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Two GoGoHares competitions launched as countdown continues for charity art trail

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 20 February 2018

Sponsors of the Royal Arcade hare with the lastest creation for the GoGoHare art trail.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Sponsors of the Royal Arcade hare with the lastest creation for the GoGoHare art trail. Picture: Nick Butcher

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As the countdown to Norfolk’s GoGoHares trail continues, hare’s your chance to have a GoGo at competitions involving two of the colourful sculptures that will decorate the county this summer.

GoGoHare artists Fiona Muller and Tim Edwards with the latest creation to be installed inside the Royal Arcade.
Picture: Nick ButcherGoGoHare artists Fiona Muller and Tim Edwards with the latest creation to be installed inside the Royal Arcade. Picture: Nick Butcher

The GoGoHares - brought to Norfolk by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art - are set to follow in the footsteps of the GoGoGorillas! and GoGoDragons! and hop into the county from June 24 to September 8.

Today the latest sculpture was unveiled in Norwich’s Royal Arcade - an elegantly decorated black and gold hare created by artist Fiona Muller from ERM CIC and designed to complement the beautiful Art Nouveau-inspired location.

The hare will be on display there from February 17 to 25 and now the sculpture’s sponsor JLL is challenging people to come up with a name for the newest member of the GoGo gang.

Hannah Petch, JLL managing agent, said: “We are keen to get the public involved in the naming of our majestic GoGoHare, and look forward to the creative ideas people may have.”

Unveiling of the GoGoHare inside The Royal Arcade, Norwich.
Picture: Nick ButcherUnveiling of the GoGoHare inside The Royal Arcade, Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher

Meanwhile children are being invited to take part in a different competition and win the chance to unveil a literary-themed hare on World Book Day.

Dipple & Conway has sponsored the hare, which is currently being created by artist Jo Fiske, and for the competition the opticians is asking children to design some book-themed spectacles. There are two age categories - under eights and ages eight to 16 - and the two winners will together unveil Dipple & Conway’s hare at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library at 4pm on March 1. They will also win some book-themed goodies.

Matthew Conway, Dipple & Conway director, said: “Our hare is a gorgeous girl. Thanks to Jo’s amazing brushwork, she has so much character and a definite sparkle in her eye. We’re sure that both children and adults are going to be enchanted by her. We’re hoping lots of people will come along to the reveal of our book-themed hare on March 1 and join us for some story-telling in the children’s library afterwards.”

• People have until February 27 to submit their ideas for the name of the Royal Arcade hare by emailing GoGo.Hares@eu.jll.com

Artist Jo Fiske working the book-themed GoGoHare sponsored by Dipple & Conway.
Photo: supplied by Dipple & ConwayArtist Jo Fiske working the book-themed GoGoHare sponsored by Dipple & Conway. Photo: supplied by Dipple & Conway

• To download a spectacle template for the Dipple & Conway competition and for more details about how to enter, visit www.dippleandconway.co.uk. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 20.

• For more about GoGoHares, visit www.gogohares.co.uk

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