Auction

Presented by TW Gaze

Our vibrant troop of gorillas, displayed in the gallery below, is a showcase of the world-class creative talent of local and regional professional artists.

At the end of the trail, all the street-sized gorillas will be auctioned to raise funds for two charities – Norfolk based children’s charity Break and the Born Free Foundation.

TW Gaze will oversee the GoGoGorillas! auction that will take place on Thursday 3 October at The Forum, Norwich and will be hosted by Break’s patron, Jake Humphrey.

Thank you for you amazing support £272,300 raised from our Auction. 

Auction Tickets latest -

All tickets are now Sold Out. You can pre-bid or be a telephone bidder by following the instructions.

If you would like to become the proud owner of a unique piece of art, you can place pre-auction Bid by filling in the form below with your contact details and the amount that you wish to bid.

Alternatively, please contact Jeni Matthews at Break on 01603 670100 or email  or 

Meet Our Auctioneers - TW Gaze

We are a multi-disciplined firm based in the market town of Diss on the Norfolk and Suffolk borders and we are pleased to have recently opened a brand new office in Wymondham, close to the city of Norwich. The firms history and principles have evolved from a background of rural professional work. This has developed over the years and now covers professional disciplines including estate agency, property surveys and valuations together with art and antique auctions to become one of the most renowned within East Anglia. Our 2 Estate Agency offices in Diss and Wymondham offer both residential and commercial sales and lettings alongside the more traditional rural professional practice. The Diss Auction Rooms site is based within easy distance of the town centre with weekly sales of over 2,000 lots every Friday and specialised Saturday sales approximately every 3 weeks.

Meet our PR Team - JunglePR

Jungle PR has retained the top accolade of ‘Outstanding PR Consultancy 2012 in East Anglia’, from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Based in Norfolk, Jungle PR gives excellent service and has brilliant press contacts. Find out more about our expertise implementing local, regional and national Public Relations campaigns for clients across many broad sectors. Contact Us. Jungle PR is accomplishing our ‘Great Service’ mission with the benefit and knowledge that we are continually meeting client expectations and ensuring they are getting excellent value from the PR services Jungle PR offer. Our PR Fees are competitive and we offer everything over and above a London agency, with better value for money. Whether it’s working out what you want to achieve, generating PR editorial coverage in the press, developing new brochures or a brand new corporate identity, organising print or photography and design it’s all about delivering creative campaigns to tackle your business needs. This is what makes our business good for your business and is the reason why our clients in business are loyal to us. We understand your industry sector and we are committed to helping you build your profile, your reputation and your organisation. When it comes to marketing activity, whether it’s a press release, an event, printed or electronic newsletter, a website or advertisement, it works most effectively when it’s part of a strategic plan PR campaign at the heart of your organisation.

Meet Our Hosts- The Forum Norwich

The Forum is one of the most successful Millennium Projects in the UK. It opened in November 2001 and has become an iconic landmark and meeting place in the historic centre of Norwich.

The Forum is a public building – everyone is welcome seven days a week all year round – and the eclectic mix of free exhibitions, events, activities, catering, shopping and learning opportunities makes the Forum many things to many people.

Outside view of Forum 

Every day thousands of people come through the front doors to use the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library - the most popular public library in the UK. Many others come to the Forum to enjoy the free exhibitions and events in the huge Atrium, in the Forum’s Digital Gallery or on Millennium Plain, at the front of the building.

Café Bar Marzano, on the ground floor, is a popular and lively meeting place and Pizza Express, on mezzanine level, offers spectacular views over Millennium Plain and the city centre beyond.

The Forum is also the home of BBC East, which broadcasts daily TV and radio news across the Eastern Region, the Norwich Tourist Information Centre, the Forum Shop by Jarrold, Pitman Training Centre and MINT, a charity which helps young people find employment.

And that’s not all!

The Forum is also a place where a great deal of business is done. The Forum’s Auditorium, on one of the lower floors, seats 120 and is ideal for presentations, lectures, networking and even performances. The Digital Gallery, with its huge screen and interactive technology, is also used for business and corporate events.

 

Meet Our Stage managment partners – PSE & COGMedia

PSE -

Its our 20th Birthday in September 2013, Twenty years of trading, Twenty years of production, Twenty years of first class events….

