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A city in colour as Paint Out Norwich returns

PUBLISHED: 14:57 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 17 October 2018

Artist John Behm painting Anglia Square outside Hollywood Cinema at Paint Out Norwich 2018. Picture: Katy Jon Went

Artist John Behm painting Anglia Square outside Hollywood Cinema at Paint Out Norwich 2018. Picture: Katy Jon Went

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The city-wide paint project has seen the fine city filled with open-air artists, painting everything from the Colman’s Mustard site to Norwich Castle.

The event, which is part of the Hostry Festival, saw 40 jury-selected artists paint in zones across the city from Saturday to Wednesday.

This year’s Paint Out started in Norwich Market on Saturday, where artists were encouraged to show off figurative skills.

In the afternoon, they had a rare opportunity to paint at the Unilever and Colman’s site around its historic Grade 1 listed Carrow Abbey for the prize of a couple of engraved silver lidded-mustard jars.

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This was followed by a medieval day in Tombland on Sunday, areas of redevelopment on Monday, such as Anglia Square and the Archant building, and a museum and education day on Tuesday.

Artist Roger Dellar and others painting during the Norwich Paint Out 2018. Picture: Katy Jon WentArtist Roger Dellar and others painting during the Norwich Paint Out 2018. Picture: Katy Jon Went

The event is organised by painter James Colman and he also runs satellite events in Sudbury in Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Wells-next-the-Sea.

Katy Jon Went, who has helped organise the event since it began in 2014, said: “The public seem to have really enjoyed the event and were particularly amazed by artists painting at night on Saturday, in freezing downpours on Sunday and in a damp grey Anglia Square on Monday.”

There was also high drama at this year’s event after a painting fell into the River Wensum at Fye Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

Thankfully, American artist and architect John Behm was on hand to save the painting and heroically jumped into the river in his pants.

Artist Susan Isaac taking part in the Norwich Paint Out 2018. Picture: Katy Jon WentArtist Susan Isaac taking part in the Norwich Paint Out 2018. Picture: Katy Jon Went

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From pastels to mixed media, artists can use whatever materials they like and the artworks will be on display in the Norwich Cathedral Hostry until Sunday, October 28.

Artist Emily Faludy painting a nocturne during Paint Out Norwich. Picture: Katy Jon WentArtist Emily Faludy painting a nocturne during Paint Out Norwich. Picture: Katy Jon Went

Artist Sam Robbins painting from shelter on Elm Hill Credit: Katy Jon WentArtist Sam Robbins painting from shelter on Elm Hill Credit: Katy Jon Went

Artist Hannah Bruce painting Tombland Alley from Cathedral gate Credit: Katy Jon WentArtist Hannah Bruce painting Tombland Alley from Cathedral gate Credit: Katy Jon Went

Artist Jim Power painting a busker at Norwich Market Credit: Katy Jon WentArtist Jim Power painting a busker at Norwich Market Credit: Katy Jon Went

Artist Hannah Bruce painting Anglia Square Credit: Katy Jon WentArtist Hannah Bruce painting Anglia Square Credit: Katy Jon Went

John Behm took a dip in the Wensum. Picture: Katy Jon WentJohn Behm took a dip in the Wensum. Picture: Katy Jon Went

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