Meet â€œHawkerâ€, the Cooks-sponsored GoGo Discover T-Rex statueÂ that has appeared on Ber Street near John Lewis in the city centre of Norwich. Itâ€™s one of 21 T-Rex sculptures that are on display all over Norwich this summer.
The Go-Go sculpture trails have been a mainstay of public art in Norwich for over a decade. The summer appearances of large statues, each uniquely decorated by a local artist, take a different iteration each time. Past trails have featured Dragons, Gorillas, Hares and Elephants. This year, itâ€™s the turn of the ferocious T-Rex.
This year, as in previous years, Cooks has been approached to sponsor a sculpture. We pay for the artwork and installation up front so that when the sculptures are auctioned at the end of the season all the money raised goes straight to Break - a charity that supports vulnerable children and their families.
Once again our artist - this year we were partnered with the incredibly talented Lisa Kirkham - has done an amazing job. The theme of the artwork on our T-rex is the dragonfly. Entomologists among you will recognise that the name â€œHawkerâ€ references the hawker subspecies of dragonfly that includes the endangered Norfolk Hawker native to this county.
Find out more and download a map of where to find the T-Rex statues on the GoGo Discover section of the Break website.