Welcome to the North Norfolk Exhibition Project (NNEP)
Since 2000, the NNEP has annually staged a month-long summer exhibition, featuring some of the best of artistic practice and new work by artists with a Norfolk connection, on the North Norfolk coast. Previously in Salthouse Church, in 2012 the project moved to Cley-next-the-Sea, where we received the warmest of welcomes from St Margaret's Church, the Village Hall, Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, and other village businesses and residents. We hope that Cley will remain the project’s home for the foreseeable future.
Each year our exhibition is designed and selected by a different curator to promote exceptional contemporary art by national and local artists across a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, mixed media and installation. We have a proven track record of success. We attract over 6,000 visitors each year, and the quality of the exhibition has been recognised by Arts Council England and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We have continued our partnerships with North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council Arts Services since 2000.
Since one of the project's key aims is to make contemporary art more accessible, our exhibitions are accompanied by complementary Workshops and events. The workshops encourage members of the public to participate actively in art making and the events bring in a wider range of arts related subjects including poetry, storytelling and music. Every year we try to ensure that at least one event reflects the theme of the exhibition. Events and workshops draw on local artists and performers who offer art-related activities and cultural experiences at a more affordable price.