Saturday, 18 May 2013

Go! Rhinos

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Marwell Wildlife is bringing Go! Rhinos, a world class mass public art event, to the streets and parks of Southampton.

For 10 weeks throughout this summer (13th July – 22nd September), rhino sculptures will inhabit the streets of Southampton, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild rhinos and how the Southampton business community can make a difference.

For more infomation and pictures visit the website Here

I have been given the task of translating the brilliant artwork of two talented young artists - Sarah-Jay Williams (aged 14) and Carys Newman (aged 8), both from Southampton. The girls' colourful designs jointly won the Go! Rhinos competition to design a rhino for the Southampton Art Gallery and Southampton Central Library.

Carys Newman's colourful design, inspired by the children's literary classic 'The Secret Garden'.
Sara-Jay Williams' bold design inspired by Monet's waterlillies.

I took delivery of the rhino today, it only just fitted into the back of my car.

Only just got the rhino in the back of my car

Before painting
Over the next few days , I will put up pictures of the progression of the rhino painting. Watch this space!

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