Norwich 20 Group
Smith Devin, A shared moment in time.

Norwich 20 Group (N20G) is staging two exhibitions in Norwich during week commencing July 17.

The group’s annual exhibition, N2017G, featuring 60 artists, is at The Forum from July 18 to 23 and Naked in Norwich 8, showcasing work produced in the group’s weekly life drawing workshop is at St. Margaret’s Church of Art on St Benedicts from July 17 to July 22,

N2017G at The Forum, which is being curated by Amanda Geitner, Director of the East Anglia Art Fund, will feature art in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and printmaking. N20G members will be present every day from 10am to 6pm to talk to visitors about their work.

N20G members all live and work in the area, most are professional artists who regularly exhibit their work widely in the region, throughout the UK and internationally. Since its beginnings in 1944, with just fourteen members, N20G has grown to almost ninety members, with regular monthly meetings open to anyone with an interest in the arts.

Richard Cleland, Figure on OrangePaper.

Newest member, sculptor and textile artist Chrissy Leech, will be exhibiting at The Forum, along with three licentiate members, Josh Harbord, Jack Mackenzie and Devin Smith who will be showing their latest work.

Each year three licentiates, recent fine art graduates from NUA are invited to join the group for two years to assist with their professional development and to give opportunities for exhibiting their work.

Naked in Norwich 8 is N20G’s eighth annual selling exhibition of life drawings and paintings. The exhibition at St Margaret’s is open from 10am to 5pm. 

Norwich 20 Group
Harbord Josh Fractur

Norwich 20 Group

N20G was founded in 1944 by Walter Thomas Watling, art master at CNS, supported by Aileen Law, art teacher at Blyth School and 12 other local artists.  Stimulated by contemporary art movements, they wanted to raise standards of local professional art to something worthy of Norfolk’s artistic history.

All aspects of the practice of contemporary fine art are represented, sculpture, print, photography, painting, digital media and installations.

Over the years N20G has included nationally known artists, for example, Michael Andrews, Bernard Reynolds, Edward Barker, Leslie Davenport, Mary Newcomb, Jeffery Camp RA, and Cavendish Morton. Many current and past members have received patronage, exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Galleries in East Anglia, London and internationally, with works in both private and public collections. Some have received prestigious awards, including election to the Royal Academy.

N20G has strong links with Norwich’s twin cities and has held joint exhibitions with Novi Sad, Rouen, Koblenz and El Viejo.