Norfolk Open Studios cancelled 2020
This year’s Norfolk Open Studios, one of the most successful schemes of its kind in the country, has been cancelled.
The award-winning event was originally due to take place across May and June but with the lockdown in force organisers decided to postpone the event until the autumn.
Now, the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s Norfolk Open Studios with organisers looking forward to 2021 in order to protect the safety of artists and visitors.
Earlier this month Norfolk Open Studios offered an online version of the scheme with more than 55 artists bringing their studios to life with virtual tours, video demonstrations audio recordings, photos and filmed stories – and this is still available to view online.
Ros Dixon, Norfolk Open Studios administrator said: “When we cancelled the original dates for Norfolk Open Studios 2020 back in March, we had hoped we might be able to postpone until the autumn.
“Unfortunately, it turns out we are still in uncertain times. Despite some of the recent relaxations, it would be extremely difficult for many artists to welcome public to their studios, often in their own homes, safely.
“The scheme is also designed to get visitors exploring the county and we felt putting communities at risk in this way, would not be appropriate right now. As a result we have decided that the most sensible thing to do is to cancel Norfolk Open Studios for this year, and look forward instead to 2021.
“We were delighted to still be able to celebrate some of our amazing artists by hosting Norfolk Opens Studios 2020 online earlier this month, and we are happy to say this is still available to view on our website.”
Ordinarily, Norfolk Open Studios would see around 400 artists opening their studio doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work and practice, normally attracting 30,000+ visitors.
Internationally renowned artists as well as artists new to the scheme take part each year and for many, it offers the opportunity to join a wider community of artists which helps to bring their work to new and diverse audiences, opening up discussions about their practice.
Earlier this month Norfolk Open Studios offered an online version of the scheme with more than 55 artists bringing their studios to life with virtual tours, video demonstrations audio recordings, photos and filmed stories.
It is the first time in the scheme’s 26 years that the event has moved from the artists’ studios to an online celebration of Norfolk’s artistic community.
Participating artist David Lendrum said: “The Norfolk Open Studios website looks superb. It’s just a pity the event cannot happen this year but I’m very much looking forward to taking part next year.”
To enjoy the scheme from the comfort of your own home and to keep up to date with news about next year’s event visit norfolkstudios.org.uk
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