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Throughout the year our main gallery showcases work by both international and emerging artists as well as exhibitions exploring local heritage. The upper gallery regularly delves into work by regional artists and community groups. 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to suspend our planned exhibition programme for 2020. The Corn Hall has now reopened but as it’s not fully up and running we have put together a Welcome Back! ‘taster’ exhibition which features a selection of work from our postponed shows. We hope it will whet your appetite for the full exhibitions once we are able to mount them.

The exhibition will focus on work from two exhibitions – that of the popular landscape artist, Phil Greenwood and ‘An Arkful of Animals’ featuring animals ranging from the literal to the bizarre, from the thought-provoking to the simply fun. The works are by local artists demonstrating what a wealth of talent we have on our doorstep.

There will also be a small group of works by famous names such as Maggi Hambling and David Hockney.

In normal circumstances the gallery spaces are open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Currently we are operating reduced opening hours and will be closing at 2.30pm.

We will be closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Phil Greenwood: Etching the Landscape

Digital taster – actual exhibition dates to be advised

Phil Greenwood has been a professional printmaker since 1971. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally: including the Royal Academy, Bankside Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Greenwood depicts landscapes in atmospheric detail, but considerable economy. Using only two or three colours he achieves a great range of tone and colour by overprinting and fusing one colour with another. Working from an amalgamation of ideas recalled, his images do not depict a particular place , yet they look strangely familiar.

Click to view the taster here

 

 

Digital taster – actual exhibition dates to be advised

An Arkful of Animals

This extensive show will fill all three of our gallery spaces with an eclectic range of animal inspired artwork. The show will feature artists such as Henry Moore, Paula Rego and Elisabeth Frink, as well as many local artists. There will be a vast collection of prints, paintings, sculptures, photographs and even marionettes on display for all to enjoy! 

Click to view the taster here 

 
 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

 

   

 

 

Dates to be advised

Masters at The Corn Hall: David Hockney – Adventures in Print

David Hockney, perhaps the country’s favourite living artist, found fame as much for his prints as his paintings; a naturally gifted draughtsman, Hockney immediately felt in his element when he tried his hand at etching as a student. Our brief survey, which coincides with the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘David Hockney: Drawing from Life’, follows his career from his days as a ‘blonde bombshell’ in the early ‘60s to his current exploration of iPad drawings.

Exhibition Viewing  11am – 1pm
Join curator, David Case, as he discusses Hockney’s work and career.

Hockney (15) film screening  7.30pm
Hockney takes the director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, and looks back at his formative years in the British Pop Art scene.

LOWER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

Dates to be advised

A Celebration of Weave

In collaboration with designermaker21, this exhibition will feature a selection of artists that practice and celebrate the art of weave. The exhibitors will include designermakers21 resident weavers as well as showcasing the work of textile artists who have recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts. 

Textiles in Action Day    11am – 3pm

Explore the four textile exhibitions on display in both The Corn Hall and designermakers21. Listen, watch and join in with our weavers as they demonstrate and discuss their work and their inspirations!

UPPER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

For further information and enquiries please contact [email protected]

 


 

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