The production of live events has become an important part of corporate relations and advanced communications, event organisers now demand the services of professional planning and production companies with expertise at indoor and outdoor events.   At Production Services Entertainment Ltd we can offer a creative approach to every project with specialist technical knowledge, our event managers will give you as much help and information as possible. They will cover health and safety considerations; keep you continually updated with planning and on-site visits ensuring a first class trouble free event.

Now in our nineteenth year of business we have seen some significant changes and still remain committed to investing in the latest technology and equipment, so when the look of an event is a top priority and presentation is as important as performance; you can rely on Production Services Entertainment Ltd to deliver……

If you have any questions about our group of companies or would like a quotation for your next event, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of my production team.

Cog Media -

Professional Graphic Design Norwich based agency Delivering professional affordable digital design content for every creative arena. Cog Media offer clients a complete graphic design service. Cog Media provide designs for start-up business all the way up to major corporate clients. Our ever expanding portfolio is great testament to our professional graphic design services with clients ranging from new start-ups to high street brands like Sony and Dataton.

Gorilla Delivery Team – City Sprint

 

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Alice in Riverside

Artist Name: Lauren Muir
Sponsor: Riverside Entertainment Centre

Alice in Wonderland is an amazing Disney film loved by many. It encourages people to escape from reality and be in a world that allows the imagination to create things people would love to see as a representation of the … Continue reading

Amazin'-Grace

Amazin’ Grace

Artist Name: Andrea Bassill
Sponsor: Jarrold
Archie

Archie the Air Ambulance

Artist Name: Lisa Kirkham
Sponsor: East Anglian Air Ambulance

As a life-saving charity we wanted something that showed what we do in a fun and informative way.   We were fortunate enough to be donated the gorilla by a local sponsor, which has been a wonderful opportunity for us to … Continue reading

Bat-Grill

Bat Grill

Artist Name: Martin Wall
Sponsor: Quality Solicitors Clapham and Collinge

The Dark Knight guardian of Norwich City! Every kid loves a super hero. The majestic, powerful, gorilla as the current incarnation of Batman is a no-brainer! After I had done a few sketches it was obvious how magnificent he would … Continue reading

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Besty – Here Today! Gone Tomorrow?

Artist Name: Kevin Farrow
Sponsor: Best4Promotion

Embodied within the form of the endangered Gorilla are well and lesser known species also at risk of extinction. This Gorilla is their platform for awareness as it is for the whole event. An interactive and investigative piece inspired by … Continue reading

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Bling Kong

Artist Name: Coastal Collective
Sponsor: Birketts LLP

This gorilla has been covered in a glittering mosaic of reclaimed mirror and glass. The surface is ever changing, reflecting the surrounding environment and passers-by, sometimes dissolving into the surroundings and sometimes sparkling and bouncing light. He is a showman … Continue reading

Boris

Boris

Artist Name: Jenny Leonard
Sponsor: Norwich Business Improvement District

The inspiration for Boris was to create something that was eye catching, bright and vibrant whilst showcasing iconic Norwich scenes, to catch people’s attention especially as Boris is to be placed in Liverpool Street Station acting as the show piece … Continue reading

Bradley-Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

Artist Name: Martin Wall
Sponsor: Copt IT Digital Solutions

Bradley, Wiggo-a-go-go I was watching Bradley Wiggins in the Olympics time trial and I thought what an icon and inspiration he is. Then it came to me how good he would look as a Gogogorilla. I chose to kit him … Continue reading

Butch

Butch

Artist Name: Butcher Andrews Solicitors
Sponsor: Stuart Roy

My design is inspired by the beaches and seascape of Norfolk. I have tried to capture the feeling that many of us carry from our childhood of our view of the beach and hot summer days.

