The Rhinos of Exeter

I spent much of Thursday walking around Exeter looking out for the Rhinos! It is a modern art project highlighting the plight of rhinos in the wild run by Wild in Art, Torbay Council, Exeter City Council and Paignton Zoo and sponsored by Stagecoach South West. It follows on from a similar project about gorillas held in 2013 – see here. For more details about the Great Big Rhino Trail see here. The project is being hosted in Exeter and Torbay – in total there are 40 full size rhinos and 53 baby ones. Here is a selection of photos of the ones we found in Exeter.

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Targeted – outside Exeter St Davids Station

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Paladin – Exeter Central Station

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This is Rocking Rhino at Exeter’s Underground Passages. A nice personal story attached to this one. I am a member of the Devon and Exeter Squash Club – the artwork on this rhino was designed by 8 year old Harry Lings, whose father Adam is the owner of the Squash Club. The painting of the design was done by Cat Brewer, a graphic designer and member of the Squash Club!

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Dino Rhino outside Exeter Cathedral

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Charge on Fore Street – I really hope rhinos fare better than poor BHS has

Rhinos 2Detail from Aquamarhino in Princesshay – free swimming fish

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On the other side – netted …..

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Symbiosis also in Princesshay

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Cath – representing Exeter Cathedral in Southernhay Gardens

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Finding Faru also in Southernhay Gardens

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Hope at Exeter Quay

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Horn detail of All Creatures Great and Small in Harlequin’s Shopping Centre

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Precious in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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Castle Siege at Exeter Castle – perhaps my favourite – I love all the detail on it

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Not everyone likes being under siege

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Unfortunately someone vandalised this one – RhinoBeta3107 – the moving rhino currently outside Exeter Library

Rhinos 28Maximus outside Exeter Library

Rhinos 41Glimpses in the Guildhall Shopping Centre

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Finally a Flickr album of all my rhino pictures

A great way to see the City of Exeter and a great way to highlight rhino issues and conservation.

The project runs in Exeter and Torbay until the 9th October.

 

3 thoughts on “The Rhinos of Exeter

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