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
Touching on Science
Painting, Drawing and Photography
Dunston Hall, Norwich, 26-29 March 2017
This small exhibition contains works by three Norfolk-based artists, Juan José Guerra, Steve Baker and Geoffrey Lefever, all of which touch directly or indirectly on various issues that are also of concern to scientists. Dr Helena Golanó de Sweeney, who is from Barcelona, and who has recently joined the Exhibitions Committee of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, has curated this exhibition for the Society, and grateful thanks are due to her, and to the artists for so readily agreeing to install their recent work.
The impetus for the exhibition has been the idea of Prof Natasha Raikhel from UC Riverside, to introduce small art-related ‘provocations’ into the context of the annual meetings of the CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science. With the support of the John Innes Centre, NCAS has been delighted to respond to this challenge, and we hope the resultant exhibition stimulates you to think about those evanescent threads that link ideas in the two cultures. Artists and scientists both strive, in their different ways, to understand the nature of the world we inhabit, and we each need to understand what and how the other is contributing to our evolving knowledge.
Steve Baker Scapeland XXIII
The Makers at Felbrigg Hall: Call to Artists
Following a national open call for submissions, three artists were selected for a residency and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the collection at Felbrigg Hall Alec Stevens, Florence Kennard and Alida Sayer.
Alec Stevens Shard (detail) 2017
In the past, the families who lived at Felbrigg had a tradition of commissioning new work from artists and craftspeople. The artworks created for 'The Makers' exhibition continue this established tradition and give visitors the chance to see Felbrigg in a new light.
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
Exhibition dates: Sat 22nd April - Sunday 29th October 2017
For opening times and admission prices please see website. National Trust Members free.
Felbrigg Hall Felbrigg, Norfolk, NR11 8PR Tel: 01263 837444 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg
Directions: By train: Cromer or Roughton Road, both 2½ mile
By road: 2 miles from Cromer; off B1436, signposted from A148 and A140
A partnership between the National Trust and Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, with support from Arts Council England, East Anglia Art Fund, Norfolk County Council and Norwich University of the Arts.
ABSTRACTED: An Exhibition at Mannington Hall, Norfolk
An NCAS exhibition, Abstracted, will be installed in the café and grounds of Mannington Hall throughout their summer season. Artists shown indoors include Annie Brundrit, Rupert Mallin and Martin Battye, while Rose Davies and Bridget Heriz will have sculpture shown outside. For updated details see www.manningtongardens.co.uk
11 June to 27 August 2017
Open: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11am - 5pm and Sundays 12noon - 5pm
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