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Graphic Communication alumna designs UCA’s entrant to the Surrey Hills Cow Parade

Artist and Graphic Communication alumna Margaux Carpentier has designed and painted our submission to this year’s Surrey Hills Cow Parade.

The life-size cow, named Moo C.A., is on display in the Lion and Lamb Yard, near our Farnham campus, until the end of August. It will then be exhibited and judged alongside other designs from across the county at the Surrey Hills Food, Drink & Music Festival at Coverwood Farm on Saturday 3 September.

Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice-Chancellor of UCA, said: “As a provider of creative arts education that is incredibly proud of its current and former students, we thought it would be a great idea to turn the design of our cow over to one of our own recent Graphic Design graduates, Margaux Carpentier who is known for her bold and surprising designs.

“Margaux's design is bold and confident, and integrates UCA's core values - just like our students! The proceeds from the sale of Moo C.A. will go to UCA’s Creative Fund, which provides scholarships and bursaries for talented students in financial difficulties – an important scheme that helps people from all backgrounds realise their creative potential.”

Professor Ofield Kerr with Surrey Hills design

Graduating from UCA Farnham in 2010, Margaux is an illustrator, print-maker and one-third of UCA alumni team Animaux Circus – a London-based design studio that specialises in brightly coloured large-scale illustrations, wall paintings, and hand-painted signage.

Internationally-celebrated artist Alexander Creswell is the patron of The Surrey Hills Cow Parade, which encourages individuals, companies and schools to sponsor and decorate life-size cows. The designs are currently being displayed around the county. Once judged, the majority of cows will be auctioned, while the top 20 designs will be transported to a gala event in London. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to charity.