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: Our latest Newsletter can be downloaded here

NEW: Our new programme can be downloaded here

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Latest News

  • 16-Jul-2019Art Day Trip to PeterboroughFound in Events
  • 30-Jun-2019AGM with Buffet LunchFound in Events
  • 11-Jun-2019Contact Gallery: The Drawing Show: A film by Mike TollFound in Events
  • 20-May-2019Drawing On: a talk by artist Emma DouglasFound in Events
  • 13-Apr-2019 to 05-May-2019Landscape in Abstraction: Fermoy Gallery King's LynnFound in Reviews
  • 13-Apr-2019Rachael Long: studio visitFound in Events
  • 22-Mar-2019 to 29-Mar-2019Norfolk Sixth Form Art Prize from NCASFound in News
  • 13-Mar-2019 to 31-Jul-2019Latest issue of Art In Norwich is now out!Found in News
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730