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Iceni Magazine | August 22, 2017

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Travel through time with Norwich’s latest murals

Travel through time with Norwich’s latest murals

Following an international call for mural submissions, Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) are pleased to announce details of the next set of murals to brighten up some of Norwich’s blank walls and spaces.

Castle House, Tickety Boo! in London Street and the Tesco Metro loading bay (Pottergate) are all set to be transformed by stunning pieces of artwork following the theme of Norwich, the City of Stories.  The designs, carefully selected by a local judging panel, will also transport the viewer through time.

Joey La Mache’s design does this with a medieval marketplace reflecting the city’s rich and vibrant past, whilst creating a parallel to Norwich’s current bustling, independent market place.

Local artist Ella Goodwin has created a whimsical and fun creation celebrating a 17th century Norfolk Folklore.  Her design, inspired by the folklore of cats buried in walls to ward away spirts, takes on a more uplifting view showing the cats as houses surrounded by vibrant florals.

Inspired by Art Deco travel posters, Julia Allum’s bold and colourful ‘open book’ design features Norwich landmarks & local scenes.

The City is already home to four murals courtesy of Norwich BID and these additional three designs will be visible around the city from the end of May and the start of September.

Martin Blackwell, Business and Operations Manager, Norwich BID said, “We can’t wait to see the next set of murals enliven spaces in Norwich city centre.  Joey, Ella and Julia have all created some incredible designs, which we are sure will create talking points for visitors and locals alike”.

Julia Allum said, “Norwich BID’s mural project is a wonderful idea, it brightens up the city and it’s a great way to showcase local artists work. There is such a wealth of talent in the city so I was stunned, yet delighted when I heard one of my designs had been chosen. It’s going to be quite something to see my work reproduced on such a large scale”.

Ella Goodwin said, “This is such a wonderful opportunity to add my vibrant storytelling style to the walls of Norwich with my quirky design based on local history and brought to life with whimsy”.

The murals will be installed by theatre and set design agency 3D creations.

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