden_designs_murals

Facebook: @EdenDesignsMurals

X: @Donnaedendesign

Honey is sponsored by Brookgate, Schroders, and Novotel Cambridge North. Find out more about the trail and how to support Break Charity: