The world’s largest public art exhibition of life-sized cows has been herded into Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has moooved in on the act with its very own ni2012 cows.
The art exhibition will see up to 200 fibre glass cows transformed into magnificent sculptures by local artists and community groups and NITB’s herd of cows have been designed using the ni2012: our time, our place colours of pink, blue and yellow. The ni2012 cows will be visiting towns and cities around Northern Ireland during the summer for one week at a time including Portrush, the city of Derry, Belfast, Omagh, Bangor, Warrenpoint, Armagh, Enniskillen and Downpatrick and NITB is encouraging people across the country to be the first to greet the cows. The ni2012 herd could move to any location at any time in search of greener grass so look out for them wherever you are. To follow the cows as they travel around Northern Ireland visit www.ni2012.com, where you can also see a behind-the-scenes video of the youngest of the herd Mooty’s very valiant attempt at surfing at Portballintrae’s Runkerry Strand (pictured).