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Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios 2018

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Head to Norfolk this Summer, between 26th May - 10th June, for a fortnight of fabulous art, including wood turning, sculpture, glasswork, textiles and mosaic. Artists in every nook and cranny of the county will be opening their studio doors and welcoming you to come and view their work, finding out more about their techniques and skills. With over 420 artists taking part in the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018, across 241 venues, the 24th year of this scheme is set to be both inspiring and breath-taking. 

Alongside the hundreds of artists participating in the 16-day event, 16 Norfolk schools will be exhibiting and 15 Art Trails will be running. This will allow the public to visit a number of artists in a specific area as well as studios and local attractions along the way. 

Some taster exhibitions will be taking place in the coming months to give you an insight into what is to come. 

Taster exhibitions

Central Taster Exhibition
The Forum, 2 Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF
Monday 30th April - Tuesday 3rd May
9:30am - 6:30pm (closes at 4:00pm on 3rd May)
This Central Taster Exhibition in Norwich's city centre explores the scope of creativity in Norfolk and allows you to view the work of artists who are taking part in this year's Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios scheme. 

Group Exhibition
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL
Wednesday 25th April - Monday 9th July
Monday – Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm (and until 8:00pm on performance days)
At the Group Exhibition, Norwich Theatre Royal will be exhibiting 2D artwork for professional East Anglian artists, with the opportunity to purchase their amazing artwork.

Breckland Taster Exhibition
Wayland Dragonfly Gallery, Wayland House, High Street, Watton IP25 6AR
Friday 18th May – Sunday 20th May
10:00am – 4:00pm
At the Breckland Taster Exhibition, artists from within the Breckland area will come together to exhibit their work from this year. The exhibition offers the public the opportunity to view a sample of what is to come, with various 2D and 3D artworks on display.

South Norfolk Taster Exhibition
The Burston Crown, Mill Road, Burston, Diss, IP22 5TW
Monday 30th April – Saturday 9th June
Monday – Saturday 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 10:30pm
The South Norfolk Taster Exhibition is taking place in the 440-year-old pub and will showcase a range of artwork from artists in the South Norfolk area who are taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018.

North Norfolk Taster Exhibition
The Old Workshop Gallery, The Street, Corpusty, Norwich, NR11 6QP
Saturday 12th May – Sunday 10th June
Tuesdays – Saturday & Bank Holiday Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
For the North Norfolk Taster Exhibition, pop to the The Old Workshop Gallery in Corpusty to have a look at the wonderful art produced by a large number of the North Norfolk artists participating in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. 

Schools Taster Exhibition
Anteros Arts Foundation, 11-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, NR3 1LJ
Tuesday 10th April – Saturday 21st April, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
This year, 16 Norfolk schools are participating in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. Come along to celebrate the amazing creative talent of young people of all ages across the county.

All studios are completely free to visit throughout the duration of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018 and many of the artists will be hosting amazing demonstrations and workshops.

Have a browse on the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios website for a full programme of what is come during the event. With so many brilliant artists to see, this event is definitely not one to miss.

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