Art has long been a story in Norwich with many of the city’s attractions featuring exhibition spaces and permanent galleries. But when the museums and galleries have closed what art is there to see?
Norwich has four amazing large outdoor murals to see all year round – no entrance charge, no opening and closing times – just there to be enjoyed all year round for everyone.
Start your mural journey on Ber Street, close to John Lewis. In April 2016 the first mural was unveiled, designed by local artist and Norwich University of the Arts art graduate: Poppy Cole. Poppy has created a quirky, city scene onto the side of Pymm & Co estate agent.
From Ber Street walk down Colegate turning right onto Red Lion Street. Look up above Evans and meet our yellow scaled, fire breathing dragon – a mythical creature synonymous with Norwich. Designed by Malca Shotten.
Next, walk up Rampant Horse Street to Hatch Brenner solicitors. On the wall facing The Assembly House and Norwich Theatre Royal see a stunning line art mural by Beverley Coaraldean offering a myriad of lines, shapes and figures.
And finally the newest mural in the series, a brilliant 3D effect mural from Derek Jackson, architectural illustrator, featured on the Virgin Money building located at the Back of the Inns. Derek’s design features bookends and book spines on a virtual shelf and is again, another image to stand, admire and absorb.
In 2017, three more murals will be revealed. The murals scheme is brought to Norwich by Norwich Business Improvement District to further enhance the city’s cultural offer and appeal.
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