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Decision time at exhibition of GoGoDragons! designs in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 21:30 19 November 2014 | UPDATED: 21:33 19 November 2014

The GoGoDragons sponsors concentrate on picking the right design for their dragons. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The GoGoDragons sponsors concentrate on picking the right design for their dragons. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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From dragons decorated with images of Norfolk to fire-breathing beasts inspired by everything from fairy tales to the whole world - a vast array of designs were on display in a very special exhibition.

Five of the GoGoDragons are unveiled at the sponsors event as these are to become miniature figurines. From left, Morgan, Patch, Cavell, Draco, and Ashman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Five of the GoGoDragons are unveiled at the sponsors event as these are to become miniature figurines. From left, Morgan, Patch, Cavell, Draco, and Ashman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The GoGoDragons! event at Dingles Motor Company, in Norwich, this evening was a showcase of all the designs that sponsors of the charity art trail could pick from for their dragon sculptures which will be dotted around Norwich next summer. The trail is being organised by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art, and follows in the footsteps of last year’s GoGoGorillas! trail.

Michael Rooney, from Break, said: “It was an opportunity for sponsors to see more than 200 designs that have come in from a whole variety of artists. The designs are breathtaking in terms of their creativity and invention, and at times randomness which is just wonderful. There is a something for everybody.”

Sponsors were asked to indicate their first choice and other favourites, and over the next few days the GoGoDragons! team will finalise which designs will feature in the 2015 trail.

Emma Amey, from Cecil Amey opticians, was among those picking a design.

The GoGoDragons sponsors concentrate on picking the right design for their dragons. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The GoGoDragons sponsors concentrate on picking the right design for their dragons. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

She said: “It was much harder than I thought because all the designs are amazing. We were looking for designs which feature eyes or spectacles, and we really liked Eye Spy which is just full of eyes and very colourful.”

Meanwhile John Dingle, MD of Dingles, said the company was looking for a car-inspired dragon that they wanted to call Vroom Vroom.

Some finished dragon sculptures were also on display and there was a grand unveiling of one of the latest characters to join the clan. McFly, who was inspired by the Back to the Future films, was painted by Suzi Ovens and sponsored by Aspiration Europe.

The GoGoDragons! trail will also include a series of heritage dragons and more details about these will be featured in the paper next week.

Sponsor Anne Ovens, right, director of Aspiration Europe, with her GoGoDragon, McFly, based on the film Back to the Future, created by her sister, Suzi, left, which was  unveiled at the sponsors event. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Sponsor Anne Ovens, right, director of Aspiration Europe, with her GoGoDragon, McFly, based on the film Back to the Future, created by her sister, Suzi, left, which was unveiled at the sponsors event. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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