December 5 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Baby GoGo gorillas have been enjoying a glorious summer dotted around Norwich, but as the nights are drawing in, it’s time for them to get on the bus and head back to school.
Yeterday all 67 miniature gorillas were taken for a final mini-break up to Norwich Castle Mall.
They will be on display for the remainder of the weekend.
This will be the final chace to say goodbye to the mini artworks which have added another dimension to the GoGoGorillas art trail.
Each of the baby gorillas was lovingly painted, collaged and accesorised by Norfolk’s creative children.
The trail, organised by Wild in Art in partnership with Break, has really inspired Norwich’s families and has added a splash of colour in the city centre.
Sally Ann Wilkinson, director of Wild in Art said: “Norwich has really taken to these sculptures and the public have loved going round the trails, finding all of them across the city centre.”
The colourful little creatures will be missed at the shops where they spent their holidays.
Louise Thomas-Minns, owner of U And Your Skin beauty lounge, on Bridewell Alley, is waving goodbye to Orci, decorated by Beccles free school,
She said: “Orci arrived in the week we launched our super facial, and I’m sure he was meant to come here because he was dressed as Superman.
“We’ve had so many people through the door because of the trail, not just children, but adults who have travelled up from London and all over the UK because they’d heard about the gorillas.
He’s been getting a lot of attention, and has turned into a bit of a Twitter star. We’re very sad to see him go.”