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Coo Art Installation on the Royal Mile

Royal Mile

Canadian contemporary artist Ian Kirkpatrick brings his playful, life-size fusion of Highland Coo and Chinese Ox to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, as part of a special commission for Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year celebrations. Ian’s work explores the sculptural and communicative potential of commercial packaging design, using everyday disposable products to express society’s myths, fears and obsessions. In this sculpture, he is influenced by the vibrant and historic visual language of the Spring Festival.

The Coo Art Installation is on display in the VisitScotland iCentre at 249 High Street from Thursday 20 May 2021. Entry to the iCentre is free however while social distancing rules are still in place visitor capacity inside will be restricted.

To learn more about the art installation, please visit:


249 High St



0131 473 3820

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