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Olive Edis photographs Norwich Castle

ART IN NORWICH a round-up of visual art exhibitions and events in Norwich and beyond

March to August 2018

Exhibitions at a glance : March to August 2018 Please use this calendar as a quick month-by-month reference. The dates shown are start dates. The darker bands indicate a show spanning more than one month. CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS page Until 11 March Norwich Cathedral Hostry : Juliet Goodden 30 Until 3 April Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts : Roger Law 40 Until 7 April Assembly House : Norwich Illustrated Pub Crawl 10 Until 23 April Norwich 20 Group : Exhibition : Theatre Royal 24 & 47 Until 30 December Norwich Castle : Magritte - The Lost Painting 26 Until 3 June Norwich Castle : The Square Box on the Hill 27 MARCH 2018 page 1-31 Fairhurst Gallery : Colin Self & Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) 14 3.3-20.5 Norwich Castle : Inheritance 27 3.3-22.5 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : National Paralympics 31 8-31 Mandell’s Gallery : Elm Hill : Katarzyna Coleman 19 NUA 9.3-28.4 East Gallery : A Place in the World 34 10.3-7.4 Greenhouse Gallery : Bethel Street : Phillip Greenwood : The Land 18 10.3-2.6 GroundWork : Kings Lynn : TrashArt 61 16.3-1.4 Anglian Potters in Norwich : Undercroft Gallery 50 12.3-7.4 The Forum : Woman’s Hour Craft Exhibition 15 18.3-29.4 Norwich Cathedral : Pierre Debatty 30 23.3-15.4 Outpost Gallery : Lotte Scott 37 24.3-2.11 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts : SUPERSTRUCTURES 41 24.3-18.4 Bircham Gallery, Holt : James Dodds and Richard 58 25.3-15.7 Houghton Hall : Damien Hirst 67 25.3-31.7 Norfolk by Design : Houghton Hall 7 APRIL 2018 page 2 Assembly House : Norwich Makers Market 10 3.4-2.5 The Forum : N & N Open Studios Central Taster Exhibition 16 5-22 Fortuna : Undercroft Gallery 49 6/7 Norwich 20 Group : The Big Draw : The Forum 25 6 St Etheldreda’s : King Street : Paul Meade 46 7-28 Mandell’s Gallery : Elm Hill : John Kiki 19 10.4-6.5 Fairhurst Gallery : Harry Cory Wright 14 10 ncas : The Forum : Talk by Michael Horn 20 11-15 The Forum : Spring Art Show 16 & 45 13.4-23.6 Assembly House : Summer Print Exhibition 10 14 onward Norwich Castle : Visible Women 28

Munnings, Horse’s Head see page 6 Cover: David Jones, Bishop’s Bridge

From the editor:

Welcome to Art in Norwich Spring and Summer 2018 So pleased that the long days are here again, with new opportunities to see marvellous art. Some big exhibitions are coming up: Norwich Castle has The Square Box on the Hill which tells the story of Norwich Castle Keep and alongside it Inheritance which is an open submission show. Starting in June is a huge exhibition about the Paston Treasure - an important painting, full of curiosities and clues. The Sainsbury Centre is celebrating architecture this year with two significant shows; Superstructures: The New Architecture and an installation by glass artist Brian Clarke see page 41. Fairhurst Gallery is hosting Colin Self and Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) with a show called I Think we Should all Just be Friends. The small but powerful gallery at Outpost in Tombland has a series of shows.

APRIL 2018 continued


18 Artpocket : Foundation Diploma/Postgraduate Programme Tasters 11 19.4-19.7 Norwich 20 Group : Life Drawing at Wensum Lodge 24 24.4-16.5 Bircham Gallery, Holt : Landscapes 58 24.4-8.7 Theatre Royal : NN Open Studios 48 25 Waveney & Blyth Arts conference : Oulton Broad 64 28 NN Art Circle : Demo by Ian McManus 22 28.4-30.6 Royal Drawing School : Drawing Clubs 39 29.4-23.6 Fairhurst Gallery : Ann-Marie James 14 MAY 2018 page 1.5-3.6 Harleston & Waveney Trail Showcase : Alburgh 66 1.5-28.10 Blickling Estate : The Word Defiant! 59 2 Harleston & Waveney Art Trail : Diss Corn Hall 66 2-19 Mandell’s Gallery : Elm Hill : Sula Rubens 19 3-19 Norwich Cathedral : Charles & Jill Sharpe 31 5 St Etheldreda’s : King Street : Viv Castleton 46 9-26 Norwich 20 Group : Changes : The Undercroft Gallery 25 11-20 Fairhurst Gallery : NUA Fine Art Students exhibition 14 11.5-10.6 Greenhouse Gallery : Bethel Street : Glyn Morgan 18 15.5-7.7 East Gallery NUA : Nathan Coley 35 11-27 Norfolk & Norwich Festival : see for details 11-27 City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 9 ncas : The Forum : Talk by Norman Ackroyd 21 16 18-28 Harleston & Waveney Art Trail 66 19 The Forum : Shaun Reynolds Photography 16 19 NNArt Circle : Nelson Street Infants School : Demo by Colin Joyce 22 22.5-2.6 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : NN Art Circle 195th Exhibition 31 23.5-16.6 Mandell’s Gallery : Garry Raymond-Pereira 19 26.5-10.6 Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios : all over Norfolk 23 26.5-9.11 Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth : Drawn to the Coast 62 26.5-10.6 Tracey Ross : Open Studios 63 JUNE 2018 page 5-14 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : The Bishop’s Prize 31 5-29 H2O : Art of Wet : Undercroft Gallery 51 9 NNArt Circle : Demo by Hashim Akib 22 11 onward Norwich Castle : John Sell Cotman 26 13.6-11.9 Tracey Ross : Norfolk Horizons : North Creake Abbey 63 15.6-8.7 Outpost Gallery : Tulani Hlalo 37

About half of the shows are by OUTPOST members and half by guest artists, all working at the cutting edge of visual art. East Gallery NUA has three exhibitions coming up; A Place in the World photography by women artists; Nathan Coley and In the City - paintings by nine artists from diverse cities. NUA are also fundraising for money to help them renovate a series of beautiful drawings by Sir Alfred Munnings who was a student at Norwich School of Art - see page 6. There are great opportunities to take part in art activities too - see courses by Artpocket, Royal Drawing School and Anteros Arts. Out of Town there are new exhibitions at GroundWork in Kings Lynn and Bircham Gallery in Holt and also a major exhibition by Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall. In Great Yarmouth, Time & Tide has a fabulous show coming up with lots of Cotman, Turner and Constable drawings and paintings called Drawn to the Coast. Excitingly, Blickling Estate has an immersive art experience from May to October. The Word Defiant! will use sound and theatrical design to explore the importance of books and the threat posed to them around the world. There is so much more going on than I can list here so keep an eye on the website

JUNE 2018 continued page 16.6-14.10 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts : Brian Clarke 41 19-22 Norwich School Art Exhibition : The Forum 13 & 16 19-28 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : Royal Drawing School 31 22.6-22.7 Waveney & Blyth Arts : River Dwellers Exhibition : Lowestoft 65 23.6-21/7 Mandell’s Gallery : Elm Hill : Draw 19 23.6-23.9 Norwich Castle : The Paston Treasure 28 23.6-16.9 GroundWork : Kings Lynn : Regarding Nature 61 25-30 Norwich 20 Group : Naked in Norwich : St Margaret’s Church 25 30.6-28.7 Fairhurst Gallery : Group exhibition 14 30 Waveney & Blyth Arts : Talk by Mark Cocker : Southwold 64 page JULY 2018 3-13 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : Norwich & District Photography Club 31 5.7-5.8 Cley 18 : Cley-next-the-Sea 60 6-29 Bedlam : Triangle : Undercroft Gallery 52 7 St Etheldreda’s : King Street : Linda Chapman 46 8 Urban Art Fair : St Peter’s Street 53 9-19 Artpocket : Adult Summer School : Lion House 11 9.7-6.8 Norwich Cathedral : Lonely Arts Club 31 13.7-23.10 Theatre Royal : Karen Stamper 48 14/15 The Forum : Ian Drummond Norwich Showcase 16 14 Cley 18 : Dove & Boweevil sing Blues and Gospel 60 14-29 Tracey Ross : St Nicholas’ Church, Salthouse 63 17-22 Norwich 20 Group : The Forum 25 19 Cley 18 : Curator’s Conversation : St Margaret’s Church, Cley 60 21.7-8.8 Bircham Gallery, Holt : Holt Festival 58 24.7-1.9 East Gallery NUA : In the City 35 27.7 Outpost Gallery : Oscar Laughridge 37 28.7-25.8 Mandell’s Gallery : Elm Hill : Summer Exhibition 19 AUGUST 2018 page 4 St Etheldreda’s : King Street : Colin Devine 46 11-24 Norwich Cathedral Hostry : Liz McGowan 31 17.8-16.9 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail : Raveningham Centre 65 17.8-16.9 HWAT at Raveningham Centre 66 SEPTEMBER 2018 page 1 St Etheldreda’s : King Street : Stephen Palmer 46 3-15 Norwich Print Fair : 23rd Exhibition : St Margaret’s Church 32 13-16 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2018 : Dragon Hall 9

Art in Norwich is produced by Culture Shift in association with Norwich Visual Art Forum as a companion to Music in Norwich, a roundup of concerts and music events in Norwich which you can find on or printed copies around the city. The next edition of Music in Norwich is due out in April and covers concerts until end of September. Information about Culture Shift can be found at where you can also find an overview of Norwich culture and other useful information. You can sign up for email updates via Culture Shift on the website. Errors and omissions excepted, info is checked as well as possible but cannot be guaranteed. Please confirm before travelling If you require copies to display please email 07946 261651

About Art in Norwich This programme is the result of a collaboration of the Norwich Visual Art Forum, a number of organisations who promote visual art, public art, craft and architecture in and around Norwich. The aim is to gather visual art listings in one place so that they are easy to find and to offer an overview of art activity and infrastructure across the city and throughout the year. The Norwich Visual Art Forum is a self-supporting partnership of visual art groups and organisations active in Norwich and the surrounding area. We hope you will keep this booklet safe as it covers six months’ programming. Because of space limitations and lots going on, exhibition and event details are brief but you can find out more from individual organisations and venues from their own websites. See pages 68/69 for contact and venue details. Please also visit our website at where you can download a pdf of this programme.

SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture

Important: All information is subject to change - please check with individual organisations before travelling to an event. Image : Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Š Foster + Partners, Ken Kirkwood - see page 41

24 March to 2 September 2018

Norwich University of the Arts needs your help to raise £30,000 to preserve fourteen early drawings by Sir Alfred Munnings, the renowned painter of people and horses.

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Munnings: rediscovered drawings from the NUA archive

The drawings have recently been uncovered in the University’s archive and represent an insight into Munnings’ development during the 1890s when he was a student at Norwich School of Art (now NUA). His splendid horse’s head in sepia ink is based on a plaster cast of one of the Parthenon marbles and was a great source of inspiration for Munnings, who said: ‘I learned all I know of a horse’s head from that cast’. When the conservation project is complete the University will show the restored drawings in a major exhibition of Munnings’ paintings and drawings at East GalleryNUA in 2019. To donate to the appeal please visit: telephone 01603 610561 or donate in person at East GalleryNUA


OUR POP-UP SHOP in the stables at Houghton Hall includes new work by 40 of Norfolk’s finest artists and craftspeople from across the generations and coincides with the opening of a major exhibition by Damien Hirst (March 25 to July 15)




2018 Artist: Robert Nelmes. Photograph © Katy Jon Went

14 Oct: Public Paint Out • 15/16 Oct: Competition • 17 Oct: Gala Private View 18-29 Oct: Exhibition at the Hostry in Norwich Cathedral


NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING AT DRAGON HALL COMING SUMMER 2018 For news, events and workshops, subscribe to to the e-newsletter at

Exhibitions and concerts Friday 5 January to Saturday 7 April 2018 EXHIBITION: NORWICH ILLUSTRATED PUB CRAWL Soodle Street presents a a series of recycled paper illustrations of some of Norwich’s favourite pubs. Monday 2 April 2018, 11am-4pm NORWICH MAKERS MARKET

Friday 13 April to Saturday 23 June 2018 SUMMER PRINT EXHIBITION A longstanding venue for the Arts in Norwich, this stunning Georgian building now hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions, concerts and local community events, supported by The Assembly House Trust. Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ Exhibitions are open from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and admission is free.

New exhibition showcasing a range of high quality Norfolk printmakers.

Assembly House Classical Lunchtime Concerts A new series of lunchtime classical recitals for 2018, showcasing prize winning musicians in the Music Room. Thursday 22 March, 1pm : Albion String Quartet Thursday 19 April, 1pm : Katona Twins Guitar Duo Thursday 21 June, 1pm : Tyburn Trio

Assembly House, Theatre Street

A unique event dedicated to housing the very best hand-picked designers and illustrators in Norwich and surrounding fairytale wilds of the East.

The Assembly House


Artpocket Creative Art Courses

FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN: Fully accredited by ABC Awards. An exciting course that prepares for study at degree level or employment in the creative industries. Intensive, one year and two year study modes. Our next taster session is on 18 April.

ART DIRECTION: Find your creative direction and explore your ideas in this 12 week course that introduces a range of creative disciplines.

At our light, airy and fantastically equipped studios we offer a professional and focused space to unleash creative potential. We develop educational programmes that provide opportunities for both adults and children to access skills, tuition and support with professional development at any stage of their creative career. 2nd Floor, Lion House, Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ Email: Tel: 07501 315095

YOUNG CREATIVES: Artpocket are committed to developing creativity from an early age. We run short courses, workshops and summer schools to enthuse, develop and extend skills in budding young artists.

Artpocket at Lion House Studios

Artpocket deliver high quality contemporary arts education to all ages and abilities.

SHORT COURSES: Start on your creative journey with a course or workshop. There is something for everyone: Life drawing, Painting, Print-making, Textiles, Craft, Book Arts, Contextual Studies and Creative Development.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN CREATIVE PRACTICE: For those wishing to extend their creative practice, develop a network, regain confidence in their creativity and engage in critical dialogue. Join our next taster session on 18 April.

BESPOKE: We design and deliver bespoke workshops for schools, colleges, groups and organisations.


ADULT SUMMER SCHOOL: 9 to 19 July 2018 Day workshops in printmaking, book arts and textiles. Sketchbook Challenge – 4 day intensive creative development course.

Located in the crypt space below the Norwich School Chapel, this fantastic building, with its beautiful vaulted ceiling, offers a gallery environment for hosting a variety of exhibitions. For details of upcoming exhibitions visit

See a range of work by Norwich Sixth Form See aSchool range of work by pupils including: Norwich School Sixth Form Painting Drawing, pupilsand including: Photography, 3DDrawing, Design, Painting and Textiles, Film, Sculpture, Photography, 3D Design, PrintTextiles, MakingFilm, and Sculpture, Graphic PrintCommunication Making and Graphic Communication

9am - 5pm at The Forum, Norwich 9am - 5pm at The Forum, Norwich


Fairhurst Gallery

Tucked away in the Norwich Lanes, the Fairhurst is a unique and charming gallery space.

The Fairhurst Workshop also offers traditional framing as well as a bespoke restoration service, with clients including stately homes around the region, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle and the Sainsbury Centre. Fairhurst Gallery, Websdales Court, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR

Friday 11 May to Saturday 20 May 2018 NUA FINE ART 2ND YEAR BA STUDENT EXHIBITION The Fairhurst is offering students the opportunity to exhibit their latest works in the gallery space. Tuesday 29 May to Saturday 23 June 2018 ANN-MARIE JAMES Internationally acclaimed, Suffolk-based artist will exhibit her new works on paper. Saturday 30 June to Saturday 28 July 2018 GROUP EXHIBITION The Fairhurst Gallery celebrates the artists they have previously exhibited in an eclectic group show. Admission free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm Viewings outside of these hours available by appointment. Tel: 01603 614214 Email:

Fairhurst Gallery

The Fairhurst Gallery champions contemporary fine art, bringing variety and brilliance to the city of Norwich. With a view to developing the careers of new professional artists and helping established practitioners reach new audiences.

Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 6 May 2018 HARRY CORY WRIGHT An exhibition of previously unseen drawings and paintings by a renowned local photographer.

Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 March 2018 COLIN SELF AND JIM MOIR (AKA VIC REEVES) ‘I THINK WE SHOULD ALL JUST BE FRIENDS’ An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by two inimitable artists and friends.


The Forum



The Forum is open seven days a week from 7am to midnight, with plentiful parking in a dedicated car park.

Works include unfired clay installations, huge handwoven willow structures, darned high street hoodies, bespoke bicycles, futuristic glass figures, and more.

Above: Snuff boxes by Romilly Saumarez Smith Below: Form of Instinct by Laura Ellen Bacon; both for Woman’s Hour Craft Prize (c) Victoria and Albert Museum

We have regular shows by local artists and craftspeople and this is only a selection so make sure to visit the website for further information: Follow The Forum on Twitter @TheForumNorwich – and Facebook – The Forum, Norwich - for updates, images and videos.

Exhibition tour organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize is in association with BBC Radio 4 and the Crafts Council.

The Forum, Millennium Plain

The Forum, in the heart of Norwich city centre, is home to a year-round programme of free exhibitions, events and activities. It’s also a great place to grab a coffee, a bite to eat and explore one of the UK’s busiest libraries.

This unique exhibition, coincides with the programme’s 70th anniversary, features the work of twelve makers from across the UK, and is part of The Forum’s Makers’ Month, a celebration of crafts and skills.

Monday 12 March to Saturday 7 April 2018 10am-4pm Free


Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 April 2018, 10am-4.30pm THE SPRING ART SHOW

There will also be a prints and cards on offer so there will be something to suit everyone’s taste and wallet.

SHAUN REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY View inspirational works by photographer Shaun Reynolds. Drawing inspiration from his studio in South Norfolk he specialises in deep space astro photography and wide-field Milky Way shots. Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 June 2018, 9am-5pm NORWICH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION 2018 A range of work by Norwich School’s L6 and U6 students will be on display in this annual exhibition.

The Spring Art Show, now in its fourth year, brings together artists from across the county. The exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of two and three-dimensional, multi-disciplinary works from local and national artists.

Saturday 19 May 2018, Saturday 23 June & Saturday 1 September 2018, 10am-5pm

Saturday 14 July to Sunday 15 July 2018, 9am-5pm IAN DRUMMOND : NORWICH SHOWCASE 2018

Left: Claire Cansick

The Norwich Showcase brings together a selection of local artists working in a variety of different mediums. Exhibitors range from professional artists to ambitious amateurs showing their work for the first time in a public space.

Monday 3 April to Wednesday 2 May 2018 9.30am-6.30pm and Thursday 3 May, 10am-4pm NNOS CENTRAL TASTER EXHIBITION Meet artists and get a preview of artworks that will feature in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018. View an array of works, ranging from jewellery to printmaking, ceramics to textiles, photography to woodturning and much more.

Alone by Ian Drummond

The Forum, Millennium Plain

Above: Ode to an Ode by Brian Korteling


Denise Franklin, Silent


Ruth Bunnewell, Near Caston

The Gallery Norfolk : Norwich & Cromer


We love unusual and quirky things at The Gallery Norfolk and have a wide range of art and craft on show, including original oils, limited edition prints, photography, ceramics, glass and sculpture by artists and makers of local and national renown. The Gallery Norfolk is at: 60 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1LW 01603 761900 3 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ER 01263 515745

Andy Lovell, Wetlands II

Paul Bommer, East Anglia

Gareth Jones, Cley Blue Foam

Please check the website for our 2018 exhibitions Opening hours 10am–5pm Monday–Saturday email:

The Gallery Norfolk

The Gallery Norfolk has two homes - Norwich and Cromer – and focuses on high quality contemporary art and a carefully chosen selection of handmade craft and jewellery, much with an East Anglian connection.


Greenhouse Gallery



Greenhouse Gallery

The Greenhouse Gallery is a contemporary Environmental Art Gallery and stocks fine art, cards, prints, paintings, books with a licensed organic café and courtyard garden. Visit the website for opening times and exhibition details: 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am–4.30pm

Saturday 10 March to Saturday 7 April 2018

Contemporary work by local artists, supporting the Greenhouse Trust and the Soil Association’s Living Earth campaign.


