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FESTIVAL was Norfolk by Design’s third pop-up exhibition of art and objects by artists and makers from across East Anglia, held in The Stables at Houghton Hall (May 1 to Sept 29, 2019)

The exhibition celebrated and responded to the work of sculptor Henry Moore, an icon of the 20th century, who along with his contemporaries was a key contributor to the Festival of Britain in 1951. This embodied the sense of optimism of a country that looked forward to the second half of the century, following the devastation experienced during WWII.

HENRY MOORE AT HOUGHTON HALL: NATURE AND INSPIRATION. There has not been a significant display of Moore’s work in this part of the country for many years. Several of his sculptures were installed in the beautiful park and gardens at Houghton Hall, including his large bronzes, with smaller works and drawings displayed in the house.

 “The whole of nature is an endless demonstration of shape and form. It always surprises me when artists try to escape from this.” Henry Moore

Photography below © Pete Huggins

Like many of the artists and makers we have shown over previous pop-up exhibitions, Moore was inspired by the coastal features and landscape of North Norfolk during visits to his sister, who was the Headmistress at Wighton School, Wells-Next-to-the-Sea while he was still a student. Moore and his contemporaries like Barbara Hepworth were transfixed by natural form and the geological processes that left their mark on the natural landscape. Between them they configured a strong, visual language that could be applied to the celebration and flowering of modern Britain during post war austerity.

FESTIVAL was  a departure for Norfolk by Design. We included artists and makers who are among some of the most experienced of their generation living in this part of the country. There was an emphasis on this unique opportunity to make the link between different generations of creative talent and how subjects and themes transcend fashion.

SPECIAL THANKS to the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley for their generous support.

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EXHIBITORS

ARTISTS
Katargyna Coleman
Will Cutts
Kate Giles
Ruth Howes
Linda Jamieson
Philip Jones
Pandora Mond
Colin Self
Jonin Smith
Bruer Tidman
Paul Wolterink


SCULPTORS
Keron Beattie
Gary Breeze
Jonathan Clarke
Bridget Heriz
andrew Jones
Christopher Marvell
Michael Woods
DESIGN FOR THE HOME
Ros Arrowsmith
Karen Downing
Steve Gore Rowe
Sue Kirk
Laura Huston
Par Avion
Tim Plunkett
Toby Winteringham

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SPONSORS

NORFOLK COTTAGES

Norfolk Cottages began life as Norfolk Country Cottages, round the kitchen table of the Ellis family home in Reepham in Norfolk.  Back then, in the early 1990's, Richard and Lesley Ellis felt there was a need for a company that could offer beautiful holiday homes, together with local knowledge and excellent customer service. Still run and owned by the Ellis family, together with a dedicated management and staff team.  Although IT and marketing support still remains in Reepham, the customer-facing office is in a pretty period building in the market town of Holt. Now the largest independent holiday cottage agency in Norfolk, the company’s original vision, passion and aims haven’t changed – to provide the best portfolio, customer service, local knowledge and holidays possible.

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ART OFFICE
Art Office was established by Isabel Vasseur in response to the changes in artistic practice, which during the 80s became much more diverse and complex in nature. Artists’ ambitions were gravitating away from traditions of painting and sculpture, toward site specific installation, performance, film and video and other disciplines. This creative diversification coincided with cultural producers waking up to the possibility that the visual arts could be an effective engine driving social change. Having now retired, IsabeL’s invaluable Archive is now available via the Henry Moore Foundation, for public access research purposes, in line with the Henry Moore Foundation’s commitment to the study and enjoyment of contemporary art, particularly sculpture in the public realm.

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ORIGINAL TRAVEL
A creative luxury travel company who take a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made holidays.

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CHEFFINS
Cheffins is an independent partnership and provides friendly, personal and professional advice across a wide range of services. They serve clients all over the eastern region, nationally and across the world.

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Brancaster Beach House 15-18 November, 2018

Our Pop Up at the Beach House Brancaster showed work for sale by 45+ artists, designers and makers from across the Eastern region.

Norfolk by Design artisans were commissioned to provide design solutions for all room in the house. From lighting and tables, mirrors and stylish throws and cushions – all bringing that touch of comfort;  you will find vanity units, bespoke splash backs and decorative shell mirrors in our bathrooms;  beautiful paintings, prints and other artworks add wonderful finishing touches. Our pop up event brought new artists and makers to our showcase.  The work shown included sculpture, ceramics, basket weaving, jewellery and accessories as well as new original works of art from artists and makers from Norfolk, Suffolk and the Eastern region.

