The NO Cow
Gavin and Andrea Corr took part in the 2003 Cow Parade event, a sponsored public art exhibition for charity.
They painted a ‘NO’ themed cow (‘anti drugs, anti violence, safe sex’) with help from the girls from The Sheriff Street After Hours School Education Project. The sponsors’ money will go towards the Sheriff Street Project.
Between 100 and 150 cows were be placed on the streets of Dublin from June to September 2003. Then the cows were auctioned in aid of The Dublin Simon Community and The Jack and Jill Trust.
RTE reports on the unveiling of the ‘No Cow’:
“Andrea Corr and Gavin Friday have unveiled a special cow for Cow Parade, made with the help of children from Sheriff Street.
The No Cow was created by Corr, Friday, design artist Ciaran Crowley and teenagers from the Sheriff Street After Schools Educational Project.
The cow is made up of a variety of symbols which say no to drink, drugs and violence.
Corr and Friday have been working with the Educational Project for the last two years, using the language of music and art to help educate and develop teenagers in the area.
The No Cow is part of Cow Parade Ireland and will join the many other colourfully decorated cows on the streets of Dublin. ”