Felbrigg Hall is hosting The Makers, an exhibition of work by three artists inspired by the craftsmanship at Felbrigg, found in its buildings, collections, garden and wider estate.
Over 240 artists applied for the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Felbrigg Collection during a week-long residency in October 2016. Alida Sayer, Alec Stevens and Florence Kennard are the selected artists who are currently working on projects ready for the exhibition launch in April.
The families who have lived at Felbrigg have always had a tradition of commissioning new work from artists and crafts people; whether this was through decorative schemes for their main rooms, portraits of the family or pieces of furniture.
The last Squire of Felbrigg, Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, also had a great interest in collecting works of contemporary art and had strong links with the Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival (now the Norfolk and Norwich Festival). Some of his collection can be seen displayed in the book room within the Hall.
The artworks commissioned for The Makers exhibition, which will be on display throughout the summer of 2017, aim to continue this established tradition and give visitors the chance to see Felbrigg in a more contemporary light.
The Makers is developed by the National Trust at Felbrigg Hall in partnership with Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, and is curated by Dr Caroline Fisher a Trustee of Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and Curator of East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts.
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