Supporting Cley Contemporary
To continue running this valued contemporary art exhibition in North Norfolk, Cley Contemporary needs support both financial and practical. If you, or someone you know would consider becoming a patron, sponsor or supporter of Cley Contemporary please get in touch.
Cley Curator 2018 is underway
Preparations for Cley 18 are well underway with over 60 artists making new work for the exhibition
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.
For queries about Cley18 please contact:
Kirsti Crofts (Coordinator)
East End Farm
Phone 01362 668641
News and events
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
Cley Contemporary Art exhibition Cley 18 is being planned right now by a volunteer committee with the curator for this year, Caroline Fisher.
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!
Cley Contemporary Flickr group
Here is a link to a group where you can view photographs of Cley 17 and also add your own photographs of the exhibition to the group by uploading them
Donations to support Cley Contemporary
Donate here to support Cley Contemporary Art exhibition. The committee which runs it is voluntary and depends on support from public funding and individual giving to make it happen each year. If you value it, please give what you can to keep it well.
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