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Last chance to see the Norfolk Open studios this weekend




This weekend offers up the last chance for visitors to explore the open studios of more than 320 artists across Norfolk.

Norfolk Open Studios will see makers and creators opening their studio doors for the final weekend of the scheme on

October 10 and 9.

Visitors will find painters, sculptors, weavers, furniture makers, jewellery makers and lots more throughout the varied landscapes of Norfolk – and artists at all stages of their careers from school and college students through to emerging artists and established and professional artists and makers.

Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition at Ringstead Village Hall one of the artists Barbara King with her work. (51594308)
Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition at Ringstead Village Hall one of the artists Barbara King with her work. (51594308)

More than 320 artists are taking part across 267 venues to share and sell their work – working from studios, garages,

spare rooms, garden rooms and community spaces.

This year they are joined by students from 22 of the county’s schools - from infant schools and academies to junior

schools, colleges and primaries.

Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition of work by Pupils at Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School in Swaffham..Year 2 Pupil Charlie Hollington (6) with his work. (51594369)
Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition of work by Pupils at Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School in Swaffham..Year 2 Pupil Charlie Hollington (6) with his work. (51594369)

Ros Dixon, Norfolk Open Studios administrator, said: “It means a lot to artists that they can open their studio doors

again and from what I have already heard, visitors have been exploring Norfolk and discovering, and being inspired by, the talented and diverse artist community we are lucky enough to have here in the county.

“I hope everyone has a wonderful and enjoyable time, artists and visitors alike."

Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition at Ringstead Village Hall one of the artists David Lendrum with his work. (51594311)
Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition at Ringstead Village Hall one of the artists David Lendrum with his work. (51594311)

There are 13 Art Trails in place across the county, which will allow visitors to enjoy several studios in one day.

Studios are free to visit and much of the work will be for sale.

All details, including studio opening days, directions, art trails and additional events can be found in the Norfolk Open Studios brochure and on the scheme’s website.

Artists taking part could not be more excited to be opening their studios to visitors. Adam Slatter, an artist based in

Norwich will be showing his highly decorative wildlife paintings with Martin Pigg in Rockland St Peter.

He said: “Norfolk Open Studios gives me the opportunity to be a part of a unique creative community whilst meeting

lovely people and talking about art.”

Annabel Langhan is an artist based in Halvergate whose work is influenced by folktales, mythical creatures and

Aboriginal art. She said: “I participated in Norfolk Open Studios for the first time in 2019 and loved everything about it.It’s a great way to reach the public and share with other artists too.

“I have been passionate about art all my life, but have been taking it more seriously over the last four years, hoping to build on a career as an artist.”

Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition of work by Pupils at Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School in Swaffham..Art Lead Jen Robbins with Yr 4 work on display.. (51594338)
Norfolk Open Studios 2021, Events on across the County from 25th Sept-10th Oct..Exhibition of work by Pupils at Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School in Swaffham..Art Lead Jen Robbins with Yr 4 work on display.. (51594338)

Painter Nigel Skinner, who is based in West Raynham, said: “After a long period of not being able to invite people intomy studio I am excited to open my doors to the public once again.”

Brochures can be picked up from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, café and various art venues across Norfolk.

For more information visit norfolkstudios.org.uk



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