Mini rocks move to Babylon Gallery on their city tour

Mini Ely rocks

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery

Mini Ely rocks

More than 60 rocks, painted by the Ely Rock Eels group as part of a ‘mini Ely fest’, have gone on display in the windows of the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

 Ely Cathedral rock

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. Ely Cathedral rock - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

Mini Ely rocks

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

Filling three windows for passers-by to see while the venue remains closed, the display comes after the Ely Rock Eels group delivered their creations to Visit Ely at Oliver Cromwell’s House in December.

Bashed bridge rock.

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. Bashed bridge rock. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

Mini Ely rock

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

However, due to the lockdown and the historic venue's temporary closure, the rocks needed to go on tour. 

The Prince Albert rock

More than 60 rocks, painted by the Ely Rock Eels group as part of a ‘mini Ely fest’, have gone on display in the windows of the Babylon Gallery. The Prince Albert rock. - Credit: ELY ROCK EELS

Fleur Patten, who runs the Ely Rock Eels group, said: "We were so happy when Claire Somerville, of the Babylon Gallery, accepted our offer of the Mini Ely rocks after the beautiful alphabet created by a professional artist was dismantled.

"Due to Covid-19 we need venues where our rocks can be seen but not touched in order to reduce risks of cross-contamination."

The Minster Tavern rock

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. Bashed bridge rock. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

She added: “It’s very important to keep the community engaged and together in whatever way we can during these isolating times.

Ely police station rock.

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. Ely police station rock. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE


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"These windows go some way to doing that.”

Mini Ely rocks

More than 60 rocks, painted by the Ely Rock Eels group as part of a ‘mini Ely fest’, have gone on display in the windows of the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ELY ROCK EELS

Mini Ely rocks

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

Mini Ely rock

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE

Mini Ely rock

More than 60 hand-painted rocks depicting Ely's well-known landmarks and quirks have gone on display at the Babylon Gallery. - Credit: ENJOY ELY MORE


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