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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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Escape into Art

Escape into Art

Thanks to Dominic Castle, Editor of Norfolk magazine. It's June edition, just published, features Contemporary and Country on pp52 and 53 - take a look when you get your copy of the magazine this month. We hope you enjoy the range of work we are able to show online, if there is an artist you are particularly interested in please let us know and we can put together a collection of their work for you to see on screen in the comfort of your own home.

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Deep and Lasting Connections

Deep and Lasting Connections

Our latest e-newsletter presents more about some of the artists we are showcasing in our online showroom. Colin Self is born and bred in Norfolk while painter and printer Peter Wylie was born in Lowestoft and continues his fascination with the Suffolk landscape and the North Sea. Katargyna Coleman and Roger Hardy moved from London to Norfolk and Suffolk respectively. All find ways of articulating a sense of belonging and have uncovered and maintained a deep connections with our region.

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ROLLING IN CLOVER

ROLLING IN CLOVER

On a studio visit to see sculptor Rachael Long as we prepared for our showcase - A FINE BALANCE - 6 weeks ago, we were fascinated to learn more about a scheme that she and her family have been involved with on their farm land that lies to the south of Norwich. She explained that they had been working with Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) since 2010.

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Getting through this crisis together

Getting through this crisis together

Amidst this current crisis we are all trying to find a positive way forward. Whether you, your friends and family are working from home or just trying to catch up with family matters, we hope our e-newsletters will help make things during this extraordinary time feel just a little bit better. Join our mailing list to keep in touch as we reveal more about our showcase online.

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HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME

Our designer-makers create beautiful decorative furniture, soft furnishings and objects for the home using a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region. From basket weaving, seashells and furniture, to hand-turned wood and textiles.

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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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