Artwork, crafts and even a framing service at one-stop-shop gallery

Norski Noo's offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. Gallery owner Andy Sullivan and fra

Norski Noo's offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. Gallery owner Andy Sullivan and framer Paul Sheffield - Credit: Kathryn Cross

There are dozens of artists and crafters working away in studios across the county producing original and eye-catching work.

Norski Noo's offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. Gallery owner Andy Sullivan (centre

Norski Noo's offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. Gallery owner Andy Sullivan (centre) with Hayley Edmonson, (left) and Frances Bunyan (right) - Credit: Kathryn Cross

But finding a regular retail outlet for their creativity is not always easy.

A new art and craft gallery in Dereham has opened which provides exhibition space to an incredible 90 artists in the town and surrounding area, which they say makes it one of the biggest in the county.

Norski Noo's gives talented artists space to get their work seen and sold, both originals and on commission, and ensures the public is spoilt for choice with objects from all mediums and styles for sale.

Gallery owner Andy Sullivan has also teamed up with Paul Sheffield who is now operating his restoration and picture framing business from the same premises off Cowper Road.

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Jeweller Frances Bunyan

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Jeweller Frances Bunyan - Credit: Archant


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'It was the final cog in the wheel,' said Mr Sullivan. 'When Paul decided to close Runners in the High Street we asked him to come along and be part of this. It means we can offer the whole package.'

Mr Sheffield can frame anything, from a haul of medals (he has framed all Commonwealth shooter Mick Gault's medals) to commissioned artwork or prints. And he can turn it around in just seven days from order.

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The layout of the building means artists can take a room for themselves for a small exhibition or set up stall next to similar crafts.

Jeweller Frances Bunyan and fairy maker Hayley Edmonson enjoy exhibiting together. 'It is interesting the ideas people come in with,' said Ms Bunyan. 'Someone wanted a bracelet made out of their horse's hair which was challenging and it was completely unique so I am looking to do more of those. I usually work with metal and stones.'

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Artist James Ridlington with some of his work

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Artist James Ridlington with some of his work - Credit: Archant

James Ridlington has been an entertainer for most of his career but now wants to focus on art full time.

'I've sold five original pieces since coming here and many prints,' he said. 'If someone brings me a photo of an animal I can paint it in any setting they want.'

Mr Sullivan said the commissioning of an artwork was proving popular as customers could see all the variety of work on display and choose whichever artist's style they preferred.

He is also planning to offer display space to schools.

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Picture framer Paul Sheffield has joined forces with gallery owner

Norski Noo's gallery in Dereham. Picture framer Paul Sheffield has joined forces with gallery owner Andy Chapman to offer exhibition space for artists and framing for customers - Credit: Archant

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's paintin

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's painting of the Duke of Edinburgh - Credit: Archant

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's paintin

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's painting of the Duke of Edinburgh - Credit: Archant

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters.

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. - Credit: Archant

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's paintin

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's painting of Norman Wisdom - Credit: Archant

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's paintin

Norski Noo's gallery offers exhibition space to 90 artists and crafters. James Ridlington's painting of the Duke of Edinburgh - Credit: Archant

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