Mandell’s Gallery

Exhibitions 2018

7 to 28 April JOHN KIKI Solo exhibition and Book Launch John Kiki trained at both the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He has developed a unique style, between figurative painting, abstraction and Pop Art.

The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am–5pm Tel: 01603 626892

23 June to 21 July DRAW An exhibition of diverse work featuring artists associated with the Royal Drawing School, pushing boundaries through time spent exploring the medium of drawing.

Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill

Mandell’s Gallery is one of Norwich and Norfolk’s most respected commercial art galleries. Mandell’s Gallery was founded in 1965. Originally specialising in 19th century Norwich School painters, the gallery has expanded greatly and now has a diverse collection of traditional and contemporary art, offering opportunities for many new and local artists as well as more established names. You are welcome to view the collection at the art gallery, situated on the beautiful and historic street of Elm Hill, near Norwich Cathedral.

2 to 19 May SULA RUBENS : KIN Sula’s paintings and drawings are about people – displaced, struggling to survive, protecting their kin. Some are making music, tending animals, sleeping, laughing or playing.

8 to 31 March KATARZYNA COLEMAN Katarzyna’s work predominantly explores the unarranged industrial & urban landscape near her studio in the harbour area of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

28 July to 25 August MANDELL’S SUMMER EXHIBITION Annual summer exhibition with an eclectic mix of East Anglian artists.


23 May to 16 June GARRY RAYMOND-PEREIRA Garry is a Norwich artist known for his mesmerising seascapes. Garry has had international success and his work is regularly exhibited in Art Fairs around the world.

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

Exhibitions, events and talks Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7.30pm The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich A talk by artist Michael Horn

ncas also raises funds for public sculptures and has an on-loan collection of local artworks. Supporting local art in many ways, ncas mounts a lively programme of monthly events, mostly in Norwich, which include lectures by artists, critics and art historians, gallery visits, auctions, private views and parties. They also curate exhibitions, including the biennial open show, usually in The Forum. See photos of nca16 above.

His later work draws together strands from earlier abstract painting and combines it with elements from the natural world and the mood of the area in which he now lives, North Norfolk, giving a sense of place and continuity in the tradition of English landscape painting. Michael has exhibited widely, including the V&A, Kettles Yard in Cambridge, Wolterton Hall and Düsseldorf. ncas talks are open to everyone Members £2.50, non-members £4

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, founded in 1956 and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, is a charitable association that promotes the interests of contemporary art in Norfolk. It has acquired its own collection of paintings and sculpture, which form the basis of holdings in postwar art in the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

Michael will explain how his work often contains contradictory aims and influences battling it out in search of some sort of resolution – a battle between a rarefied idealised world and an actual, often disordered one.



Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich NORMAN ACKROYD : MASTER ETCHER

Born in Leeds, his love of landscape was nurtured on long boyhood bicycle rides in the Yorkshire Dales. Norman wrote ‘I really needed to understand the land I was born in, to be back standing in my own muck’.

Little Brancaster Etching

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

His work, over the past thirty years, has gained him an international reputation and Norman has work in Tate and New York’s MoMa. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. He was made a CBE for services to engraving and printing in 2007. ncas talks are open to everyone Members £2.50, non-members £4 For more details of events as they become available, as well as membership of ncas, please visit

Norman trained at the Royal College of Art where he studied under Julian Trevelyan. He is one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers.

Norman Ackroyd by Derek Reay


Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle


Artist demonstrations Non-members welcome, £3 on the door Saturday 28 April 2018, 1.30–4pm United Reformed Church, Ipswich Road IAN MCMANUS Watercolour Painting

Since its foundation in 1885, the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle has been actively engaged in promoting the artistic endeavours of those in the region. We currently have some 200 members with interests ranging from sculpture to digital painting. To showcase their work we mount at least two exhibitions a year. In addition, we organise talks, life-drawing sessions, hands-on demonstrations, group visits to galleries and workshops, and monthly social gatherings. For further information about the Art Circle’s activities see our website

Saturday 19 May 2018, 1.30–4pm Nelson Street Infant School, Norwich COLIN JOYCE Landscape Painting in Oil

Membership is £20 (£30 two at same address) per annum. Contact Tel: 01508 495320

Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle

Opening of the 193rd Art Circle exhibition, Norwich Cathedral June 2017

Wrecked West Pier by Gill Levin Wet August by Julie Hodgson

Tuesday 22 May to Saturday 2 June 2018 The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral NORFOLK & NORWICH ART CIRCLE 195th EXHIBITION OF ART

Whether you draw, paint, sculpt, have embraced the digital world or simply aspire to do any of the foregoing your application will be welcome.


Saturday 9 June 2018, 1.30–4pm Framlingham Earl High School, Norwich HASHIM AKIB Street Scene Painting

Beached Boat by Malcolm Cudmore

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

Artist Ruthanne Tudball working in her studio, photo by JMA Photography.

Visit to find out more or email: tel: 01603 877762

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios has become one of the largest and most successful open studios schemes in the country. For 16 days each year, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements and gives visitors the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, see how work is made and to buy original artworks directly from their creators. 2018 will see over 400 artists take part in 257 venues across Norfolk, in a variety of spaces; from traditional studios, to churches, garages and spare rooms. Visitors can see and meet artists practicing a wide range of techniques, from traditional drawing, painting and printmaking, to ceramics, jewellery, textiles and glass.

16 Norfolk Schools are also taking part, showcasing the exceptional artistic talent of young people in the county. Visitors can try their hand at creative processes and techniques through additional artist-led events and demonstrations, or make a day of exploring our beautiful county by following one of the many Art Trails. The full programme will be available from early April. Keep an eye out for the 2018 brochure which will be distributed far and wide across the city and county.

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June 2018


Exhibitions and events

Norwich 20 Group

Exhibition continues until 23 April 2018

See page 47 for full details

Group exhibition in the Forum

After 70 years membership has grown to more than 80 artists which include painters, sculptors, installation & conceptual artists, printmakers and photographers. The group maintains a vibrant connection with the city’s cultural life. This includes regular exhibitions, liaison with Norwich University of the Arts, weekly life drawing workshops and displaying large format and experimental works within its annual exhibitions.

Brigitte Anne Hague

Joceline Wickham

Thursdays 7.30-10pm until 22 March and then 19 April to 19 July, please check website for any changes Riverside Studio, Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich WEEKLY LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP Open to all, drop in at £5 a time (plus £5 termly fee), students welcome. Arrive earlier to set up, easels and boards provided, bring your own materials.. N20 Group hosts monthly open meetings at Park Lane Chapel, Norwich on first Tuesday of the month (except May, July & August) from 7.30pm Check website for details, free to attend, all welcome.

Norwich 20 Group

The Norwich 20 Group has a firmly established regional art presence with active involvement by its selected members, including monthly discussion meetings and topical presentations by invited artists, members and licentiates.

David Jones

Peter Offord



Michael Chapman Group show in the Undercroft - work by Chedgey and John Rance

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April 2018

All welcome to join us for free drawing days from our clothed/costumed models in exciting poses, some materials provided. Wednesday 9 to Saturday 26 May 2018

Monday 25 to Saturday 30 June 2018 St Margaret’s Church, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich NAKED IN NORWICH 9 The 9th annual show of work produced by artists over the last year at the group’s weekly life workshop Private view Monday 25 June from 6.30pm Exhibition open daily


Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 July 2018

A group show with a theme and title of ‘Changes’

The group’s main annual exhibition

Private view Tuesday 8 May from 6.30pm Exhibition open daily

Private view Monday 16 July from 6pm Exhibition open daily


Norwich 20 Group


Rob Woods


Exhibitions From Saturday 11 June 2018 JOHN SELL COTMAN IN NORWICH AND LONDON John Sell Cotman Storm on Yarmouth Beach 1831 watercolour on paper © Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Alongside its own exhibitions Norwich Castle hosts a regular programme of touring shows from major galleries and museums including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Hayward Gallery and many more. The art programme at Norwich Castle is supported by the East Anglia Art Fund – a local charity dedicated to bringing great art to Norfolk.

A chance to explore the last two decades of Cotman’s life through iconic late watercolours and rarely seen drawings.

René Magritte The Human Condition, 1935 Oil on canvas © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

Until Sunday 30 December 2018 MAGRITTE : THE LOST PAINTING Discover the secret that René Magritte’s painting The Human Condition concealed for 85 years – as seen on BBC TV.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago, Norwich Castle is now home to outstanding collections of fine and decorative art, archaeology and natural history.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery


Special Exhibition Galleries

Standing atop the largest man-made mound in the country, Norwich Castle has dominated the City’s skyline ever since the 12th century; but what is the story of Norwich’s iconic and much-loved square box on the hill?

This exhibition illustrates Norwich Castle’s rich history through a stunning mixture of prints, photographs, paintings, architectural plans, memorabilia and archives, many of which have never been on display before, as well as showcasing the latest exciting plans for the Castle’s future as part of the HLF-funded Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project.

Saturday 3 March to Sunday 20 May 2018 NORWICH CASTLE OPEN ART SHOW : INHERITANCE In East Anglia, we live in a grand inheritance of architecture and landscape. Many of us treasure objects of personal inheritance that allow memory to endure, making tangible a connection with our ancestry. Less tangibly, we inherit traits, habits and traditions that are important elements of the way we live now. Shown alongside The Square Box on the Hill, this selling exhibition will showcase recent work by Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex artists addressing this theme of inheritance.

Inheritance is proudly supported by Brown&Co.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Built as a royal palace, Norwich Castle was a Norman showpiece with lavishly-decorated interiors fit for a king. By the 14th century, its walls conveyed power and authority as it became the County Gaol. After the relocation of the prison in the late 19th century, the Castle fell into a desperate ruin until its conversion into a public museum, which it remains to this day.

William Wilkins (attrib.), Norwich Castle (east elevation), 1795, watercolour on paper © Norfolk Museums Service

Saturday 10 February to Sunday 3 June 2018 NORWICH CASTLE : THE SQUARE BOX ON THE HILL


Saturday 23 June to Sunday 23 September 2018 Norwich Castle Museum

From Saturday 14 April 2018 Timothy Gurney Gallery


VISIBLE WOMEN An exhibition showcasing work from the modern and contemporary collection made by women.

