Norwich Castle Open Art Show - 18 October - 23 November 2008

Norwich Castle Open Art Show - 18 October - 23 November 2008

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

Grapes Hill'.


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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