Time to moo-ve over Banksy!
FIRST came The Bolt and now a wall on Elwick Road has started mooing. It’s the latest unusual art project in the Ashford’s Shared Space scheme.
Ashford-based artist Cathy Streeter has carved cattle shapes into the wall in Elwick Road, which was once the boundary wall between the cattle market and the town.
She has recorded people’s memories, the sounds of the markets and cattle noises. Three metal grilles in the wall omit the recordings when activated by people walking beside it.
The artist was inspired while researching the history of the site.
She said: “It made me think how the wall has stood there for a long, long time and has witnessed what has gone on both inside and outside the market.
“So the idea started unfolding that the wall would actually give back out its memories – and it would carry on talking ‘till the cows come home’,” which is the title of the artwork.
Two real cows, as well as people featured in the recordings, took part in an event to switch on the wall on Saturday morning .