It will also launch the acquisition of a new work supported via the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society scheme. This exhibition coincides with the Women of the World WOW Festival in Norwich from 26-29 April 2018. There is an admission charge to Norwich Castle and access to all galleries and exhibitions is included. You can visit the shop and café for free.

Above: The Paston Treasure and left : (detail), c.1663 oil on canvas © Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill

This exhibition will incorporate a variety of Gwen John mediums to explore the Girl in a Blue Dress holding a diversity of approaches by Piece of Sewing, 1914-15 artists such as Gwen John, © Norfolk Museums Service Barbara Hepworth, Jo Spence and Penny Slinger among others.

This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition explores the world of the famous Norfolk Paston family, through the medium of a painting at Norwich Castle. This unique picture depicts magnificent artefacts once owned by the Pastons at Oxnead Hall. For this exhibition we will be bringing back together some of these dazzling Paston treasures from collections worldwide, to display them with the painting for the first time in centuries.

Special Exhibition Galleries


New galleries and spaces have popped up in Magdalen Street, as well as Nunnsyard, Yallops and Thirteen(a) in St Augustines Street and Print to the People, Men’s Shed in Pitt Street off Anglia Square. Norwich Hackspace, Artpocket, the Royal Drawing School, Bev Coraldean, Aviva Leigh and other artists have settled into Lion House Studios in Muspole Street, right opposite the Muspole Street Studios which has accommodated artists and potters for many years. Many of the studios in this area offer handson sessions in printmaking, pottery, drawing, textiles, illustration and painting.

The north of the city is rapidly becoming becoming a hot-spot for new artists and creative businesses.

As well as galleries and art spaces, there are vintage shops, makerspaces and artist shops, ethnic foods, and antiques and collectables in dig-around caverns where you will find interesting bargains and artefacts. Take a walk along Magdalen Street and find Anteros Arts, North Café, Looses, Aladdin’s Cave, the Make Place and much more. This is definitely an area of the city to have a poke around in and explore - please do!

North of the City

Around Duke Street, Anglia Square, Pitt Street, Magdalen Street and St Augustines there is a new wave of artist-led regeneration. In all cities there is an area which gets a bit run down and property is left empty. As values drop, it becomes feasible for artists and start-up businesses to rent space. In some cases, enlightened developers allow artists to have spaces for ‘meanwhile use’ until areas can be redeveloped such as St Mary’s and St George’s Works just off Duke Street where the Shoe Factory Social Club and Lion House are accommodating artists and creative uses.

Member-led group OUTPOST has run a gallery in Tombland for over 10 years and also manages around 80 artist studios in Gildengate House in Anglia Square. These all give opportunities to emerging artists, students and creatives of all ages.

North of the City – take a walk


Norwich Cathedral

Exhibitions Wednesday 14 February to Saturday 31 March 2018 (Chantry Tomb of Bishop Richard Nykke)

As well as the exhibitions you can visit the awe-inspiring Cathedral, view the largest monastic cloister in England and enjoy the tranquillity of the Cathedral Close. Exhibitions are in the Hostry Visitor & Education Centre Monday to Saturday 9.30am–4.30pm Sunday 10am–3pm. Exhibitions are open to all and admission is free.

Tuesday 20 February to Sunday 11 March 2018 ‘IT’S BETTER WHEN WE LISTEN’ : JULIET GOODDEN Goodden addresses multi-cultural issues through objects from different faiths. She places small and religiously significant sculptures in conversation with each other and creates still lives from them. Sunday 18 March to Sunday 29 April 2018 PIERRE DEBATTY (Nave) An installation of monumental abstract but lyrical paintings, originally commissioned by Brussels Cathedral for Eastertide, will be on display in the nave.

The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral

Located in the heart of Norwich in the beautiful Tombland area of the city, Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry Visitor and Education Centre hosts a rolling programme of international, national and local exhibitions within the light and spacious exhibition hall.

‘CAN THESE BONES LIVE?’ by Revd Wendy Shaw An installation of over 1000 ceramic ‘bones’ each impressed with a text from gravestones found in Norfolk churchyards. Each ‘bone’ invites the viewer to question life, death and resurrection.


Tuesday 5 June to Thursday 14 June 2018 NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS : BISHOP’S ART PRIZE This prestigious annual exhibition returns with this year’s theme ‘Light in the Darkness’.

Tuesday 22 May to Saturday 2 June 2018 NORFOLK AND NORWICH ART CIRCLE The society’s 195th annual exhibition featuring the creative work of members from across East Anglia.

Tuesday 3 July to Friday 13 July 2018 NORWICH & DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY View colour and monochrome prints and digital images from one of the oldest photographic societies in the country at this annual exhibition.

Saturday 11 August to Friday 24 August 2018 FORCES OF NATURE : LIZ MCGOWAN Bringing the Norfolk landscape into the heart of the Cathedral.

The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral

Saturday 3 March to Tuesday 22 May 2018 (in the North Transept) NATIONAL PARALYMPICS The National Paralympic Heritage Trust is presenting its first regional exhibition at Norwich Cathedral. Witness just how far we have come as a nation in supporting and celebrating disability sport. Using a range of displays, memorabilia and art, visitors will learn about local and national Paralympians, all of whom have contributed to Paralympic heritage.

Tuesday 19 June to Thursday 28 June 2018 ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL : YOUNG ARTISTS Talented young artists with passion and aptitude for drawing, aged between 10–18 years from The Royal Drawing School showcase their art.

Thursday 3 May to Saturday 19 May 2018 100 YEARS IN THE MAKING : CHARLES & JILL SHARPE An exhibition of fused and slumped glass by Charles Sharpe and stitched textiles by Jill Sharpe.

Please visit for more details.


Thursday 19 July to Monday 6 August 2018 HAVEN : THE LONELY ARTS CLUB Six artists’ interpretations of places of shelter and safety.

Norwich Print Fair

From its inception, the Norwich Print Fair has sought to inform and inspire audiences showing the processes behind the creation of original prints. This year the popular ‘Printmakers in Action Day’ is on Sunday 9 September. Visitors are invited to observe artists demonstrating their techniques. This is a rare chance to watch new prints emerging from presses and screens and to see how it is done - not to be missed!

David Jones

St. Margaret’s Church Gallery St. Benedict’s Street, Norwich Open Portfolio Days: Saturday 8 and Saturday 15 September Printmakers in Action: Sunday 9 September 11am–4pm – artists demonstrating their techniques. On Open Portfolio Days all the exhibiting artists will be present displaying extra, unframed work, sketchbooks and printing plates to illustrate their various techniques. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and everyone is happy to answer questions. The Norwich Print Fair remains the largest independent selling show of its kind in East Anglia and was the winner of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Award - the Hy Kurzner ‘Arts Entrepreneur’s award.

Paul Bommer

23rd Norwich Print Fair

The Print Fair champions traditional methods such as mezzotint, etching, linocutting St Margarets Church, St Benedicts Street and wood engraving whilst also embracing newer practices such as screenprinting, gocco and collagraph, all within the unique historic setting of St Margaret’s Church Gallery in St Benedict’s Street.


Now celebrating its 23rd year, the Norwich Print Fair once again brings together some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s finest printmakers, displaying a wide variety of contemporary, handmade print techniques.

Monday 3 to Saturday 15 September 2018 Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Admission free


Norwich Studio Art Gallery

T​ he gallery specialises in modern and contemporary fine art with a focus on Eastern European arts and crafts. The Studio Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday. If you are making a special journey please phone in advance to check. 77 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1AB Tel: 01603 492093 email:

For 2018 Gena has curated the Bedlam : Triangle exhibition in the Undercroft from 6th to 29th July. Bedlam : Triangle is Gena’s own jubilee exhibition for 2018 celebrating his 50th birthday and 30 years’ professional work as an artist.

Norwich Studio Art Gallery

Norwich Studio Art Gallery has been a part of the Norfolk art scene for over 10 years. Housed in a seventeenth century former butcher’s shop this small gallery is a colourful part of local life in Upper St Giles.

He says ’My works are about the fragility of nature, humans and the World. I am inspired by nature and music. I capture the emotional and the intellectual energy of my vision to reprocess the structure of serendipity. I listen to and am influenced by my emotions and create a world that is a visual feast - a world that is resolved in colour, form, texture, and emotion.’

Artist and curator Gennadiy Ivanov works prolifically from his studio in St Giles Street and at Outpost Studios in Gildengate as well as projects in public spaces. He loves painting people and his work is vibrant, large and strong.



East GalleryNUA

Friday 9 March to Saturday 28 April 2018 An exhibition of photography and film by women artists including Ifeoma Onyefulu, Hannah Starkey, Rosalind Nashishibi and Lucy Skaer, Valerie Wilmer and Erika Tan. Their work shares a common theme of female identity in relation to place. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the Women of the World Festival (WoW) coming to Norwich in April 2018.


Erika Tan, The ‘Forgotten’ Weaver, installation, 2017 © Erika Tan


East GalleryNUA, Denisa Ilie

East Gallery is a city centre public art space showcasing a programme of exhibitions by internationally recognised artists, curators and media practitioners. Exhibitions are accompanied by seminars and lectures delivered by specialists and curators, which enrich the University experience for students and those living and working in Norwich, as well as visitors to our city. East GalleryNUA is funded by Norwich University of the Arts. East GalleryNUA, St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 4AE Tel: 01603 610561 @eastgallerynua Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 5pm, Admission free

East Gallery NUA, St Andrew’s


Tuesday 24 July to Saturday 1 September 2018 IN THE CITY

East Gallery NUA, St Andrew’s

Tuesday 15 May to Saturday 7 July 2018 East GalleryNUA and a church location nearby, more details available on the gallery website NATHAN COLEY East Gallery is excited to show sculpture by Nathan Coley, a Glasgow-based artist whose work examines the nature of belief in our society through a range of media. His gallery based work and interventions in public space seek to enquire into our relationship with sacred and secular architecture, signage and protest, exploring systems of faith and how these are represented and demonstrated. Nathan Coley was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007.

In the City brings together dynamic work by nine established painters working with views of the city and ideas around urban space. The imagery is drawn from a range of diverse cities in the UK, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the USA.

