Meet our Great Gorillas

11 : 'Cool Ice Cream Bananas' by Malcolm Law

Can be found at: 'Roman Walk, Exeter'

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‘Cool Ice Cream Bananas’

The artist decided that the whole project was ‘fun’, so he worked on ideas that fitted with this concept. It is unlikely that gorillas would be seen on the English Riviera (Paignton Zoo excepted) and if they were they would be on holiday and savour ice cream and prefer bananas to chocolate. This solution stood out and was taken through to the finished proposal. It if makes people laugh then the artist will have succeeded.

Malcolm Law

Malcolm has worked in Torbay for the last 25 years. His ceramics are mainly three dimensional illustration worked in a stoneware clay and finished with underglaze colours. Subject matter is invariably humorous sourced from history or mythology and often including anachronistic objects. He is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. His work can be seen at various galleries in the Westcountry including the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Cotehele gallery.


Located in the heart of Exeter, with the iconic cathedral as its backdrop, Princesshay is home to over 70 shops and restaurants, covering the very best of the high street names as well as some specialist and independent stores and a host of dining options with flavours from around the world, catering for every taste.

Why did Princesshay Shopping Centre want to be a part of The Great Gorillas Project?
“It was clear this was going to be a high impact, fun, engaging and well executed campaign. It’s a great way to celebrate the Zoo’s 90th birthday and also raise awareness of conservation. We were keen to have our very own Great Gorilla in the centre so that we could be part of the official trail and mass public art exhibition. This in turn has PR benefits and engages and adds value and interest for our shoppers.”

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