They have all been found!

And the last five of the 21 Rhinos around London have been found!

Meet these Rhinos:

St Paul’s / Paternoster RowRhino Interno by David MachDia de Muertos. That’s the traditional way to say it. It’s become Dia de los Muertos and that’s now tied in to All Saints and souls day…we celebrate the dead on this day, we remember…I guess my message is…if we don’t look after our rhinos, if we don’t protect them, stop people killing them for their tusks then that’s what we can look forward to…a Remembrance Day for them…a Remembrance Day for all the other animals we’re not looking after…a Remembrance Day for all the things were not looking after, not protecting, not keeping safe and you can call it all saints or All Souls’ Day too as much as you like…but that won’t say much for our souls.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/david-mach/

 

At St Paul’s / Paternoster SquareMarjorie by Eileen Cooper“We need to respect and protect things that are important to us. I thought a lot about loss and love when I was painting my rhino. She’s named after my mother who passed away 15 years ago. Once something or someone is gone you never get them back.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/eileen-cooper/

 

At the Royal ExchangeA.D.’s Rhino by Adam DantI have recreated a rhino according one of the first depictions of the beast, being Albrecht Durer’s 1515 woodcut print. Durer based his image on a written description and until the late 18th century his print was considered to be an accurate depiction of a rhino. I think it is poignant to display the animal in such form, according to how it was first depicted by an artist as a rarity, due to our lack of knowledge of and encounters with the rhino, as opposed to it being depicted as a rarity because we’ve killed them all.”  https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/adam-dant/

 

At St Pancras Concourse – it was cordoned off as it’s such a busy area – they’re afraid people will be sitting on it, I suppose.Save by Nick Gentry – definitely needs saving from this situation.

The rapid expansion of the human population is having a devastating impact on the natural world. Let’s empower ourselves to instead live as one, with respect and empathy for all life. This artwork has been created with data scraped from over 500 used compact disks, which have been contributed by members of the public.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/nick-gentry/

 

At Carnaby StreetSpike by Ronnie Wood(Note: I am not sitting down because it’s wet!)

My inspiration is that this beautiful prehistoric creature should be around for future generations of our children to see. I tried to include motifs from the African flags of the main rhino populated regions. As the rhino wanders the plains, it makes me think – it is Spike in another form!” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/ronnie-wood/

 

That’s it – all 21 found! Now we can go away on holiday without having to think about them! Except to give some thought to the reason they are there.

Here are all the other Rhinos around London – look for them when you’re out and about.

The Tusk Rhino Trail is a London wide art installation that celebrates the magnificence of the rhino and to draw attention to the severe threat of poaching to their survival. 

They are on display at iconic London sites until World Rhino Day on 22nd September. They will then be auctioned by the leading London auction house, Christie’s on 9th October 2018. The funds raised will provide vital support for conservation projects protecting rhino and other iconic African species. – https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com

1. At Duke of York Square by David Yarrow 

2. At King Charles Street / Horse Guards Rd Jn. Rhino Noir by Charming Baker 

3. Near St Pauls / Millennium Bridge – at Distaff Lane, The Poppy Rhino by Zhang Huan 

4. By Guildhall West Wing, Freddie by Glen Baxter 

5. At Covent Garden – next to James Street Going, going, gone by Mauro Perruchetti 

6. The other Rhino at Covent Garden is at the Western entrance to South Hall – The Rainbosceros by Patrick Hughes

7. At Trafalgar Square – North Terrace East – by Gerry McGovern

8. At Trafalgar Square – North Terrace West, Hate’s Outta Date by Harland Miller

9. Across the street at St Martin’s in the Fields, St. Sebastian by Gavin Turk(Note: Admiral Nelson by his tusk! LOL!)

10. In front of the Ralph Lauren store at 1 New Bond Street – Fragile by Dave White

11. Further along to 16/17 New Bond St at the pedestrian section – Final Cuts by Jonathan Yeo

12. At Berkeley Square, stood a lone Rhino by Marc Quinn.

13. Walking towards The Connaught Hotel – we found this Rhino by Chapman Bros.
14. At the south side of Marble Arch – Spectrum Rhino, 2018 by Nick and Rob Carter

15. In Kensington Palace Gardens by Axel Scheffler

16. At South Kensington Tube Station – Watch Out by Nancy FoutsThat’s it! All 21 Rhinos safely found. Which is your favourite and why?

Happy Bank Holiday!

May’s comment: We’ve so enjoyed finding them and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them with us.

Every time we go on a hunt, we discover a little more about London.

Please, may the next herd of animals take a while before they make their way to London!  There’s not enough time in a year to go looking for more animals in London.

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