Above left: Nathan Coley, Palace, 2015 Installation, Nathan Coley, Parafin, London 2017 ©studio NathanColey

Above: Matthew Krishanu, City Edge, acrylic on board, 2014 ©Matthew Krishanu


OPEN DAYS Undergraduate 2018

Friday 29 June Friday 28 September Saturday 13 October Friday 26 October Saturday 10 November Friday 23 November Friday 7 December Postgraduate 2018


Thursday 1 March Thursday 17 May Thursday 19 July Saturday 1 September






We’d love to meet you The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days



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At Tombland, OUTPOST Gallery

Since occupying Gildengate House on Upper Green Lane in 2009, OUTPOST has converted the large open plan interior of the former office block into affordable artist studio spaces. The studios accommodate around 85 Norwich-based artists, ranging from recent graduates to internationally exhibiting practitioners. As well as housing studio spaces, Gildengate House acts as a satellite venue for OUTPOST’s additional exhibition and events programme, hosting residencies, artist talks, film screenings and performances. OUTPOST operates a membership scheme and receives support from Arts Council England. March 2018 : OPEN SOUND 2018 Selected by Paul Purgas

Currently OUTPOST produces a core programme of seven exhibitions per year alongside a series of events, offsite projects, collaborations and commissioned artist editions. OUTPOST Gallery, 10b Wensum Street, Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HR Tel: 01603 612428

23 March to 15 April 2018 : LOTTE SCOTT Opening: Thursday 22 March 15 June to 8 July 2018 : TULANI HLALO Opening: Thursday 14 June 27 July to 19 August : OSCAR LAUGHRIDGE Opening: Thursday 26 July

OUTPOST, Tombland

OUTPOST is an artist-run gallery, based in Norwich, committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Since its founding in November 2004, OUTPOST has established itself as a leading centre for artist activity in the east of England.

For updates follow OUTPOST on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enquiries email OUTPOST Studios, Gildengate House, 1 Upper Green Lane, Norwich NR3 1AX.


Royal Drawing School

Drawing is a primary language natural to all human beings, and fundamental to all aspects of learning and thinking from childhood onwards. It is a crucial route to innovation across the creative disciplines and beyond, from fashion, fine art and animation to filmmaking, product design and engineering. For some people, drawing is the easiest way of thinking.

Founded in 2000 by HRH The Prince of Wales and artist Catherine Goodman as The Prince’s Drawing School, it became the Royal Drawing School in 2014. For more information visit or phone 020 7613 8568

Royal Drawing School

The Royal Drawing School is an independent, not-forprofit resource that aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice. It is one of only a few institutions in the world offering indepth, quality tuition in drawing from observation.

The Young Artists Programme for 10-18 year olds offers a unique opportunity to students from all backgrounds who want to develop their drawing skills through serious sustained tuition. These skills prepare them for a range of studies and careers in which drawing and creative thinking provide an important foundation. The programme is taught by professional artists who are alumni of our postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, and experienced in teaching children.

Isabella 15 years


The Royal Drawing School offers weekly sessions in 10-week terms in Norwich at a 1st floor studio in the north of the city. The clubs are for young people who have a passion for drawing and want to learn and improve their skills. The morning Drawing Club is for 10-14 year olds, and the afternoon Young Associates sessions for 15-18 year olds. Annually, there is an exhibition of their work at the Norwich Cathedral Hostry (see page 31 for details).

The skills learned can also support students’ pursuit
of a wide range of creative subjects in school, further and higher education, and open doors to careers in the arts, design, architecture, and science. The Young Artists programme is led by professional artists who are alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme.

at Lion House, St George’s Works, Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ Summer term: 28 April to 30 June 2018 11am–1pm and 2.30-4.30pm Price: £150 for 10 sessions Scholarship places are available for low-income families. Please apply using the application form on For more information and to book online, visit: regional-courses or phone 020 7613 8559

Royal Drawing School

Regular drawing at any age can enhance focus and concentration and increase self-esteem, and this can be especially beneficial for school-age children. The Young Artists programme helps children retain and develop their drawing abilities and sustain their enthusiasm for self-expression within an artist-led environment.

SATURDAY YOUNG ARTISTS SESSIONS IN NORWICH Drawing Clubs (10-14 year olds) and Young Associates (15-18 year olds)

Saturday Young Artists programme at Lion House, Muspole Street, Norwich


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The permanent art collections are displayed across the ground floor of the building whilst on the lower level is a magnificent set of galleries, providing the largest temporary exhibition space in the East of England. The Sainsbury Centre offers an award-winning learning programme of gallery talks, lectures, and art workshops.

Special exhibitions

The Centre owes its existence to the generosity of Robert and Lisa Sainsbury who donated their extraordinary art collection which includes works dating from prehistory to the present day from across the globe. Alongside sit two further important permanent collections: The Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau, donated in 1978 by Sir Colin Anderson; and the University Collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art, Design & Architecture established by the University in 1968.

Renowned for co-creating the hit 1980s/90s television series Spitting Roger Law, Fogg Dam Image with Peter Fluck, Roger Law Charger, 2016, has been a seminal British artist and Photo John Lawrence Jones cultural commentator for the last four decades. He has since become a major ceramic artist, establishing himself as a pioneering figure in his work in Jingdezhen, one of China’s most famous porcelain centres. Roger Law : From Satire to Ceramics explores the full range of Law’s extraordinary career in an exhibition that views his artistic and intellectual formation, and the successive environments he worked in. See website for ticket prices

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at UEA Campus

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain and a national centre for the study and presentation of art. Designed by acclaimed architect Norman Foster, it is one of the most important buildings of the late twentieth century.


Open Tuesday–Sunday, admission to the building and permanent collection is free. Special exhibitions are subject to charges. For more information and bookings visit


24 March to 2 September 2018 SUPERSTRUCTURES : The New Architecture 1960–1990 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Norman Foster.

In celebration, the Sainsbury Centre is hosting a major exhibition to shine a light on developments in architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s. SUPERSTRUCTURES tells the story of architecture’s fascination with new technology in the post-World War Two decades; lightweight structures, pioneering building techniques and innovative engineering solutions.

Rarely seen together, a selection of iconic models will also be on display, including the Pompidou Centre by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano; International Terminal Waterloo by Nicholas Grimshaw and the Hopkins House by Michael and Patty Hopkins, and a brand new three-metre-long model of the Sainsbury Centre. £12, £10 concessions | Free for members

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts © Foster + Partners, Ken Kirkwood

16 June to 14 October 2018 BRIAN CLARKE : THE SCREENS A major intervention by the celebrated artist Brian Clarke. Since the early 1970s, Clarke has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent architects to create stained glass designs and installations for hundreds of projects all over the globe in the most innovative ways. There will be more information available on the Sainsbury Centre website in due course. See

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at UEA Campus

The exhibition shows how the Sainsbury Centre was made and how earlier feats of engineering, such as The Crystal Palace, inspired Superstructure galleries, factories, offices, transport hubs and homes, complete with a range of fascinating objects from drawings and paintings, furniture and product design to photographs and film.


Collections THE ROBERT & House LISA SAINSBURY COLLECTION Assembly The Living Area

Admission to the Sainsbury Centre and permanent collections is free. Bucket Man, John Davies (b. 1946), England,1974, mixed media. Acquired from the artist in 1974.

Did you know that: • The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts was architect Norman Foster’s first public building • The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection is one of the few intact modernist collections of the 20th century and is of national and international importance • The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection is displayed in the Living Area gallery, which is a reflection of how the Sainsbury’s surrounded themselves with art in their own home.

Tel: 01603 593199 email: Facebook: /sainsburycentre Twitter: @sainsburycentre

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at UEA Campus

The East End gallery provides the opportunity for greater freedom in examining the nature of the collections and their particular historical context. There is a regular programme of changing thematic displays with greater interpretation as well as featuring the collection of modern ceramics including masterpieces from Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. In addition, a flexible project space alongside shows contemporary or historical displays that relate and inform the Sainsbury Collection.

Little Dancer Aged 14 1880-1881 Edgar Degas (1834-1917) France Bronze, fabric UEA 2

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection features work spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. Permanently displayed in the Living Area gallery, the collection includes major holdings of art from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, Asia, the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, and includes a significant number of works acknowledged as seminal examples of European modern art, such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Francis Bacon, Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigliani. In 1978 the presentation of ancient world art alongside modern masters was greeted as a revelation, today it continues to provide juxtapositions across time and culture that can inspire and surprise.

Opening times: Tuesday-Friday 10am–6pm, Weekends 10am-5pm. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.


Salt Glass Gallery and Courses

GLASS ART COMMISSIONS SALT’s commission service spans expertise in interior, product design, memorial glass, events to VIP gifting. Clients include Mulberry, Thomas Heatherwick, O2, Pinewood Studios, Jonny Roxburgh, Drinking Factory, Kelling Design, PNW Architecture to Raymond Blanc. SALT Glass is an award-winning glass art studio, gallery and course provider in central Norwich.

Open Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays: 10am-5pm Free demos, admission and parking Studio 24, Roundtree Close, Norwich, NR7 8SX 01603 926866

Short Courses - Weekends and daily during holidays 10am–5pm : Baubles : Paperweights : Fusing : from £15 Half and One Day Courses : Weekends 10am-5pm – Glassblowing : Casting : Mould Making : Fusing : from £60 Evening Courses : 6–9pm : Glassblowing : Fusing : from £60 Parties - Groups and Bespoke 1 to 1 Courses : from £15 Team Building Courses : For organisations and corporate clients – by arrangement

Salt Glass Studios

SALT creates original glass art and bespoke commissions using traditional craft processes from glassblowing, casting, fusing to printing and also run a exciting range of popular glass art courses throughout the year for the public. SALT Glass is perfectly positioned for a creative day out. As the only glass studio in Norwich visitors can discover the rich heritage and craft of glassmaking with demonstrations and courses.

GLASS ART COURSES SALT Glass’ popular glass art courses run weekly throughout the year and are suitable for all ages and abilities, families and groups, with short tasters, one day and evening courses, book online or by phone.

GLASS ART GALLERY The gallery exhibits beautifully crafted glass art from interior design collections to one-off sculptures as featured in many major publications and exhibited widely at prestigious venues, museums and galleries.


Exhibitions Highlights from the permanent collection are exhibited in regularly changing displays, including a gallery space which hosts exhibitions of paintings and prints from the 18th century, through to contemporary works.