Catch-Me-While-You-Can

Catch Me While You Can

Artist Name: Hannah Nelson
Sponsor: Gasway

You may think you’re looking at butterflies stuck on a gorilla, or some brightly coloured moths, but these are Lantern Flies. They are closer related to cicadas and aphids than butterflies, yet their beauty could definitely rival the latter. They … Continue reading

Chromilla

Chromilla

Artist Name: Phil Daniels
Sponsor: Smith and Pinching

Smith & Pinching decided on the chrome wrap as we wanted a gorilla that would mirror it’s surrounding. It was painted and sculpted by local artist Phil Daniels and wrapped by local company – Totally Dynamic – Chromilla Story. It … Continue reading

Drilla-the-Gorilla

Drilla the Gorilla

Artist Name: Jessica Perry and Maggie Campbell
Sponsor: RG Carter Group

This Onsite-Art Gorilla called “Driller”, is a tough construction worker, skilled in building on many different sites. He is very strong and gets on with the job. Our gorilla combines a good sense of humour with an instinctive understanding of … Continue reading

Earnest

Earnest

Artist Name: Suzi Ovens
Sponsor: Aspiration Europe Ltd

The company sponsoring the gorilla decided they wanted to name him ‘Earnest’, a name they felt encompassed Aspiration Europe’s company ethos and that of the charity Break. We decided to model Earnest after the titular character in ‘The Importance of … Continue reading

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Feather the Fur

Artist Name: Alex Egan
Sponsor: Mills and Reeves LLP

My Studio is at the edge of a Field, with changing crops & open skies always in view. Passing pheasents strut by amongst other wildbirds & small creatures. I chose to disguise the gorilla as a pheasent ; a subject … Continue reading

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Garden Gorilla

Artist Name: Hilary Sanderson
Sponsor: Woodside House Care Home Barchester Healthcare

The Garden Gorilla design has been heavily influenced by my work as a pastoral support worker for the last 20 years. Break has given many of our children holidays over the years and this is my opportunity to give something … Continue reading

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Gareth

Artist Name: Gillian Jefferies
Sponsor: Zing Insights

Gillian wanted to create a design that would appeal both to NFC fans and those that don’t follow football – thus Gareth the Canaries Design was born.

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

Artist Name: Sandy Jones
Sponsor: The Geoffrey Watling Charity

‘Geoffrey’ depicts aspects of the life of Geoffrey Watling. The family business C Watling Carrier – Geoffrey as a boy, His home Felthorpe Hall. Geoffrey in one of his speed boats, called Symphony.Samson & Hercules owned by Geoffrey in the … Continue reading

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Georgian Georgie

Artist Name: Lottie Day
Sponsor: The Assembly House

Her bright yellow body and attractive face reflect the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of The Assembly House, while the range of teapots is a nod to the venue’s ever-popular afternoon tea.

Gerald

Gerald

Artist Name: Nathan Smith
Sponsor: Riverside Entertainment Centre

Gerald’s natural habitat is Riverside Entertainment (opposite the railway station) where he enjoys the many fun things to do day and night from bowling, watching a film and of course eating. However leaves are not the only thing on the … Continue reading

Gladstone

Gladstone

Artist Name: Mik Richardson
Sponsor: Norfolk County FA

Given that the inspiration behind our Gorilla is refereeing opportunities in Norfolk, the design is based on the kit worn by a qualified Norfolk FA match official. The title ‘Gladstone’ originates from a naming competition that was run in March … Continue reading

Gonzo

Gonzo

Artist Name: Mik Richardson
Sponsor: Victory Housing Trust

The idea for Gonzo came from the YESU youth group youngsters who wanted the gorilla to look like their youth activity bus. The bus operates along the coast incorporating groups from Cromer, Sheringham and Holt so it seemed apt to … Continue reading

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Gordon

Artist Name: Teresa Hill
Sponsor: Greater Anglia

Our design highlights the beautiful Norfolk countryside and wildlife though which our trains travel on the Bittern Line to Sheringham and the Wherry Lines to Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft, including reeds, poppies, big skies, the North Norfolk Railway on the coast and … Continue reading

Gus

Gus

Artist Name: Staff and Residents
Sponsor: Thornage Hall

The design depicts some of our activities: biodynamic gardening and farming, weaving, textiles, baking, willow work, arts and crafts, woodwork, computing and bee-keeping.

Guy

Guy

Artist Name: Bridget Parsons
Sponsor: intu Chapelfield

Guy is showing an aspect of modern gardening. That is to encourage wildlife to come in and inhabit set aside, uncultured areas of the garden.

