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Record crowds for a spring show




Visitors flocked to Thornham Village Hall over the Easter weekend for the annual Spring Exhibition by the West Norfolk Artists Association.

The hall, which is one of the association’s favourite venues for showcasing their work, was packed with art which included an array of original pieces from paintings, to sculpture and photographs.

Like the variety of mediums used by the artists, the styles also varied from contemporary to the traditional, from the frivolous to the serious and all delighted the crowds of visitors.

In fact this year saw record crowds and also more art work on display too.

Fiona Wace, new club member with her work, Garden Early Autumn and Hares in Snow
Fiona Wace, new club member with her work, Garden Early Autumn and Hares in Snow

The association’s Jeanette Williams said: “We are a new committee this year and so this was our first major event. The exhibition was very successful, we had around 56 artists displaying their work with a total of 112 pieces on show.

"We had some good sales although not as many as we had in the past, but that might be down to the fact there was very large pieces and the prices might have put some people off. Overall it was a lovely weekend.

Keith Powell with his work
Keith Powell with his work

“We had record numbers of visitors and we think that is down to the new way we have introduced to publicise the event.

"Each committee member was responsible for putting posters and cards out in specific towns and villages across the area and it seemed to have worked from the feedback we had from people on how they had heard about us.

Sally Grice WNAA Secretary with her work
Sally Grice WNAA Secretary with her work

“As a new committee we are looking at ways to make the association more attractive to members. We have a very diverse membership and we are now looking at getting pokcets of artists to work on things together in their local area.

"We have around 200 members who are spread out across West Norfolk from Hunstanton to Swaffham and King’s Lynn and beyond and it would be nice if those close together could do things together.

Helena Anderson with her work (Residents and Visitors to Norfolk)
Helena Anderson with her work (Residents and Visitors to Norfolk)

“We also have our summer exhibition which is held over two weeks in St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn at the end of August and were are busy getting ready for that, and further details about this will be publicised nearer the time.”

For further details about the association and to see examples of members’ work visit: /www.westnorfolkartists.org



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