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Cromer Artspace September Newsletter

Cromer Artspace on the Prom
Win this framed print by Antony Gormley

Sir Antony Gormley

Print Raffle

We are delighted that Antony Gormley is showing his support of our Cromer Artspace ventures by donating a framed print for us to raffle.

Not only will you have the opportunity of gaining a beautiful work of art for your wall, and one that is worth over £5,000, but you will be supporting the development of Artspace on the Prom.

The draw will be on October 14th at an artists’ Q&A event during the Open Call exhibition. Up until 14th October tickets will be on sale at Artspace on the Prom and online via our website. All the money raised will go towards enabling Cromer Artspace to fulfil its aims of making art and creativity accessible in Cromer for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Coming soon...

Black and White: From the Ethereal to the Concrete, Esther Boehm

Black and White: 

From the Ethereal to the Concrete

Esther Boehm

14 until 25 September

We are excited to see the first installation work at Artspace on the Prom.

Ether’ is an installation of eleven large, seemingly floating, objects with translucent skins reminiscent of alabaster or ice. These objects will hover above new sculptures made of black ‘ciment fondu’ which emerge from the ground to form a dialogue with ‘Ether’ and with visitors. Interactive sound will enhance the installation.

Esther will be available to talk and to answer questions about her work on Thursday 21st September 4pm – 5pm. This is a great opportunity to ‘meet the artist’.

You are invited to the Private View on Thursday 14th September 5.30

Cromer Artspace Open: Colour

30 September to October 18

The curator, Sue Bell, and selection panel had a difficult time deciding, from 159 submissions, on work which met the brief of exploring the role of colour and contributed to a coherent exhibition. The discussion took several hours!

The exhibition opens on Saturday 30th September and you will be able to see work in a range of media, including glass, photography, textile, wood, painting and print. Artists included are from Cromer, Norfolk, London, Worcestershire and Doncaster, showing new and recent work.

Come along and see!

You are warmly invited to the Private View on 29th September at 5.30. 

There will also be a Q&A with artists, led by the curator Sue Bell, on 14th October at 5.30pm. This will be an excellent chance to listen to and contribute to discussion of the role of colour in art. The winner of the Antony Gormley raffle will be announced at this event.


Making and using natural inks

On Saturday 7th October from 4.30 to 6.30 Rachel Burchell will lead a workshop at Artspace on the Prom on making and using natural inks.

Playing with Natural Colours – an introductory workshop to the joy of natural ink making, with Rachel Burchell.

An opportunity to make your own natural ink; a simple mark making tool and lots of time to play and explore nature’s many hued abundance.

Rachel will supply all materials, including her own selection of inks.

Participants will also make their own ink to use at home.

£15. Booking via

Progress on plans for Artspace on the Prom

Invitations to tender for the work on the roof should be sent out by NNDC any day now and work on the roof should be completed early in the spring. We are assured that it will not affect our opening!

The plumber has visited and we are working on plans for better storage and new sinks ‘backstage’.

The panel will meet to finalise the exhibition programme for 2024 on Wednesday 4th October. Artists have until the end of September to submit proposals. This is all very exciting and we can only hope that 2024 will match 2023 in interest and variety.

Post Code

To help the many visitors who use our post code to find us we have a new one dedicated to us: NR27 9FA (the previous postcode covers all the promenade and led to many visitors getting lost!)

Winter residencies

This winter, although we are planning for future improvements, it will be very cold and damp in Artspace on the Prom. If you know any artists who nevertheless would like to work with the amazing light, the sound of the sea and proximity to waves, they should contact [email protected]!

Welcome to new volunteers

We are delighted to welcome nine new volunteers to our team this month.

There is always a wide range of tasks: delivering posters, washing windows, greeting exhibition visitors, helping to hang work, assisting with admin… perhaps you have a friend who would like to join us? Contact [email protected]!

Pictures around Cromer

Although the National Gallery Collection has been taken down (doesn't Cromer look bare?) there is still time to complete the survey to help us plan future exhibitions.

We are developing the concept of a loan scheme so that the pictures will remain on view somewhere - a village hall, doctor's space, school or other such place.  Let us know if you have any contacts who could benefit from this: [email protected]

Raffle of framed print by Antony Gormley

See you soon

We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming exhibitions or events.

Cromer Artspace
Artspace on the Prom West Promenade, Cromer
United Kingdom

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