GoGoDiscover celebrates our regions exceptional creative talent. Read about the amazing artists bringing to life our sculptures this year.
Martin Wall is an artist who works in a variety of media, but specialises in glass fibre sculptures and acrylic on canvas. He has co-created artwork for Break and Wild in Art for eight years, producing the GoGoGorillas, “Batgrills”, “ Ironape” and “Wiggo”, Bling the diamond encrusted dragon and Pig Stymante to name but a few. His most famous work is “Ed Sheer Ham” an Ed Sheeran lookalike pig for Pigs Gone Wild in Ipswich.
Martin is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Supporting Partner, Norwich BID.
Mik Richardson is a local artist who runs his own mural business. Mik has worked with Break and Wild in Art for many years and has designed and created an impressive 73 Wild in Art sculptures, collectively raising over £300,000 for charities across the UK.
Deven Bhurke is a Hampshire based graphic designer and artist. Deven has been involved in several Wild in Art events and other public art trails across the country including GoGo Hares and GoGo Dragons in Norwich. His public art style is versatile and usually includes geometric patterns and fun-loving characters.
Sophie Li Rocchi is an experienced art teacher, set designer and painter. She has created more than 30 large scale dramatic sets for plays at Gresham's Prep, where she is Head of Art. Sophie was the proud creator of The King of Scribble for the 2018 GoGoHares art trail, and has spent lockdown creating Snap!, based on Norwich's famous Medieval dragon, and Dino Hunter, who is ready and raring with binoculars in hand, for the GoGoDiscover trail.
As an artist, Ross White has been a keen sculptor for the best part of his life. He takes pride in his versatility and the materials that he uses, spanning from traditional figurative clay sculpts to contemporary steel sculptures. He gained his degree in Theatre Design: Technical Arts Interpretation from Wimbledon School of Art and has since worked on many different commercial and private commissions. These have included music videos, television advertisement and sculptures. Ross is the Deputy Head of Workshop / Prop Maker at Royal and Derngate Theatres in Northampton.
Ross is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, Dolphin Autos Norwich.
Ryan Newell is a freelance illustrator and animator based in Norwich. He has been included in three Wild in Art projects to date, the most recent being GoGoHares in 2018 where he created County Hare, Kicks.
Ryan is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, Riverside Entertainment.
Illona Clarke is a Norwich-based illustrator, who writes and illustrates stories for children. Illona has also created many Wild in Art sculptures for trails all over the UK, including GoGoDragons and GoGoHares in Norwich.
Illona is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, The Beeston Group.
Tory Allen has previously created Wild in Art sculptures, the most recent being Emhareald for GoGoHares in 2018. Tory’s style wows trail goers as her sculptures are covered in her specialty acrylic crystals.
Tory is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, Chilled Driving School.
Joanne Botterill is a full time artist and designer working from her home studio in rural Lincolnshire. This is the 2nd time she has been part of the Norwich trail and says it is by far her favourite.
Joanne is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, Wilco Motor Spares.
Lisa Kirkham who is designing and creating a T.rex sculpture for GoGoDiscover Sponsors, Cooks Blinds & Shutters.