Thursday, 13 March 2014

City Frames Gallery – New Norwich Art Gallery Opens with Norwich 20 Group Show

City Frames Gallery on Hall Road, a new art gallery for Norwich, opens on Friday, March 14 with Seven from Twenty, an exhibition of abstract paintings and sculpture by seven Norwich 20 Group artists.

The exhibition runs from March 14 to May 17, open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm and Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, free entry. City Frames Gallery is at 65b Hall Rd, Norwich NR1 3HL, t. 01603 624932, enquiries@cityframesnorwich.co.uk.

Fractured Union by John Rance

Brothers Jeremy and Jon Israel set up City Frames in early 2013 as a picture framing business. Picture framing will continue alongside the art gallery.

Jon Israel said: “We are delighted to be launching our new gallery with an exhibition of abstract work by Norwich 20 Group (N20G) artists. We have offered a permanent ‘home’ to N20G, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and will be running a rolling programme of N20G shows with a new group of artists every two months.”

Artists featured in Seven from Twenty are: Anne Allanson, Martin Battye, Chedgey, Oliver Creed, Michael Horn, Mary Mellor and John Rance.

History Man by Chedgey
N20G was founded by Walter Thomas Watling, art master at CNS, supported by Aileen Law, art teacher at Blyth School and 12 other local artists in 1944.  Stimulated by contemporary art movements, they wanted to raise standards of local professional art to something worthy of Norfolk’s artistic history. N20G now has more than 80 members from across Norfolk.  All aspects of the practice of contemporary fine art are represented, sculpture, print, photography, painting, digital media and installations.

City Frames Gallery caters for the whole spectrum of framing, including conservation work, commercial work, mount cutting and canvas stretching. Anything can be framed e.g. photos, paintings and T-shirts. Recent commissions have featured work for art exhibitions, box frames for shoes and medals and conservation work for Tibetan Thankas.

The gallery is accessible to visitors with disabilities and a number of free one-hour parking bays are available directly outside.