I've been rhino spotting again today. I decided to try and do a few in order of the trail that they are on. I think I forgot to mention yesterday that in addition to the 62 big rhino's, there are also 116 mini rhinos, these have all been designed and created by local schools/childrens centres/pre-schools. They are in shop windows and hotel receptions and places like that. I managed to download their map today too, so I'm now officially on the hunt for them too.
Artist: Martin Band, Sponsor: Bank of America, Location: Railway Station, City Road
Artist: Michael Haselden, Sponsor: Mill Hotel & Spa Destination, Location: The Mill Hotel Milton Street
98 - Stanley (Mini)
School: Mickle Trafford Village School, Location: Mill Hotel, Milton Street, Chester
Inspiration: Year 5 pupils used the uniqueness and individuality of 'the hand' as the inspiration for this rhino. The size of hands characterise each child's age and in joining them together in the artwork, they represent friendship and illustrate the support they give to one another.
4 - Hollyoaks Omnibus
18 - The Jolly Green Rhino (mini)
School: Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School, Location: Cotswold, Foregate Street, Chester
Inspiration: Guilden Sutton have described their rhino as simply a reflection of 'Nature and Spring!.
40 - Rupert (mini)
School: Barton and Weaverham Children's Centre, Location: Store, Queens Street, Chester
Inspiration: The inspiration for Rupert came from a real life baby rhino orphaned when the Zambize river was flooded to make way for the Kariba Dam. Young people and families worked on the design, with every child inscribing their name on the finished artwork as a lasting reminder of their creative communities working together.
88 - A Crash of Rhinos (mini)
School: Christleton Primary School, Location: Primark, Foregate Street, Chester
Inspiration: Wanting everyone in school to be involved in the Rhino Mania project, teachers gave every child the opportunity to create a rhino using a variety of different patterns and designs. These have all been adhered to the sculpture and represent the school mission statement of 'together we learn, together we celebrate'.
5 - Black and White 'Extinct'
Artist: Martin Band, Sponsor: Bank of America on behalf of WWF-UK, Location: Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Park Road
6- Rhin 'o' clock
110 - Clucking Cara
School: Mill View Primary School, Location: Chester Rows Cafe, Chester Visitors Centre
Inspiration: A display was created in the school's communal area using the undecorated rhinos along with stimulating images and questions. The children suggested ways to decorate the two rhinos and the school council chose the top six proposals. The chosen design was a 'rhino of chickens' linking the project with the school's kitchen garden.
8. Safety Sally
Artist: Designed by Bethany Holland, painted by Christleton High School Year 9 students, Sponsor: Cheshire fire & Rescue Service, Location: St John Street/Little St John Street
24 - Linda
22 - Rodney Rhino
Artist: Phil Crawford with Zak Graffiti, Sponsor: Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Location: The Cathedral, St Werbergh Street
20 - Peace & Freedom
Artist: Wendy Williams, Sponsor: North West Regional Development Centre, Location: The Town Hall, Northgate Street
19 - Lakes Alive
Artist: Anna Benson, Sponsor: Northwest Regional Development Agency, Location: The Town Hall, Northgate Street
I can't wait to go and find some more!
Don't forget my giveaway. All you need to do is create your own rhino related blog post and then leave me a comment with a link to your blog. The prize will be rhino mania goodies and will be drawn at random on 13th September.