Norwich Twenty Group

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The Norwich Twenty Group is a group of artists in Norfolk, England. Stimulated by contemporary art movements, the original group of 14 artists, met in November 1944, they intended to raise standards of local professional art to something worthy of the artistic history of Norfolk, by mutual criticism and appraisal of work. On 8 January 1945, they named the Group “The Norwich Twenty Group” and a constitution was signed. N20G continues to flourish with new members. Since 1944, over 270 artists have been members. Some of the artists have included Bernard Reynolds, Edward Barker, Leslie Davenport, Michael Andrews, Mary Newcomb, Hamilton Wood, Jeffery Camp and Cavendish Morton. Since 1945 and until the end of 2013, some 150 art shows have been organised. Shows have taken place in 97 venues in Norwich, 35 in East Anglia, 11 outside East Anglia and 7 in Europe. Many of the artists trained at the Norwich School of Art and Design, now Norwich University of the Arts, Royal College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, and other well known art schools. Many have travelled widely, studying the arts of other cultures and have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Current members include 88 artists, with three life members and four honorary members. Several NUA graduates are invited to join the group every year, for one year, under the Licentiate Scheme. Meeting challenges in today’s contemporary art, N20G now encompasses artists working in all media from paint, sculpture, installations and digital, ever seeking to nurture new members and forms of art. From mid-2015 the chairman is Martin Laurance, Contemporary Artist.

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Founder members[edit]

First eight members who attended the inaugural meeting on 13 November 1944[edit]

  • Walter Thomas Watling (1885–1956)
  • Maidie Buckingham (1901–1988)
  • Henley G. Curl (1910–1989)
  • Margaret Fitzsimmons-Hall
  • Tom Griffiths (1901–1990)
  • Aileen Law
  • Wilfred S. Pettitt (1904–1978)
  • Bernard Reynolds (1915–1997)

Next admissions in 1944/45[edit]

  • Edward Barker (1918–1983)
  • Leslie Davenport (1905–1973)
  • Leslie Moore (1913–1976)
  • John Trudgill (1916–1986)
  • Jim Starling (1905–1996)
  • James Fletcher-Watson (1913–2004)

List of Elected Chairmen of the Norwich Twenty Group in chronological order since 1944[edit]

Elected in:

  • 1945 Walter T. Watling (1885–1956)
  • 1946 Wilfred Pettitt (1904–1978)
  • 1947 Henley G. Curl (1910–1989)
  • 1948 Margaret Fitzsimmons-Hall
  • 1950 Leslie Davenport (1905–1973)
  • 1951 Ruth Barker (1925–2009)
  • 1954 Noel Spencer (1900–1986)
  • 1955 Cavendish Morton b.1911
  • 1957 Hubert Forward (1928–1998)
  • 1958 Geoffrey Wales (1912–1990)
  • 1959 Jeffery Camp
  • 1960 Hamilton Wood (1918–1989)
  • 1961 John Rowbottom
  • 1962 Ronald Courteney
  • 1964 Leslie Davenport (1905–1973)
  • 1966 Peter Baldwin
  • 1968 Ronald Courteney
  • 1971 Peter Baldwin
  • 1976 Geoffrey Lefever
  • 1978 Jane Mackintosh
  • 1980 Richard Maguire
  • 1981 Trevor Aldous
  • 1983 Mike Toll
  • 1985 Peter Baldwin
  • 1989 Tony Mabbutt
  • 1991 Peter Baldwin
  • 1992 Hubert Forward (1928–1998)
  • 1995 Mike Toll
  • 1996 Hamilton Wood (1918–1999)
  • 1997 Frank Pond
  • 1999 Ann-Mari Stevens
  • 2001 David Jones
  • 2003 Joanna Reynolds
  • 2005 Barry Watkins
  • 2007 David Holgate (1939–2014)
  • 2009 Rory McShane
  • 2011 Martin Battye
  • 2013 Julia Sorrell
  • 2014 Linda Chapman
  • 2014 Martin Battye
  • 2015 Martin Laurance

List of Open Meetings locations of the Norwich Twenty Group Artists sorted in chronological order since 1944[edit]

(The list shows location and location address.) All locations were in Norwich.

All Open Meetings are open to the public, where everyone can listen to art discussions, presentations on subjects such aesthetics, architecture, art movements, artistic disciplines, artists’ own works, contemporary art scenes, critiques, formative experiences and travels abroad, imagination, photography, techniques and practical approaches, women artists and many others.

