Search
Norfolk Tourism Awards

Your chance to see diverse art across north Norfolk and Breckland as part of Norfolk and Norwich Open studios celebration

PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:20 11 April 2017

North Norfolk artist Claire Knight who is exhibiting as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event. Picture: NORFOLK AND NORWICH OPEN STUDIOS

North Norfolk artist Claire Knight who is exhibiting as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event. Picture: NORFOLK AND NORWICH OPEN STUDIOS

NORFOLK AND NORWICH OPEN STUDIOS

Hundreds of artists across Breckland and north Norfolk are preparing to throw open their studio doors as part of the popular Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios celebration.

The event is now in its 23rd year and this year runs from May 27 until June 11.

More than 500 artists will be taking part across 254 venues - from professional studios to garages and spare rooms.

In Breckland, 38 artists will be taking part across 21 venues and in north Norfolk 149 artists will be taking part across 83 venues.

As well as the scores of artists taking part, 13 schools, including Dereham Sixth Form College, Dereham Neatherd High School and Dereham’s Northgate High School will be hosting events.

The countywide celebration will also feature and 17 art trails.

Ahead of the free open studios fortnight, The Old Workshop Gallery in Corpusty will be hosting a taster exhibition giving visitors a taste of what is in store.

The event, featuring the work of more than 10 artists, will run from Saturday, May 6, until Sunday, June 11, from 10am until 5pm (Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. Sundays 12-5pm).

Exhibition coordinator, Jill Hill, said: “The great variety of work makes for an interesting exhibition giving visitors an opportunity to compare in a beautiful and relaxed setting, with up to three pieces by each artist visitors are able to get a clear glimpse, or a good taste, of artists they might then wish to visit.”

Visitors to the increasingly-popular countywide scheme can watch live art through demonstrations and workshops.

Techniques, including wood turning, sculpture, jewellery, printing, papercuts, painting, textiles, ceramics and mosaic will be on show.

Dereham paper cutting artist Angie Park, 48, said: “This is my second year participating in open studios. I absolutely loved it last year, as we ran regular workshops and had a great attendance throughout the two weeks. We were always thrilled to see visitors, and were amazed and flattered at how far people had travelled to visit.”

North Norfolk artist Claire Knight said: “I think it is an extremely valuable opportunity for artists to gain confidence, get feedback and to guide the general public to a studio they may not otherwise have been aware of.”

Visit www.nnopenstudios.org.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham events

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Authentic tribal song and dance is set to liven up a mid-Norfolk town next month.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Has your school signed up to win its share of £20,000 worth of books with our exciting new Books for Schools campaign?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Viewers from around the world will soon be able to see the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham feature in the popular BBC television drama series Bodyguard, with Netflix acquiring the rights to broadcast the series to viewers outside the UK and Ireland.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

For 70 years the Dereham Theatre Company has provided entertainment to the local community through a variety of performances.

Most Read

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy