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Getting their skates on

Getting their skates on

Norfolk based photographic artist Debby Besford has been working for the past five years on a project documenting female champion artistic roller skaters. As a teenager Debby herself was photographed in her home in Great Yarmouth by her proud parents posing with her skates and trophies in hand. This project remains close to her own heart.

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NEW WORKS ARRIVE FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS OF OUR POP UP AT HOUGHTON HALL

NEW WORKS ARRIVE FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS OF OUR POP UP AT HOUGHTON HALL

We are delighted to present more new work in our pop up at Houghton Hall. From beautiful design for the home with Katharina Klug's ceramic creations; to amazing handmade paper cut works by Ruth Howes; to breathtaking large photographic art by Gareth Hacon and new painted landscapes from Kate Giles. We are also pleased to have installed new sculptures by Jonathan Clarke.

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ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER SHOW TO INCLUDE PETER WYLIE, CURRENTLY SHOWING IN OUR HOUGHTON HALL POP UP

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER SHOW TO INCLUDE PETER WYLIE, CURRENTLY SHOWING IN OUR HOUGHTON HALL POP UP

We are delighted to announce that Peter Wylie, currently in our pop up at Houghton Hall, has been chosen by the Wilson sisters to be included in their curated room at this year's Royal Academy Summer Show - in October...

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Keron Beattie nominated for Holt Art Prize

Keron Beattie nominated for Holt Art Prize
We are delighted that Keron Beattie, currently showing in our pop up in the stables at Houghton Hall, has been nominated for the Sir John Hurt and Sworders Art Prize, Holt Festival this year. Keron  gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design (2016) and a MA Fine Art with Distinction (2018) from NUA. His work for A Fine Balance is concerned with the natural world under pressure including disconnection with nature and natural cycles.

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Over 25,000 visitors and hundreds of sales later...

Over 25,000 visitors and hundreds of sales later...

As we expand our work with artists and makers from East Anglia we are entering the second half of our pop up event alongside Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall, Norfolk - open until November 1.  At the time of writing there have been over 50,000 visitors on site and we have secured over 300 sales for local artists and makers. As works are purchased and taken away we are able to fill gaps to keep our exhibition fresh - making sure that any return visit will not disappoint!

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Putting Paint to Canvas

Putting Paint to Canvas

The painters we are showing in A Fine Balance at Houghton Hall Stables, capture the splendor of the natural landscape; depict the beauty of coastal reaches; open fields, fens and woodland. Some work in an abstract style while others are more figurative in representing the landscapes they see and wish to convey.

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What and where is Springs Fireplace Road?

What and where is Springs Fireplace Road?

Springs Fireplace Road is the title of the group of etchings by Colin Self and printed by master printer Maurice Payne at Editions Alecto between 1968 and 1971. We are showing this incredible print edition at A Fine Balance, in the stables at Houghton Hall. Payne has printed for Hockney for over 40 years and it was at a chance meeting with Self in the 1990s at a David Hockney private view, that reconnected them.

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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR EXHIBITION

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR EXHIBITION

We would love to see you in person to show you the works by local artists in A FINE BALANCE - running alongside the Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall this summer. You can visit us online now too… take a virtual tour of our exhibition with hot spots that link through to each artist on our online shop, so you can see each work that interests you in detail.

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