Give The Gift Of Abstract Geometric Form

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Put NUI Galway’s ‘big yellow thing’…on your feet!

Joanna Brophy, at NUI Galway Students’ Union, writes:

Our Big Yellow Thing socks are an ideal stocking (and shoe) filler this Christmas!

These fundraising socks are a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture at NUIG.

The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities.

They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!

The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle“, “The Curly Chip” and “Archimedes Balls“.

On sale now from the SU Office and the SU Shop at NUI Galway. They can also be purchased online [at link below].

All proceeds from the sock sales go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response.

Buy here

Last day for online orders is Wednesday, December 18.

Irish-made Xmas stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Xmas Stocking Fillers’. No fee.

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