Makers and creators from across North Norfolk are preparing to open their studio doors to share their creative processes as part of the FREE Norfolk Open Studios events running between 24 September and 9 October 2022. 

The free event will see more than 290 artists taking part throughout the county and in North Norfolk 61 artists will be sharing and selling their work. Artists will be welcoming visitors to their studios, garages, spare rooms, garden rooms showing how they create their work. Visitors will find painters, sculptors, weavers, ceramicists, furniture makers, wood workers, jewellery makers, pyrographers, textile artists and lots more throughout the varied landscapes of Norfolk. Much of the work will be for sale. 

Brochures can be picked up from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, cafés and various art venues across Norfolk. For more information visit the Open Studios website.

North Norfolk Highlights:

Sculptor and cartoonist Annie Tempest, based in Stibbard, will be showing maquettes of the conductors and dancers that made up her recent solo London sculpture show with Messum’s.

The bronzes are still out on tour but there is plenty of terracotta and experimental glasscast work to see as well as the animal sculptures Annie made during lockdown.

Annie will also be showing some of her recent Norfolk oil paintings including Tottering by Gently work which Annie continues to do weekly for Country Life Magazine.

Visitors will be able to wander around the two-acre garden where several pieces of sculpture will be displayed.

Image-maker Nick White, based in Bacton, will be sharing his passion for image-making.

This will be the fourth Norfolk Open Studios that Nick has participated in and he will be opening the doors to his studio barn to visitors.

This beautiful building is set in a sprawling vegetable garden and allows ample space to show a large amount of work along with smaller limited-edition prints that are available for people to buy.

Sculptor Mitchell House, based in Baconsthorpe, will be sharing his approach of teaching of the arts using the ancient methods that he was taught which are no longer used in the teaching of the arts. Visitors can expect to see Mitchwell working on current commissions, modelling up sculptures, mold-making and finishing bronze sculptures.

Art Trails will also be in place across the county, allowing visitors to enjoy several studios and local attractions in one day. Four art trails have been organised by artists in north Norfolk: the Smallburgh and Beyond Art Trail will include four artists throughout Smallburgh and Scottow, the Bacton-on-Sea Art Trail will take in five artists around Bacton, the Langham to Baconsthorpe Art Trail will feature seven artists located in Langham, Glandford, High Kelling and Baconsthorpe and the North Norfolk Painters Art Trail is made up of four artists north of Fakenham and south of Wells-next-the-Sea.




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