The Grand Release by Marjolijn Dijkman

The Grand Release is a site-specific mobile made by Dutch artist Marjolijn Dijkman in response to the building and displays of Norwich Castle Museum.


Fabric, foam, aluminium poles and fishing wire
500 x 400 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,600 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
Marjolijn Dijkman

Each object on the mobile is an abstracted reference to a display structure somewhere in the museum, the yellow one for example refers to a plinth in the Anglo Saxon room. In Dijkman’s piece it’s as if the display structures have been released from their normal roles and allowed to float free in the central rotunda of the museum. The Grand Release now functions as a colourful focal point and striking way of questioning conventional notions of museum curatorship and displays.


The artist.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

2 Jan – 29 Jun, 1 Oct – 31 Dec
Mon – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm
Sun, 1 – 4.30pm

30 Jun – 30 Sept
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 1 – 5pm

Closed 1 Jan, 24 – 26 Dec