SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The cows are back!

Perth is holding the 2016 Cow Parade, which started on the 31st October and runs until 11th December. This is one of the most successful public art events in the world, since being established in 1999, with more than 250 million people having seen more than 5 thousand cows over the years.



About 40 life sized fibreglass cows are on display throughout the city, painted by Australian artists.

Of the ones I managed to see today was  "Empire Rose Jersey Girl", certainly my favourite!
 "Styled" by Kathryn Cizeika, the Empire Rose designer (women's clothing from Fremantle), it took her 1 month to cover the cow in her signature sequin fabric painted with car paint and embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Just have a look at the detailed photos below.

Empire Rose Jersey Girl - by Kathryn Cizeika
Details of work on "Empire Rose Jersey girl"



Some of the other cows around town:

Beauty X Ethics - by Benjamin Kontoolas
Trans dimensional Cow - by Liam Dee
Blue - by Olga Cironis
Amilita - by Audrey Fernandes Satar and Mohamed Arif Satar
Missy Moo - by Jean and June Pastore
Ikicow - by Elle Campbell
Luxury Lady - by Alister Yiap


I had last seen a cow parade in Margaret River (3h south of Perth) in 2010, so it's fun to have it in Perth now.
This was certainly an overload of photos, I hope you enjoyed the fun cows.
Which one was your favourite?

19 comments:

  1. A minha favorita é a sua também.
    Lembro-me aqui há uns anos, em Lisboa (ainda morava lá), de uma exposição semelhante pelas ruas...

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    1. Obrigada Sandra. Em lembro-me de ver uma em Cascais, mas na altura nem pensei que fosse parte duma exposicao em Lisboa.

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  2. Lisboa já teve efectivamente uma "Cow Parade" à uns anos e eu tive a sorte de encontrar uma "Elephant Parade" em Londres, aquando da nossa visita lá. Em Setúbal há um largo, na zona dos barcos de pesca que tem um conjunto de golfinhos, neste conceito, muito engraçados. Acho a "Trans Dimensional" um espectáculo!

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    1. Obrigada Paula. Os elefantes tambem deviam ter sido giros de ver.

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  3. "Empire Rose Jersey girl" sure is impressive! And I also like "Beauty X Ethics", very cute idea, too.
    Is there a map available where to find which cow? Maybe after a day or two we recovered enough to go on a cow-hunt.

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    1. Yes, there is a map available online and also from the kiosk near the Perth station, but to tell you the truth some cows aren't where the map shows them, still it helps. I'll send you the map link by email.

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    2. Thank you, I just answer on the mail... oh, "shoot"!

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  4. These are all incredible. I remember seeing an incredible Cow Parade in Kansas City, MO. and Chicago, IL in the US. They are a sight to behold. Thanks for sharing these latest beauties.

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    1. How wonderful that you've seen 2 cow parades Elizabeth. They bring some colour and fun into the cities.

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  5. They all look beautiful, so creative!

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  6. They are fab Sami. I saw them this week too, might have to show one or two also 😊 Can you believe we were at Elizabeth Quay taking shots of the ladies dressed up for the Melbourne Cup and I didn't even notice the two cows there.. talk about focused 😀😀

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    1. LOL, you were focused on the Melbourne cup ladies, they were probably brighter than the cows! I need to return and take some more photos, I was with my heavily pregnant daughter in law and she couldn't walk too much (2 weeks to go...) so didn't see as many as I would like to.

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  7. Wow! Totally and udder-ly amazing! My favorite is yours, too. What an accomplishment Jersey girl is! Hope she wins!

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    1. Thanks J, she's a winner for sure.

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  8. Awesome cows! I have seen something like this and it's really interesting to see what different artists do with the same starting material. I liked your favourite and the Trans dimensional Cow, just because the artist did it differently and cut it in half.

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    1. Thanks Sara, all you need is imagination isn't it?

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    1. Thanks Karl, they certainly make for a livelier city centre.

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