Cley 18 is now over for this year.
Thanks to the artists, committee, curator and the many, many visitors that came and enjoyed the show
Supporting Cley Contemporary
To continue running this valued contemporary art exhibition in North Norfolk, Cley Contemporary needs support both financial and practical. If you come to visit the exhibition, please put a donation in the collecting pot - if every visitor contributed a pound or two it would fund the essential costs.
If you, or someone you know would consider becoming a patron, sponsor or supporter of Cley Contemporary please get in touch.
Cley 18 'The greater the distance the clearer the view'
Exhibition dates: 5 July to 5 August 2018
Contemporary artists based in Norfolk or with a Norfolk connection are invited to respond to this brief for Cley 18 curated by Dr Caroline Fisher.
‘The greater the distance the clearer the view - one sees the tiniest of details with the utmost clarity’ is taken from W.G. Sebald’s ‘The Rings of Saturn’ where Sebald talks about the writing of Thomas Browne, the great Norwich physician and writer of the 17th century. It encapsulates the idea that something seen from far away can resolve itself to become clearer than something seen close up or that a long journey can allow us the greatest perspective on a subject. It implies either distance or time between the object and the viewer.
The Cley 18 leaflet is out and about giving full details of this year's exhibition, workshops and events. Look out for printed copies near you (libraries, art shops, galleries, venues, Tourist Information Centres) and download a copy Click this link here or the image below
Support Cley Contemporary Art
Please consider making a donation if you would like to help and to ensure the future of this important exhibition for Norfolk.
Funding to many arts projects has been cut in the last few years and NNEP/Cley Contemporary is no exception. The future of this important and popular open submission exhibition is under threat. If every visitor to the exhibition gave just £1, it would do the trick. If you value either the opportunity to exhibit, or to see the work, please give as generously as you can as public support will make all the difference. Thank you!
News and events
Pay by card!
If you want to pay for an event ticket, workshop, catalogue or a piece of artwork via debit or credit card, you can pay at the reception desk in the church.
Workshops on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August
Sumigashi Paper marbling and wallet-making - see here
Don't forget the work on the beach. You can find out about it here
Celebrated artist Susan Gunn will be opening the Cley18 exhibition this year on Wednesday 4 July 2018
Susan Gunn is a British artist. She was born in Greater Manchester, England in 1965, and studied at Norwich University of the Arts where she was awarded a First Class BA Honours in Fine Art Painting in 2004. In 2006 she was awarded the inaugural Sovereign European Art Prize. In 2014 she was commissioned to create a twenty-metre painting for the £11.6 million low carbon building project 'The Enterprise Centre' at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She is a member of Contemporary British Painting.
Gunn's artworks are made using traditional binders imbued with beeswax and linseed, natural earth pigments and layers of traditionally made gesso. The surface undergoes a natural process beyond the control of the artist and renders each painting unique. Ref wikipedia
For queries about Cley18 please contact:
Kirsti Crofts (Coordinator)
East End Farm
Phone 01362 668641
Registered Charity Number 1156869