The streets of Perth will be lined with beautiful bovines when the internationally renowned (and really good fun) Cow Parade heads to Perth in November.
More than 40 life-sized fibreglass cows painted by some fabulous Australian artists and designers will be on show in buildings, parks and malls across Perth for six weeks from November 1st to December 14th.
Cow Parade, image courtesy City of Perth
Cow Parade is one of the world's most successful public art events being held in more than 75 cities since it was established in 1999. It is estimated that more than 250 million people around the world have seen one of the more than 5,000 Cow Parade creatures over the years.
Artists include the internationally famous such as Vivienne Westwood, Radiohead and Christian Lacroix to almost unknown local talents. The one thing each cow has in common is that it is truly unique.
When asked 'why cows?' the response is that simply put, cows make people smile (and they also make a really good art canvas because of their size and shape).
From cows come cheese, and so the Festival Fromage (that's the festival of the cheese to non-foodies) will also be held during this time, at Perth Town Hall from 11-14th November. From public tastings and judging, to cheese-making workshops and collaborations with high-end dining establishments, cheese (and cows) will be the talk of the town in November.
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