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Run North East

  • Name: Run North East
  • Location: Fenwick Food Hall, Newcastle
  • Designed and descorated by: Eye Illustrate
  • Sponsor: Fenwicks

Sculpture Description

Eye Illustrate is artist and illustrator Emma Garrod who was born in Newcastle. Combining traditional drawing materials with digital techniques in her illustrations, Emma uses sketchbooks to capture places and buildings around the north east region. Since graduating, Emma has worked as a freelance illustrator on various commissions, as well as selling her work at art markets. ‘Run North East’ was inspired by the world’s most famous half marathon, The Great North Run. As the character of Elmer celebrates being ‘different’ and standing out from the crowd, the artist felt that the inclusivity of the Great North Run encourages people of all ages and abilities to come together to participate. In her distinctive, figurative style, the artist has created a vibrant scene showing runners taking part in this hugely popular regional event.