Discover our Artists
Our GoGoDiscover artists are at the very heart of the project, turning a blank canvas into something that hundreds of thousands of people will admire over the 11 week trail. As well as stepping back to appreciate the artwork on offer, take a look at the other people around you – watch the smiles, listen the conversations and enjoy the colour it brings to the streets.
Each sculpture’s sponsor had the opportunity to choose from designs submitted to Break over a year ago. The submission process was completely open and we have art from professional and amateur artists on display.
50 artists in total were responsible for creating the sculptures in 2022 with a variety of genres on display including: street art, gilding, mosaic and even yarn bombing! (Head to Dereham to see The Real Woolly Mammoth).
The sculptures travelled as far as Dundee and Southampton to meet their makers. But we’ve given lots of local artists the opportunity to think big and get creative this year too. Many have been using our top-secret prehistoric painting space, which has enabled collaborative working between artists. Others have mighty beasts squeezed into garages, studios, living rooms, conservatories and sheds.
Norfolk-based artist Sally Adams was supported by David Waterhouse, senior curator of natural history at Norfolk Museum Services, to create a model as close to what a real living mammoth would look like. This model was scaled up by delivery partners Wild in Art to create the final six foot tall fibre-glass resin sculpture. For the best idea of what a real mammoth looked like, don’t miss Margaret’s Mammoth at West Runton. This sculpture cuts a mighty figure in its natural habitat in the wilds of Norfolk and is named after Margaret Hems, who together with her husband discovered the fossilised mammoth on West Runton beach.
Alex Egan | Ali Cottrell | Alix Carter | Amy Bourbon | Beverley Gene Coraldean | Caroline Carty | Claire Cassie | Daniel Bland | Deven Bhurke | Donna Newman | Ella Goodwin | Esme Taylor | Faye Rackham | Fiona Gowen | Hannah Nelson | Hilary Sanderson | Illona Clarke | Jina Gelder | Jo Fiske | Joanne Botterill | Julia Allum | Junkyard Market | Karis Youngman | Katy Stevens | Kim Hubball | Knapple | Laura Hawkins | Lena Kibbler | Lilly Rodgers | Lisa Kirkham | Martin Wall | Matt Reeve | Mik Richardson | MissE | Paige Selby-Green | Phil Daniels | Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt | Production Bureau Team | Rachael Butler | Rebecca Amphlett | Reilley Creative | Roberta Wood | Ross White | Ryan Newell | Sally Adams | Sian Ellis | Sophie Li Rocchi | Steve Johnson | Tim Sutcliffe | Tori Woolley | Tory Allen | Paul Mynard | Sam Vellana
Learning & Community programme
Schools, colleges and community youth groups from all across Norfolk have stomped on board to join in the GoGoDiscover fun, pitching in to adopt and design their own smaller T.rex sculpture - the ‘Breakasaurus’.
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