Call for artists to exhibit their work during ten day festival in Great Yarmouth

Festival chairman Hugh Sturzaker and Tricia Hall from Creative Collisions launching the Great Yarmou

Festival chairman Hugh Sturzaker and Tricia Hall from Creative Collisions launching the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2016.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

From the sunsets over Breydon Water to the clashing colours of the busy seafront, a rallying call has gone out to artists to put Great Yarmouth in the frame ahead of an exhibition.

Taking inspiration from the seaside and scenery around the resort they are being asked to produce a range of exciting pieces ahead of next year's Arts Festival.

Wish You Were Here is the theme of the ten-day festival as well as the art exhibition in the Minster which will also feature pieces from Yarmouth's twin town Rambouillet.

Organisers say the aim is to promote the area famous for its traditional seaside as well as its historic sites and wildife-rich Broads.

They are asking professional and amateur artists to produce works of art spanning painting, photography, and sculpture, reflecting all aspects of the resort and showing them in a positive, proud light.

The Arts Festival will run from Friday June 2 until Sunday June 11, and selection of the works of art will be made on Saturday April 29 in the Minster.

Exhibits should be brought to the Minster between 10am and 12noon and can be collected at 2pm.

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Each artist can submit up to two works of art. A 25pc commission on all sales will go to the Arts Festival to help with the costs of running the exhibition. Nearer the time submission forms will be available on the Arts Festival website.

Meanwhile a group of artists will be coming from Rambouillet and they will be showing works of art illustrating their town and the surrounding countryside.

In addition it is hoped that students from the local colleges will design posters promoting the town and borough with the best taking their place alongside other art works in the Minster.

Hugh Sturzaker, chair of the Arts Festival, said: 'This is a great opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work and to show their pride in the borough. It will give them the opportunity of mixing with local artists and with others from France.'

Ian Walker, chair of the Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, said: 'This will be a tremendous occasion to display to the people of Great Yarmouth and our friends in France the talented array of artistic skills here, plus it will give us the opportunity to share with and learn from other artists abroad and so increase our appreciation of art and cultural life.'

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