Artists reveal all as trail is reopened

After a very successful first year, North Norfolk Open Studios is back this spring with even more local artists taking part.

Some 135 local artists have now joined the
co-operative, which was formed in December 2020, and opened their studios to the public last year.

More than 7,000 locals and visitors took the opportunity to meet artists and to see how and where they work – and to buy their finished pieces.

This year, studios all over north Norfolk will be open from May 28 to June 5, coinciding with the bank holiday and half-term week. 

There will be a preview taster exhibition at The Old Workshop Gallery, Corpusty, until June 5, featuring a selection of work by participating artists. The studios will be grouped into 14 local trails with full details and maps available from www.northnorfolkstudios.co.uk as well as libraries, shops and tourist offices.

Example of the work on show

The Sheringham trail includes artists Steven Levitt, Merrilyn Hart, Tony Lee, Ros Copping, Julie K Childs and Tracey Lees in Sheringham and Steven Paterson in Beeston.

There is also a South of Sheringham trail where Sheringham artist Angie Maddigan will be exhibiting with Anna Cloutman, Pia Henderson and Lesley Ash at Camp Farm, West Beckham. As well as the artists, Camp Farm is an interesting place to visit in itself. The studio is a Second World War bunker which was a once a lookout post. Tucked away outside West Beckham, it’s close to one of the highest points in Norfolk.

Also part of the South of Sheringham trail are Joannie Sandford Cook and Mo Teeuw in West Beckham, and Victoria and Martin Kurrein in Baconsthorpe.

All the artists are looking forward to welcoming visitors again and any necessary health precautions will be observed.

It’s a great opportunity to buy original work as well as prints and cards directly from artists and to talk to them about their work.

Example of the work on show

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