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Last chance to see Norwich Castle’s open art show

PUBLISHED: 12:44 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 18 May 2018

Amanda Geitner, director of East Anglian Art Fund, with Eve by Bridget Heriz, one of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Amanda Geitner, director of East Anglian Art Fund, with Eve by Bridget Heriz, one of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Time is running out for art fans to catch the Inheritance exhibition at Norwich Castle and buy original works from the show.

Paris Agar, exhibition curator, with some of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYParis Agar, exhibition curator, with some of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The event - which is linked to The Square Box on the Hill exhibition looking at the history of the castle - sees artists take the theme of inheritance and interpret it in an array of different ways, with an eclectic mix of 129 works by 116 East Anglian artists on display.

About 40,000 people have visited the castle since the exhibition opened on March 3, but there are now just days left until the Inheritance: Norwich Castle Open Art Show closes on Sunday.

Paris Agar, project curator, said: “We have been extremely pleased with the quality, richness and variety of the artwork on display and would encourage people to visit in these final few days.”

She added that, as well as being able view the art, people are also able to buy the works and support the East Anglia Art Fund in the process.

Paris Agar, exhibition curator, with Sisters by Liz Waugh McManus, a cut glass replica of two dolls houses, in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYParis Agar, exhibition curator, with Sisters by Liz Waugh McManus, a cut glass replica of two dolls houses, in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The EAAF charity, which has worked in collaboration with the castle on the art show, receives 35pc of the art sales from the exhibition and this money will be used to further the charity’s work to enrich art exhibitions and education in our region.

To date about 33 works have been sold for a total of £28,500, meaning £10,000 has so far been raised for the charity.

Miss Agar said: “Even though there is a healthy smattering of red dots in the gallery there are still many works for sale – and with prices starting at £100 you don’t have to break the bank to treat yourself, or perhaps a loved one, to a wonderful piece of original art.”

Inheritance is the fifth Open Art Show held at Norwich Castle in collaboration with the East Anglia Art Fund.

Amanda Geitner, director of East Anglian Art Fund, with Craig Hudson's Surely It's Not That Bad, one of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAmanda Geitner, director of East Anglian Art Fund, with Craig Hudson's Surely It's Not That Bad, one of the exhibits in the Open Art Show in Norwich Castle 'Inheritance'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

This year’s show has been designed to complement The Square Box On The Hill exhibition which looks at the 900-year history of the landmark which is currently the focus of the ambitious Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project aiming to restore the castle’s keep back to how it was in the days of the Norman kings.

Inheritance: Norwich Castle Open Art Show - which is sponsored by Brown and Co and Gallery in the Lanes - runs until Sunday.

The Square Box on the Hill is at Norwich Castle until June 3.

For more information about the exhibitions and the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project, visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk


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