Art & Exhibitions

Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

Textile artists Kally Davidson, left, and Johanne Couldrey who are asking for help to build their nine foot crochet totem pole. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A colourful crochet creation featuring a menagerie of fantastical creatures is springing up at The Forum, in Norwich, this week.

Makers’ Month starts on Monday, February 1 and throughout February people can have a go at spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, sketching, printing and more. 
Picture from left to right are: Edna Standley, from Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers; textile artist Johanne Couldrey; textile artist Kally Davidson; Joy Evitt, from Norfolk Costume and Textile Association; Helen Dawson, chairman of Norfolk Countryside Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild; and textile artist Aviva Leigh. Photo: supplied.

From making felt from raw fleece to creating a crocheted totem pole, people can get involved in an array of activities next month when weavers, spinners and other craft-makers take over The Forum in Norwich.

John Emms painting 'Hounds and a Terrier in a Kennel' will go under the hammer in New York in February.

An oil painting by 19th-century Norfolk artist John Emms is expected to sell for up to £175,000 when it is auctioned in America next month.

Artist in residence Anita Bruce will me demonstrating her methods and meeting visitors at Great Yarmouth's Time and Tide Museum on Friday January 29.

Textile artist Anita Bruce will be mingling with museum visitors and showing off her woolly creations at the Time and Tide Museum this week.

Cookie jars formerly in the collection of pop artist Andy Warhol, and forming part of Magnificent Obsessions: The Artists as Collection at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (September 12 2015-January 24 2016).

From cookie jars to model elephants - the intriguing collections of major artists such as Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol have fascinated thousands of visitors to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

The Somewhereto_ stall on Norwich market which gives 16-25 year olds an opportunity to exhibit artworks and performance.
The latest person to exhibit work there is Jordan Hudson, a photography student at NUA.

A student photographer is the latest young person to showcase his work in a market stall that has been transformed into an exhibition space.

Southwold Arts Festival 2015: street festival.
Punch and Judy show.

Picture: James Bass

A popular week-long festival is launching a new scheme for fans to get even more out of the event.

Mary Poppins is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: JOHAN PERSSON.

From festivals to fashion to art shows and more, there are an array of great events on Norwich’s cultural calendar for 2016. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at a few highlights.

Rod Duncan, Chair of Trustees of the Lynn Arts Centre. Picture Matthew Usher.

The King’s Lynn Arts Centre Trust has announced that part of the venue’s historic King Street site is to close.

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Pictured is Alphonse Mucha's Language of Flowers: Plate 35 from 'Album de la Décoration' (1900). © Mucha Trust 2015.

 Rêverie (1897) by Alphonse Mucha. © Mucha Trust 2015

Art fans can enjoy a special insight into the beautiful work of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha at an event in Norwich tomorrow night.

Tom Potter at Norwich Art Shop. Picture: Tortie Ward

Thanks to an art enthusiast, artwork created by local artists is now available to everyone.

The design by artist Mariele Neudecker that Sculpture for Norwich was hoping to install on St Martin at Palace Plain in Norwich. Photo: submitted.

An ambitious plan for a public work of art celebrating the Norwich School of Artists has been shelved – but the organisation behind the project says it will look at other ways to promote sculpture in the city.

Artist Bev Coraldean, right, and Fay Gabelli, manager of the Birdcage, with Bev's Norwich Lanes colouring book. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Grab your pens and bring some colour to Norwich Lanes.

Artist Robert Chaplin has depicted industrial and broadland scenes across Norfolk in his own orginal style.
A new book Landmarks brings together his works and celebrates his contribution to art in the region.

Picture: James Bass

Using a curious combination of lines and colours a Norfolk artist has captured dozens of striking industrial and seaside scenes.

Norwich Paint Out, Poeple's Choice winner Liam Wales 2015

The official awards may have already been handed out, but now the “People’s Choice” award for the recent Paint Out Norwich contest has been named.

Sheringham Station, one of the paintings featured in an exhbition by railway artist Wrenford Thatcher at The Gallery, Picturecraft, Holt, by Sheringham-based railway artist Wrenford Thatcher.

They were the golden days of steam captured in painstaking brushstrokes.

Photos from photographer Matthew Usher's landscape exhibition at the King's Lynn Arts Centre - Custom House in the snow. Picture: Matthew Usher.

As a rare dusting of snow surrounds the Custom House in King’s Lynn and stunning fireworks light up the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks - these are moments captured by Matthew Usher.

Winner Richard Bond with his painting at the Paint Out Norwich exhibition at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral.

A stunning watercolour of a Norwich memorial built to remember those who lost their lives in the Boer War scooped top prize in an open air art competition celebrating our fine city in paint.

Paint Out Norwich at Mousehold Heath. 

The hills were alive with artists for the Paint Out Norwich.
More than 100 people took their paintbrushes to Mousehold Heath between 1.30pm and 4.30pm to take in the views and create their own vision of the city’s skyline.

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