Latest picture purr-fect mural unveiled in Norwich city centre
PUBLISHED: 19:09 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 02 August 2017
A Norwich-based artist is feline good as her design ‘The Cats in the Walls’ is brought to life in an eye-catching mural unveiled on London Street.
The latest mural by illustrator Ella Goodwin is the sixth to appear across the city as part of the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID)’s City of Stories project.
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The design, located above the Tickety-Boo! Toy shop, is based on a 17th century tale of cats being put in walls to ward off evil spirits.
Ms Goodwin, who graduated from Norwich University of the Arts in 2006, said: “I based mine loosely on the tales of dead cats found in walls from the 17th century, they used to be put in the walls to ward off evil spirits.
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“I chose this particular site to apply for as there is Tickety-Boo! The Book Hive and also Inanna’s Festival gift shop nearby so I felt it fitted with my style and the folklore influences.”
Ms Goodwin, who also runs the Norwich Makers Market, was one of three artists selected after an international call from Norwich BID for mural submissions.
The first of the three new murals by illustrator Julia Allum was unveiled in June at the Tesco Metro loading bay on Pottergate and is inspired by Art Deco travel posters.
The third, by artist Joey La Mèche is a medieval marketplace design and will appear on Castle House in the coming weeks.
Martin Blackwell, Business and Operations Manager, Norwich BID said: “Joey, Ella and Julia have all created some incredible designs, which we are sure will create talking points for visitors and locals alike”.
Ella’s artwork can be seen here.