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.

Bob Catchpole: studio visitApr 17


Bob Catchpole: studio visit and guided tour of Gunton Arms art collection

"For a substantial period my sculptures have explored our preconceptions about the nature of function and the man-made world we inhabit. I have used farm tools as surreal objects, manipulating our familiarity with them to allow us to enjoy their forms and functions in new ways. Recently I have become more interested in the development of the ‘handle’ as a figurative element, recognising the presence of the ‘head’ within the sculptures. Gradually, as I pursued this line of enquiry, I deleted the found object from my work entirely, discovering two lines of development: the Janus series and the Benito series, both of which use colour as a key element within the works. It has been an exciting time for me."  Bob Catchpole

This as a great opportunity to visit Bob’s studio and gallery in North Walsham to observe his practice. Meet in the Vicarage Street car park in the centre of North Walsham, NR28 9DQ, (opposite Bob’s studio) at 11.30am.

We will spend around an hour there before travelling on to the famed gastro-pub, the Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market, NR11 8TZ. There the owner, art dealer Ivor Braka, will give a guided tour of the many contemporary and subversive artworks on display. Followed by a fabulous lunch in the pub.

To register for this trip, please contact Janey Bevington on 07905 361493 or at

Alfred Cohen: Between Figuration and AbstractionJun 18


Alfred Cohen: Between Figuration and Abstraction
A talk by Max Saunders

The American artist Alfred Cohen (1920-2001) spent the last 22 years of his life in North Norfolk. As part of the programme of exhibitions and events to mark Cohen’s centenary, his stepson Max Saunders, Professor of English at King’s College London, will explore different phases of this remarkable artist’s work.

Thursday 18 June 2020, 7pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Members £2.50, Non-members £4.00 NUA
 and City College students free

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