The Murals of Norwich City Centre
The first mural, unveiled in April 2016, was designed by local artist and Norwich University of the Arts art graduate: Poppy Cole. Poppy created a quirky, city scene onto the side of Pymm & Co estate agent in Ber Street making an attractive view now for drivers and pedestrians as they travel.
And on Theatre Street – where shoppers at intu Chapelfield and performance lovers from Theatre Royal Norwich traverse – a superb ‘line art’ mural by Beverley Coaraldean adorns the offices of solicitor’s Hatch Brenner. The style differs greatly from the first mural and offering a myriad of lines, shapes and figures that on closer inspection reveals the clever build up of the story.
Head over to Red Lion Street where wild animals are common! On a once rather bleak wall now looms a spirited, yellow scaled, red, fire-breathing dragon - with a glint in its eye – a mythical creature synonymous with Norwich. Designed by Malca Shotten, this mural watches over the throng of shoppers and office workers as they head towards St Stephen’s, Rampant Horse Street and beyond.
And finally (and most recently revealed) there is the 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.
Designed in her usual bold & colourful style, Julia Allum used a stack of books to create a Norfolk landscape, Norwich landmarks pop out of the pages of an open book on the right, with the river Wensum running through Bishops Bridge & into a broads scene on the left. You can find this mural near the Waffle House on St Giles Street.
London Street, best viewed from Bedford Street. With plenty of folklore influences, this mural is designed by NUA graduate Ella Goodwin.
Our most recent mural is located just near Norwich Castle as you walk by Castle Fine Art, Joe Le Meche is the talented artist sho won the bid for this mural. If you haven't yet seen this it's well worth a visit, with incredible colours, depciting an Iceni Marketplace, its an ode to Norwich's history through a contemporary art lens.
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