A se­lec­tion of just some of the ex­hi­bi­tions on show in Au­gust

Norfolk - - FROM CITY TO COUNTY - WORDS: Amelia Jane Weitz­man

What: Cley 18 An­nual con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tion Where: Cley-next-the-Sea Runs un­til: Sun­day Au­gust 5

Each year, artists based in Nor­folk or with a Nor­folk con­nec­tion are in­vited to re­spond to a brief for an ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by Dr Caro­line Fisher. This year’s brief: ‘The greater the dis­tance the clearer the view’, may be in­ter­preted in a num­ber of ways. It may im­ply ei­ther dis­tance or time be­tween the ob­ject and the viewer, which artists are in­vited to demon­strate through their en­tries. cl­ey­con­tem­po­rar­yart.org

What: Chi­nese Cel­e­bra­tion in Art Where: Cley Marshes Nor­folk Wildlife Trust Runs un­til: Tues­day, Au­gust 7, 10am - 4pm- free en­try

The mem­bers of the Blak­eney Chi­nese Paint­ing Group in­vite you to their sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion, a dis­play of a com­bi­na­tion of Chi­nese brush and Ja­panese sumi-e (ink) style paint­ings. Cre­ated us­ing tra­di­tional Chi­nese art ma­te­ri­als, the works will cover a va­ri­ety of sub­jects, in­clud­ing birds, land­scapes, flow­ers and an­i­mals. nor­folk­wildlifetr­ust.org.uk

What: Breck­land Artists at Thorn­ham Where: Thorn­ham Runs: Fri­day, Au­gust 31 Sun­day, Septem­ber 2

The Breck­land Artists group are pro­fes­sional artists who live and work mainly in the south-west of Nor­folk. There are 15 mem­bers who dis­play their work at gal­leries across the county. It has es­tab­lished it­self as one of Nor­folk’s lead­ing pro­fes­sional groups.

Paint­ing forms a large per­cent­age of the ex­hib­ited work, but ce­ram­ics, glass, tex­tiles, pho­tog­ra­phy and print­mak­ing fea­ture strongly. breck­lan­dartists.com

What: Hand­made: Mil­lenia of Mak­ing Where: An­cient House Mu­seum, Thet­ford Runs un­til: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1

This ex­hi­bi­tion highlights the crafts­man­ship of mak­ing things. Vis­i­tors can see a se­lec­tion of ob­jects from tex­tiles to pot­tery, stone to metal and wooden items. There will be a chance to en­counter arte­facts made by an­cient an­ces­tors as well as modern crafts. The ex­hibits in­clude a quilt covered with stars, a mantrap used against poach­ers on a lo­cal estate, tools used by Stone Age peo­ple, a doll carved from wood and an in­tact Ro­man jar found just a stone’s throw from the mu­seum in the 1920s. mu­se­ums.nor­folk.gov.uk

What: Trea­sures and Tro­phies Ex­hi­bi­tion Where: Holkham Hall Runs un­til: Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31

This ex­hi­bi­tion brings the story and his­tory of Holkham Hall cre­ator Thomas Coke to life. Coke was sent on an epic Grand Tour which helped to turn an im­pres­sion­able youth into an art afi­cionado. Adults and chil­dren are in­vited to walk in the shoes of Coke, dress up in cos­tume, cre­ate a mini Pal­la­dian build­ing from blocks and see the food he ate. holkham.co.uk

What: Cu­ri­ous Cab­i­nets Where: Fel­brigg Hall, Gar­den and Park Runs un­til: Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31

Four strik­ing pieces of fur­ni­ture cre­ated by set de­signer Gary McCann have gone on dis­play in the Ser­vice Wing at Fel­brigg Hall. These Cu­ri­ous Cab­i­nets will show­case pre­vi­ously unseen ob­jects col­lected by the colour­ful char­ac­ters, whose ex­otic trav­els and wild in­ter­ests have shaped this fam­ily home. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk

What: Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Con­sta­ble, Cot­man Where: Mu­seum of Great Yar­mouth Runs un­til: Sun­day, Septem­ber 9

‘Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Con­sta­ble, Cot­man’ ex­plores the iden­tity of Great Yar­mouth and its sur­round­ing land­scape through the art work it has in­spired. The show fea­tures over 70 art­works and ob­jects, in­clud­ing works on pa­per by Turner, Cot­man and Con­sta­ble, ex­plores an area that con­tin­ues to in­spire artists to this day. mu­se­ums.nor­folk.gov.uk

What: Waveney Val­ley Sculp­ture Trail Where: Raveningha­m Cen­tre Runs un­til: Sun­day, Septem­ber 16

The fifth Waveney Val­ley Sculp­ture Trail will host the work of more than 30 artists on a three-acre site of hid­den paths, ro­man­tic groves and se­cre­tive cor­ners. The trail will fea­ture works cre­ated in ce­ram­ics, stone, bronze, steel, wood, wool, glass, clay, mar­ble, MDF, seed­heads, resin, alu­minium and sound. A pro­gramme of work­shops, guided walks and events will ac­com­pany the trail, in­clud­ing a guided tour to give an in­sight into how it was cre­ated. waveney­val­leysculp­ture­trail.com

What: Cap­tur­ing the Mo­ment Where: ‘The Gallery, Pic­ture­craft, Holt Runs: Au­gust 17-22

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures 85 new works by John Patch­ett, rang­ing from pic­tures of the bus­tle of Nor­wich mar­ket and sur­round­ing streets, al fresco din­ers both lo­cal and abroad, evoca­tive sun­sets, the beauty of the Broads, glo­ri­ous gar­dens and ma­rine sub­jects, many of which have been painted whilst on lo­ca­tion. Be­sides be­ing awarded full mem­ber­ship of The In­sti­tute of East Anglian Artists (IEA), he won the public vote for his Nor­wich Mar­ket paint­ing in last year’s Paint Out Nor­wich plein air paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion. John will be demon­strat­ing his pas­tel paint­ing tech­nique dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion. pic­ture­craft­gallery.com

What: Sum­mer in Suf­folk Where: The Malt­ings Gallery, Snape Malt­ings Runs un­til: Fri­day, Au­gust 31

Travel across the county bor­der for a var­ied col­lec­tion of Malt­ings Gallery favourites – painters, sculp­tors, ce­ram­i­cists and print­mak­ers. This ro­tat­ing show­case of the best of Suf­folk of­fers sum­mer vis­i­tors a con­stantly chang­ing per­spec­tive from the artists and mak­ers who work and live in the county. snape­malt­ings.co.uk

What: The Por­traits by Natalie Knowles Where: An­teros Arts Foun­da­tion, Nor­wich When: Tues­day, Au­gust 7 un­til Thurs­day, Au­gust 23.

Nor­wich-based artist Natalie Knowles was a teenager when she drew a se­ries of 14 por­traits be­tween 19992002. Natalie was awarded Nor­folk Young Artist of the Year for the se­ries. The por­traits have been mounted and framed and, for the first time, will be ex­hib­ited in their en­tirety at An­teros. an­teros­foun­da­tion.com

TOP: Obelisk, Cu­ri­ous Cab­i­nets, Fel­brigg Hall ABOVE RIGHT: Spring Sun­light, Nor­wich Mar­ket, John Patch­ett RIGHT: One of Natalie Knowles’ award-win­ning por­traits

BE­LOW: Holkham Hall

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