Thursday, August 14, 2008

Go Elephants!

I visited Norwich today with my mum and sister to see the elephants. Go Elephants! is a huge public art exhibition spread across the city centre, displaying 53 large elephants decorated by artists and community groups in the region. There are also 15 or so smaller elephants in the Castle Mall shopping centre which have been decorated by primary schools in the county and 19 or so tiny elephants hidden around the city.

It's great! We saw about 20 today and it took us on a fair trek around and there were lots of others wandering around with the map in their hands. It put me in mind of the cows exhibited in New York years ago when L and I visited.

There were some problems with vandalism initially but since then it seems that people have respected the exhibition and none of the ones we saw today had been graffitied.

The exhibition runs until the end of August, when the elephants will all be auctioned off - 75% of the proceeds being split between the Born Free Foundation and CLIC Sargent.

Here's one of my favourites...

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