Hattie

Hattie

Artist Name: Daniel Hanton, Paul Zawadzki, Lisa Reeve, Jonathan Adkins, Caroline Brosche, Sarah Ebelewicz, Hollie Crofts-Morris, Alex Maskell, Kate Lee, Katie Jones, Laura Gray, Joe Baker, Adrian Crisp and Jenna Pritchard
Sponsor: John Lewis

Hattie is themed on the Mad Hatters tea party from the original C J Lewis Alice in Wonderland book.

Hide-and-Seek

Hide and Seek

Artist Name: Helen Stokes
Sponsor: Aspiration Europe Ltd

‘Hide and Seek’ is based on a set of paper-cut greeting cards that I made celebrating British wildlife. I hope that children and adults alike will enjoy spotting all of the animals, birds and creepy crawlies in this design.

Horatio

Horatio

Artist Name: Phil Daniels
Sponsor: Ridgeons Timber and Builders Mechants

Horatio was inspired by the drive to attempt to create a realistic looking gorilla. At first I did try to paint hair but soon realised I was fighting with the smooth curves and unnatural surface, so I decided I had … Continue reading

Iron-Ape

Iron Ape

Artist Name: Martin Wall
Sponsor: Norse Group

All my Gogogorilla ideas have a hero theme and Iron Ape is no exception. After I designed BatGrill I wanted to do another super hero, I found out that Iron Man 3 was to hit the screens in 2013. I … Continue reading

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Ivan the Iconic Norwich Gorilla

Artist Name: Samuel Thomas
Sponsor: Castle Mall

I have captured iconic Norwich landmarks from the historic Cathedral, Castle, The Forum Building, Norwich FC and The Castle Mall shopping Centre itself. I have used very vivid colours to capture people’s imaginations and show the landmarks in a new … Continue reading

Junny-Jenny

Jungle Jenny

Artist Name: Jenny Leonard
Sponsor: Think Mobile Media

We wanted our gorilla to represent how we grow local business with mobile marketing. The jungle landscape says much about finding a voice amongst the crowd, showing your business colours to the world and doing different. Jungle survival is a … Continue reading

Jungle-Jim

Jungle Jim

Artist Name: Catriona Finlaysion Wilkins
Sponsor: Jungle Public Relations Ltd

I had the title in my head but wanted to engage local kids who can identify familiar animals etc. as well as problems facing exotic species such as gorillas. There are many threatened species in our own “urban jungles”. Donating … Continue reading

Juno

Juno

Artist Name: Mik Richardson
Sponsor: Almary Green 4 Investments

The first four years of our existence were spent in offices in the Cathedral Close overlooking the small lawn from which our name is taken – and with two former Flight Lieutenants in our ranks, the Battle of Britain Memorial … Continue reading

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Killing Fields

Artist Name: Hannah Nelson
Sponsor: Acteon Group

‘Killing Fields’ is about the relentless destruction of rainforests, mangroves and the clearing of natural land worldwide for the production of genetically modified organisms and mono-crops that have to be sprayed with chemicals- killing thousands of species of animals, their … Continue reading

Lilly-Gorilly

Lilly Gorilly

Artist Name: Alex Egan
Sponsor: TW Gaze Auctioneers and Valuers

Lilly Gorilly was born form the idea of the beautiful Norfolk country side, reflecting the lovely marshlands of South Norfolk.

Lumley

Lumley

Artist Name: Samuel Thomas
Sponsor: Marks and Spencers

The design features the orange and pink branding of ‘Shwopping’ and the morphing love hearts of the design create an eye catching piece that will get people talking and involved in this great initiative of ‘recycling your wardrobe’ to reduce … Continue reading

Mack

Mack

Artist Name: Samuel Thomas
Sponsor: CIM Signs and Graphics

CIM chose to support Break Charity and the Gorilla project as we believe it brings life, colour and a feel good factor to Norwich. Break gives young people a fresh beginning, hence the floral design. Colouring was chosen to add … Continue reading

Mogo

Mogo

Artist Name: Andy Griib and Phil Daniels
Sponsor: MoCo Development Limited

Mogo is the product of great teamwork.  Designed by Andy Griib (Griib Design) & painted by Phil Daniels (Maverick Gallery), Mogo’s design is an example of the ‘MoCo approach’ to team & leadership development – things aren’t always as they … Continue reading