ARTISTS
Sarah Cannell
Cornelia Fitzroy
Kate Giles
Linda Jamieson
Blott Kerr-Wilson
Pandora Mond
Ann Payne
Amanda Sutton

TEXTILES/ACCESSORIES
Mavy Burden
Laura Fletcher
Claire Moynihan
Original Little Bird
RichingsGreetham
Salt Glass
Vandertas

DRAWINGS/PRINTS
Sarah Bays
Debby Besford
Harry Cory Wright
Polly Cruse
Mandy Doubt
Judith Ellis
Ruth Howes
Leanda Jaine Hughes
Louisa Jones
Lucy Loveheart
Liz McGowan
Maria Pavledis
Mark Richardson
Paul Wolterink

SCULPTURE
Andrew Jones
Dan Meek
Martin Pigg

HOME
Par Avion
Carolyn Brookes Davies
Tim Plunkett
Steve Gore Rowe
Sue Kirk
Charlotte Packe
Abbey Stirling

CERAMICS
Ros Arrowsmith
Karen Downing
Polly Fern
Laura Huston
Kim Turner
Michael Woods

JEWELLERY
Cloudberry
Abbie Herculson
Madeleine Spencer

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Ordinary Worlds, August 2018

Our  Pop-Up exhibition, Ordinary Worlds, at Creake Abbey showed a selection of new and recent paintings and works on paper by six Norfolk artists, from 10 to 23 August, 2018.

Ordinary Worlds was an exhibition of six women artists who share a common interest in representing landscape and interpreting the topographic in their work – each artist shows how we might compose landscape to suit our outlook rather than merely reflect upon a visual likeness or land use. Between them, what they depict is anything but ordinary.

ARTISTS: Pandora Mond, Linda Jamieson, Andrea Girling, Amanda Sutton, Joni Smth and Lorraine Bewick

Pigment stains drawn on cave walls have revealed how we once imagined landscapes populated by the creatures we hunted to survive. This early human trait of conceiving a landscape in our imagination still holds a powerful influence upon us to the present day. Technology has helped artists find new, previously unimagined possibilities for depicting the environment and altering the ways in which they represent landscape pictorially. They have embraced imaging software among more traditional means of describing our world, without reducing it to banal certainties.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

We are grateful to TITCHWELL MANOR, for their sponsorship as well as SALT, DROVE ORCHARDS,  CREAKE ABBEY  & Monica and Nick Zoll for their support

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HOUGHTON HALL (Damien Hirst) 2018

This pop-up shop showcased the work of 40 of Norfolk and the easstern region’s finest artists, designer-makers and craftspeople. It ran alongside a major exhibition by Damien Hirst. This included a series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space will be installed in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall for the exhibition Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall from 25 March – 15 July 2018. The exhibition also included a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures which were installed throughout the 18th-century house and gardens.

We are very grateful for the support of all the exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors who passed through our exhibition and made it such a great success.  Thanks also to Lord and Lady Cholmondeley for their generosity and vision in providing such a beautiful exhibition space.

MARGARET MELLIS
ROS ARROWSMITH
DEBBY BESFORD
LORRAINE BEWICK
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES
ALFRED COHEN
HARRY CORY WRIGHT
WILL CUTTS
POLLY CRUSE
KAREN DOWNING

JUDITH ELLIS
POLLY FERN
CORNELIA FITZROY
ANDREA GIRLING
STEVE GORE ROWE
RUTH HOWES
ABBIE HERCULSON
LAURA HUSTON
MARGOT HUSTON
LINDA JAMIESON

SUZI JOEL
LOUISA JONES
BLOTT KERR-WILSON
SUE KIRK
GEOFFREY LEFEVER
THOMAS LEVERITT
LUCY LOVEHEART
LIZ MCGOWAN
DAN MEEK
PANDORA MOND

CLAIRE MOYNIHAN
MARIA PAVLEDIS
TIM PLUNKETT
FIONA ROBERTS
TRACEY ROSS
JANE SEDGWICK
MADELEINE SPENCER
ABBEY STIRLING
JOCELINE WICKHAM
TEUCER WILSON
PAUL WOLTERINK

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HOUGHTON HALL (Richard Long) 2017

This pop-up exhibition showcased the work of 52 of Norfolk’s finest artists, designer-makers and craftspeople. It ran alongside a major exhibition by Richard Long, the renowned British land artist and first winner of the Turner Prize.

We are very grateful for the support of all the exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors who passed through our exhibition and made it such a great success.  Thanks also to Lord and Lady Cholmondeley for their generosity and vision in providing such a beautiful exhibition space.

