Norwich Tree Art Trail trees are in need of new homes

They decorated Norwich for Christmas and now some very unique trees are need of new homes.

The NORWICHRISTMAS Tree Art Trail celebrated the festive season with tree-shaped art, and now 12 of the 21 trees are being offered for free to schools and other organisations or individuals that would like to have them.

Grace Jackson, of Norwich Arts Centre, who co-ordinated the trail, said: 'We were really happy with the response to the trees while they were around the city so we are now hoping that they can be re-used and live on.

'There is a real mix of styles of artwork on the trees so they could find new homes in many different places, and with a bit of imagination could even take on new incarnations.'

The wooden trees are about 6.5ft tall and 4ft wide and each one was uniquely designed, with the range of designs incorporating everything from cartoons to traditional scenes and even images of Brussels sprouts.

The trees' new owners can either keep them as they are or adapt them as they wish.

The trees available are:

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n Silver tree with leaf prints (was displayed at Aviva's Marble Hall).

n Traditional Christmas decoupage (was displayed at Jarrold).

n Snowy Norwich scene (was displayed at John Lewis).

n Magpies (was displayed at Leeds Building Society).

n A Christmas Carol (was displayed at Maddermarket Theatre).

n Cartoon snow scene (was displayed at The Mall Norwich).

n Street art Christmas characters (was displayed at the Odeon).

n Pine needle words (was displayed at Validus).

n Brussels sprouts (was displayed at Wilkinson).

Three of the trees, which are available without some of their original decoration, are:

Red musical tree (was displayed at Norwich Arts Centre and is now without bells)

Wrapping paper tree (was displayed at the Assembly House and is now without paintings)

White tree with photographs on wires (was displayed at the Evening News office and some of the photographs are damaged)

The nine other trees from the trail have either been kept by the locations that hosted them or the artists that created them. The trail was a Norwich City Centre Partnership project coordinated by Norwich Arts Centre.

To apply for a tree, send a short email explaining where you would display it next Christmas or how it would be recycled to grace@norwichartscentre.co.uk

Are you involved in an art project? Call Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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