Art in Norwich is produced by Culture Shift in partnership with the Norwich Visual Art Forum to promote visual art in and around Norwich
Happy New Year to all our readers. Here's to an artful 2017
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About Art in Norwich
The fourth edition of Art in Norwich is now available covering March - August 2015 visual art events in and around Norwich. This is the cover so look out for copies around the city, from arts venues, the Tourist Information Centre, coffee shops and bars in the city centre - it's a handy size to keep in your bag, on the noticeboard or in a drawer at home.
It contains listings and info about most of the visual arts activity in and around Norwich for the next six months. It is available as a download from here, and is also available from partner and arts venues, arts info spinner racks and the Tourist Information Centre.
The listings are put together as a collaborative venture by the Norwich Visual Arts Forum and all of the partners contribute to the production and distribution which is coordinated by Marion Catlin of Culture Shift. It offers an overview of venues, organisations and events throughout the year and is great for tourists and visitors as well people who live in and around Norwich.
Affinity and Kindred
Lives Shaped by Sea and Faith
Photographs by Richard Denyer made in Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides.
Sad to report that shortly after installing this exhibition at The Hostry at Norwich cathedral Richard passed away suddenly at the age of 65. This is a tragic loss of a talented man. Please read the Guardian obituary here.
Susan Jones writes about how we should be supporting creativity
Get Walls is a collaborative art project between www.shhhh.co.uk and Moosey Art, our idea is simple: Get walls to paint on. Our aim is to gain approved permission to paint on residential and commercial properties in Norwich, working with local and guest artists in order to decorate and brighten up the city. When a lot of people think of street art, or graffiti, they think of a rubbish tag by a hooded vandal, on the side of a bridge only visible from a train. This is not what Get Walls is about. Read more...
City of Stories is a campaign to tell people about the cultural offer of Norwich - have a look www.cityofstories.co.uk
Moosey Art, Bridewell Alley Norwich
Keep an eye on this gallery in Norwich Lanes for fresh, bright artwork often with a social comment and you can buy very affordable work from the website. Read more here and at mooseyart.co.uk/
They also have a really lovely cafe/bar, Alley, which is serving coffee from Strangers well as other fare on its way
New Exhibition at Museum of Norwich tells how local men and women made their own money. Read more here
New visual art exhibitions
Exhibition dates in January
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Exuberance is Beauty - David Holgate Retrospective Exhibition
The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich NR1 4EH
Saturday 21 January to Sunday 26 February 2017, Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 12noon to 3pm
Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Norwich Twenty Group are combining to stage an exhibition at The Hostry celebrating the life of David Holgate. David, who died in 2014, was an active member of all three arts organisations. The title of the show, Exuberance is Beauty, is taken from one of his exquisite pieces of letter carving. An accomplished musician, sculptor, calligrapher and an innovative teacher, David’s life and work seemed to be united in a brave and inexhaustible search for meaning and beauty in everything he did.
David is probably best known for the statues of Mother Julian and St Benedict on the west front of Norwich Cathedral, but this remarkable man’s work is spread throughout the Cathedral, the rest of the county, and beyond. Numerous churches, cemeteries and buildings have examples of his letter carving. He was also a skilled artist and several pieces of his work will be displayed. In addition to his letter carving and sculpture, the exhibition shows examples of his working drawings and items from his musical career.
T. 01603 218300 www.cathedral.org.uk,
Two major exhibitions running till 2017 in Norwich
Fishermen and Kings:
The Photography of Olive Edis
8 October 2016 to 22 January 2017
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
The life and work of British photographer Olive Edis (1876-1955) is celebrated in the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to her 50 year-long career. Featuring more than 190 rare photographs, it showcases Edis’ wide-ranging portraiture from British royalty to dignified Norfolk fishermen, together with her important work as the first-ever accredited female war photographer.
Edis was only the 5th official British photographer to visit Europe to cover WW1 and her atmospheric photographs capture the devastation that followed the Great War. In addition the exhibition reveals the technical development of Edis’ work and examines her outstanding contribution to the history of photography.
The exhibition is part of the on-going Heritage Lottery Funded Olive Edis project, which aims to raise awareness of this pioneering but relatively unknown photographer whose sensitive, affecting work is ripe for rediscovery. The majority of the material is on loan from the Cromer Museum, Norfolk.
Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific
15 October 2016 – 12 February 2017
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich,
Revealing stunning sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and ivory and shell regalia, this is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled and takes the visitor on a journey through the art and cultural history of this dynamic South Seas archipelago since the late 18th century.
Over 270 works of art, including European paintings and historic photographs, are being loaned by exhibition partner the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge, and by the Fiji Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and museums in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Exeter, London, Maidstone, as well as Dresden and Leipzig in Germany.
