Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2008 Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service in partnership with East Anglia Art Fund.
Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2008
Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service
in partnership with East Anglia Art Fund.
This major exhibition celebrates Norfolk painters and privides
an opportunity to see and purchase some of the best painting
being made in Norfolk today.
A total of 362 artists submitted 894 works for selection and 116
works by 106 artists were selected by William Bowyer, Peter Brown
and Benjamin Sullivan. The show is presented in partnership with
East Anglia Art Fund.
The exhibition presents an accomplished and diverse collection that
is both representational and abstract. The standard is extreamly high,
so much so that it has been suggested that the collection forms a basis
for a Royal Academy equivelant in East Anglia.
Such a venture would raise the creative prestige for professional artists
living in the region, and be a magnet that would aid the growth of businesses
and business opportunities in East Anglia.
Zacron is in the company of Diana Lamb (top left) with her oil painting
'Holkham Waiting'. Zacron has given Diana the title of 'First Lady in Art for
Norwich', at many public events because of the support she gives to creative
people in the region.
Zacron with Peter Baldwin (centre left), a painter of distinction who has work
in many important collections including the permanent collection at the castle.
Baldwin's style combines pictorial, spacial illusion with meticulousely aligned
two dimensional abstracted shapes, using both tonal and emblematic colour.
The artist exhibits Approaching Storm an oil on board.
David Page (central image) exhibits a work entitled 'Ploughed Relief'.
Page has recently participated in an exhibition in London's Cork Street.
Just a little reminiscent of Paul Nash, the artist produces dynamic tonal studies
of the farmed landscape that are dramatic, and powerfull, while making a
highly individual statement in the feild of landscape painting.
Michael Checketts is seen here with his family (right centre). Checketts is an
extraordinary pictorial painter who is able to fuse twenty first century urban
living with the richness of the landscape based on his own observation and
vision. Checketts exhibits a large oil on canvas entitled 'September Sun
Zacron in conversation with Vanessa Trevelyan Head of Norfolk Museums and
Archeology Service (bottom left), and Charlotte Crawley the Director of The
East Anglian Art Fund (bottom right) a charitable organisation that supports
the art programme at Norwich Castle and artists living and working in
the region. The work shown here is Mementos of Childhood a recent
archival edition print by Zacron.
Photography MW for Artshot International 2008
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