Artist Listing

1: Clare McFarlane - Ornamental Bovine and 42 Dung Beatles

Clare McFarlane’s work seeks to understand or at least represent that search for understanding, in the natural world. The aesthetic often takes its lead from that of the Victorian age of scientific enquiry.

2: Amy Perejuan-Capone - Idle Flies

Amy Perejuan-Capone lives in Fremantle overlooking the harbour and watches the activities of ships, cranes and commodities like big theatre.

3: Mel McVee - George

Mel McVee has created an Australian fauna and flora design showcasing the striated pardalotes and flowing gums, both found locally in Western Australia.  Our state is one of the environmental hotspots in the world today, with most species endemic to small regions within Western Australia.

4: Renae Coles - Aurora

Aurora is a celebration of breasts, both human and bovine. A feminist mascot for gender equality and a joyful protest against body shaming, this brightly coloured Cow is adorned with playful representations of breasts, nipples and milk.

5: Peter Ellis in collaboration with Paul Caporn - A Cow With No Name

The inspiration for this work is drawn directly from images of horses, dogs and donkeys that were used as beasts of burden during World War 1 and 2.

6: Rod Garlett - Noongar Boodja

Rod Garlett is a proud Noongar man, and fulfilled by the work undertaken by our Elders, native title representatives and community leaders, during their negotiations with the Barnett Government in recognising the traditional owners.

7: Poppy Lissiman - Holy Cow

Poppy Lissiman designs are handmade, high quality, eye catching and always aiming to be left of centre. All Poppy's accessories are proudly made using only vegan or faux leather products, they are cruelty free with no animal parts.

8: Elizabeth Marruffo - Milk River Parade

The sculpture ‘La cuna (The Cradle)’ by Leonora Carrington and Jose Horna serves as a point of departure for Elizabeth Marruffo’s artwork.

9: Alister Yiap - Luxury Lady

Alister Yiap's Luxury Lady has been inspired by the theme of mineral wealth, specific to Western Australia. The metallic faceted design works to showcase all the beauty our state offers, from minerals and mining, to luxury commodities such as gold, pearls, diamonds and Lexus Cars!

11: Jean and June Pastore - Missy Moo

Jean and June Pastore are visual artists working with glass, mixed media, new media and wood. They are passionate about making a difference with their art and constantly experimenting with new ideas.

12: Audrey and Arif Satar - Amilita

Memory and identity are central concepts in this work by Audrey and Arif Satar, juxtaposing stories from the realm of memory, myth, fantasy and desire.

13: Olga Cironis - Blue

Covering the cow in woollen blankets, like that of wrapping and stitching into place, is an act of protection or hiding. Blankets link to Australian history and the corporality of human bodies - grey blankets are not domestic, but military.

14: Gregory Pryor - Laozi’s Cow and the Excellence of Water

The famous Chinese philosopher Laozi was known to ride around on a cow (specifically an Oxen) and this has been said to represent the wisdom he attained throughout his life.

15: Sally Stewart - Daphne

Sally Stewart is an artist passionate about the sentimentality associated with kitsch, and the ways people collect objects and experiences.

16: ae’lkemi - Mooey-XIV

The ae’lkemi flagship store houses ready-to-wear, couture and an in house studio all within the one premises. The ae’lkemi brand has become synonymous with doing things the old school way - strong in tradition with a contemporise spin.

17: Pascal Proteau - Le Grand Panache

Pascal Proteau’s “slight” extension of the horns are intended to stimulate curiosity, discovery and exploration. Born in Quebec, Canada, Pascal grew up in a large hunting family and experienced contact with deer and moose, horns, antlers and bones.

18: Liam Dee - Trans-Dimensional Cow

Artist Liam Dee really wanted to play around with the form of the Cow and make it into something out of the ordinary. His practice involves the adding of hypnotic elements to natural shapes.

Telethon Beneficiary/Permanent Home:  WA Carers Australia

19: Empire Rose - Jersey Girl

The Empire Rose concept is an extension of their 20th anniversary collection unveiled as part of the 2016 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival where uber street meets high end decadence.

20: Benjamin Kontoolas - Beauty X Ethics

Traditionally used to highlight façade signage, Benjamin Kontoolas draws inspiration from playing on comic elements inherent in the bawdy and taboo, establishing neon as a satirical and ironic art form.

21: Minaxi May - Bubblegum Bessie

It is heart wrenching to know that In Yucatán city townsfolk bash innocent animals to death in the annual tradition of Citilcum Kots Kaal Pato.

22: Katherine Dunmill - The Provider

Independent Western Australian fashion label Katherine Dunmill have a natural aesthetic with a focus on quality fabrication and craftsmanship, emphasising the use of natural materials that have become synonymous with the Dunmill aesthetic.

23: Marcia Espinosa - Earth to Heaven Express

The inspiration for Marcia Espinosa’s Wish Moo was the concept of the Cow as a sacred object, a being to which people could address their prayers and also express their earthly hopes and desires.


‘Patterns in nature’ is the basis of this work by Jana Braddock.

25: Helen Smith - Palindrome

Helen Smith’s work discusses a state of equilibrium, in physical terms, relative to biology and subsequently the environment. Helen’s practice is influenced by a formal, minimalist view-point with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome.

26: Penny Coss - Pop Colour Cow

Cattle can distinguish long wavelength colours (yellow, orange and red) much better than the shorter wavelengths (blue, grey and green).

27: Peter Farmer - Untitled

Peter Farmer is a practicing Aboriginal artist who explores all mediums within visual arts and beyond.

29: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah - Red Heifer

This artwork by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah takes inspiration from the Old Testament story of the Red Heifer. The work explores the layers of cultural significance and historical impact that a single animal can potentially have in current global politics.

30: Leanne Bray - Gaay

Leanne Bray's work is often defined by her ability to create harmonious design, incorporating bold swaths of rich patterning, implied textural content and complex, beautiful layers of colour. Her Cow offers the perfect canvas to continue her exploration of these notions.

31: Ian de Souza - COW-MOO-FLAGE - call me FLORA

Ian de Souza is a full time practicing artist and educator with an exhibition history spanning 33 years. The sustained force of his artistic exploration is the fluid connection between light, line, colour and movement; all present in the wild flora of Western Australia.

32: Philip Gamblen - Bongo

Philip Gamblen’s work is a continuing investigation into electro-mechanical sound sculptures. He is especially interested in exhibiting a 'performing artwork' in a public arena.  Bongo is a sound cow that grooves to a unique percussive beat.

33: Lexalot Dade Randolph - Telethon Kids Carnival Cow

Lex spent a number of years in hospital with a chronic illness when he was a teenager. The things that still stick with him from that time are firstly that he felt safe, nurtured and cared for and secondly that there was a constant fear - of not getting better, pain, uncertainty.

34: Lawry Halden - Untitled

Lawry Halden is one of Perth's major painters of murals, where he uses aerosol. Lawry intentionally keeps his imagery ambiguous in order for the viewer to engage and play a part in bringing them to life.

35: Kerrie Argent - 40 litres a day… Guernsey/Jersey

Kerrie will be working with the public across the CowParade Community Days to produce two cows. For more information on how you can get involved, visit the Community Cows page.

39: Megan Salmon - Garden Cow

For her creation, Megan Salmon has developed an original digital fabric that is from a Pompeii mural encompassing greenery and birds.

40: Lisa Dymond - Commodity Cow

Lisa Dymond’s inspiration is drawn from how we domesticate and control animals as a commodity – the repeated pattern of humans trying to control their world, to live a comfortable life. The zoetrope is a playful way of creating a repeated process in an art form.