Monday, 9 August 2010

Norwich 20 Group - Autumn Exhibition

Norwich Twenty Group’s (N20G) autumn exhibition, showcasing more than 120 works, opens at the John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich, on Saturday, August 28. The exhibition runs to Wednesday, September 15 and is open daily, 10am to 5pm, with free admission, http://www.norwich20group.co.uk.

The exhibition features the work of more than 40 of Norfolk’s top artists, from traditional figurative painting to abstract painting, sculpture, stone carving and imaginative site installations.

As well as the exhibition of large works, there will be an opportunity to pick up many small items in the Art Bazaar. All Art Bazaar items are donated by N20G members to raise money for the group and are sold for £15.

New Members exhibiting with N20G for the first time are Martin Laurance, Keith Pomeroy and Julia Sorrell.

N20G reviews the Final Degree Show at Norwich University College of the Arts each year and invites three young artists of exceptional talent to join the group as 'licentiates'. This means they become members of the group for one year free of charge and are qualified to take part in exhibitions. This year’s artists are Emma Armitage and Lorna Johnson.

Rory McShane Chairman N20G said: “Our autumn exhibition celebrates the rich mix of styles and ideas coming from some of Norfolk’s top artists and will be a colourful, energetic and original show.”

“The group, as the name suggests, was originally made up of 2O artists from Norfolk who came together to discuss work and ideas. We have now expanded to more than 80 artists, following a series of highly successful exhibitions and collaborations, and include recent graduates from Norwich University College of the Arts and new members with long established reputations such as Derek Morris.”

Photograph: 27 5 2010, acrylic and collage, 150cm 120cm, by South Norfolk artist Martin Battye.