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Superlambananas set for stations

Ba Ba Braille Sheep
One sculpture was designed with the National Blind Children's Society.

Two superlambananas snapped up at a recent auction have appeared at two Merseyside railway stations.

The iconic statues, bought by transport authority Merseytravel, are currently grazing at James Street Station and Liverpool South Parkway.

Lamb Lines and Ba Ba Braille Sheep will stay in their current positions for a while before being rotated around the region for other passengers to see.

About 550,000 was raised for charity at the auction of 70 sculptures.

Both sculptures were initially sponsored by Merseytravel before being bought by the authority.

Chief executive Neil Scales said: "We are sure they will bring some added fun to the network. They'll be a talking point if nothing else.

"This is part of a wider investment we are making to public art across the network as part of our commitment to the 2008 legacy. It has been a very special year, but it shouldn't stop here."

Charity auction

Lamb Lines was designed by Rachael Ward of Liverpool Hope University and is based around her daily train journey.

Ba Ba Braille Sheep was designed by Southport-based artist Jola Kurzeja-Ryan with the National Blind Children's Society.

The sculptures were among the 125 superlambanana on display during Go Superlambanana 2008, which was visited by 40,000 people in Liverpool.

The auction of 70 of them raised 550,000 with a large proportion of the money going to the Lord Mayor's charities.

The original yellow Superlambanana, designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo, stands on the corner of Tithebarn Street and Vauxhall Road.

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