GUY ALLEN
BERBER INTERIORS
DEBBY BESFORD
GARLINDA BIRKBECK
LORRAINE BEWICK
BRITZ + MCGOWAN
OLIVIA BROTHERIDGE
SARAH CANNELL
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES
CATHERINE CAZALET
TOBY COLES
ABBIE CONWAY
HARRY CORY WRIGHT

CROCHETDERMY®
WILL CUTTS
KAREN DOWNING
ALEX EGAN
JUDITH ELLIS
TOR FALCON
POLLY FERN
SALLY ANNE FITTER
CORNELIA FITZROY
LAURA FLETCHER
LAURA HUSTON
FRED INGRAMS
LINDA JAMIESON

LOUISA JONES
JANE KEMP
BLOTT KERR-WILSON
SUE KIRK
LITTLEBLOOD - HELENA LYNCH
LUCY LOVEHEART
LIZ MCGOWAN
DAN MEEKS
PANDORA MOND
CLAIRE MOYNIHAN
CHARLOTTE PACKE
JUSTIN PARTYKA
MARIA PAVLEDIS

ANN PAYNE
FRAN PERKINS
TIM PLUNKETT
JANINE POPE
MARK RICHARDSON
FIONA ROBERTS
JAC SCOTT
TIM SIMMONS
PAUL P SMITH
MADELEINE SPENCER
ABBEY STIRLING
TEUCER WILSON
TOBY WINTERINGHAM

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Into the Woods (December 2016)

INTO THE WOODS referenced the seasonal splendour of Norfolk’s woodland with art, design and crafts inspired by its distinctive features. We attracted an audience of over 1,000 visitors who were promised something truly magical for the Christmas season. INTO THE WOODS opened to the public from Friday December 2nd through to Sunday December 4th, 2016 with a showcase of Norfolk’s finest artists, designer-makers and craftspeople.

EGGE ALECSDOTTIR
KATE ALLSOP
POLLY BAKER
BERBER INTERIORS
DEBBY BESFORD
MARY BLUE BRADY
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES
CATHERINE CAZALET
SUSSY CAZALET
ABBIE CONWAY

HARRY CORY WRIGHT
CROCHETDERMY®
WILL CUTTS
KAREN DOWNING
JUDITH ELLIS
CORNELIA FITZROY
LAURA FLETCHER
LINDA JAMIESON
KELLING DESIGNS
JANE KEMP

LADY LEXINGTON
LUCY LOVEHEART
LITTLEBLOOD – HELENA LYNCH
MINI MAHARAJAS
CLAIRE MOYNIHAN
MARIA PAVLEDIS
ANN PAYNE
TIM PLUNKETT
JANINE POPE
MARK RICHARDSON

SALT GLASS STUDIOS
TIM SIMMONS
MADELEINE SPENCER
ABBEY STIRLING
TINSMITH'S HOUSE
KATE VOGLER
MICHAEL WESTGATE
TOBY WINTERINGHAM

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nature at Creake Abbey (March 2016)

EGGE ALECSDOTTIR
GUY ALLEN
SUSAN BACON
DEBBY BESFORD
ALEC BIRKBECK
GARLINDA BIRKBECK
ANNABEL BLUESKY
PETRA BOASE
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES

GEORGE CARTER
CATHERINE CAZALET
HARRY CORY WRIGHT
KAREN DOWNING
CORNELIA FITZROY
LOUIS HUDSON
LAURA HUSTON
FRED INGRAMS
LOUISA JONES

BLOTT KERR-WILSON
LUCY LOVEHEART
HELENA LYNCH
JOHN MADDISON
LIZ MCGOWAN
PAR AVION
JUSTIN PARTYKA
MARIA PAVLEDIS
FRAN PERKINS

TIM PLUNKETT
ABBEY STIRLING
KATE VOGLER
ZHENI WARNER
MARYROSE WATSON
TEUCER WILSON
TOBY WINTERINGHAM
BEN ZAVEN CRANE

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West Lexham (2015)

This was our first pop us and gave us an opportunity to showcase the work of a number of artists, makers and designers who had been brought together through a networking process initiated by Davina Barber and Emma Deterding. Paul Barratt and Paul Vater quickly came on board to establish a curated exhibition space in a barn provided by the Colville family at West Lexham. 

ALEC BIRKBECK
GARLINDA BIRKBECK
ANNABEL BLUESKY
PETRA BOASE
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES
LAURA BULWER LONG
GEORGE CARTER

CATHERINE CAZALET
EDMUND COLVILLE
KAREN DOWNING
ANNABEL GREY
LAURA HUSTON
MARGOT HUSTON
LUCY LOVEHEART

HELENA LYNCH
LOUISA MARCQ
MARY MACCARTHY
PAFFRON AND SCOTT
MARIA PAVLEDIS
ANNABEL POPE
SUZANNAH PENROSE

FRAN PERKINS
TIM PLUNKETT
ABBEY STIRLING
ANNIE TEMPEST
BEN ZAVEN CRANE
TOBY WINTERINGHAM

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Davina Barber, Paul Barratt and Paul Vater work together to unearth the many creative people of this inspiring region and provide often isolated talents with an opportunity to showcase their work in pop-up exhibitions and through online sales. It exhibit a diverse range of works in relaxed and eclectic events combining works by artists, designers, ceramicists, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers and craftspeople.

We will be showcasing the work of 28+ artists and makers in our pop-up at Houghton Hall (Opening 1 May to  29 September, 2019)

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