A unique collection of South Asian decorative arts housed in a Victorian architectural gem, a restored skating rink in the city centre. South Asian arts and craft objects (woodwork, metal– work and textiles) are displayed together with a range of traditional furniture, architectural features, paintings and prints. Close to the Forum and the market, the historic building on Bethel Street is also home to Country and Eastern, an emporium with decorative furnishings and gifts direct from South Asia.

Elephant With A Rider. Bandni Devi. 2003

Free entry. Open daily except Sundays and bank holidays, 9.30am-5pm For more details or to arrange tours, please contact: The Old Skating Rink Gallery, 34-36 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NR Tel: 01603 663890 Email:

South Asia Collections at the Old Victorian Skating Rink

The Old Skating Rink Gallery

The South Asia Collection Museum and Shop


Spring Art Show at The Forum

Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 April 2018 The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich The show is staffed 10am-4pm daily and can be viewed during Forum opening times 8am-12pm.

For details contact Brian Korteling Tel: 07818 516734 email:

Spring Art Show at The Forum

The popular Spring Art Show returns to the Forum in Norwich for its fourth year, rapidly becoming an established part of the cultural calendar. This open entry selling exhibition will bring together an eclectic mix of work from over 50 artists from Norfolk and beyond. With both 2D and 3D work on display plus a plethora of artists prints and cards there is sure to be something for all tastes and wallets.



St Etheldreda’s Artists’ Studios

N&N OPEN STUDIOS : GROUP EXHIBITION Saturday 2/Sunday 3 and Saturday 9/Sunday 10 June 10am-5pm Free drawing day for all on Sunday 10 June from 11am-4pm! See St Etheldreda’s Facebook page for more information

Linda Chapman

Viv Castleton

Every first Saturday of the month the studios are open from 12 to 4pm to show an exhibition of fresh work by one of the member artists. All are welcome. St Etheldreda’s Artists Studios, King Street, Norwich NR1 1QH. Telephone 01603 631928 Contact: Linda Chapman,

Stephen Palmer

Colin Devine

St Etheldreda’s Artists’ Studios

St Etheldreda’s Artists’ Studios is housed in the beautiful church of St Etheldreda, opposite Wensum Lodge in King Street. It is the longest running artists’ studios in the city in one of the city’s oldest streets. Currently eleven members have working spaces in the church.

Exhibitions Open Studio Saturdays 12–4pm 3 March : FRANCES MARTIN 6 April : PAUL MEADE 5 May : VIV CASTLETON 2/3/9/10 June : OPEN STUDIOS 7 July : LINDA CHAPMAN 4 August : COLIN DEVINE 1 September : STEPHEN PALMER


Exhibitions Friday 25 January to Monday 23 April 2018 20 INTO 18 : EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY NORWICH TWENTY GROUP

The work is displayed in the Adnams Circle Bar on the first floor at the Theatre Royal. All work can be purchased from the box office and the exhibitions are open 9.30am–6pm, Monday to Saturday. Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL Email:

Jocelin Wickham, Orange and Cup

Norwich Twenty Group is one of the most productive and well-respected artist groups in Norfolk, with more than 80 artists who regularly exhibit work around Norfolk. This is an opportunity to see some of their most recent work offering an eclectic range of styles and techniques. Also see page 24

Theatre Royal Norwich

Theatre Royal Norwich hosts four exhibitions each year by prominent, professional artists from the region. The exhibitions are kindly sponsored by Targetfollow Estates Ltd. and curated by Sarah Cannell.

Theatre Royal Norwich


Tuesday 24 April to Sunday 8 July 2018

NORFOLK & NORWICH OPEN STUDIOS A selection of artworks from this year’s visual artists taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. At this exhibition you can see a taster of the work and plan your trail of studio visits this summer. For more info about Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios see

Karen Stamper, Veronika


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Solo exhibition by Cambridge based artist Karen Stamper. Karen is an artist and traveller collaging the journey. Her bold and joyful collages may look like paintings, but if you look closely you will see they are skilfully built up using layers of found papers, tissues and acrylic paint. Karen sees the beauty in simple scraps and ripped edges, accidental marks and worn surfaces. Exhibition programme supported by

Theatre Royal Norwich

Thursday 13 July to Tuesday 23 October 2018


THE UNDERCROFT GALLERY The Undercroft is a raw and robust space tucked away at the back of Norwich Market, under the Memorial Gardens in front of City Hall. Owned and managed by Norwich City Council, it is made available for artists and groups to curate exhibitions at a minimal charge – contact The entrance is tucked away down a set of steps – it is Norwich’s stunning secret venue.

EXHIBITIONS SUMMER 2018 16 March-1 April : Anglian Potters Norwich Exhibition 5-22 April : Fortuna Exhibition 9-26 May : Norwich 20 Group : Changes 5-29 June : H2O The Art of Wet 6-29 July : Bedlam : Triangle – Gennadiy Ivanov August : Lucinda Bray Above is a broad list of exhibitions in the Undercroft over the next few months. For times, updates and extra exhibitions see: Address: St Peter’s Street, Norwich NR2 1NE


Anglian Potters Norwich Exhibition

in the Undercroft Gallery

Anglian Potters welcomes visitors to one of the largest collaborative exhibitions of ‘all things clay’.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Anglian Potters continues to attract members with a broad range of interests and organises a range of events throughout the year including exhibitions, demonstration days and the hugely popular annual Potters Camp, now in its 20th year.

The Undercroft Gallery is under the Memorial Gardens in the centre of Norwich. Look out for Anglian Potters banners near the entrance at the back of the market. Admission free. Open every day 10am–4.30pm Visit our website for further details at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @anglianpotters.

Anglian Potters in Norwich

The region’s leading ceramics organisation, Anglian Potters, returns to The Undercroft Gallery in Norwich showcasing work from more than 70 talented ceramic artists.

Come and browse, meet the potters and enjoy the vast range of contemporary and traditional ceramics on show. With everything from hand-thrown studio pottery to wall-mounted pieces, jewellery and sculpture for indoors and out the exhibition is sure to be a riot of colour, texture and shape. And, as this is a selling exhibition, purchases can be removed on the day.

Friday 16 March to Sunday 1 April 2018 The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich NR2 2NE


in the Undercroft Tuesday 5 June to Friday 29 June 2018 Open daily 11am-5pm The Undercroft Gallery, St Peters Street, Norwich NR2 1NE H O : THE ART OF WET 2 Rain, rivers, mist, tears, rain, steam, snow, waves, drizzle, ice, sea, cloud, pools, fountains, dew, rivulets, water vapour, sweat, moisture, pouring, dew, flood, lakes, ripple, soak, oasis, puddles, hail, trickles, fog, condensation, streams, drool, ocean‌

The work on show is inspired by, and considers and reflects on, the many properties of water and how water influences us all. The seventeen artists are exploring any aspect of H2O that might be part of their present practice or be stepping out into new fields to explore the infinite possibilities. The artists work in many mediums, from drawing and painting to video, from photography to installation, to produce a varied and challenging look at this wonder of our lives.

For more information Simon Marshall: Julia Cameron:

Undercroft : H2O Art of Wet

An exhibition of work by a group of seventeen artists with something to say about Water.

H2O : The Art of Wet


Friday 6 to Sunday 29 July, daily 11am-5pm The Undercroft Gallery, St Peter’s Street, Norwich NR2 1NE

BEDLAM : TRIANGLE – a project by Gennadiy Ivanov Triangle: Human – Technologies – Nature

Bedlam : Triangle is the fifth exhibition curated by Norwich-based artist Gennadiy Ivanov in the Undercroft in Norwich. It is a self-initiated project which brings together professional artists, working in a variety of styles, directions, and media. Originally from Belarus, Gennadiy uses art to transform public opinion and to inspire creative action. Contact 01603 492093

The exhibition will be explore how art, dance, music, circus, theatre and new technologies can help as an art therapy for individuals; in which strings of the human soul can be touched by art. Curated by Gennadiy it’s an exhibition of more than 30 professional artists, musicians, philosophers, singers, poets and performers who have been invited to work together in an exhibition large in volume, scope, scale, and topics around mental health. During exhibition there will be a lot of activities such as painting, performance, dances, art therapy workshops and classes, conversation with a British and international audience around the world via internet platform and social networks in real life.

Undercroft Bedlam Triangle

“I have made it a priority of this government to tackle the injustice of mental illness.” Prime Minister Theresa May (Norfolk, Oct, 26th)

Bedlam : Triangle


Urban Art Fair

Art outdoors Sunday 8 July 11am–4pm St Peters Street, Norwich We are inviting artists to take part in this years’ Urban Art Fair on Sunday 8 July. This popular event is part of the annual Lord Mayor’s Celebration which brings music, carnival, outdoor theatre, street performances, a funfair, fireworks and much more to the streets of Norwich.

The Culture and Events Team also manages the Undercroft which is a year-round exhibition space under the Memorial Gardens – see page 49.

Panels cost £10 each and are 3.5m x 2m. You can apply as an individual or as a group for 1 or more panels. If you would like to take part please complete the application form on or contact Clare Hubery or phone 01603 212241. The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 June. For more information see

Urban Art Fair, St Peter Street

Norwich City Council has a dedicated culture and events team which supports community and cultural organisations by providing advice, support and cultural grants. The team also delivers a programme of free events throughout the year and supports artists by creating opportunities wherever possible, including the annual Urban Art Fair as well as Art on the Railings on the last weekend of every month March to November.

The Urban Art Fair will be held in front of City Hall, on St Peters Street and will include work by over 30 artists, workshops and entertainment. There will be the opportunity to buy and sell artwork, talk to artists and enjoy the atmosphere.



A quick guide to art in Norwich

Amongst its many cultural assets Norwich can claim:

Norwich Castle and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – world-class venues, attracting national-level touring shows, with permanent collections of World Art as well as work by Picasso, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Modigliani, Degas and local masters – Munnings and the Norwich School of Painters including contemporary work from artists such as Colin Self.

View of Norwich from City Hall towards Norwich Castle

In the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was off the beaten track for commerce and transport and so attracted artists, philosophers and radical thinkers, and was home to the famous Norwich School of Painters. Many religious non-conformists also settled here and the place became a hotbed for artists and writers, as it is today. It is also now a UNESCO City of Literature.

