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COME VISIT SOME OF THE EASTERN REGION'S FINEST 'ART MAKING ANIMALS'

COME VISIT SOME OF THE EASTERN REGION'S FINEST 'ART MAKING ANIMALS'
We have been fascinated by Simon Scharma, Mary Beard and David Olusoga’s commentary on human activities from cave painting to the present day as 'art-making animals' in the new TV series 'Civilisations'. Our very own 'art-making animals' – who will be taking part in our Pop Up Shop – will be sharing their own particular point of view engaging us with their skill and insight. Continue reading

FINDING AN ARTWORK THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

FINDING AN ARTWORK THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU
Our works on paper and canvas encompass drawing, etching and screen prints and of course, paintings  created by Norfolk's finest artists: photographers, print-makers, illustrators and designers. Techniques and media vary according to each individual. In this piece we want to highlight the diversity of the work on offer this Spring in our Pop Up Shop at Houghton Hall. Check out the taster of painting and homeware in this snapshot of our forthcoming Pop Up at Houghton Hall.
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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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LAST ORDERS

LAST ORDERS
A huge thank you to all the artists, designers and craftspeople who have contributed to the success of Norfolk by Design this past year.  We are delighted to have added to the number of friends who enjoy following the work of the contributors we showcase both online and in the Pop-Up events we have run to date. We have big plans for 2018. Join our mailing list to hear about them first hand. Continue reading

FROM AROUND NORFOLK IN 80 DAYS

FROM AROUND NORFOLK IN 80 DAYS
When our pop-up closes in the stables at Houghton Hall on Saturday 30 September, we will have completed eighty days. In those eighty days we have welcomed upwards of 16,000 visitors and sold artworks and designed pieces by over 48 local artists, designers and craftspeople from all across Norfolk. Don't miss your chance to purchase one of these wonderful treasures – we will be gone before you know it! Continue reading

BRINGING THE INNER AND OUTER LANDSCAPES TOGETHER VIA THE WORK OF LIZ MCGOWAN AND MARGIE BRITZ

BRINGING THE INNER AND OUTER LANDSCAPES TOGETHER VIA THE WORK OF LIZ MCGOWAN AND MARGIE BRITZ
We are showing the work of Liz McGowan for the second time and are delighted to show works produced as part of her Will-A-Wix series. In addition we are also delighted to show more of her collaborative work completed with another Norfolk based environmental artist, Margie Britz. Continue reading

ALL THE MORE REASON TO SPOIL THE OLD GEEZER ROTTEN

ALL THE MORE REASON TO SPOIL THE OLD GEEZER ROTTEN
Fathers Day has its origins in America - in fact though some states adopted the celebration from the mid 1900s - Americans can actually thank of all people, President Nixon, for making this a US national day of celebration in 1972. This is a more recent phenomenon in the UK but nonetheless an important addition to the calendar. Continue reading

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THESE FINE SPECIMENS

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THESE FINE SPECIMENS
We are showing Claire Moynihan's work once again in Norfolk by Design following on from a successful group show in December 2016. She hand-embroiders intricate British insects and invertebrates on to small spheres of alpaca felt. The individual works are impressive, dimensional and vibrant- the creatures look as if they've just alighted there for the moment, ready to take off. Continue reading
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