A highlight of the exhibition is a beautiful, newly commissioned, eight metre-long double-hulled sailing canoe that has been built in Fiji and shipped here for display; it performed in the recent Pageant for HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle. Made entirely of wood and coir cord, with no metal components, the canoe results from a project to encourage canoe-building skills and is a small version of the great 30-metre-long vessels of the 19th century, the biggest canoes ever built.
Crypt Gallery, Cathedral Close, Norwich
From 26 September Norfolk Contemporary Art Society exhibition '60 Years On...' at Norwich Castle, celebrating 60 years of acquisition of works for the Castle collection as well as exhibitions in their own right - this is a momentous occasion, celebrated by a new publication - read more about it here
Lonely Arts Club
Undercroft Gallery, 6-29 October 11am -6pm (closed Mondays).
or visit the Lonely Arts Club website
Hudson Gallery, St Andrew's Street
Presenting: Solidity and Transparency by Philip Walmsley
Philip Walmsley’s drawings demonstrate three things; the relationships between solidity and transparency, interior and exterior spaces and underlying structures. The drawings, although conceptual, refer to both real and imaginary spaces and structures. He works with 4H - 4B pencils on Fabriano Athletico 620gsm handmade paper.
The current exhibition will be open to the public every Thursday from 12pm - 2pm. If you would like to visit at other times from Monday to Friday, please contact email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
37 St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4TP
Notices and news
ART OF NORWICH 47 at St Margaret's Church, St Benedicts Street, Norwich
19 February - 4 March 2017
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
For further details : www.Art-of-Norwich.co.uk/Bookings.html
Talks at Anteros Arts Foundation
Running alongside and to complement Anteros’ skills-based fine art courses, Andrew Taylor is giving a series of talks looking at the historical and theoretical developments which have shaped four major areas of artistic practice; drawing, sculpture, printmaking and painting.
Each talk will provide an art historical overview of the subject and will investigate some of the theory and aesthetics which help us to place our own work in their broader artistic and intellectual contexts. These talks are intended to be a starting point for discussions within the group so please bring along your own work, your ideas and opinions and an open mind to stimulate some lively and free-ranging artistic debate.
A History of Skills lecture series takes place every Saturday in February 2-3.30pm at the Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge St. Norwich. The price is £24 for 4, or £6 per
lecture only when bought in advance. Tickets on the door will be £9 each.
01603 766129 firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Drawing for Beginners
(Use of all 2D drawing and painting media are fine, the course is suitable for more experienced levels too - all welcome)
Code - P022NR16BA
Starts Wednesday 11 January 2017, from 7-9pm
Wensum Lodge (in the Riverside Studio)
169 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QW - it costs £135 for 11 x 2 hour sessions, and can be booked by phone via 306530 or online: www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning
Life Drawing All Abilities
Code - LCA5034
Starts Friday 13 January, from 1.30-4.30pm - booking info as above
The Way We Live Now – in Norwich
Award winning artists Dyad Creative reveal new project at secret city location – and you can be there! Find out how here
Those who want to attend the event should gather at Norwich Arts Centre from 5.30 on 7 December. Dyad will take groups to see the film on location (which lasts 15 minutes) at 6pm and 7pm with a talk at 6.30.
Calling all Norfolk Artists!
Be part of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2017 - find out details here
Elisabeth KOZMIAN is delighted to invite members and their friends to view her exhibition of 30+ acrylic paintings and prints at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, on until early February 2017.
How to find it: the display in glass cases in on Level 1 Main corridor which runs East Central and West; if coming from the bus and parking side that is level 2
so you will need to go Down 1 level." pictures' prices are very modest & you can contact Elisabeth on email@example.com
Missing piece of an exciting international art world jigsaw puzzle
comes to light in Norwich at the castle Museum
The story so far:
The third quarter of Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte's lost painting of two female nudes La Pose enchantée is re-discovered hidden under another painting La Condition humaine in Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
The whereabouts of the fourth and final quarter remains unknown.
The painting in question is about to go on view at the Pompidou Centre in Paris as part of a major exhibition of Magritte's paintings.
Call for submissions - Small Stories - an opportunity to design and build a miniature room that could become part of a new exhibition at Norwich Castle - details here
Takeaway Art is a scheme that 'lends' art from Norwich-based artists for a month - find out here how you can change the work on your walls on a regular basis and curate your own personal exhibition of original contemporary art.
Out of Town
GroundWorks is a new gallery opening in King's Lynn on 16 July with an exhibition featuring work by Roger Ackling and Richard Long. Here a link to their website