Follow the artists’ trail

Just Regional
Apr 19, 2023 2 mins read

North Norfolk Open Studios is back again this spring for a third year, with 150 artists signed up to exhibit over a wider area than previously.

The event takes place from Saturday, May 27, until Sunday, June 4, enabling visitors to  meet lots of artists and see how they work.

The studios have been organised into trails and this year there are 17, covering an area from Castle Acre and Fakenham to Potter Heigham and Acle, and all along the coast from Burnham Market to Happisburgh.

All the artists will be offering original work for sale, and many also produce prints and cards.

There will be a taster exhibition showing work by a selection of participating artists at The Old Workshop Gallery, Corpusty, from May 13 until June 4. It will be open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4.50pm, Sundays from 1pm until 4.50pm, and on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am until 2.30pm, giving an opportunity to see which artists you would like to know more about.

This year the Sheringham trail will include Julie Kathleen Childs and Carolyn Coe in Beeston Road; Tracey Lees in Hooks Hill Road; and Steven Paterson in Beeston.

Joannie Sandford Cook

It will also include West Beckham, where Joannie Sandford Cook will open her studio at Sunset Cottage, and Sheringham artist Angie Maddigan will be exhibiting with Lesley Ash and Anna Cloutman at Camp Farm.

Angie Maddiagn Autumn at Felbrigg

North Norfolk Studios co-operative was formed in 2020 and has held popular Open Studios events for the past two years. 

This year’s chair, Pia Henderson, said: “North Norfolk Studios is an artists’ co-operative teeming with talent.

“This year we have new venues and new trails, and therefore we are showcasing even more work. It has been an honour to meet and engage with my fellow makers and experience the huge variety of artistic output north Norfolk offers.

“I have had a rich and rewarding year, and I hope your visits will provide similar nourishment.”

The artists are all looking forward to welcoming visitors, and details of those taking part can be found at northnorfolkstudios.co.uk.

A brochure will also be available from early May in libraries, shops and tourist offices.

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