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  1. 31 st July 2014 View Count reached 3,003
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii     Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM (at 300mm)

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

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

The cow in this photograph was created by St Columb’s Cathedral Youth Club. Its theme is “Shared History”. They painted it under the guidance of local artist Bridget Murray. She will be having an exhibition of her own paintings at the Waterside Theatre in the Autumn.

Ebrington Square was formerly the parade ground of Ebrington Army Barracks. Under the guidance of Ilex (the local Urban Regeneration Company) the parade ground has been transformed into a public open space. Gradually the buildings around it are being renovated and finding new uses.


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.


History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 31 st July 2014 View Count reached 3,003
  2. 9 th May 2014 View Count reached 2,000
  3. 26 th May 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  4. 17 th September 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Cow Parade and friends
  5. 6th April 2013 sold as card
  6. 3rd November 2012 Featured for the First time in the group artists-universe
  7. 18th October 2012 view count reached 506
  8. 19th September 2012 View count reached 200
  9. 4th September 2012 View count reached 114
  10. 24th Aug 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  11. 4th Aug 2012 Photograph shot in Ebrington Square, Derry

Photographic Details
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii
    Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM (at 300mm)
    Exposure: f/8, 1/250, ISO 250
    Post Production Processing: Minimal cropping etc in Apple Aperture

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