During sprint 2021, there will be 40 Cow sculptures all uniquely decorated by artists will appear in Cambridge’s streets, parks and open spaces.
They will graze outside for 10 weeks, forming a fun, free, family-friendly art trail for residents and visitors to follow. Smaller sculptures adopted and decorated by schools, colleges and community youth groups as part of the Learning Programme will also be displayed as part of the adventure.
Cows about Cambridge brings communities together to help them celebrate their city through creativity. Trail explorers young and old will have fun rediscovering their city, learning about the artwork, and spending time together. They will get outdoors, walk more and share their stories.
And after entertaining and bringing people together, the legacy of Cows about Cambridge continues as many of the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for local children’s charity, Break.
Why a cow?
The Cow sculpture has been specially commissioned and created by Wild in Art’s Creative Director Chris Wilkinson just for Cambridge. It is inspired by the rare Red Poll cattle breed, which in the warmer months you can find grazing on Midsummer Common.
Who’s behind the creative moo-vement?
Cows about Cambridge is brought to you by Wild in Art together with children’s charity Break, and Principal Partner, Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID).
Wild in Art is a leading producer of creative events that transform places into free, family-friendly, outdoor art galleries. Since 2008 they have animated more than 50 cities across the world with sculptures, helping millions of people experience art outside of traditional settings.
From Manchester (Bees), Norwich (Hares) and London (Olympic Games Mascots), to Sydney in Australia, Cape Town and São Paulo, their public art events entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. Cows about Cambridge will be no exception.