AUTUMN EXHIBITION, 8 SEPT-29 OCT, 2023
Autumn always puts on a dazzling display. As the nights draw in and the air cools, bountiful blackberry bushes and wild fungi flourish, falling leaves create gold and crimson carpets; all with a glorious backdrop of rich earthy hues.
Here we bask in autumn’s golden glow as we celebrate the turning season with ‘Suspended in Time: Autumn Reflections’ – the final in our series of three extended exhibitions for 2023.
Twenty-one Norfolk artists unite for eight weeks to present a variety of paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media, textiles and ceramics, inspired by this vibrant season.
Discover the silky tapestry of Penny Evans’s textile works. Jill Olenski’s ‘Autumn Leaves’ reflects the colours of the season in quilted satins and cottons, “with a backdrop of grey and silver threads to suggest a light frosting”.
Zelda Eady’s beautiful autumn inspired linocuts and screenprints depict silhouettes of autumn trees with fallen leaves. For the full sensory experience, Jackie Kitch’s tantalising triptych ‘Essence of Autumn Spices’ incorporates the aromas of turmeric, cajun spice and paprika in a blaze of autumn glory.
A Norfolk exhibition wouldn’t be complete without an array of seascapes and landscapes depicting the wild terrain and rugged coastline. Paul Smith, Peta Wainwright, Christopher Low, Ben Kendall, Alan Pearl, Charlie Julian, Jon Parry, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Carter and Martin Gibbons provide thought-provoking examples.
As a diverse offering our showcase also displays still life by Edmund Spencer, beautiful abstracts in earthtones by Ewan Graham, Nevine Hunt and Jo Cowell, sea-inspired street art by EVES, illustrations by Rose Reuben and Emma Jackson, and some stunning ceramic vases by Nikki Roberson, created exclusively for this exhibition.
Enjoy more than 60 exhibited works on display, including smaller items in the pop-up gift shop, with locally made crafts and art inspired gifts, cards and prints for sale.
‘Suspended in Time: Autumn Reflections’ is open 11am-4pm, Friday to Sundays only, until 29 October.