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NICHOLAS SEROTA EXPANDS ON A VISION OF THE ARTS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE LIFE IN RURAL TOWNS

NICHOLAS SEROTA EXPANDS ON A VISION OF THE ARTS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE LIFE IN RURAL TOWNS

Arts Council England have published findings from independent research which shows arts and culture are up there with good schools when people make their decisions about where to settle across the country. There is not only tangible value in investment in the arts, but also huge public demand for it.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER LOOKS AT THE BEACH HOUSE BRANCASTER – PACKED WITH NORFOLK BY DESIGN'S FINEST MAKERS

CONDE NAST TRAVELER LOOKS AT THE BEACH HOUSE BRANCASTER – PACKED WITH NORFOLK BY DESIGN'S FINEST MAKERS

Makers, artists and designers have all been used to create a unique space in Brancaster, North Norfolk. Davina Barber used makers/designer from Norfolk by Design and is the brainchild behind the Beach House – a beautiful holiday home that sleeps 10, nestled in the village of Brancaster, North Norfolk. Davina's Beach House is currently featured in Condé Nast Traveler - looking at UK "staycation" destinations as travelers look closer to home.

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HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US AT NORFOLK BY DESIGN

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US AT NORFOLK BY DESIGN

On this Easter weekend we are marveling at the Henry Moore "Nature and Inspiration" now in its final stages of installation at Houghton Hall. We are busy building our exhibition featuring local artists in the stables, alongside this great event. With just 10 days left before we open to the public - on May 1st. We have been taking in works from exhibitors including the vital Kate Giles ... take a look.

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TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES AT BEACH HOUSE BAZAAR

TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES AT BEACH HOUSE BAZAAR

We are thrilled to present makers using print, embroidery and leather work to a range of accessories and designs for the home. Some exhibitors like Laura Fletcher, have developed new ranges based on their collaboration with Brancaster Beach House. View more during a visit to our next pop-up November 15-18, open daily 11am to 4pm - FREE ENTRY

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STUDIO VISIT: KATE GILES, ARTIST

STUDIO VISIT: KATE GILES, ARTIST

The best part of our job is when we get to visit the artists, makers and designers we showcase as part of our series of pop up events.We recently had a chance to look at the work of Kate Giles who we are showing in our upcoming “Beach House Bazaar” in Brancaster (November 15-18)

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A BIRD'S EYE VIEW WITH LINDA JAMIESON

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW WITH LINDA JAMIESON

Linda Jamieson was born and spent her childhood in Norfolk . She was trained at St. Martins school of Art, and studied further at Heatherlys and with Francis Pratt in France and Norfolk. She worked for many years in the field of textile design in London, France and Italy, and also as a consultant for interior design. She now divides her time between her studios in Norfolk and London and has also exhibited in both places.

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JUST OVER A MONTH BEFORE WE OPEN AT HOUGHTON HALL

JUST OVER A MONTH BEFORE WE OPEN AT HOUGHTON HALL

Just over a month to go before we open our POP UP shop in the Stables at Houghton Hall from Sunday 25 March, ending 29 July 2018. We will feature a selection of new work by 40+ of Norfolk’s finest craftspeople and artists from across generations, a few from the wider area of East Anglia – many showing with us for the first time. It will coincide with the Damien Hirst exhibition (March 25 – July 15, 2018).

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MARGARET MELLIS – PIONEER AND MENTOR

MARGARET MELLIS – PIONEER AND MENTOR
We are showing four works by the late Margaret Mellis at our Houghton Hall Pop-Up event this year. She concluded a productive artistic career based in Suffolk, where she brought order to chaos in her playful assemblages. Before her death in 2009, Damien Hirst, an early admirer of her work remarked in 2001, “Why hasn’t someone noticed Margaret Mellis’ contribution to British art?” On this evidence it is time the British art establishment addressed his challenge. Continue reading
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