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.

The First Light festival: talks by Genevieve Christie and Wayne HemingwaySep 25
2018

First Light: a nationally significant initiative rooted in the East. Illustrated talks by Genevieve Christie and Wayne Hemingway

First Light is a totally unique, new, national and predominantly free festival that will be launched during the mid-summer weekend in June 2019. With place-making, community, arts and culture at its heart. First Light is a 24 hour long beach and beach-front festival, that celebrates Lowestoft’s position as the most easterly place in the British Isles. First Light co-founders Genevieve Christie (Flipside) and Wayne Hemingway (HemingwayDesign) will talk about their extensive experience in building festivals from scratch, how First Light came to be and how they are looking to build a team of collaborators across all aspects of the event.

Tuesday 25th September 2018, 7.30pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.00

 

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Coach Trip to CambridgeOct 6
2018

NCAS Coach Trip to Cambridge

A wonderful flexible day out in Cambridge! A chance to visit the new extendsion to Kettle's Yard Gallery, the New Hall Art Collection of modern and contemporary art by women at Murray Edwards College and the Virginia Wolfe exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pick-ups for the coach are outside John Lewis at 9.00am and for those parking cars) from Hall Road B&Q at 9.15am. The coach will drop you off for Murray Edwards College and Kettles Yard, after which you will be free to plan your own itinerary for the day. The coach will pick you up at 5.30pm, not far from the Fitwilliam, from the coach bays on Queens Road near the junction with Silver Street, to arrive back in Norwich at about 7.30pm.

The cost is £15.00 (entrance to the collections is free), and you should register your attendance with Janery Bevington at j63bevington@btinternet.com or on 07905 361493. If you want to make your own way there you can meet up withus at Kettles Yard/New Hall in the morning, or the Fitzwilliam in the afternoon!

 

 

 

 

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Hand Drawn Action Packed: talk by Roger MalbertOct 31
2018

Hand Drawn Action Packed: a talk by artist, author and curator Roger Malbert

Born 1949 in Alberta, Canada. Roger studied philosophy, then illustration, after which he was Assistant Curator at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 1974-79. He then returned to art school and has an MFA in drawing from the University of British Columbia. Following the recent exhibition Hand Drawn Action Packed in St Albans, Roger will talk about curating exhibitions and writing about drawing. Roger is well known for his work as Hayward Gallery curator of touring exhibitions, many of which have come to Norwich, including the British Art Show in 2016. He is the author of Drawing People:The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, published by Thames & Hudson.

Wednesday 31st October 2018, 7.30pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.00

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The Future of Public Sculpture: talk by Chris MardellNov 21
2018

The Future of Public Sculpture: talk by Chris Mardell

Peterborough Sculpture Trust was set up in 1988 by Peterborough Development Corporation. Since then it has commissioned and acquired a collection of over 30 major pieces by contemporary British sculptors, including works by Antony Gormley, Sir Anthony Caro, Barry Flanagan, Kenneth Martin, Lee Grandjean & others. Chris Mardell, who now lives in Norwich and is a trustee of NCAS, is also a former chair of the Peterborough Sculpture Trust. He will present a review of the Trust’s thirty-year history, but based on his experience, he will also ask questions about how public art generally is commissioned, presented and valued, with particular relevance for Norwich.

Thursday 21 November 2018, 7.30pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.00

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The NCAS Christmas party!Dec 14
2018

The NCAS Christmas Party

It is time again for the legendary NCAS Christmas Party! The major social event on your calendar, where you can dance to the fabulous Mojo Band, great rock, pop and blues music and a disco, watch a rolling slide show of 250 photos from the NCAS archive, win prizes, eat and drink to your heart's content and meet old and new friends. What's not to like?

Friday 14th December, 8.00pm – midnight
The Scout Hut, Rowington Road, Norwich NR1 3RR
Entrance fee £12.50 per person
Finger Food and Pay Bar
 

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