06:30 September 11, 2022
It’s time to take home your very own piece of the GoGoDiscover trail at a charity auction!
After 10 weeks of entertaining more than half a million people across the county, a total of 60 sculptures will go under the hammer.
Taking place on Wednesday September 28, the auction will be held at Norwich Cathedral for the first time.
Acclaimed auctioneers Charles Hanson and Natasha Rashkin-Sharpe, from the television series Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Roadshow, will host the event.
All proceeds will go to the local charity Break to eradicate the gigantic expectations faced by young adults leaving care.
There will be 39 T.rex, 18 steppe mammoths and three Breakasurau sculptures under the hammer. The 60 lots also include a white mammoth and a T.rex, ready to get their own roaring work of art.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying the GoGoDiscover trail this summer and we’re excited to see what’s next for our sculptures,” said Pete Marron, GoGoDiscover Project Manager.
“So many people have fallen in love with them and have their favorites. Our amazing artists have created amazing designs to create something completely unique.
“This auction is the perfect opportunity to be able to take home original artwork and a memento from another fantastic trail, while supporting Break.”
Auction attendees will be treated to a sparkling reception and canapes thanks to sponsors Norfolk Cottages. Or bidders can participate from the comfort of their own home via the online bidding portal or over the phone.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Tickets and the online catalog of available sculptures are available on the Break website break-charity.org. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live on GoGoDiscover’s Facebook page, along with updates posted throughout the evening.
Curated in conjunction with Wild In Art and designed by local artists, the T.rex sculptures have been on the streets of Norwich since late June, across the city centre, while the mammoths can be found in towns such as King’s Lynn, Cromer and Great Yarmouth. .