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.

Talk by Clare BurnettJan 21
2019

 Clare Burnett: a talk by the President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Artist Clare Burnett will discuss her practice and the themes that inspire it. Using an ever-changing palette of materials, processes and new technology, she addresses questions such as: How do we store our memories in the age of big data? Can colours be ungendered? What is our relationship with the objects around us in an age of mass consumption? Through these explorations she is not trying to find answers but rather to gently point at subjects we grapple with every day through their associated materials and objects. Clare works in London and is represented by William Benington Gallery.

Monday 21 January 2019, New Start Time 7.00pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.50

Event Image
The Art of Protest: a talk by artist Sally PayenFeb 26
2019

 Invisible Women – the Art of Protest: a talk by artist Sally Payen

Sally is known for her paintings about protest and its place within western democracy. She first came to national and international attention with her street scenes of cities in which rioters are depicted taking on mounted police. In her recent solo exhibition she focused on the women’s peace camp at Greenham Common, established in 1981 to oppose the arrival of nuclear missiles at the American military airbase, very near to where she grew up. The Fence and the Shadow explores both the ex cold war landscape and the women’s relationship with the fence, bringing out symbolism and the slow peaceful power of craft and how this could be developed into a painted stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26 February 2019, NB New Start Time 7.00pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.50

Event Image
Faith, Belief and Power: a talk by artist Hugo WilsonMar 19
2019

 Faith, Belief and Power: a talk by artist Hugo Wilson

Hugo’s work explores issues of faith and belief and the associated structures of power. His interests are wide-ranging and encompass science, religion and culture. Addressing such diverse subjects, Hugo’s work enacts an investigative process in which the outcome is by no means certain. The work forms a series of openended
questions and correspondingly provisional answers. Hugo works across a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. His classical training is evident in his extraordinary technical facility as well as in his reverence for the masters of the Western artistic canon. His work suggests both a devotion to and subversion of this tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 March 2019, Note New Start Time 7.00pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, non-members £4.50

Event Image
Rachael Long: studio visitApr 13
2019

Rachael Long: studio visit

"I make large scale sculpture of animals and birds, using
redundant farm machine parts. They are welded together
and sometimes forged to subtly change them. I am
fascinated by the alchemical transformation of cold hard
metal into fluid animated creatures. Memory, history of
the land, the human use of the land and animals are all
themes that resonate for me."
RACHAEL LONG

This is a great opportunity to visit Rachael’s studio in Wreningham to observe her practice. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival at 11am, then a studio tour followed by a pub lunch at the Bird in Hand at 1pm for 1.30pm. Numbers limited, to reserve a place please contact j63bevington@btinternet.com

Event Image
| Share

©2019 Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and individual artists. All rights reserved.Site by Cube Connection

The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society is a registered Charity No. 262730