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Exhibition:Somewhere Unexpected: Norwich Castle Open Art Show at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

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Exhibition, Mon 17 May - Sun 12 Sep 2021, £2-£6.70

 Glade in an Overgrown Scrapyard

Glade in an Overgrown Scrapyard

Alex Atkinson, oil on canvas, 2021, © the artist

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


As 2021 began, we found ourselves in a new relationship with the landscape that surrounds us. Somewhere Unexpected invited artists to submit work that acknowledged the significance of our immediate environments in the shifting context of a global pandemic.

From an open call which attracted over 600 entries, 38 artists working in East Anglia were selected, representing a wide variety of approaches, including painting, print, photography, sculpture and film. This new work provides tantalising and very personal glimpses of where we are now. The painting featured above is 'Glade in an Overgrown Scrapyard' by Alex Atkinson, © the artist.

The exhibition is on show in the Timothy Gurney Gallery at Norwich Castle as part of the bicentenary celebrations marking the death of legendary landscape artist John Crome, a founder of the Norwich School of Artists. It is perfectly suited to view alongside the Castle's major exhibition of Crome’s work, A Passion for Landscape: Rediscovering John Crome (

Somewhere Unexpected was created in partnership with the East Anglia Art Fund with the aim of supporting artists in the region, and all works are for sale.

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Event details

Dates Times
Mon 17 May - Sun 12 Sep 2021
When you book admission tickets, you will be asked to choose a time slot for you or your group to visit. This is to ensure that we can limit the number of people in the building to a safe capacity, and will allow you plenty of time to look around at your leisure.


All exhibitions are included in general admission tickets to Norwich Castle: Adults £6.70, Concessions £6.40, Children £6.20. Cheaper family tickets are available for different combinations of adults and children, in addition to a Twilight Ticket valid one hour before closing time (£2.00). All tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available on the door - please visit


Farmers Avenue,


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Map reference: TG 232085  Lat: 52.62885 Long: 1.29743


By Road:
Take the A140 to Norwich, the castle is in the city centre.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities

Disabled Access – most public galleries, shop & café.