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.

NEW: NCAS policy on handling personal data can be seen here

NEW: Our new programme can be downloaded here

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Latest News

  • 04-Apr-2019 to 09-Apr-2019Norfolk Contemporary Art 2019 datesFound in Exhibitions
  • 14-Dec-2018The NCAS Christmas party!Found in Events
  • 31-Oct-2018Hand Drawn Action Packed: talk by Roger MalbertFound in Events
  • 06-Oct-2018Coach Trip to CambridgeFound in Events
  • 25-Sep-2018The First Light festival: talks by Genevieve Christie and Wayne HemingwayFound in Events
  • 04-Sep-2018 to 10-Oct-2018An Appetite for RiskFound in Reviews
  • 30-Aug-2018New NCAS Administrator appointedFound in News
  • 18-Jun-2018Beth Bartlett wins this year's NCAS art prize at NUAFound in News
  • 18-Apr-2018 to 18-Apr-2019NCAS Policy on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Found in News
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730