Creative group’s effort to make contemporary art more afforable

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the run up to Christmas.Artists Hannah Nelson and Ken Hurst.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Fifteen Norfolk artists are taking another step towards fulfilling their mission of making contemporary art affordable and accessible to local people by putting 100 pieces of their work up for sale at bargain basement prices.

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the run up to Christmas.Artists Hannah Nelson and Ken Hurst.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The group, which shares Norwich Art Shop on Upper St Giles in Norwich's Lanes, has created 100 mini works of art and is urging the city's shoppers and visitors to snap them up as 'an unusual and very special Christmas present for just £25'.

Tom Potter, who founded the group, said: 'It was all a bit of a risk when we set this venture up a year ago but we were determined that art doesn't have to be all about expensive oil paintings of flapping pheasants and boxing hares.

'Gradually, our policy of featuring contemporary art that people can afford has been paying off, with visitor numbers and sales growing month by month.

'We wanted to celebrate that with a first anniversary show to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past 12 months and to introduce even more people to our artists' work.'

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the

Norwich Art Shop are holding an exhibition of mini prints by local artists for people to buy in the run up to Christmas.Artists Hannah Nelson and Ken Hurst.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The new selling show will see Norwich Art Shop's historic curved windows packed with more than one hundred 250mm square frames, each containing a specially created work from one of the 15-strong co-operative.

The show, sponsored by Les Garrigues French Food and Wine, Norwich, launched early this month. It will run right the way through to Christmas Eve, opening from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

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