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 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:The new Autumn 2016 programme of Events can be downloaded here

NEW: The annual NCAS Art Prize has been awarded to Saskia Jonquil. Read more here

NEW: The latest Art In Norwich booklet can be viewed here and downloaded here


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Latest News

  • 09-Dec-2016The NCAS Christmas Party!Found in Events
  • 09-Nov-2016The Paradoxes of Land Art in the British IslesFound in Events
  • 11-Oct-2016Poetry & Animation: Re-imagining Literature as Visual & Sonic ArtFound in Events
  • 24-Sep-2016 to 31-Mar-2017NCAS Sixty Years On: Treasures from the Castle's CollectionFound in Exhibitions
  • 02-Sep-2016 to 10-Sep-2016NCA16: biennial Open ExhibitionFound in Exhibitions
  • 24-Jul-2016NCAS Annual General MeetingFound in Events
  • 24-Jul-2016 to 03-Sep-2016Trophies: James Webster at Fairhurst Gallery, NorwichFound in Reviews
  • 06-Jul-2016Assemble: 2015 Turner Prize Winners Found in Events
  • 31-May-2016 to 30-Jun-2016NCAS Anniual Art PrizeFound in News
  • 08-May-2016ncas Sunday on the South BankFound in Events
  • 03-May-2016Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through TimeFound in Events
  • 09-Apr-2016 to 06-May-2016Audrey Pilkington exhibition at Skippings Gallery in Great YarmouthFound in Reviews
  • 06-Apr-2016A Figurative Presence: Discussion EveningFound in Events
  • 04-Apr-2016 to 23-May-2016NCA16 Exhibition at the Forum. Call to Artists now openFound in News
  • 12-Mar-2016 to 30-Apr-2016John Kiki at the Merchant House GalleryFound in Reviews
  • 16-Feb-2016 to 19-Mar-2016Derek Morris at The CutFound in Reviews
  • 16-Jan-2016New Gallery Opens in Gt. YarmouthFound in Reviews
  • 16-Jan-2016 to 13-Feb-2016David Chedgey at Skippings GalleryFound in Reviews
  • 01-Jan-2016 to 31-Dec-2016NCAS celebrates its 60th AnniversaryFound in News
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730