Free exhibition set to offer a taste of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

The 2015 Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios taster exhibition at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The 2015 Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios taster exhibition at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Art fans will be given a taste of what is in store at this year's Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios at a city-centre exhibition this month.

The annual county-wide art event is now in its 22nd year and will run from May 28 until June 12.

Ahead of this, a free central taster exhibition featuring the work of more than 150 artists will be held at The Forum in Norwich from April 12-17, alongside a schools taster exhibition at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library from April 12-22.

William Galinsky, artistic director of Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which works in partnership with artists to oversee NNOS, said: 'For over 20 years the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios scheme has been demonstrating the diversity and talent of our visual arts community. It's a wonderful opportunity to see and meet sculptors and textile artists, painters and jewellery makers and many more, working in traditional studio spaces as well as garages, sheds and spare rooms.'

During this year's Open Studios more than 460 artists will be showing work in 255 different venues. Sixteen schools will be taking part and there will also be 22 art trails.

As well as the main taster exhibition at The Forum, there will also be taster exhibitions at various places around the county, including at: The Old Workshop Gallery in Corpusty from May 7 to June 12; Norfolk Creative Arts Centre in Grimston on May 7; The Little Gallery in Dereham from May 9 to 15; St Lawrence's Centre in South 00Walsham from May 13 to 15; Galleries, Great Yarmouth Library from May 23 to 26; and Ravenous Café in Raveningham from May 28 to June 12.

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios is organised in association with Wex Photographic. Visit www.nnopenstudios.org.uk

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