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 and 2014), Making Faces (2006) and Photo-ID (2009), all shown in The Forum, Norwich and newly commissioned installations in Felbrigg Hall (2014).
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.
NEW: NCAS Sixty Years On - new illustrated book published on the society's history
NCAS Art prize awarded by Naked Wines. Read more here
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730