1944 - The Chantry, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK. The room was lent by the WEA. The inaugural meeting of the group took place on 13 November 1944

1945 - 32 Elm Hill, Cathedral Quarter, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3, UK. The Countess of Albemarle offered the use of this location for the meetings of the group.

1946 - Y.W.C.A, Noverre Room, YWCA, 61 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1946 - 56 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1946 - 23 Grove Walk, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1953 - Sir Garnet Wolseley Public House, 36 Market Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RD, UK. At the time, the Proprietors were Mr. and Mrs. De Boltz.

1954 - Flint House Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1955 - The Red Lion Public House, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4AA, UK.

1955–56 - The Wild Man Pub, 29 Bedford Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AG, UK.

1956-73 - The Festival House, 2, 4 & 6, Georges Street, St Andrew’s Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1973–76 - The Gibraltar Gardens Public House, 282 Heigham Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4LZ, UK. The last meeting took place on 6 November 1976. The publicans, Mr. & Mrs. Curson, were presented with a tea set as a thank you.

1976–78 - The Unthank Arms Public House, 149 Newmarket Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2DR, UK.

1978 - The Arts Centre, St. Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG, UK.

1978–82 - The Golden Star Public House, 57 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DD, UK.

1982–86 - The Adam & Eve Public House, 17 Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RZ, UK.

1986–93 - Wensum Lodge, Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QW, UK.

1993 - Contact Gallery, St. Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1994–95 - United Reformed Church Rooms, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AZ, UK.

Since November 1999 - The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3EF, UK.

List of Art Exhibitions of the Norwich Twenty Group Artists sorted in chronological order in 2016[edit]

(The list shows location, period, title, and location address.)

All exhibitions are opened to the public.

2016 NORWICH, from 19 and 20 February, 2016
“The Big Draw" at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

2016 NORWICH, from 4 to 15 July, 2016
“Eastern Horizons" at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

2016 NORWICH, 26 July to 8 August, 2016
Art Show, "Never Mind the B*** Art Show, Here's the 20 Group" at The Undercroft, below The War Memorial, City Hall, Norwich NR2 1NH, UK. www.norwich12.co.uk/city-hall

2016 NORWICH, July - September 2016
"Works on Paper" at The Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL, UK. www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

2016 NORWICH, 8-13 August, 2016 “Naked in Norwich 7”
at St. Margaret's Church, St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ, UK. www.art-of-norwich.co.uk

List of Art Exhibitions of the Norwich Twenty Group Artists sorted in chronological order in 2015[edit]

(The list shows location, period, title, and location address.)

All exhibitions were open to the public. The information is based on the archives of the Norwich Twenty Group.

Since 1945 and until 2015, some 165 art shows have been organised. Shows have taken place in 111 venues in Norwich, 35 in East Anglia, 12 outside East Anglia and 7 in Europe. The information is based on the archives of the Norwich Twenty Group.

2015 NORWICH, from 12 to 24 January 2015
“We are here already" at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

2015 NORWICH, June 2015
at The Undercroft, below The War Memorial, City Hall, Norwich NR2 1NH, UK. www.norwich12.co.uk/city-hall

2015 NORWICH, 23 July - 15 October 2015
at The Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL, UK. www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

2015 NORWICH, 3–8 August 2015 “Naked in Norwich 6”
at St. Margaret's Church, St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ, UK. www.art-of-norwich.co.uk

2015 SNAPE MALTINGS, 3–4 October 2015 “The Big Draw en plein air at the FlipSide Festival”
at Snape Maltings Retailing, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SR, UK. www.snapemaltings.co.uk

List of Art Exhibitions of the Norwich Twenty Group Artists sorted in chronological order in 2014[edit]

(The list shows location, period, title, and location address.)

All exhibitions were open to the public. The information is based on the archives of the Norwich Twenty Group.

2014 NORWICH, from 24 January to 23 April 2014
at The Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL, UK. www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 17 to 31 March 2014
“20 Now 70 - Norwich 20 Group Artists' 70th anniversary exhibition” at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 17 to 31 March 2014
“20 Group Underground” at The Undercroft, below The War Memorial, City Hall, Norwich NR2 1NH, UK. www.norwich12.co.uk/city-hall

2014 NORWICH, from 14 March 2014, new exhibitions every two months at
The City Frames Gallery, 65b Hall Road, Norwich NR1 3HL, UK. www.cityframesnorwich.com

