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Let's Mooooooove Ahead Together, Ebrington, Derry by George Row

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  1. 17 th July 2014 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 17 th September 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Cow Parade and friends

  Camera: EOS 5d Mk ii |   Lens: Canon EF70-300mm(at 70mm) f/4-5.6 L IS USM |   Exposure: f/8,1/80,ISO 250
    Post Production Processing: Minimal cropping etc in Apple Aperture

I also have a wide angle image of this golden cow with some people.

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 Lumin Christi College. They named it “Let’s Mooooooove Ahead Together”. On its back is an abstract depiction of the “Cityside” and “Waterside” parts of Derry joined by the new Peace Bridge. It was painted by artist Sinead Smyth.

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. 17 th July 2014 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 17 th September 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Cow Parade and friends
  1. * 2nd April 2013* View Count reached 1,000
  2. 15th October 2012 View Count reached 504 views
  1. 23rd September 2012 View Count reached 244
  2. 17th September 2012 Featured in the RedBubble group Statues and Such
  3. 15th Sept 2012 View Count reached 155
  4. 26th Aug 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  5. 4th Aug 2012 Photograph shot in Ebrington Square, Derry

Photographic Details
    Camera: EOS 5d Mk ii
    Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM (at 70mm)
    Exposure: f/8, 1/80, ISO 250
    Post Production Processing: Minimal cropping etc in Apple Aperture


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  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Lovely George. Great color and great capture… I can almost feel how smooth this is.

  • Sandra,
    Thank you. I am not sure what it is that makes this one look to me like something that should have been in an Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb.

    – George Row

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • Marie,
    Thanks for Featuring this in Statues and Such and especially thank you for all your work running so many groups.

    – George Row

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 2 years ago

    I love the COW PARADE and I’m glad that it is going on, so I have the chance to meet the cows on my travelling!
    Perfect capture and nice art on cow!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Matt Aunger
    Matt Aungeralmost 2 years ago

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 1 year ago

    Nice one!
    You might want to have a look at my golden cow. She was at the Cow Parade at Bordeaux (France).

  • MarieJo,
    Thank you.
    Yes they clearly come from the same mould – but yours is jewel encrusted!
    I agree with what you said about yours having sad eyes. One of the things I liked about how the artist had painted this one was the large engaging eyes.

    – George Row

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphto12 months ago

    17th September 2013.

    Cowgratulations for finding Touring Art and thank you for sharing it with us! This has been featured in Cow Parade and Friends and has also been displayed in a permanent non-touring forum thread here ☺☺

  • Joanne, Thanks for featuring this photograph, and the other one!

    – George Row

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