Call for artists to submit work for exhibition at Norwich Castle

John Sell Cotman, Norwich Castle, 1808-09, watercolour on paper � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich C

John Sell Cotman, Norwich Castle, 1808-09, watercolour on paper � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The work could be displayed in the Norwich Castle: The Square Box On The Hill exhibition which will run alongside the Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2018: Inheritance exhibition. - Credit: � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Artists are being given the chance to submit work for a special exhibition putting the spotlight on inheritance at Norwich Castle next year.

Unknown artist, Norwich Castle and part of the Market Place, c.1840, brown and blue wash on paper

Unknown artist, Norwich Castle and part of the Market Place, c.1840, brown and blue wash on paper � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The work could be displayed in the Norwich Castle: The Square Box On The Hill exhibition which will run alongside the Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2018: Inheritance exhibition. - Credit: � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2018: Inheritance is set to take place from March 3 to May 20 2018, and people have until September 30 to send in their work for consideration by a panel of judges.

The theme is inheritance to tie in with a separate exhibition running alongside it, called Norwich Castle: The Square Box On The Hill, which will look at the history of the castle through a mix of paintings, photos and archives, and the ambitious plans of the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project to restore the keep to its former glory as a royal palace.

The submission process for the Inheritance art show is open to professional and amateur artists of all ages, and people are being encouraged to be as creative as possible with the theme.

Paris Agar, the curator for both exhibitions, said people could take the castle - which has been inherited by our modern day city from people of the past - as a starting point or look at more abstract ideas of inheritance.

James Bridges, Norwich Castle during refacing of Keep, with stonemason�s yard in foreground, 1833, w

James Bridges, Norwich Castle during refacing of Keep, with stonemason�s yard in foreground, 1833, watercolour on paper � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The work could be displayed in the Norwich Castle: The Square Box On The Hill exhibition which will run alongside the Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2018: Inheritance exhibition. - Credit: � Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)


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'We experience inheritance in everything in life and we are encouraging people to think outside the box in terms of their artwork,' she said.

'It does not need to be tangible inheritance, it could be thoughts or memories, or it could be a collection of stamps passed on from your grandmother.

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'We are looking for things that people may not expect and that will make people think.'

Miss Agar said there was no limit to the type of art that could be submitted and everything from paintings to sculptures to sound art would be considered.

Both exhibitions are being run in conjunction with the East Anglia Art Fund which is overseeing the Inheritance art submission process. Artists who are resident in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire have until September 30 to submit works online at www.eastangliaartfund.org.uk

Entries cost £10 per work.

Norwich Castle: The Square Box On The Hill will run from February 10 to June 3 2018 while Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2018: Inheritance will run from March 3 to May 20 2018. The exhibitions are supported by Brown & Co which will be awarding a £1,000 prize to one of the selected Inheritance artists.

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