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    Camera: EOS 5d Mk ii   |   Lens: Zenitar (Manual M42) 16mm Fisheye f/2.8   |   Exposure: f/16, 1/800, ISO 200   
  1. 14 th March 2014 View Count reached exactly 2,000
  1. 2nd March 2013 View count reached 1,005
  1. 15th September 2012 Featured for the second time this time in the group Artists Universe

This painted cow is part of Derry’s Cow Parade in Ebrington Square, Derry.

Each of the cows in the parade was painted by a different artist. Each artist was paired with a community group and worked with them to identify a theme.

This one is the Commonwealth Youth Summit cow. It was inspired by Irish and Scottish dance. The artist involved was Amy Murray.

The Cow Parade is said to be the largest participative art project in the world. Having been seen by 300m people world-wide it certainly has a claim to that title! In fact there are many cow parades.

The organisers provide plain white fiberglass cows – mostly in three characteristic stances – and artists and community groups in a local area come together to decorate their cow in a way that highlights a locally relevant theme.

There are twelve, or more of these cows in Ebrington Square and a few others scattered around Derry.

Ebrington Square was formerly Ebrington Army Barracks. Under the guidance of Ilex (the local Urban Regeneration Company) it has been transformed into a public open space. You can see Derry City centre in the distance across the river.

History of this Image on Redbubble

  1. 10th October 2012 View Count passed 506
  2. 15th September 2012 Featured for the second time this time in the group Artists Universe
  3. 15th September 2012 View Count passed 211
  4. 26th Aug 2012 Featured in Which Way
  5. 23rd Aug 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  6. 10th Aug 2012 Image shot in Ebrington Square

Photographic Details
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii     Lens: Zenitar 16mm Fisheye f/2.8     Exposure: f/16, 1/800, ISO 200
    Post Production Processing: Minimal cropping etc in Apple Aperture


  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

    I love these things….

  • Kay, Thank you. I had a lot of fun on the two afternoons I spent shooting these.

    – George Row

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 2 years ago

    Great photo! The POV here makes the cow seem a bit menacing, but she’s still beautiful :-)
    Thanks for sharing the background info too.

  • Richard,
    Thank you – I see you have a lot of new stuff since I last looked at your portfolio. I particularly like the Oil and Water collection.

    – George Row

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Kay, Thanks a lot for featuring this image in the Which Way? group.

    – George Row

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Love it George.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Oh very impressive. I didn’t realize they were so large!

  • Sandra,
    Thank you. The sculptures are natural cow sized. This one had its head down so to photograph it I was lying on the paving in front of it, looking up at it, with a fisheye lens on the camera.

    – George Row

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    September 15th, 2012
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