Call for visual art celebrating Norfolk

Showcasing local art as part of the Hostry Festival - left to right Theodora Lecrinier , Molly Rigg,

Showcasing local art as part of the Hostry Festival - left to right Theodora Lecrinier , Molly Rigg, James Colman, Peter Doll and Mike King. Photo: Steve Adams

The search is on to find great visual art celebrating Norfolk for a new element to an arts festival that showcases local talent.

The Hostry Festival is back at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry this autumn, and new for this year will be a special exhibition called My Norfolk which aims to reflect the diversity of the county and the artists living and working here.

Artists are now being invited to take part and send in submissions of their work.

Théodora Lecrinier, the festival's visual arts co-ordinator, said: 'We are open to Norfolk and Norfolk-based artists to submit their work of Norfolk and sense of place. We really want to show people 'what is Norfolk' and who we are in Norfolk, and showcase the work of traditional and contemporary artists.

'We are open to submissions of any size and any medium. We welcome sculptors, painters, print-makers, photographers and all artists to submit work.'

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Stash Kirkbride, artistic director of the festival, said he was thrilled to be able to add visual art to the festival's programme which over the past few years has included most other art forms, including dance, theatre, film, writing and music.

Each artist, who must be based in Norfolk, can submit one piece of work for consideration.

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Artists should send one or two jpeg images of their work with a 100-word description of the piece of work, including dimensions and materials, and a 100-word description of their artistic practice to

It is free to submit an entry and the deadline for applications is 9am on June 15. Successful artists will be contacted in July.

The 2013 Hostry Festival will be at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry from Friday, October 25 until Sunday, November 3, and the full line-up of events will be announced in the summer. The My Norfolk art exhibition will run throughout the festival.


Do you have a story about the arts in Norwich? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email

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