Topics:  art, canvas, colourful cows, cow art, glenn mcgrath, paul blinco, year of the farmer

Painting the cows red

ABOVE: Jessica Ciesiolka from Cambooya State School shows off her colourful cow creation at last weekend’s Carnival of Flowers Grand Central Floral Parade in Toowoomba.
ABOVE: Jessica Ciesiolka from Cambooya State School shows off her colourful cow creation at last weekend’s Carnival of Flowers Grand Central Floral Parade in Toowoomba.

MORE than 1100 individuals, schools, businesses and artists have put paintbrush to canvas to create a herd of the most colourful cows around.

Cows Create Careers co-ordinator and the brainchild of Cow Art, Paul Blinco, said the concept was initially begun to coincide with Year of the Farmer.

"The project focus was to provide a stimulus for learning, encourage discussion, promote our community and highlight the man on the land," Mr Blinco said.

"The goal was to have 365 cows but that figure has now grown to more than 1000.

"What better way to thank our farmers than decorate these cows? Now they're ready to be mustered in."

Over the following weeks, the final few cows will make their way back to Toowoomba before they go on display at Pacific Seeds from October 8-21.

Schools in Toowoomba and all over the state have taken part, as have celebrities including Glenn McGrath, politicians, aged care homes and corporate businesses.

For more information visit the Facebook page Australian Year of the Farmer Cow Art.



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