Member Activities

Demo, Robert Nelmes. Satruday 22 September 1.45 - 4pm, URCH

Robert, who works in oils and watercolour and works often en plein air, will give us an oil landscape demonstration.
The demo will be held at URCH. Arrive by 1.45pm, demo finishes at 4pm.
Free for members. Non members also welcome for a small fee. Join NNAC on the day and get the fee refunded! No need to book, just turn up by 1.45pm sharp!

The Forum Exhibition 2018

The exhibition will be held at the Forum, Norwich starting on Sunday 30th September and closing at 3pm on Saturday 6th October. A small selection of work which will be on show can be found in the gallery heading on the home page.

September Social gathering

The next social gathering is on Tuesday 18th September at the Marsh Harrier,Ipswich Road, Norwich starting at 7pm.

The theme is "What might have been; artists who left this mortal coil early " This gathering is becoming quite popular with a core group of members - a warm welcome awaits you ! For more details contact Clive Brookes

Workshop with Ian McManus, watercolour

Saturday 13th October, Nelson St First school 10am to 4pm. Some places remaining. Members £25 non members £30. See the July Newsletter to book!

Workshop with Liz Balkwill, Still Life in oils or pastel.

Saturday 10 November at Nelson St First school, 10am to 4pm. Some places left. Members £25, non members £30. See July newsletter for how to book

Pop up Painting day 24th August

Kirstead Hall Pop-up Painting Day
Friday 24th August 2018
10.00am until 4.00pm

Ten members braved the drop in temperatures to paint in the wonderful surroundings of Kirstead Hall. We were made very welcome with coffee and tea readily available and enjoyed painting, drawing and sketching in the late summer sunshine. Thanks to Rae Dunthorne for getting this arranged for us.

Visit to the Munnings Museum, 4th August 2018

What a lovely trip members had to Castle House, Dedham, the Munnings Museum, last Saturday. ...more

"COAST" Painting competition

Members may be interested in entering the Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary festival's art competition, "Harmony" I'm told the prizes consist of bottles of wine. For details go to the coast website.

Demo, John Patchett, Saturday 21st July NELSON ST First School. 1.45pm to 4pm. Please note venue!

John Patchett is a well known Norfolk artist who works in soft pastel. He is noted for his vibrant paintings of Norwich market though he does many landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes. he will demonstrate from sketch to finish, probably, giving tips on use of soft pastels along the way.

Summer trip to the Munnings museum, Dedham Essex

On Satruday 4th August. £25 per person ...more

Demo by Hashim Akib, Saturday 9th June

At Framingham Earl High school from 1.45pm to 4pm ...more

Hostry Exhibition.

The exhibition starts on Tuesday 22nd May and runs to Saturday 2nd June. Members please deliver your accepted works to thje Hostry between 9.30 and 10.30am. The private view is Monday 21st May from 6.30pm.

Colin Joyce demo CANCELLED

Colin has had to cancel his demo for NNAC on Saturday 19th May. There will now be no meeting on that date. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Programme 2018

Demonstrations are free for members. Unless otherwise stated please arrive promptly by 1.45 pm. Booking is not needed. Non members welcome for a nominal charge of £3-£5 per demonstration.
Workshops must be booked in advance. Fees may vary. Details will be published on the website and in the newsletter. ...more

Exhibition opportunities!

The Bank, Eye is looking for artists to exhibit for a month at a time, either individually or as a group. There is no hanging fee but commission will be taken at 20% on sales. Artists are requested to hang the exhibition, although there will be some limited help. E mail Sally at for more information. The Bank Eye also has a website and a Facebook page

Demo by Adebanji Alade. Saturday February 17th Framingham Earl high school

1.30 for 2pm start until 4pm. Free for members. Non members £3 ...more

Saturday January 27th, portrait demo by John Glover

Members had the opportunity to watch a demonstration by John Glover of a portrait in oils. You will remember that last year he did a portrait in pastels for us. This time his subject was our vice chairman Eleanor Alison who made a very good model. In a limited time he produced an excellent likeness alla prima and had everyone completely engaged in his process. Thank you John.

Art in Norwich

Art in Norwich August 2017 - March 2018 ...more

Forum Exhibition: The Jarrold Prize winner!

Sue Bunce won the Jarrold prize at the Forum exhibition, November 2017, with her beautiful little oil painting "Sea Horses". Sue wins a studio easel and £40 worth of art materials of her choice from Jarrrolds. Congratulations to Sue and many thanks to Jarrolds for sponsoring this prize again.

Food and Feedback Party

1.30-4pm Saturday 25th November at United Reform Church, Ipswich Road, Norwich ...more

Brancaster Staithe Village Hall NNAC Exhibition 15-17 September 2017
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The exhibition will start on Friday 15th September after it has been hung. Finishes 4.30pm on Sunday 17th.

Hostry exhibition 2017 winner of popular choice award.

Liz Balkwill won the popular choice award for her portrait entitled "The Builder". Liz wins a voucher from Norwich Art Supplies, St Benedict's street, Norwich. Congratulations Liz!

SAA Artist of the year!

Congratulations to member John Shave. ...more

Highly commended for NNAC member

Member Reg Anderson was awarded highly commended in the wildlife section of the SAA Artist of the Year competition 2017 for his pastel "Sparring Seals on the Norfolk Coast" Congratulations Reg. The commended painting and some of Reg's other work can be seen in the member gallery.

Watercolour demo by Jackie Devereux Saturday 20th May 2017

Line and Watercolour – A Bold Contemporary approach
by Jackie Devereux ...more