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Liz Waugh McManus: Glass Explosion exhibition at the Forum Norwich

Glass sculptures by ARTWORKS artist Liz Waugh McManus will be on show in a new art exhibition – Glass Explosion – at The Forum Norwich, from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2015.


Glass Explosion features experimental glass artworks by members of The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).


Family Tree, © Liz Waugh McManus

Glass Explosion!
The Contemporary Glass Society
8 – 10 May 2015
The Forum

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. Read more on their website: http://www.cgs.org.uk

Chris Gamble and Kit Price Moss – Inspired by Birds exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum

Artworks artists Chris Gamble and Kit Price Moss have had work accepted for the Norwich Castle Open art show 2014 ‘Inspired by Birds’. Great news! The exhibition is on now until 31 August 2014.


Homing In by Chris Gamble, nylon hose and drawing pins on canvas

Chris Gamble’s clever and witty artwork, “Homing In”, is a flying owl made out of ladies nylon stockings. That should ruffle some feathers!

‘Inspired by Birds’, the fourth Norwich Castle Open Art Show, runs in parallel with the ‘The Wonder of Birds’ exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.


Bass Rock, watercolour by Kit Price Moss

The exhibition features a diverse selection of art by East Anglian artists whose work has been inspired by birds. Works in the exhibition were selected from an open submission process by a panel of esteemed judges: artist and author Katrina van Grouw, sculptor Harriet Mead and wildlife photographer David Tipling. All artworks in the exhibition are for sale.

Entry to the two exhibitions is included in Norwich Castle Museum admission: Adults £7.95, Conc. £6.50, Children £5.20. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm.

Norwich Castle Museum Open Show – Inspired by Birds
Saturday 12 July – Sunday 31 August 2014
Timothy Gurney Gallery
Norwich Castle Museum
Castle Hill

News on a new exhibition : The Norwich Castle Open Show

Welcome back to the Artworks blog!

The Artworks exhibition may be over for another year, but there is an exciting new exhibition to visit in the East Anglian region this autumn.

Three Artworks artists have had their work selected for the prestigious Norwich Castle Open Artshow 2012: Mike Ashley, Genista Dunham and Chris Gamble.

Rising Tide by Mike Ashley

There were 739 entries from 312 artists from across East Anglia. The three esteemed judges, John LessoreHumphrey Ocean and John Wonnacott selected 145 works for this exhibition (from one hundred and forty artists) – so well done to the Artworks artists!

Incendiary by Genista Dunham

Norwich Castle Open Artshow 2012: Vision & Reality, aims to ‘celebrate the vitality and diversity of the region’s creative talents‘. The exhibition has been sponsored by the East Anglia Art Fund, in partnership with Arts Council England & the Norfolk Museums Service.

Just Looking by Chris Gamble

The Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2012: Vision & Reality
20th October to 9th December 2012
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Open daily: Monday – Saturday 10am to 4.30pm, Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm

Lyn Aylward shortlisted for Anteros Arts Prize 2012

Artworks artist Lyn Aylward is one of five regional artists shortlisted for the East Anglian Artists Development Prize, a competition open to all visual artists aged under forty and living in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex, inviting them to apply for the £5000 professional development prize.

The prize is organised by the Anteros Arts Foundation, which is based in Norwich, UK. The other shortlisted artists are: Adam Batchelor, Rachel Daniel, Rosie Winn and Thomas Joynes.

You can see examples of the shortlisted artists’ work in an exhibition currently on at Anteros Arts, which runs from 9th March to 28th April 2012. The Anteros Arts Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

One of the five shortlisted artists will be awarded the £5,000 prize, free access to Anteros Arts courses for a year and a solo exhibition in Spring 2013 at Anteros Arts. The judging panel comprises John Hemmant, Aude Gotto and Susan Mumford, but feedback from gallery visitors will also contribute to the final decision. The winning artist will be announced on 14 April 2012 at 2pm.

Good luck Lyn!

East Anglian Artists Development Prize exhibition
9th March to 28th April 2012

Anteros Arts Foundation
7-15 Fye Bridge Street

A collaboration in art & nature: Janet French & Emma Buckmaster

Artworks artist Janet French has recently begun an exciting collaborative art project with another artist, the printmaker Emma Buckmaster.

Quercus, Fordham, etching on oak leaf handmade paper

The aim of this project is to produce a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper created from the trees’ own leaves. Once completed, the delicate prints are trapped between two sheets of glass and framed to allow light to enhance the fine details of the image and the translucent quality of the leaves.

Five tree ‘portraits’ have now been completed and they are currently on show, together with other new work by Janet and Emma, at The Assembly House in Norwich, Norfolk.

Noverre Gallery
Assembly House
Theatre Street

The exhibition runs from Friday 2nd December 2011 to Monday 2nd January 2012, open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

Tilia, Braxted, etching on Lime leaf handmade paper

The flowers of the Common Lime have a narcotic effect on bees which may be found asleep under the tree.  The branches are full of mistletoe and the leaves have been used to make the paper on which the tree portrait is printed.

Emma and Janet currently co-Chair the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop in Sudbury, Suffolk.

For further details on their work you can visit Janet and Emma’s websites: