Sunday, 11 July 2010

A Sunny Sunday

Spurred on by my friend having her baby this morning we decided to walk into Chester today and buy all things pink. Which is not something I get to do very often, as I have two boys. Mike suggested we do some more rhino hunting while we were there. I was quick to agree, as this is my new favourite hobby.

Hope you enjoy the latest rhino installment.

10 - Romeo the Rhino
Artist: Isobel Kershaw and Community Friends, Sponsor: His Grace, The Duke of Westminster KG CB OBE TD CD DL, Donated to Chester Aid to the Homeless, Community Day Services and Volunteer Centre, Chester, Location: Frosham Square, Frodsham Street
9 - Blossom
Artist: Sarah Jane Richards, Sponsor: Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction, Location: Eastgate Street/Foregate Street
100 - Dee Rhino (mini)
School: Dee Banks School, Location: Marks and Spencer, Foregate Street, Chester
Inspiration: The winning design was created by our key stage 2 class of children with severe learning difficulties. The blue background with fish, trees and 'finger print' flowers depicts the nearby River Dee. This design allowed al of the pupils to participate in the decoration of the rhino.
22 - Rhinopedia
School: Waverton Community Primary School, Location: Marks and Spencer, Chester
Inspiration: After all the pupils were given the opportunity to design a Rhino, their results were very imaginative and impossible to choose from! The finished artwork incorporates most of these designs as flowing bands of knowledge wrapping around the rhino. He is a topical, historical, musical, geographical rhino and a whole lot more!
7 - Rhino Romano
Artist: Anthony Braniff, Sponsor: Bank of America, Location: The Ampitheatre
43 - Precious Commodity
Artist: Tracie Marshall, Sponsor: ITV Granada Reports, Location: The Roman Gardens
42 - Otis
Artist: Designed by Bob Berridge, painted by Angela Brady, Sponsor: Hickory's Smokehouse, Location: Hickory's Smokehouse, The Groves
41 - Cestrianocerous
Artist: Sarah Jane Richards, Sponsor: Chester Area Partnership Board, Location: The Groves, Souter's Lane
40 - LAWrence
Artist: Designed by Rachel Bernie, painted by Stacey Sumner, Sponsor: The College of Law, Location: The Groves, Souter's Lane
39 - Charity
Artist: Julie Dodd, Sponsor: Virgin Money Giving, Location: The Groves, Queens Park Bridge
37 - Unioceros
Artist: Samantha Quigley, Georgina Thomas, Nathan Tomlinson, Julia Elpers, Helen Coupland, John Renshaw, Sponsor: Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Chester, Location: Bridge Gate, Lower Bridge Street
32 - The Bulk
Artist: Angela Brady, Sponsor: Land Recovery and Enviro Skips, Location: HQ Nun's Road/Grosvenor Road
33 - Armour Plated
Artist: Groves Artist Mary Saifelden, Sponsor: ABode Hotels & Liberty Properties, Location HQ Piazza, Grosvenor Road
34 - Think
Artist: Sam Jones, Sponsor: Cheshire West and Chester Council, Location: HQ, Nicholas Street
24 - Roman Gladiator (mini)
School: Eccleston Church of England Primary School, Location: Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Inspiration: A member of staff from the Grosvenor Museum visited Eccleston Primary with Roman artefacts to stimulate the children's imagination. One class accompanied a Centurion in a walk around Chester before creating designs that featured a range of different aspects of Roman life such as mosaics and legionaries.
46 - Lurking in the Leaves (mini)
School: Overleigh St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Location: Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Inspiration: The children were fortunate enough to have worked with an artist from Grosvenor Museum to create their 'Roman Chester' rhino, reflecting beautifully the city's rich heritage.
36 - Deeno
Artist: Andy Harrington, Sponsor: Dee 106.3, Location: Grosvenor Street/Bridge Street
21 - Shocklach Patch (mini)
School: Shocklatch Oviatt Church of England Primary School, Location: Olio & Farina, Bridge Street, Chester
Inspiration: This interestingly named Rhino was created by pupils working with local artist Frances Connor. His name derives from his patchwork jacket of children's drawings. He bears the symbol of the school - the bell tower - and words that represent the children's thoughts after their visit to Chester Zoo.
115 - Chuck (mini)
School: Helsby High School, Location P&A Davies, Bridge Street, Chester
Inspiration: The environmental theme represents its designers concern about the environment and our responsibility to take care of it and look after the rhino. Chuck's jeans represent the young people of Helsby High and his abstract patterns show the school's creativity and and their link with the charity Afritwin.

It was much sunnier today than it has been all week, hence lots of window reflection for the mini rhino's. If I get chance I shall replace those photos with better ones.


  1. how cool are they they recently has an elephant parade in London I spotted a few when I was there they even had a shop where you could buy copies they were pretty expensive though

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  2. Wow these are all amazing! What a fun thing to have to do this summer!

  3. Superlambananas rock more than rhinos!! ;) Only joking these are cool too! I love things like this in the city!

  4. lol! Yep, it's addictive... ;-) You're doing well with these though, how many is that altogether now? x

  5. Each series gets more amazing than the last. What is the total number?

  6. what a fun installment! we had something similar here in brazil a while ago, the "cow parede" - my nephew loved it!

  7. These are amazing. I love the one with the hearts on it and the ones that are all black and white. They are stunning. I've never seen anything like it before.