Art & Exhibitions

The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. The awards winners.
Photo Simon Finlay Photography.

Inspiring champions of Norfolk’s rich cultural scene were celebrated at a special awards ceremony at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry.

A rare 90-year-old railway poster advertising Norfolk is set to fetch between £570 and £820 at an auction in America next week. The poster is emblazoned with the word ‘Norfolk’ and features an image of the Castle Acre Priory ruins by Dutch-born artist, Anton van Anrooy. Photo: Swann Auction Gallery

A rare 90-year-old railway poster advertising Norfolk is set to fetch between £570 and £820 at an auction in America next week.

Barry Mobbs entertains with Rev Simon Lawrence while helpers and contributors relax on the steps of the Font. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

On special occasions, each year, St Mary’s Church in Stalham becomes a bustling venue to display and show off the talents of local artists.

Paint Out Norwich 2016 Awards and private view at the Hostry, Norwich Cathedral. Category winners(l to r) Richard Bond, Alfie Carpenter, overall winner Chris Daynes, Tom Cringle and Paint Out founder James Colman holds the winning work of Robert Nelmes.
Photo Simon Finlay

From the beautiful views along the River Wensum to the colourful sight of Norwich Market, our fine city inspired an array of wonderful paintings during this year’s Paint Out Norwich open-air art competition.

Arnolds Keys Aylsham manager Paul Sullivan with Bure Valley School pupil Erin Reeve.

School children won art hampers for their classmates after drawing inspiration from a poster competition.

Susan Gunn, right, at her exhibition called New Ground at the Fairhurst Gallery, with the gallery owners Tom and Dulcie Humphrey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Artist Susan Gunn is holding an exhibition of new work at a Norwich gallery.

Artist Robbie Murdoch at work at Cow Tower during the Norwich Paint Out. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Beautiful views along the River Wensum are among those inspiring artists competing in this year’s Paint Out Norwich event.

Keith Walker and Margaret Wither at the event 'Paint Out Norwich' on Tombland area of Norwich.

Dozens of members of the public joined professional artists when they took to the streets to capture the essence of one of Norwich’s most historic districts.

The President of Fiji, Jioji Konousi Konrote, visiting the Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts.

It was a very grand affair for the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts’ latest exhibition – and one which was attended by some very special guests.

Artist James Colman paints the city from his canoe ready for Paint Out Norwich, where it is hoped the artists will be inspired by the river and the Norwich School paintings. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Norwich School painters were famous for their landscapes of Norwich and Norfolk in the 19th century.

Joe and Eddie – Joe has painted Iron Maiden’s iconic mascot Eddie for the last 20 years.

He designed the backdrops for some of the biggest bands and concerts in the country – including Queen, Tina Turner and Live Aid.

Terry Pastor

Years after his famous David Bowie designs, for both the Ziggy Stardust album and 1971’s Hunky Dory, Mr Pastor’s work is being displayed around the world.

Paint Out Norwich at Mousehold Heath in 2015.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

People are being encouraged to pick up paintbrushes and join professional artists in an open air art event in the city.

Artist and photographer Tom Lloyd is exhibiting his work inspired by the north Norfolk Coast in Holt.  Picture: TOM LLOYD

Fleeting moments in time amid sea, shingle banks, reed beds and mudcreeks have been captured on camera and canvas.

The Norwich Shawls exhibition at the Hostry. Joy Evitt, left, chairman of the Costume and Textile Association and Jenny Daniels, chairman of the exhibition sub committee, with a few of the shawls on show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Beautifully crafted with intricate designs and striking colours, Norwich shawls were seen as the height of fashion for women in the 19th century.

Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Pictured is Constance Gordon Cumming's View of Tokou, Ovalau, 1870s, watercolour.
Credit: Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

People will be able to enjoy an insight into Fijian art and culture in the latest major exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

An auction of ornithological art and artefacts will take place at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in Aylsham on September 30 2017. Pictured is Lot 168: Sheldrake, Shelduck and Ducklings by Allen William Seaby.
Photo: supplied by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers.

From beautiful bird paintings to taxidermy and books – a flock of ornithological art and artefacts will go under the hammer at auction this week.

Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 8 October 2016 to 22 January 2017.
 Prince Albert (King George VI), by Olive Edis. Glass plate negative, 1920. 
© Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum)

She was a pioneering photographer who took pictures of everything from First World War battlefields to royalty to the fishermen of north Norfolk.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has collaborated with St Mary's Works to offer graduate artists who have studied in East Anglia a free residency scheme.
The four graduates benefitting from the scheme are (l-r) Kirstin Bicker, Becky Showell, Henry Driver and Jade Anderson. Photo: Richard Ivey.

One of Norwich’s former shoe factories has become a studio for four young artists this month.

A Border Terrier and English Pointer admire ‘Drumstick Park’ by Robert Nicol – a park scene that envisages chicken drumsticks being as dog’s point of reference. Picture: Mikael Buck / MORE TH>N

An artist from Norfolk has been involved in the world’s first art exhibition - for dogs.

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