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:The new Autumn 2017 programme of Events can be downloaded here

NEW: A Trouble With Worms is installed at East Ruston Gardens. More here

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Latest News

  • 16-Nov-2018Derek Morris work acquired for Sainsbury collectionFound in News
  • 09-Feb-2018John McLean: A film presented by Ian Collins and Michael ProudfootFound in Events
  • 24-Nov-2017NCAS Charity Biennial Art AuctionFound in Events
  • 02-Nov-2017 to 04-Nov-201790th Exhibition of the Gt. Yarmouth and District Society of Artists Found in Reviews
  • 01-Nov-2017 UEA sculpture park: A talk by Calvin WinnerFound in Events
  • 22-Apr-2017 to 29-Oct-2017The Makers, an exhibition at Felbrigg HallFound in Exhibitions
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The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730