The Norwich 20 Group has a firmly established regional art presence with active involvement by its selected members, including monthly discussion meetings and topical presentations by invited artists, members and licentiates.
After over 70 years membership has grown to almost 90 artists, which include painters, sculptors, digital video, installation & conceptual artists, printmakers and photographers. The group maintains a vibrant connection with the city’s cultural life.
As well as the meetings, talks and exhibitions, the group liaises with Norwich University of the Arts, and graduates are asked to join the group each year as licentiate members. The group runs a weekly life drawing workshop and has an annual exhibition, also displaying large format and experimental works within group exhibitions. Work shown here is from the summer 2016 show in the Undercroft.
Monthly meetings are held at Park Lane Chapel, on the first Tuesday of each month (except May, July and August). The meetings are often ‘open meetings’ – where we view and discuss work that members and non-members bring along – the meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the arts and are always free. We also have occasional speakers and sometimes interviews with artists where we can look at their work in more depth – check ‘events’ for information on upcoming meetings.
Membership currently stands at just under ninety and criteria for membership are the quality of art work and commitment to the group, and participation in events and activities, as well as exhibitions.
Existing members are eligible to propose new members for election based on submission of their current work, a prospective member also needs another member to second their nomination. The membership selection meetings are held annually in May – it is suggested that prospective members attend meetings regularly to show work at ‘open meetings’ described above – when all are welcome to bring work along, and establish contact with group members.
More information about the history of the group can be found on our Wikipedia page: