SABEESHA the Mystic Moo


The Details

Name: SABEESHA the Mystic Moo

Location: Herd by the Herd, The Grafton

Created by: Residents of Cambridge Manor care home with Oblique Arts: Penny Sobr, artist/iIlustrator and Beverley Carpenter, artist.

Design Inspiration

This beautiful cow, Sabeesha the Mystic Moo, is adorned with elaborate horns, decorations, textiles, pom-poms and bells. She makes mooo-sic where ever she goes.

Developed during a series of workshops led by Beverley Carpenter and Penny Sobr, with older residents of the Cambridge Manor Care Home, the group used some familiar skills and lots of new ideas. Everyone learned how to make crafty and gorgeous pom-poms, as well as her sparkly headgear and fetlock bracelets!  Adored by the community at the care home, she will be making her way to back to the residents later in the year. In the meantime she is receiving visitors in the beautiful setting of The Cow-munity Temple together with Trash Art Moo and mini moo at the Grafton Centre.

Cambridge Manor is an established purpose built home delivering expert residential, nursing and dementia care to support residents requiring care and their families. The skilled team are committed to supporting in a way that really makes a difference to everyone’s lives. Staff brought a lot of bovine creativity to the sessions.

Oblique Arts works with disadvantaged communities to deliver high quality arts: exhibitions, events, workshops and teaching, and they have been working in Cambridgeshire and beyond since 2007. Penny Sobr gained a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design and became a freelance fashion illustrator in her native New Zealand before making the move to the UK. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for clients including: Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Elizabeth Arden. As artist/tutor for Oblique Arts she has delivered projects for the City Council, Cambridge Folk Festival and Tate Gallery London. Beverley Carpenter holds a PhD in collaborative public art practice and works as an artist and curator in the UK and EU.

Supported by Arts Council England.

Cows about Cambridge 2021

Cows about Cambridge 2021