Next meeting: Tuesday 11 June 2024, from 7.30pm

Next meeting: Artists in conversation

Tuesday 11 June 2024 – note one week later than the usual first Tuesday of the month

Please arrive for 7.30pm with a seated format

At the Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF

Please note that our May meeting is for members and prospective members only.

Tuesday 2 April 2024 Cromer Artspace

Thanks very much to Ruth and Barry from to the team at Cromer Artspace for an enlightening an overview of the gallery space and activities plus the exhibition programme for the months ahead!
Do go to their website to find details of the events, and sign up to receive the newsletter.

Cromer Artspace aims to bring art to Cromer for the benefit of residents and visitors. The charity was set up during the constraints of 2020 and has rapidly become widely recognised as a significant contributor to the arts in Norfolk.

The charity has established Artspace on the Prom in an iconic art deco building on the west promenade in Cromer. In the first two seasons, exhibitions have presented contemporary artists from the region and beyond, as well as showcasing emerging artists from local colleges and from Norwich University of the Arts. Over 10,000 people have visited Artspace on the Prom each year.

Cromer Artspace aims to present art in accessible and sometimes unexpected spaces. In collaboration with the National Gallery and local businesses the charity has brought art trails to the streets of Cromer, showing life size reproductions of works. Transport and finance prevents many local people from seeing such works in galleries.

In the future there are possibilities for more outside exhibitions in collaboration with different galleries from across the country, improvements to the Artspace on the Prom building, significant exhibitions and increased community engagement.

Cromer Artspace also organises workshops, talks and residencies and works with local schools and community groups. Quarterly Advisory Forums engage views on specific topics.
Here are some photos of the building, the first in glorious coastal sunlight, and the second, the programme cover, which also helps to pinpoint the location and access, right on the promenade.

Tuesday 5 March ‘open’ meeting – thanks to many who came to the chapel, bringing art along too:

Tuesday 6 February meeting – talk: originalprojects;

We were very pleased to welcome Kaavous Clayton, who gave a talk about originalprojects; in Great Yarmouth.

Established in 2016, originalprojects; have developed a distinctive approach to working with artists in a range of local communities to explore relationships between generosity, creativity and place.

Their projects unlock creative opportunities supporting everyone to learn new skills, build confidence and thrive through experiencing sustainable and pioneering great art.

This manifests through exhibitions, studio provision, space for community engagement, showcasing local makers, workshops, public commissions, talks, research visits, conferences, podcasts, a sonic arts festival and gastronomic events; all delivered in partnership with peers, artists, learning providers, other cultural organisations, community and voluntary sector and local businesses.

On Friday 22 March they are planning CONTRAcurricular Рa summit for radical and alternative art education.

Tuesday 9 January 2024 – Open meeting

Our first meeting of the year, good to see so many at the chapel, members and not – and tables full of artwork.

Posted on 8 December 2023