Open Studios

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

28 May – 12 June 2016

For 16 days each year, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work. 2015 saw over 450 artists taking part in 248 venues across Norfolk. 10 Norfolk Schools were also involved, showing the exceptional artistic talent of young people in the county.

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios has established itself as one of the largest and most successful open studios schemes in the country. It gives visitors the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, and – with many of the works on display being for sale – to buy original artworks directly from their creators.

Studios are FREE to visit and visitors don’t need to book in advance, unless they are a large group.

Art Trails

 Art Trails are organised by Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios artists, and offer visitors the opportunity to make a day of their studio visits as well as explore the local area. There are 22 Art Trails to choose from this year and details and maps can be found below and from participating artist’s studios.  Here’s a some close to home.

The North East Art Trail

Trail Area: Bacton, Happisburgh, Ingham, Sea Palling, Hickling, Catfield.
North Norfolk  

Dates 28 May – 12 June. Please see individual artists’ listings for opening times.

Artists Jo Arnold, Lucy Care, Belinda Opie, Aviva Leigh,Johanne Couldrey, Sarah Scott, Danielle East, Rosamund Wilson, Bay Tree Cottage

Details An exciting mix of ceramics, sculptural and functional; Sea inspired wearable textiles; Landscapes – acrylic, textile and watercolour; Abstract paintings and prints; Contemporary textiles – Natural dyes, weave and stitch; Soft toys and Norfolk mugs & jigsaws; beach inspired sculpture and automata. Trail maps are available from all venues.

Contact 01692 580274

Smallburgh to Southrepps Art TrailSmallburgh to Southrepps Art Trail

Trail Area: Smallburgh, North Walsham, Antingham, Edingthorpe, Southrepps (Lower Street)
North Norfolk  

Dates 28 May – 12 June. Please see individual artists’ listings for opening times.

ArtistsSheila Robinson, Carol Gibbons, Heather Webster,Berni Marfleet, Mary Richardson, Tyrone Hood

  • Raffle for pub meal voucher. Entry into raffle is by collecting signatures of all artists in the trail.

Details A chance to see the work of six very different artists in one day (or longer if you prefer) within a short distance. Some open until 8pm on Thursdays, some offering refreshment along the way.

Contact 01263 834451

Cromer Art Trail

Trail Area: Cromer, Overstand, Northrepps and Roughton.
North Norfolk  

Dates 28 May – 12 June. Please see individual artists’ listings for opening times.

Artists Robert Downie, Keith Nash, Joy Cole, Lesley Hawkes-Nockels, Bob Crook, Gita Dickenson, Sue Hammans, Norman Mackie, Brian Weinle

Details There will be a trail map available which will be distributed across Norwich and North Norfolk in the form of a trail leaflet.

Contact 01263 579498

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