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Rhinos fetch more than £100,000 at auction

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Rhinos assembled before charity auction in Southampton

Thirty-six brightly coloured rhinos have been sold at auction for a grand total of £124,700. The sculptures, which have been on display around Southampton and at Marwell Zoo, raised between two and four thousand pounds each.

The money will go to three charities - Marwell Wildlife, The Rose Road Association & Wessex Heartbeat’s High 5 Appeal.

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It's a cover-up in Cranbrook as modesty prevails

The quirky sculpture on display, but with an extra prop for those of a sensitive nature

An art gallery owner in Cranbrook has had to cover up one of her centrepiece sculptures in case she offends the public. Marie Prett put this giant metal ape on display in the window of the Singing Soul Gallery.

But a member of the public contacted the police, saying that some of the detail of the artwork was unsuitable for public viewing. Officers visited to check the offending piece, but decided it WAS fit for public consumption.

The owner, has nonetheless, placed another sculpture in front of the ape, just in case.

Casting Heroes

Sussex artist Louise Giblin has made a series of body sculptures celebrating Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Those who got themselves plastered in the name of art include double gold medallist Kelly Holmes and gymnast Beth Tweddle.

The sculptures are on show at the Saffron Art Gallery in Battle until August 11th.

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