2014 NORWICH, from 18 March to 24 May 2014
“The Norwich 20 Group - 70 years 1944–2014” at The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, UK. www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 3 to 9 August 2014
“Naked in Norwich 5” at St. Margaret's Church, St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ, UK. www.art-of-norwich.co.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 27 to 28 October 2014
“The Big Draw” at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 21 November 2014 to 5 January 2015
at The Anteros Arts Foundation, 7-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LJ, UK. www.anterosfoundation.com

2014 NORWICH, from November 2014 to January 2015
at Norwich Castle Museum, Timothy Gurney Gallery, Castle Meadow, Norwich, East Anglia NR1 3JU, UK. www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

2014 NORWICH, from 13 December 2014 to 10 January 2015
at Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HN, UK. www.mandellsgallery.co.uk

List of Art Exhibitions of the Norwich Twenty Group Artists sorted in chronological order from 1946 to 2013[edit]

(The list shows location, period, title, and location address.)

All exhibitions were open to the public. The information is based on the archives of the Norwich Twenty Group.

1946 NORWICH, from 24 January 1946 for about a month,
“Social and Art Exhibition” at the YWCA Hostel, 61 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NR, UK.

1946 NORWICH, July 1946,
“First Public Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture” at the Jarrolds Art Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1947 NORWICH, 4 to 29 June 1947,
“20 Group Exhibition of Recent Work” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1947 DEREHAM, 3 to 9 July 1947,
“Exhibition as an Experiment”, Exhibition of recent works of modern Norwich Artists at The Assembly Rooms, Town Council, Ruthen Place, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2TX, UK.

1948 NORWICH, June 1948,
“Twenty Group Exhibition” Exhibition of painting, sculpture and works in black and white at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1948 GREAT YARMOUTH, July 1948,
“Exhibition of painting, sculpture and works in black and white” at the Yarmouth Public Library, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.

1949 NORWICH, 8 to 25 June 1949,
“Annual Exhibition” at Suckling House, Stuart Hall, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AD, UK.

1949 LOWESTOFT, 5 to 19 July 1949,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Lowestoft Art Centre, 13 Saint Peter's Street, Town Centre, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1QA, UK.

1949 GREAT YARMOUTH, 23 July to 6 August 1949,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Great Yarmouth Public Library & Museum, Tollhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH, UK. (current address)

1950 NORWICH, 8 to 16 July 1950,
“Open Air Exhibition” Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture at the Castle Gardens, Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1951 NORWICH, 18 June to 9 July 1951,
“Festival Exhibition” Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture at the Cathedral Cloisters, Norwich Cathedral, 12 the Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DH, UK.

1952 LOWESTOFT, 15 to 23 February 1952,
“Exhibition” Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at the Lowestoft Art Centre, Regent Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR3, UK.

1952 NORWICH, June 1952,
“Spring Exhibition” Exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1953 NORWICH, October 1953,
"Exhibition by Teachers of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Design” – Geoffrey Wales, Hubert Forward and John Rowbottom, Members of the Norwich Twenty Group at the Art School, St. George's, Norwich, Norfolk, UK. The School is now known as Norwich University College of the Arts.

1953 WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA, 28 July to 2 August 1952,
“Exhibition” at the Centre, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, UK.

1953 NORWICH, 7 to 21 May 1953,
“Spring Exhibition” Exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1954 NORWICH, 29 May to 15 June 1954,
“1954 Exhibition” Annual Exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1955 NORWICH, 26 November to 10 December 1955,
“Little Winter Exhibition” Exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture at the Flint House Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1955 NORWICH, March 1955,
“Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1956 NORWICH, 2 to 16 June 1956,
“Exhibition” at Curl’s New Store, Orford Place, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1956 LYNN, 12 to 22 October 1956,
“First Exhibition held outside of Norwich” at the Undercroft, Guildhall of St George, Lynn, Norfolk, UK.

1956 HINTLESHAM, summer 1956,
“Exhibition of sculpture” at the Hintlesham Festival, Hintlesham, Suffolk, UK.

1956 EYE, Summer 1956,
“Exhibition in aid of the Hungarian Relief Fund”, at Eye, Suffolk, UK.

1957 ALDEBURGH, summer 1957,
“Exhibition of sculpture” at the Aldeburgh Festival, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK.

1957 NORWICH, 22 June to 6 July 1957,
“Annual Exhibition” of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture - a number of sculptures were shown in the garden of the Assembly House at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ, UK.

1958 NORWICH, February -March 1958,
“Annual Exhibition of painting and sculpture” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1959 NORWICH, 16 to 30 May 1959,
“Annual Exhibition of painting, sculpture and engraving” at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ, UK.

