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.
Video. Now it's regarded as the finest ever Roman sculpture found here in recent years. A giant eagle made 2000 years ago. The stone that was used came from the Cotswolds, and it is thought that it travelled along the River Thames, through our region, to London.
The discovery gives important clues about life long ago, as Martin Stew reports.
36 rhino sculptures will go up for auction in Hampshire later. The colourful figures have been on display at Marwell Zoo. It's believed they'll sell for up to £2000 each when they go under the hammer in Southampton.
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.
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.