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Insight 02 July 2018

Say hi to “Huey” the penguin at Discovery Point in Dundee

On June 29th, global people development business, Insights Learning and Development Ltd, unveiled its penguin sculpture for Maggie’s Penguin Parade inside Dundee’s iconic Discovery Point - fondly named Heat Reactive Hue, or “Huey” to those who meet him.

Huey was developed with heat reactive paint that reveals different layers of the design when touched, representing our multi-layered nature as humans (hence the name “Hue”) and the depth we all possess beyond what’s on the surface.

Insights employees around its global business collaborated with local mother and daughter artists Jane and Lucy Robertson to design and name the sculpture. Outside of their parade involvement, Jane’s work revolves around upcycling steampunk lighting and salvage restoration while Lucy is currently completing a PhD in sonic textiles for well-being.

The location of Insights’ penguin inside Discovery Point is significant to Insights because of the organisation’s proud Dundee heritage (founded by father and son Andi and Andy Lothian in 1993) and its flagship learning solution, Insights Discovery, named after the RRS Discovery.

Insights CEO Fiona Logan said:

It’s an honour to support the city of Dundee and Maggie’s Centre in a way that is so important to our community. We wanted our penguin to bring people together and we’re excited to be a part of this artistic marriage between technology and humanity.

Audiences are encouraged to touch and hug the sculpture to reveal its multi-layered colours and multi-lingual messages.

Commenting on the design’s connection to Insights’ work within the people development industry, Fiona added:

Huey will reveal a different version of itself to every person who interacts with him, just as we do as humans in our multi-faceted lives.

Insights sponsorship supports Maggie’s Penguin Parade, a public art event in partnership with Wild in Art, benefiting emotional and social programs for local people affected by cancer at Maggie’s Centre Dundee.

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