GoGoHares! in Norwich
Following the phenomenal success of the GoGoGorillas! and the GoGoDragons! charity trails in Norwich, Break and Wild in Art the children’s charity are once again coming together to organize the open air art event.
Break celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018 and one of the key parts of it all is the GoGoHares! The first of these hares are already placed strategically all over the city of Norwich especially around the landmarks.
A special Mad Hatters Tea Party was organized at The Forum to celebrate the pronouncement of the new trail on the 1st of June. Martin Green, the fundraising manager for Break is leading the GoGoHares! project confesses that the excitement levels are running pretty high for the whole project at Break!
As GoGoDragons was such a great success, choosing the next sculpture was quite a challenge but GoGoHares! is now all set to capture the residents’ imaginations and be a fabulous showcase for artists. The next step for the GoGo series is to get the people involved, and the charity expects a great turn out at The Forum. The Mad Hatters Tea Party would be an opportunity to see first-hand what Break and Wild in Art propose to deliver to Norwich and Norfolk in 2018.
Hares are one of the commonly found creatures in Norfolk countryside and a popular subject for the artists to work with, hence the decision to pick hares as the sculptures was quite a natural one. This time, however, there would be three different designs for the sculpture.
The trail through Norwich would be featuring fifty sculptures and the GoGoHares! would be dotting some other parts of Norfolk. Around 150 local schools, nursery groups and clubs are getting involved in the GoGoHares! education program.
Sally-Ann Wilkinson, director Wild in Art mentions the delight, the charity feels to be working with Break on the third part of this artistic GoGo trilogy organized to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. The intent of the event is that every hare should be able to strike a golden chord with the local communities of Norwich, and Norfolk, with the sponsors and with the artists and to create a special event to celebrate the contributions Break has made to the region during the later half of the century.