There are a number of artist-led galleries and studios, notably OUTPOST, Anteros Arts Foundation, Dyad, Fairhurst, Yallops, Nunnsyard and St Etheldredas - and some well-established and active artists’ groups such as Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norwich 20 Group, SAVORR and the Lonely Arts Club. Venues such as the Forum, Norwich Arts Centre and St Margaret’s Church all support artists and host exhibitions along with several commercial galleries such as Art 18|21 and Mandell’s. As well as Art in Norwich partners, there are over 900 practising visual artists and groups in Norfolk and a thriving underground arts scene in addition to the main institutions.

Quick guide to visual art and sculpture in Norwich

Norwich is a medieval city which, in its hey-day, rivalled London in terms of size and was, for many years, England’s second city, being only 100 miles from the court of London. It was a wealthy city with its fame built on the textile trade, weaving and particularly wool. Nearly half of the population was French, Dutch or Flemish and engaged in the weaving trade - hence the name of the football club, the Canaries, called after the birds which the weavers kept for company.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May, an international multi-arts annual festival with 17 days of concerts, outdoor arts and theatre, both mainstream and left-field, as well as the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. Norwich Arts Centre is a multi-arts venue with a visual art programme which includes live art, photography and digital art and Norwich Cathedral has an events programme with a regular cycle of exhibitions in the Hostry as well as the Hostry Festival in September and October.

Norwich University of the Arts, one of the best universities for courses in animation and film, fine art and illustration, architecture, games design, graphic design, fashion, media and much more, including East GalleryNUA in St Andrew’s Street.


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Salt Glass Studios approx 1 mile to Roundtree Close

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30 Create Norwich approx 1 mile to Trowse

See pages 60/61 for key

WHERE TO GO IN NORFOLK As well as exhibition venues listed in this booklet we have included other locations of interest and that often have exhibitions. The whole Norfolk coast is beautiful and varied and the coast road offers splendid views over saltmarshes and beaches. The north coast is especially good for bird watchers, seals, sailing and fishing. A drive along the coast will take you through many picturesque villages with galleries and craft shops. Inland, market towns are also local hubs of activity. To the west and south are the Brecks – open heathland and forests. Wells-next-the-Sea Blakeney Sheringham 36 CROMER 43Cromer Holkham Cley 41 35 38 Salthouse Hunstanton Overstrand 30 Holt Holt30 Sandringham Gunton Mannington 40 Arms Barrington 33 Houghton Blickling 31 Farm North Aylsham Heydon Walsham


The Norfolk Broads


NORWICH Wymondham 39




Loddon Raveningham 37 34 Harleston


KEY 30 Bircham Gallery, Holt 31 Blickling Estate, near Aylsham 32 GroundWork Gallery, King’s Lynn

33 Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn 34 Harleston & Waveney Art Trail 35 Norfolk Wildlife Trust at

Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 36 Wells Maltings Arts Centre 37 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

@Raveningham Centre

38 St Nicholas’ Church, Salthouse 39 Wymondham Arts Centre 40 Mannington Hall & Gardens 41 St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea 42 Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth 43 The Gallery Norfolk, Cromer

Other places to visit: Barrington Farm Outsider Art Gallery Loddon Arts Centre, Loddon Gunton Arms - a pub with a great private art collection and fantastic food Holt - a Georgian market town with galleries and bookshops. The Holt Festival is in July Wells, Sheringham, Blakeney and Cromer are all lovely for a day out as is the whole Norfolk coast see See page 55 for a map of Norwich venues and contact details


ART IN NORFOLK Norwich is set in the county of Norfolk. It is the centre of a busy rural hinterland, varied and beautiful. Because there is space, there are over 800 visual artists working here and it has a long history of being a creative place. And the skies, the light and the landscapes have been an ongoing source of inspiration too. In the following pages you will find some of the many galleries and exhibitions out and about in the county. For more, check local tourist information, the National Trust properties Felbrigg and Blickling, Houghton Hall, Mannington Hall and the market towns of Wymondham, Loddon, Harleston and Diss to the south, Holt, Aylsham, Reepham, Cromer, Sheringham, Blakeney to the north, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft to the east, Kings Lynn to the west. One of the highlights, 25 March to 15 July is an exhibition of work by Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall near King’s Lynn and if you fancy some non-art time, you can’t beat the Norfolk coastline, the Brecks and the famous Norfolk Broads.

Road to Great Yarmouth Photo Marion de Mello Catlin

Explore Norfolk - you will get hooked!


Bircham Gallery, Holt


JAMES DODDS Paintings & prints inspired by Jamie’s long love of the sea and traditional wooden boats. RICHARD PHETHEAN Hand thrown vessels

Wooden Crabber by James Dodds

Saturday 21 April to Wednesday 16 May 2018 Bircham Gallery, Holt

14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6BW Admission free, open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Bank Holidays Tel: 01263 713312 Email:Â

Exhibition featuring work by Tony Foster, Keith Roper and Tony Scrivener with designer glass by Amanda Notarianni. Saturday 21 July to Wednesday 8 August 2018 HOLT FESTIVAL EXHIBITION EILEEN COOPER OBE RA Stylised paintings and prints by this contemporary English painter depicting women and couples, often featuring unexpected animals.

Bircham Gallery, Holt

Light and spacious gallery situated on the Market Place in the Georgian town of Holt in north Norfolk. The gallery stocks the work of over 200 artists and craftspeople, displaying a superb collection of unique and beautiful art from East Anglia and beyond. Our innovative exhibition programme includes the work of established contemporary artists, acclaimed modern masters and emerging new talent.


Saturday 24 March to Wednesday 18 April 2018

Swan by Eileen Cooper


The Word Defiant!

1 May - 28 October, Blickling Estate, NR11 6NF

@BlicklingNT @BlicklingEstateNT

A light is being shone on the nationally important book collection at Blickling, currently undergoing a conservation programme to ensure its survival, after being plagued by damp and death watch beetle. The Word Defiant! will use sound and theatrical design to explore the importance of books, the threat posed to them around the globe and their shifting role and continued relevance in a changing world.

#TheWordDefiant Registered Charity 205846

St Margaret’s Church, Cley-Next-The-Sea

NNEP is managed, run and delivered by a core group of highly dedicated and energetic volunteers with additional support from a broader pool of artists.

Each year, NNEP invites a guest curator to select from an open call for submissions to create an exhibition within the church, the beach and other venues in Cley-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk. Annually the exhibition attracts more than 6000 visitors.

From Cley 17

Cley 18: The Greater the Distance the Clearer the View is selected by curator and artist Dr Caroline Fisher who has been inspired by the work of writer W.G. (Max) Sebald, who in turn was fascinated by Sir Thomas Browne, the source of the quote which informed the brief. Pieces by 67 selected artists with Norfolk connections will be exhibited in St Margaret’s Church, Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, and on the beach. The church is open daily 10am-5.30pm and the NWT Visitor Centre 10am-5pm. There is a series of accompanying events and workshops which will be published on the website including: Saturday 14 July : Dove & Boweevil sing Blues & Gospel Wednesday 18 July : Dawn Walk for World Listening Day Thursday 19 July : Curator’s Conversation Wednesday 25 July : An evening with the Batman Friday 3 August : James Boyd Classical Guitar Recital See the website for full details as they become available.

Cley Contemporary Art

North Norfolk Exhibition Project (NNEP) organises Cley Contemporary Art, a successful annual open-call exhibition at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea and around the village, creating a stimulating art trail in the most amazing surroundings. NNEP was established in 2000 in direct response to the lack of exhibition opportunities for contemporary visual arts in North Norfolk, which is home to over 300 practising visual artists.

Thursday 5 July to Sunday 5 August 2018

Cley 18 : The Greater the Distance the Clearer the View



Jan Eric Visser Sculpture and assemblage made from the inorganic waste in the artist’s household, transformed into elegant untitled figures Henry/Bragg The Surrey Hills film of a landfill site in an area of outstanding natural beauty Gina Glover The Entangled Bank a photo essay on waste: scans of discarded plastic bottles The gallery for art + environment

23 June-16 September* 2018

Regarding Nature

Chrystel Lebas Panoramic photographs of the plants and landscapes of the north Norfolk coast Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo OutFalls paintings and poems about the semi-wilderness of a neglected canal landscape in Lincolnshire Kathryn Hearn Fenland handbuilt porcelain vessels reflecting upon the industrial farmland of Cambridgeshire

GroundWork Gallery+Shop Open Tuesday-Saturday 11.00-4.00 17 Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1ER Phone: 01553 340714 Twitter:@groundworkkl Instagram: groundworkgallery

12 October-16 December 2018

Theories of the Earth

Wayne Binitie, Shaun Fraser and Flora Bowden Glass and bronze sculptures, drawings, sound installations, about elemental aspects of the environment Laura Huston, Femke Lemmens Colour and form, ceramics and woven textiles using natural materials

Upstairs at GroundWork... Jewellery, books and small works by Liz McGowan, Linda McFarlane, Lindsey Gallacher, Lieta Marziali, Isabel Fletcher, Kirsten Sonne, Jessica Perry

* including Sunday 16 September, Heritage Open Day

10 March-2 June 2018

‘Yarmouth Windmills’ John Sell Cotman, pencil on paper, undated (NWHCM : 1951.235.616) @Norfolk Museums Service

‘A group of eight mackerel on a broken basket. A study on Yarmouth Beach’ Joseph Stannard, oil on panel, undated (NWHCM: 1951.235.1269) @Norfolk Museums Service

Blackfriars Road Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3BX 01493 743930

Alongside the main exhibition, the community gallery will be showcasing recent artworks created by students from the National Saturday Art Club Programme, who have been working with local artist Katarzyna Coleman to interpret Nelson’s column, one of the town’s most iconic landmarks.

Time and Tide Museum

Housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide Museum tells the story of Great Yarmouth life and its rich maritime history. The museum has a vibrant events calendar and the galleries host a regular exhibitions programme; from national touring shows to those of regional interest.

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 9 September 2018 DRAWN TO THE COAST: TURNER, CONSTABLE, COTMAN Exploring the artist’s connection with Great Yarmouth and its coast, this exhibition will showcase paintings and drawings from the British masters, interpreting them alongside social history objects that have long been the subject of these illustrious works of art. From the trawlers on the waves to Nelson’s monument, an early 19th century Great Yarmouth landscape is almost unrecognisable today.

