As one of the largest and oldest open-air markets in the country, the Norwich Market murals are to be executed in a distinctive way, each unique to its surrounding and celebrating the city’s rich heritage and culture. Norwich BID are looking for artists who can creatively interpret the cities status as the City of Stories whilst focusing on Norwich: Past, Present and Future, to bring stories of the city and the market to life.
By using market shutters, it is hoped artists will create a glimpse into the past, present and future of Norwich – be it fact or fiction. The closed shutters will look as though a doorway is opened up to a different time, allowing visitors to view an alternative side and interpretation of Norwich. Immersive and interactive, the murals will bring an energy and sense of discovery to Norwich’s iconic market.
The 12 market sites are the perfect canvas for any street artist and will add a new attraction to the already buzzing and vibrant Norwich market.
The winning artists will each receive a commission of £1,000 to design their Norwich Market mural. This prize pot must cover the costs of any materials the artist wishes to use (excluding canvas which is supplied by Norwich BID and Norwich Market). For full terms and conditions please visit the Norwich BID website www.norwichbid.co.uk/market-
Stefan Gurney, Executive Director at the BID said, “Following the success of our other urban art projects this is a fantastic opportunity for local and national artists, as well as talented university students, to showcase their work and skills. We look forward to seeing the range of applications during the coming weeks. We want Norwich’s urban art to be executed in a distinctive way, with each piece unique to Norwich interpreting the city’s history, surroundings, and vision for the years ahead. Norwich’s story telling heritage isn’t just told in words, its stories are told through its architecture, culture and art.”
Matthew Packer, Portfolio holder with responsibility for Norwich Market, said “We are so pleased to be working with the Norwich BID on this exciting new project for Norwich. The market is in a fantastic central location and a perfect place to showcase local creative talent plus many of the closed shutters will be brightened up in the process. We are really looking forward to seeing what the artist’s produce and are excited about the new art trail around the market that this will create for its visitors.”