Fringe at the Factory
The former Bally shoe factory, Hall Road, Norwich
This show is an exciting collaboration between the Norwich Fringe Festival and Norwich property investment group Targetfollow.
The company has adopted a ground-breaking policy of allowing the local art community to use its empty office space and this promises to be the first of many collaborations in its Norwich properties.
There are 20,000 sq ft and 30 rooms of exhibition space – a veritable feast for the eye.
In a mixed show of this calibre it is always difficult to pick out a few pieces for review, but a few really stood out for me.
Pop artist Colin Self's energetic sausage-stealing dog Scenes from Comic Books of My Childhood 2, 3 and 4 show why he has an international following.
The magical animation, The Carol of the Fieldmice, tiny knitted singing mice standing in a snowy coppice, is one of the films from the MA Animation course at Norwich Art School which captivated me.
- 1 'Torrid time' as insurance giant Marsh quits city centre
- 2 Family pub and restaurant opens outdoor pool to cold water swimmers
- 3 'It is really sad': End of an era as popular pub landlords call time
- 4 A146 closed after three vehicles and motorcycle involved in crash
- 5 Warning after dogs left 'limp or lifeless' by mystery illness
- 6 Family's heartache as dog dies after being hit by Amazon van
- 7 See inside this 'stunning' £700k family home for sale in a Norwich suburb
- 8 Man set to stand trial accused of teen daughter's murder
- 9 Meet the three Norfolk businesses featured in Antiques Road Trip
- 10 Great Yarmouth's model village Banksy sold at auction
It deserves a Christmas spot on television!
Exquisite feminine oils by Jessica Prendegast are deliciously girlie and I would love them to hang on my walls, while Lowestoft's Paula White has used a mixed media of collage on wood to achieve delicate studies of North Norfolk – a lot of strength on a tiny scale.
I love to see art in different settings. This exhibition has allowed local artists to show their work in a big space, which in Norfolk is usually the preserve of museums.
It's exciting and fresh and everything that Fringe events should be.
The exhibition runs until October 19