The Great Gorillas Project was a world class mass public art event on the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter.
For 10 weeks, 30 life-size gorilla sculptures inhabited the streets, parks and open spaces showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild gorillas and how the local business community can make a difference. In addition, 25 of their smaller cousins designed and decorated by schools in Devon and Somerset were be located in local businesses in the region; and there were a few surprises along the way too!
The Great Gorillas invaded the streets from Saturday 3rd August until Sunday 13th October 2013. They then said a final farewell at Paignton Zoo from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2013 before being auctioned for charity on Wednesday 6th November 2013 raising £100,000.