Search

Decision time at exhibition of GoGoDragons! designs in Norwich

21:30 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

Copyright: Archant 2014

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 BRADLEYFive 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 BRADLEYThe 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 BRADLEYSponsor 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

• Visit www.gogodragons.co.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest from the EDP

Most Read

Featured Pages

Most Commented

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the EDP
digital edition

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up