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.

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.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
01603 493625

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1-4.30pm

(1 July – 23 September 2019 open until 5pm)

  • Closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
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