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Wymondham Arts

Becket's Chapel is home to Wymondham Arts from May to October.

They curate a programme of exhibitions and put on related education activities.

During exhibitions the chapel is open from Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Exhibitions 2024

7-12 May
The Wymondham Scroll and other paintings - Patrick Boswell

Patrick Boswell's 164ft long Wymondham Scroll depicts every house and business of the Medieval and Georgian centre of Wymondham. 60ft of the scroll is displayed at a time, changing each day. The scroll is accompanied by his oil paintings, books and prints.

Rural Life
14-26 May
Rural Life - Seventeen artists from across the region

Sculptors, potters, painters, printers and makers will display all manner of wildlife, farm life and landscapes, rural pursuits and professions to celebrate our wonderful and diverse countryside.

The Branch
28 May-2 June
The Branch (Slight Return) - Five artists from the region

Since 2015 the idea of Harry Baker was to blend an eclectic group of maverick and orthodox painters and sculptors, whose expertise could be drawn together to create unique exhibitions. The 'Branch' group returns with former members from Norfolk and newcomer Jayne Allen from Wiltshire.

Breckland artists
4-9 June
Observations - Breckland artists exhibition

Working in their many different disciplines the members of Breckland Artists use their observational skills to interpret the world around them. Works in paint, pastel, sculpture, photography, print and textiles come together to present their individual interpretations of the world around them and to create work that represents their own particular viewpoint.

Liquid conversations
11-30 June
Liquid Conversations - Tor Falcon, Rachael Long & Liz McGowan

An exhibition shaped by three years of conversations about rivers and their complex watery relationship with land, wildlife and humans. Ideas that came from these conversations have been translated by the three artists,  each with diverse practices, into work that is figurative and abstract, two and three dimensional, using pastels, paper, steel and natural materials.

Wymondham High Academy
2-7 July
Showcase 16 - Wymondham High Academy

An exhibition of final pieces by A Level Fine Art, Art Multimedia and Art Textiles students, accompanied by a selection of GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles and Photography work. The Academy’s Art Department has a local and regional reputation for excellence. It is a centre of creativity, with its students producing work of outstanding quality.

Iceni Botanical Artists
9-21 July
IBA In Bloom - Iceni Botanical Artists

Iceni Botanical Artists return after an absence of six years with a colourful display of paintings featuring an array of flowering plants in their many stages of growth. The paintings demonstrate each artist’s individual style; from loose and free techniques, landscapes and plant portraits with scientifically accepted attention to detail and accuracy, all captured in oils, acrylic, coloured pencil, watercolour and graphite.

ARTworx
23-28 July
Mood, Memories and Moments in Time - ARTworx

ARTworx is a group show combining the work of nine very different Norfolk artists. It is a vibrant, varied and inspiring display of work both contemporary and more traditional, across a range of mediums including watercolour, acrylics, oils, print-making, collage and sculpture. 

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30 July-4 August
Norfolk Creations - Artisan Arts and Crafts Exhibition

This exhibition showcases a wide variety of beautiful, handmade creations by Norfolk-based artists, artisans and crafters. Includes award-winning Artisan Preserves, Cottage Garden Toiletries, Wood Turning, Quilling, Fabric Crafts, Photography, Upcycled Camera and Binocular Lighting, Original Artwork, Decoupage, Jewellery, Mosaics, Candles, Fused Glass and much more.

Le Sankey Arts
13-18 August
New Beginnings - Le Sankey Arts

An exhibition of work by painter Leticia, photographer Steven and friends. They aim to bring together and capture the beauty, light, mystery and emotive qualities of the Norfolk landscape. Using paint, ink, pastel and photography their pieces reflect the energy, atmosphere and majesty of the East Anglia region, this year focussing on growth, nature and new beginnings interpreting and being inspired by the elements.

Natural World Art Society
20-25 August
Best of British - Natural World Art Society

An impressive and unique collection of works from local artists celebrating the British Isles native fauna and flora, the varied members of the animal kingdom and our diverse, spectacular landscapes. Original works created using a wide

variety of mediums will be available to purchase, plus prints and greetings cards.

Wymondham Art Society
27 August-1 September
Celebrating Art: 45 years of painting - Wymodham Art Society

Wymondham Art Society celebrates its 45th anniversary with an exhibition of over 40 members' artwork from the last year. More than 100 paintings represent members from all walks of life, displaying a wide variety of styles in all mediums and subject matter. Paintings, greetings cards and affordable unframed paintings are all for sale.

Top Stitch
3-8 September
Making Waves - TOPstitch with guest exhibitor Mary McIntosh

Making Waves is the theme of this exhibition that brings together works in fabric, thread, yarn, paint, print and other media, with members capturing and interpreting the title in different ways. Techniques range from conventional embroidery to contemporary use of materials demonstrating the unique mix of the group and variety of training, experience and backgrounds.

First Monday
10-15 September
Creating A Moment - First Monday

First Monday is a group of eight photographers who meet monthly over a meal to discuss their latest work. This process of mutual critique allows them to improve their work without stifling originality. Each photographer selects the work they would like to show giving a varied exhibition displaying many photographic genres and techniques.

Rod Tompson
17-22 September
Too Much Green and Badly Lit - Rod Tompson photographs

The title is a reference to a remark by Francois Boucher on the nature of Landscape.

Rod Tompson has been a photographer all his life, including days of red- light film and paper. He still works in film but has taken on board many of the transitions that have been manifest in photography during the past 15 years. Inspired by traditional English landscape painting, the exhibition includes photographically derived experimental and abstract work, which includes quite a lot of green.

Norfolk seven
24-29 September
Viewpoints - The Norfolk Seven - artists and ceramicists

A group of artists and ceramicists from Norfolk who often draw and paint with each other celebrating togetherness. Their work embraces colour, form, texture and meditates on the relationship between light, shadow and atmosphere.

MAnifestation
1-6 October
Manifestation - MA Fine Art students from Norwich University of the Arts

MAnifestation is a group exhibition by MA Fine Art students who have recently completed their course at Norwich University of the Arts. A range of artwork will be shown including painting, photography and sculpture. Expect to see challenging and intriguing creations.

Norfolk Craft Guild
8-20 October
Autumn Exhibition - Norfolk Craft Guild

A wonderful collection of handmade crafts created in Norfolk by talented makers who combine both traditional crafts with more contemporary creations. The exhibition includes stained glass, textiles, jewellery, paper-cutting, wood-turning, pewter work as well as many other mediums. 

Earth and Sky
22 October-3 November
Earth and Sky - Amelia Bowman & Kerry Buck

Professional artists Amelia Bowman, Kerry Buck and artist blacksmith Toby Winterbourn return with a mixed show inspired by landscape and nature. Featuring original collagraph prints, paintings and decorative metalwork alongside limited edition reproductions, cards and giftware, the exhibition will be inviting, inspiring and uplifting.

Clay Glaze Fire
5-17 November
Clay. Glaze. Fire - Anglian Potters

Anglian potters return with a fantastic selection of hand built and thrown ceramics. In many styles and prices this exhibition has something for everyone and perfect for Christmas presents.

Contact Wymondham Arts

01953 202 202

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