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Mr Carrow

Artist Name: Matt Reeve, Phil Daniels and John Moreton
Sponsor: Anglian Home Improvements

A celebration of Norwich City’s second year in the premier league. All colours are taken from “premier league” team “home strips”.Design Includes: Directors entrance to Carrow Road ground, Supporters Scarf, Lyrics to ‘On The Ball City’, Old Club Logo, Carrow … Continue reading

Nelson

Nelson

Artist Name: Mik Richardson
Sponsor: Break Charity

I loved designing this gorilla. Nelson was designed to represent all about East Anglia, mainly the Norwich area. Break Charity gave me a brief of what they were after and the design just seemed to flow, especially with the Cathedral … Continue reading

Norvic

Norvic

Artist Name: Norwich Schools Design Department
Sponsor: Norwich School

This contemporary approach enabled over 250 pupils to create symbols that they associated with their life and interests at Norwich School. Their illustrations were then scanned, vectorized and cut out of adhesive vinyl. These designs were then strategically placed onto … Continue reading

Optimus-Primate

Optimus Primate

Artist Name: Ross White and Rory Davis
Sponsor: Yewtek

Being children of the 80′s Rory and Ross grew up watching animated mutant turtles,massive robots and mullet wearing cat people.  Even though Rory and Ross did not grow up together, they had a very similar toy collection. This sculpture is … Continue reading

Poppyland-Hero

Poppyland Hero

Artist Name: Derek Blois
Sponsor: Proclaimers

With public support for our armed forces continuing to grow, I wanted to honour both past and present military personnel  by showing the gorilla in the camouflage MTP uniform along with the poppies – the flower of Norfolk – and … Continue reading

Ray

Ray

Artist Name: Samuel Thomas
Sponsor: Starfish Installations Ltd

The design focuses on a clean and organic environment unspoilt by man-made pollutants, this links strongly with the ethos of Starfish solar power installation company – A sunburst radiates energy to the life forms below: There is also a reference … Continue reading

Sea-Monkey

Sea Monkey

Artist Name: Catriona Finlaysion Wilkins
Sponsor: Riverside Entertainment Centre

SeaMonkey has a pirate look and its insipred into a sea themed adventure.

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Skull Island

Artist Name: Beau Townsend and Tansy Bouttell
Sponsor: City College Norwich

‘My Gorilla is inspired by natural textures and floral form and has developed from my recent work which combines special FX and the natural environment.’This Gorilla has been named ‘Skull Island’ in homage to the film King Kong.

Super-Ape

The Ape’d Crusader

Artist Name: Jenny Leonard and Sally Adams
Sponsor: Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News

The Ape’d Crusader (designed by reader and competition winner Sally Adams)

Walk-on-the-Wild-Side

Walk on the Wild Side

Artist Name: Pat Kennewell
Sponsor: Castle Mall

My design is inspired by my love of painting animals and is in a similar vein to the hippo I painted in 2010 for the North Walsham Hippo Hunt and raised £6,000 for charity.

Walstan

Walstan

Artist Name: Alex Egan
Sponsor: Royal Norfolk Argricultural Association

Walstan was named after Saint Walstan from the 11th Century who lived in Norfolk and dedicated his life to farming and to the care of farm animals and will be attending the two-day Royal Norfolk Show so visitors to the … Continue reading

Whoop-Whoop!

Whoop Whoop!

Artist Name: Daniel Hanton
Sponsor: The Forum

The Forum is all about the thousands of people who visit every day. So we chose a design featuring lots of different faces. Our gorilla is called Whoop Whoop as ‘whoop’ is a collective noun for gorillas. It is also … Continue reading

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World Animals

Artist Name: Becca Sturgess
Sponsor: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Children visiting the Sainsbury Centre over the Easter holidays were invited to draw endangered animals, either from the Sainsbury Collections or ones which they knew and were worried about. Once compiled, local artist Becca Sturgess, began the mammoth task of … Continue reading

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Yo’man

Artist Name: Phil Daniels
Sponsor: Go Ape

The ‘Beefeater’ or  Yeoman of the Guard – to use its correct name is an iconic symbol of royal and national pride dating back centuries. We wanted to inspire and encourage a sense of local and  national pride by creating … Continue reading

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