Why Norfolk… The Galleries
With so much in Norfolk to be inspired about, it’s no surprise that Norfolk is a goldmine of Art and Photography. There are many galleries, so why not come down for the weekend, copy and paste some galleries into your sat nav and check out the talent. I’ve focused mainly on the coastal galleries in this blog but there are many more around Norfolk.
The Gallery Norfolk, a new gallery on the scene. Featuring many pieces inspired by nature – especially the sea – the gallery is located just moments from the picturesque cobbled Gangway down to Cromer’s beach. Contact details: 01263 515745, 3 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ER. 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.
The Garden House Gallery & Shop. Local artists and makers produce all of the artwork and handmade crafts on display. These are displayed alongside a mix of gifts and home accessories sourced more widely around the UK and further afield. Contact details: 31 Garden Street,Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HN, 01263 511234/ 07821158422 email@example.com
Westcliffe Gallery, Since opening in 1978 The Westcliffe Gallery has offered a new dimension to art lovers in North Norfolk. While selling quality works by artists from the 18th century onwards, it also promotes the talent of new painters. The Gallery has been constantly enhanced to ensure that its stock of around 250 carefully selected paintings can be viewed at their best in a relaxed environment. Contact Details: 2-8 Augusta Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8LA
Bircham Gallery, Modern & Contemporary British Art Gallery A superb collection of British art and craft by acclaimed contemporary artists, masters of modern art and emerging new talent. Bircham Gallery 14 Market Place Holt Norfolk NR25 6BW United Kingdom. www.birchamgallery.co.uk Also add them on Twitter @birchamgallery.
Red Dot Gallery: http://www.thereddotgallery.com, 2 Lyles Court, Lees Yard, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6HS. (0)1263 710287
PictureCraft Gallery & Exhibition Centre, Email. firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours Monday to Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 1pm Friday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, 23 Lees Yard, off Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk. NR25 6HS, Tel. 01263 711040
Art Café, Glandford, Holt. This is a great hidden gem nestled in Glaven valley, 2 miles just outside Holt. Open every day 10am-4pm serving lunch between 12am-2.30pm. It is great any time of year, in the winter they have a wood burning stove, in the summer a cosy courtyard. This is well worth a visit! Cake and a gallery, what more could one want. http://www.art-cafe.org
Cley 15- Is an exhibition of new work from 52 artists, there are talks, events and workshops. It’s a favorite of mine and I make a point to visit every year. This year its called, Marvellous in Ordinary. Go to www.cleycontemporaryart.org to find out the whole picture. There are four sites this year, St Margerets Church open 10-5.30pm daily, The Crabpot Bookshop open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, Cley Windmill open daiy 10am-4pm and The Beach between dawn and dusk.
Pinkfoot Gallery, High street, Cley-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, NR25 7RB, 01263 740 947, http://www.pinkfootgallery.co.uk
Saltmarsh Coast Gallery, Landscape Photography by Jon Gibbs and Gareth Hacon, As with all galleries please contact them directly to check opening times, to avoid disappointment. http://www.saltmarshcoastgallery.co.uk , 35a Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AG. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.
The Flint Gallery, is superb and another personal favorite. I always want to buy something in here. Contact details: Westgate Street, Blakeney, NR25 7NQ, 01263 741791, www.theflintgallery.co.uk The gallery has different opening hours summer and winter, so do check with a phone call.
I apologise for this seeming like a directory more than a blog, however its full of great places to visit during your stay with us at Norfolks hidden gems. http://www.norfolkshiddengems.co.uk