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what is cow parade?

CowParade was born in Switzerland in 1998 and since then has been staged in more than 80 cities and towns worldwide including New York, London, Mexico, Istanbul, Paris and Buenos Aires. Over the years 3,000 cows have been decorated by more than 5,000 artists and over $30 million dollars has been raised for charitable organisations at the auctions which take place at the end of each CowParade. CowParade New York had 450 cows and was seen worldwide by 45 million people. The highest-grossing cow was created by designer John Rocha for CowParade Dublin in 2003 – studded with thousands of pieces of Waterford Crystal it was auctioned for $146,000.

See more about the international arts project at www.cowparade.com www.cowparade.com

Cow parade surrey hills

Surrey Hills Enterprises is bringing the CowParade to Surrey leading to dozens of brightly coloured, life-sized cows being displayed throughout the entire county from from June onwards, building up to the main exhibition in July and August. They will provide an engaging, stimulating exhibition in all boroughs and districts, set against urban and rural backdrops. Each cow will be designed and painted by local artists and groups. The cows will be sponsored by businesses and other organisations, and benefit local charitable organisations when auctioned in September 2016.

Artist Alexander Creswell is patron of the CowParade Surrey Hills. Alexander Creswell is an internationally celebrated artist known for his extraordinary fluency and technical skill in watercolour and his remarkable ability to capture ‘the spirit of place’. Alexander’s paintings are born of his extensive travels, but it is to Copse Place in Surrey that he returns to distil his ideas from his writing and sketching and create his finished paintings.  You can see his work at www.alexandercreswell.com

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