Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club Totem Pole, 2015

Size: 150x150x600cm

This cardboard totem pole was commissioned by ‘Walk the Plank’ theatre company and Exeter City Council and was supported by the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. The totem pole was created to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup five nations parade in Exeter. Each section of the totem pole was made to symbolise one of the five nations participating in the world cup competition: Italy, Tonga, Namibia, Romania and Georgia. The top of the totem pole contains the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club symbol, which were the host venue.

A parade took place through Exeter City Centre to Northenhay Gardens, involving Walk the Plank too, and the Totem Pole was exhibited next to the stage where the games were screened. The totem pole is currently installed at the Sandy Park Rugby Stadium, which is the home of the Exeter Chiefs.