Taster exhibitions

Get a taste of what's to come during Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2017. Not only are these wonderful exhibitons in themselves, with diverse artwork to see and buy, but they also allow you the opportunity to plan ahead for your studio visits. There are a number of Taster Exhibitions taking place across the county and all are free to attend.

Central Taster Exhibition

This annual Central Taster Exhibition in the heart of Norwich displays the exciting breadth of creativity throughout Norfolk, as it showcases works by artists across the county who are taking part in this year's Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios scheme. The exhibition offers you an opportunity to sample the vast range of work and the skill of Norfolk artists, and a chance to start planning your studio visits for later in May and June. 

Artists will be on hand during the exhibition's opening times to answer questions about the scheme and discuss their work and art techniques. Art demonstrations will also be given. 


Dates Tuesday 25 April - Sunday 30 April

Open 9.30am - 6.30pm (closes at 4pm on Sunday 30 April)

Location The Forum, Millenium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Email nnopenstudios@nnfestival.org.uk

School’s Taster Exhibition

This exhibition offers visitors the chance to preview the amazing artistic talent of young people across Norfolk, as schools taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios display a selection of their students' work. 

Thank you to Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library for kindly offering space for this exhibition.


Dates Tuesday 25 April - Friday 5 May

Open Library and exhibition opening times: Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Location Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Broadland & Great Yarmouth Taster Exhibition

This exhibition will showcase the talent of artists taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios from Broadland & Great Yarmouth. It will offer visitors a taste of the inspiring and diverse art that is being produced by these very talented artists. 


Dates Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 April

Open 10am - 5pm. Private View: Wednesday 5 April, 6 - 7.30pm

Location Galleries, Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH

Email angiehewitt@live.com

West Norfolk Taster Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a variety of work by some of the West Norfolk & King's Lynn artists who are taking part in Open Studios this year. A wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the studios that will open across the district during Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2017.


Dates Friday 14 - Thursday 20 April

Open Friday 14 April, 1 - 6pm, Saturday 15 - Thursday 20 April, 10am - 7pm daily. Evening viewings can be arranged by appointment

Location Eau Brink Studio, Eau Brink Cottage, Eau Brink, King's Lynn, PE34 4SQ

Website eaubrinkstudio.co.uk

North Norfolk Taster Exhibition

The Old Workshop Gallery is a beautiful and relaxed space in which to view and enjoy the diversity of work from a large number of the North Norfolk artists participating in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2017. Running prior to and throughout the run of the scheme, the exhibition gives visitors a one stop way to extend their Open Studios experience.

The Old Workshop Gallery is situated in Corpusty. Take either the turning marked for Corpusty or for Saxthorpe off the B1149 Holt/ Norwich road. Take the turning at the village shop, continue past the pub for 200 yards and the gallery is on the left. 


Dates Saturday 6 May - Sunday 11 June

Open Tuesday - Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, 10am - 5pm, Sundays 12 - 5pm

Location The Old Workshop Gallery, The Street, Corpusty, Norwich, NR11 6QP

Website corpustygallery.com

Breckland Taster Exhibition

Breckland: New Horizons

Join us to celebrate the diverse group of talented artists within the Breckland area. Over twenty artists will be coming together to take part in this vibrant exhibition, showcasing a collection of their art works. A mix of traditional, contemporary and 3 dimensional studies will be on show, including paintings, woodturning, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, mixed media, jewellery and papercutting. There will be a chance to meet the artists and observe demonstrations throughout the three day exhibition. This is an exciting opportunity to view a sample of the art that will be available to view across Breckland during Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2017. 



Dates Friday 19 May - Sunday 21 May

Open 10am - 4pm

Location The Wayland Dragonfly Gallery, Wayland House, High Street, Watton, IP25 6AR

South Norfolk Taster Exhibition

A selection of artwork by South Norfolk artists taking place in this year's Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. Displayed in the lovely surroundings of the Ravenous Cafe in Raveningham, with homemade food and fabulous cakes! 


Dates Saturday 27 May - Sunday 11 June, excluding Tuesdays and Monday 5 June

Open 10am - 5pm

Location Ravenous Cafe, Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, NR14 6NU