Paul and I have also been working at the other end of the county, to showcase the work of over 25 artists, makers and designers from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The result of this is “FESTIVAL” – a pop up exhibition in the Stables at Houghton Hall. We are running alongside a large exhibition of sculpture, drawings and etchings by one of the world’s greatest sculptors, Henry Moore. Each of the works chosen for “Festival” hark back to the original spirit of the Festival of Britain (1951) when artists such as Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchins and others led the efforts to reinvent the cultural map of both Britain and the wider world, contributing to the flourishing of the Modernist ideas first developed between the wars by the Bauhaus among others - with an added sense of optimism, innovation and creativity for an emerging and ‘new’ world. Given the turmoil in our own national lives right now it seemed appropriate to look at those artists and makers who are making the same kind of efforts to offer a way of looking at our world today with the same kind of spirit.
Take a look at the results and we look forward to welcoming you during the Summer (breakfasts are still served though definitely before 9am on a weekend… sorry)
When it comes to the visual arts, there is a lot to see when visiting Tinsmith’s House. We are located within easy reach of Norwich with many great galleries showing the work of some great artists – both local and international. No visit to the area would be complete without a trip to the Sainsbury Centre, Mandell’s or the Fairhurst in the City.