NCAS Sixty Years On: Treasures from the Castle's Collection
Over the last 60 years, NCAS has been involved in the acquisition of more than sixty works of contemporary art for the Castle Museum and Art Gallery. This carefully curated exhibition showcases almost all of the works from that collection and makes a fitting contribution to our 60th anniversary celebrations.
The launch party on the 26th September saw over 200 people flock to the exhibition, which was officially opened by James Colman, artist and representative of the Colman family that have been intimately and generously connected with NCAS throughout its 60 year history.
photo: Brian Smith
James Colman talks with artist Peter Baldwin
photo: Brian Smith
Artist Rosie Snell talks to trustee Selwyn Taylor about her painting Stalker
photo: Nicky Roberts
Keith Roberts, Brenda Ferris, James Colman and Steve Miller after the opening speeches
Timothy Gurney Gallery
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Meadow, Norwich
Starts 24th September and continues into September of 2017
Exuberance is Beauty: David Holgate at the Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
David Holgate, Norwich letter-cutter, sculptor, musician and teacher, was a member of the Norwich Twenty Group, Noorfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and he sat on our NCAS committee for many years. Probably best known for his two statues of Mother Julian and St Benedict on the West front of the Cathedral, his beautifully cut memorials and inscriptions are spread across East Anglian churches, cemeteries and buildings. In the Cathedral itself there are 26 memorials and inscriptions. This exhibition has been assembled with help from all three societies, together with family and friends, and is a fitting memorial to his artistic and musical legacy.
The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
21 Jan - 25 Feb, 2017 Entry is free
The Makers at Felbrigg Hall: Call to Artists
The National Trust in partnership with Norfolk Contemporary Art Society have now appointed three artists for ‘The Makers’ a contemporary art residency and commission project resulting in an exhibition at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk during 2016-2017.
Felbrigg is a seventeenth century house that still retains the feeling of a family home while presenting the precious collections of some of its early residents. There are many fascinating paintings, sculptures, furniture and objects, reflecting making in all its forms and also an extensive library of books and manuscripts. The walled garden includes diverse plant species, fruit and vegetables and is rich in wildlife.
The artists appointed will have the opportunity to become inspired by Felbrigg estate, its house and grounds, during a week long residency from 3 to 8 October 2016. The residency will form a period of research and enquiry and each artist will then work up a proposal for work or works inspired by the place.
The work will be made and installed as an exhibition, on view to visitors during summer 2017.
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