Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Events

All NCAS talks are open to both members and non-members. Members receive our programme and regular newsletter by post, and enjoy reduced rates to talks, plus excursions, invitations to private views, and other events.

Please note: we do not issue tickets or take bookings for the majority of our talks. Pay at the door on the night.

Tom Overton talking about John BergerApr 27

I Saw Differently: John Berger and Revisiting. A talk by Tom Overton

John Berger (1926-2017) was an English Art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His Novel G won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay Ways of Seeing, written as part of a BBC series, is widely used as a university text. Berger lived in France fro more than half a century.

Tom Overton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the archives of the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He edited Portraits: John Berger on Artists (2015) and Landscapes: John Berger on Art (2016). He is writing Berger’s biography and a book on archives and migration (Allen Lane). He collects his articles at









 27 April 2017 in the Lecture Theatre at NUA in Duke Street at 6.30 pm.

Members £2.50, NUA students free, non-members £4


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Cathy Lomax: Artist's TalkMay 23

A Talk by CATHY LOMAX; Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Awards 2016

Cathy Lomax’s work is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame and juxtaposing them with personal identities, secrets and the everyday, to create a seductive visual narrative. Photography, often the source of imagery, is reconfigured to create a wish-list of popular and
obscure icons - particularly from English history and contemporary culture. Her work takes the form of groups of paintings, which may be combined with other elements to form fragmented stories that chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.








   Cathy Lomax: Black Venus



Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7.30pm
The Auditorium, The Forum,Norwich

Members £2.50, non-members £4

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Talk by Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle's Yard Gallery, CambridgeJun 15

Talk by Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

This much anticipated and well illustrated lecture will tell the story of Jim Ede and the making of Kettle's Yard, and how this influences their work today and their future plans.

Andrew Nairne graduated with an art history MA from the University of St Andrews in 1983. He was the Visual Arts Director at the Scottish Arts Council and for eight years he was the Exhibitions Director at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. He has also had a position at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and was Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts. His current role is director of Kettle's Yard in Cambridge

He is the former Director of Modern Art Oxford, a contemporary art gallery in Oxford. He joined in 2001, when he renamed the gallery from the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Nairne was formerly Executive Director of Arts Strategy at the Arts Council England









Thursday 15 June 2017 at 7.30 p.m. (note change of date)
Curve auditorium, The Forum
Members £2.50, non-members £4

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