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Back to Public ArtThe 2013 Paignton Zoo Great Gorilla Trail was a trail of 30 life size cast gorillas. They were decorated by artists, and then placed in sites in Exeter and Torbay. The project was a collaboration of Babbacombe Model Village on its 50th Birthday, and Paignton Zoo on its 90th Birthday. Exeter hosted 11 gorillas, and a further 5 that were decorated by local schools. It was intended that the figures would be auctioned for charity, at the end of the project.
Sponsored by Cavanna Homes, Darth Vader was created by Mandii Pope. His head has been re-shaped to look like he is wearing the Darth Vader helmet and tunic, the only one to differ from the basic gorilla design. It was situated in the Harlequins Shopping Centre
Sponsored bythe ATASS Group, this gorilla was located in WEst Street, close to the bottom of Stepcote Hill. The House that Moved is in the background. He was created by Jessica Miller and features skin patterns and shapes from African animals.
Sponsored by the University of Exeter, he was located in the forum at the University campus. Designed by Meriel Royal and created by Jelly. His paint finish represents brown paper and travel labels.
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