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NORFOLK BY DESIGN unearths the many creative people of this inspiring region and provides often isolated talents with an opportunity to showcase their work in pop-up exhibitions and online sales.

We exhibit a diverse range of works in relaxed and eclectic pop-up events. We combine works by artists, designers, ceramicists, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers and craftspeople.

OUR POP UP EVENTS

“ORDINARY WORLDS” AT CREAKE ABBEY (10 to 23 August, 2018)

Ordinary Worlds was an exhibition of six women artists who share a common interest in representing landscape and interpreting the topographic in their work – each artist shows how we might compose landscape to suit our outlook rather than merely reflect upon a visual likeness or land use. Between them, what they depict is anything but ordinary.

Pigment stains drawn on cave walls have revealed how we once imagined landscapes populated by the creatures we hunted to survive. This early human trait of conceiving a landscape in our imagination still holds a powerful influence upon us to the present day. Technology has helped artists find new, previously unimagined possibilities for depicting the environment and altering the ways in which they represent landscape pictorially. They have embraced imaging software among more traditional means of describing our world, without reducing it to banal certainties.

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POP UP AT HOUGHTON HALL (29 MARCH TO 29 JULY, 2018)

IN THE STABLES AT HOUGHTON HALL

Running alongside a major exhibition by Damien Hirst


Our pop up in The Stables at Houghton Hall and ended on July 29, 2018. We showcased 41 craftspeople, artists and makers from Norfolk and the wider area of East Anglia. Each brought a simplicity of form, intent and vision that belies the complexity often involved in making their work.

Much of the sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawings and jewellery we showcase is intensive in its production and while a simple and straight forward approach is the overriding factor they may have in common, the resulting work is anything but.

Our thanks to the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley for their generous support. We are also grateful to Robert Miller and Jennifer Taverner and all the staff at Houghton Hall who made this such a pleasure for us.  The following companies and individuals have also played a key role in supporting us in showcasing the work of all the  wonderful artists, makers and designers who of course, remain the main focus of our work. Lastly a big thank you to all 19,390 visitors who passed through the stables this year!

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Polly Cruse is a Norwich based artist who is focused on the relationships between the intangible and the material aspects of the everyday. She aims to elevate the importance and status of… https://t.co/hmAG1jAd2B
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Polly Cruse is a Norwich based artist who is focused on the relationships between the intangible and the material aspects of the everyday. She aims to elevate the importance and status of… https://t.co/SX9oSNjuT5
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Mark Richardson's lifelong love of the landscape and wildlife of North Norfolk continues to inspire new works. The wild beauty of the birds of the coast and marsh are the passionate… https://t.co/AETsl2PuAz
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With a background in Graphic Design, Steve Gore-Rowe makefixdo now concentrates his creativity on making decorative and functional interior pieces using new and used materials. Pieces for… https://t.co/qfz75KDZfj
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LATEST NEWS

NORFOLK BY DESIGN POP-UP EXHIBITIONS 2015 – 2018

We have showcased over 80 artists, designers and craftspeople from across Norfolk and the eastern region to date and are planning future pop-up events.

Click on the boxes right and below to find out more about the pop-up exhibitions we have successfully run to date.

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“ORDINARY WORLDS”
LANDSCAPE, IMAGINED AND REAL
CREAKE ABBEY, NORTH NORFOLK
10 to 23 AUGUST 2018

NORFOLK BY DESIGN
HOUGHTON HALL STABLES, NORFOLK
MARCH 29 to JULY 29 2018

(Alongside an exhibition by Damien Hirst)

NORFOLK BY DESIGN
HOUGHTON HALL STABLES, NORFOLK
APRIL to SEPTEMBER 2017

(Alongside an exhibition by Richard Long)

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INTO THE WOODS
FIELD DALLING, NORFOLK
1–4 DECEMBER 2016

NATURE
CREAKE ABBEY, NORFOLK
18–20 MARCH 2016

NORFOLK BY DESIGN
WEST LEXHAM, NORFOLK
SEPTEMBER 2015

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