Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a charitable association, with some 550 members, which promotes contemporary visual art, particularly that of artists working in the region.

Since it was founded, in 1956, to encourage the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery to acquire work in the modern idiom to balance its fine collections of the nineteenth-century Norwich School of painters, the Society has acquired its own art collection which forms the basis of holdings in post-war art in the Castle.

The NCAS mounts a lively programme of monthly events, mostly in Norwich, which include lectures by artists, critics and art historians, visits, auctions, private views, parties and happenings. Recent speakers at our meetings have included Maggi Hambling, Ana Maria Pacheco and Cornelia Parker.

NCAS also curates exhibitions, which recently have included Norfolk Contemporary Art (2008, 2010, 2012 , 2014 and 2016), Making Faces (2006) and Photo-ID (2009), all shown in The Forum, Norwich and newly commissioned installations in Felbrigg Hall (2014 and 2017).

Members are kept informed of the Society's forthcoming programme and of other local art events via our quarterly mailings and events leaflets, by email alerts and by the forthcoming events link on this website.

NEWS All public events are postponed until further notice see News

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Latest News

  • 06-Nov-2020 to 20-Nov-2020NCA20 Open ExhibitionFound in Exhibitions
  • 18-Jun-2020Alfred Cohen: Between Figuration and AbstractionFound in Events
  • 08-May-2020Plaque by trustee Derek Morris destined for Bethel HospitalFound in News
  • 17-Apr-2020Bob Catchpole: studio visitFound in Events
  • 25-Mar-2020Touching the ground: a talk by Caroline FisherFound in Events
  • 19-Mar-2020 to 18-Sep-2020All NCAS public Events Have been PostponedFound in News
  • 20-Feb-2020Who are we and what will we create? a talk by Caryn FranklinFound in Events
  • 26-Sep-2019Free NCAS membership for all NUA studentsFound in News
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730