Time and Tide Museum


Assembly Tracey RossHouse Summer Exhibition


LIGHT : Recent paintings and sketchbooks by TRACEY ROSS This solo show is a celebration on the theme of LIGHT. Exploring art and faith along the beautiful North Norfolk coast, these paintings are inspired by the colour, textures and light captured in Tracey’s sketchbooks. Open every day Monday-Sunday 10.30am-5pm Private view Friday 13 July 6-9pm

Light at Salthouse Church

Summer Blues at Creake Abbey Café

OPEN STUDIO 26/27/28 May, 2/3 9/10 June 2018 Tracey welcomes visitors to her studio near Walsingham during N&N Open Studios weekends. Original artwork, prints and cards. Opening 10am–5pm

Tracey Ross Summer Exhibition

Wednesday 13 June to Tuesday 11 September 2018 Creake Abbey Café, North Creake, NR21 9LF NORFOLK HORIZONS This is Tracey’s second solo show at Creake Abbey Café, showcasing a vibrant selection of large and smaller scale paintings using mixed media. Opening daily from 9am

Saturday 14 July to Sunday 29 July 2018 St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane off Cross Street, Salthouse, North Norfolk NR25 7XH


highlighting the unique character and creativity of the Norfolk/Suffolk border

Exhibitions and events Wednesday 25 April 2018, 10am–4pm Ivy House Hotel, Ivy Lane, Oulton Broad NR33 8HY CONFERENCE : A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT A one-day conference – fascinating specialist speakers focus on how crucial rivers are in shaping landscapes and communities. A musical interlude and talks from a composer, poet and visual artist illustrate how riverinspired artist-led projects can enable people to explore and unlock this important hidden heritage. Plus optional guided walk through Carlton Marshes.

Waveney & Blyth Arts is a not-for-profit organisation, established and run by local people on a voluntary basis. Through Celebrate Waveney & Blyth, its annual programme of walks, workshops, exhibitions and events, Waveney & Blyth Arts promotes the distinct culture of the Waveney and Blyth valleys. It also supports the work of local creative people and arts organisations, and helps build connections between people and places. Look out for the 2018 brochure of events available from May 2018. Here are some of the highlights.

Saturday 30 June 2018 11am–12midday St Edmunds Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP TALK : A PASSION FOR RIVERS Mark Cocker, naturalist, broadcaster and prize-winning author shares his passion for rivers and their wild inhabitants. Plus extracts from Translated By Reeds by Karen Wimhurst performed by Halesworth Community Choir. Tickets £7.50 from 01502 722572 or

Waveney & Blyth Arts

Tickets (including lunch and refreshments) £40. £5 discount for bookings before 18 March and for W&BA members. Call 01502 501353 to book.

Waveney & Blyth Arts


Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU WAVENEY VALLEY SCULPTURE TRAIL

Rhino by Rachael Long at Waveney Valley Art Trail, Raveningham


Trail tickets £5 (£4 for members of W&BA). Under 18s free. Pay on entry only.

Waveney & Blyth Arts

Friday 22 June to Sunday 22 July 2018 Ferini Art Gallery, 27-29 All Saints Road, Pakefield near Lowestoft NR33 0JL

Three acres of lawns and orchard provide a magical setting in Raveningham for our annual Sculpture Trail. The trail features over 30 sculptors responding to the rural space as well as a pop up gallery in the house and group show by Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective in the Ravenous Cafe.

A mixed exhibition of paintings, prints and other media inspired by the flora and fauna that dwells in, on or near rivers. 11am–4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday only Free entry. Kingfisher by Fern Spray.

Friday 17 August to Sunday 16 September 2018 10am–5pm every day

Caroline Mackenzie


Harleston & Waveney Art Trail

Exhibitions and events ART TRAIL OPEN STUDIOS 11am-6pm 18 May : Textile Trail (7 artists) 19/20 May, 26/27/28 May 2018

Tuesday 1 May to Sunday 3 June 2018 Farmer’s Kitchen, Station Road, Alburgh, IP20 0EP TRAIL SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

Founded in 2004, members open their studios to the public annually as an art trail and mount group exhibitions in the East Anglian region. Further details, and the Trail booklet, please go to

Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk HWAT MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION

Harleston & Waveney Art Trail

Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective (HWAT) is a group of 36 professional artists, living and working in the wonderful Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Friday 17 August to 16 September 2018 Raveningham Centre, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU HWAT AT RAVENINGHAM

Wednesday 2 May to Sunday 3 June 2018 Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB THE WAVENEY REVISITED – HWAT MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION


Damien Hirst


Colour Space

Houghton Hall, Norfolk Book tickets online

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Art in Norwich members and venue details


Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts Street, NR2 4PG Tel: 01603 660352


Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich Castle, Castle Hill, NR1 3JU Tel: 01603 493625 (Mon–Fri)


Anteros Arts Foundation, 7–15 Fye Bridge Street, NR3 1LJ Tel: 01603 766129


Salt Glass Studio, 24 Roundtree Close, Norwich, NR7 8SX Tel: 01603 926866


Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich NR1 4EH Tel: 01603 218300


Crypt Gallery, Norwich School Chapel, The Close, Norwich NR1 4DD Tel: 01603 728430


Norwich Studio Art Gallery, 77 Upper St Giles St, Norwich NR2 1AB Tel: 01603 492093


Dove Street Studios, Dove Street, Norwich NR2 1DE



Nunnsyard, Yallops & Thirteen(a) St Augustine’s NR3 3BY Email :

East Gallery NUA, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich NR3 1BB Tel: 01603 886385



Norwich University of the Arts, St George’s Building, St George’s St, NR3 1BB Tel: 01603 610561

Fairhurst Gallery, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AG Tel: 01603 614214



Artpocket, Lion House, St George’s Works, Muspole Street, Norwich www.artpocket,

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF Tel: 01603 727950


OUTPOST Gallery, 10b Wensum Street, NR3 1HR Tel: 01603 612428


The Gallery Norfolk, 60 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1LW Tel: 01603 761900


Print to the People, 53-55 Pitt St, Norwich, NR3 1DE


Greenhouse Gallery, 42-46 Bethel St, Norwich NR2 1NR Tel: 01603 631007


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ Tel: 01603 593199


Hudson Gallery, 37 St Andrew’s St, Norwich NR2 4TP Tel: 01603 766220


St Etheldreda’s Church, King Street, Norwich


Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, NR3 1HN Tel: 01603 626892


South Asian Decorative Arts & Crafts Collection Trust, The Old Skating Rink Gallery, 34-36 Bethel Street, NR2 1NR Tel 01603 663890


StudioDo, Anderson’s Yard, Unthank Rd, Norwich NR2 2PE


Targetfollow at Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, NR2 1RL


Venues around Norfolk see map on page 56

Venues used by members for exhibitions and events


St Margaret’s Church, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich NR2 4AQ *Not open all the time


Bircham Gallery, 14 Market Place, Holt NR25 6BW Tel: 01263 713312


The Undercroft, beneath Memorial Gardens, Norwich Market *Not open all the time email


Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6NF Tel: 01263 738030


Lion House, St George’s Works, Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ Tel: 07946 261651


GroundWork Gallery, 17 Purfleet, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1ER


Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary’s Works, St Mary’s Plain, Norwich NR3 3AF


Houghton Hall and Gardens, King’s Lynn PE31 6UE Tel 01485 528569


Create Norwich, Old Church Hall, The Street, Trowse Newton, Norwich NR14 8SX


Harleston & Waveney Art Trail, Harleston IP20 9BN


National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE (reopens summer 2018)


Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Cley-next-the-Sea, NR25 7SA Tel 01263 740008

Member organisations without venues Breckland Artists Lonely Arts Club Norfolk & Norwich Festival Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle Norwich 20 Group Paint Out Norwich Waveney & Blyth Arts Young Norfolk Arts Trust Art in Norwich is produced and published by Marion Catlin, Culture Shift Norwich email: Tel 07946 261651 E&OE

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Wells Maltings Arts Centre, Wells-next-the-Sea, Staithe Road, Norfolk NR23 1AN Raveningham Centre, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU


Salthouse Church (St Nicholas’) Cross Street, Salthouse, Norfolk NR25 7XQ


Wymondham Arts Centre, 18 Church St, Wymondham NR18 0PH


Mannington Hall, Norfolk


Cley Contemporary, St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea (5 July/5 August only)


Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars’ Road, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3BX Tel: 01493 743930


The Gallery Norfolk, 3 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ER Tel: 01263 515745 69

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St Etheldreda Artist Studios

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Printed by Micropress, Reydon, Suffolk


It’s back! Norwich Art Boot and Redwell Brewery - a perfect partnership Redwell Brewery in Trowse has recently relaunched under new ownership and is pleased to be working with Print to the People to produce the Norwich Art Boot once again this summer. Artists, musicians, food and beer - a marvellous day out for all the family on Father’s Day, and plenty of art bargains (and beer) to be had. Look out for news on NEW! BREWERY TAP ROOM OPEN FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 5-9PM WITH BRICK PIZZA

designermakers 21 in Diss

Print-making with Annette Rolston

Sessions are 10-4pm and cost £65

Print and Play sessions Saturday 10 and 24 March 2018 Express yourself through print in informal sessions playing with print, led by Annette Rolston. Print on paper and fabric, make stamps, stencils and monoprints.

A hub of contemporary craft and creativity in the heart of Diss, Norfolk, designermakers 21 is a collective of designerand makers opposite the Corn Hall in Diss which has become known for a unique mix of excellent craft, educational interest and warm and welcoming atmosphere. It consists of craft studios, two galleries, a showcase space, a large exhibition/workshop area, silkscreen facility, a temporary studio and more to come. 21 St Nicholas’ Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LB Open to the public 10-5pm Thursday to Saturday

Please email for bookings and queries or call her on 09984 177568 Printmaker Annette Rolston MA is a key member of Diss designermakers21.

Printmaking Annette Rolston

Sessions are 11am-2.30pm and cost £35

Sunday 4 March Introduction to linocut Sunday 25 March Introduction to drypoint Sunday 8 April Exploring linocut


The East Anglia Art Fund is dedicated to enriching cultural life in our region by supporting the best in exhibitions and art education. To find out more and join us please visit

Saltmarsh Fret (detail, watercolour 60 x 82cm) Gerard Stamp 2013, courtesy the artist.

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A handy guide to visual art exhibitions and events in Norwich and around Norfolk, plus extra useful information and a six-month at a glance...