1960 NORWICH, 1 to 28 February 1960,
“Exhibition of painting, sculpture and engraving” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1961 NORWICH, 11 to 25 February 1961,
“Exhibition of recent works of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving” at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ, UK.

1961 NORWICH, 27 May to 11 June 1961,
“Triennial Festival - Exhibition of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture” at the Cathedral Cloisters, Norwich Cathedral, 12 the Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DH, UK.

1962 NORWICH, 21 April to 13 May 1962,
“Spring Exhibition” Exhibition of recent works of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1962 IPSWICH, 28 May to 8 June 1962,
“Exhibition of paintings, engravings and sculpture” at the Civic College Foyer, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.

1963 GREAT YARMOUTH, 1 to 27 April 1963,
“Norwich 20 Group Exhibition” at the Great Yarmouth Public Library & Museum, Tollhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH, UK.

1963 NORWICH, 12 to 26 October 1963,
“Exhibition of recent works of painting, sculpture and engraving” at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ, UK.

1964 NORWICH, 30 May to 21 June 1964,
“20-Group Exhibition” Exhibition featured in the Norwich Triennial at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1965 DISS, April 1965,
“Co-operative Exhibition between the Diss Society for Music and the Arts and the Norwich Twenty Group” in Diss, Norfolk, UK.

1965 NORWICH, 1 to 30 May 1965,
“Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1965 FAKENHAM, 10 to 15 May 1965,
“Exhibition” at the Fakenham Festival of Music and The Arts, Fakenham, Norfolk, UK.

1965 NORWICH, spring 1965,
“20 Group Exhibition” at the Library, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK.

1965 NORWICH, November 1965,
“Exhibition” at Tom Watts’ shop, King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1966 NORWICH, 7 to 28 May 1966,
“Exhibition of painting, sculpture and print making” at the Junior Common Room, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK.

1966 ALDEBURGH, 10 to 26 September 1966,
“Aldeburgh Exhibition” at the Festival Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK.

1966 NORWICH, 5 to 27 November 1966,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1966 NORWICH, December 1966 to January 1967,
“Exhibition” at the Bedford Grill, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1967 NORWICH, 1 to 10 June 1967,
“20 Group in Cloisters” Triennial Festival Exhibition at the Cathedral Cloisters, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1967 NORWICH, 4 to 26 November 1967,
“Annual Exhibition” Exhibition of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1968 OXFORD, 17 June to 31 July 1968,
“Exhibition” at the Oxford Gallery, 23 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK.

1968 SUDBURY, 6 to 28 July 1968,
“Exhibition” at Gainsborough's House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU, UK.

1968 NORWICH, 18 November to 7 December 1968,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1969 LONDON, January to February 1969,
"Exhibition of East Anglian Artists" including many of the N20G Members at the Royal Institute Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK.

1969 NORWICH, 17 November to 6 December 1969,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1970 NORWICH, 28 February to 29 March 1970,
“Norwich Twenty Group Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1970 NORFOLK, 17 & 18 October 1970,
“Artists at Home” Norfolk & Norwich Triennial Festival at their home in Norfolk, UK.

1971 NORWICH, 6 to 28 February 1971,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1971 KING’S LYNN, 5 to 24 April 1971,
“Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture” at the Fermoy Art Gallery, King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK.

1971 NORWICH, 14 May to June 1971,
“Exhibition” at the Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL, UK.

1972 NORWICH, 17 April to 6 May 1972,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Cow Gallery, Cow Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

1972 NORWICH, 11 November to 10 December 1972,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1973 HALESWORTH, 7 to 20 July 1973,
“Exhibition” at the Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth, Norfolk, UK.

1974 NORWICH, 2 February to 3 March 1974,
“Annual Exhibition with a special tribute to Leslie Davenport” Exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1975 IPSWICH, 12 April to 10 May 1975,
“Exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture” at the Art Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.

1975 NORWICH, 11 October to 16 November 1975,
“Annual Exhibition” Exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1976 KING’S LYNN, 1 to 27 March 1976,
“Exhibition” at the Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK.

1976 HALESWORTH, 12–25 June 1976,
“Exhibition” at the Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth, Norfolk, UK.

1977 NORWICH, 23 January to 21 February 1977,
“Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings Prints & Sculpture” with a performance by Jill Bruce and Bruce Lacey called “Awakening in the Eye of the Bird” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1978 NORWICH, 11 November to 10 December 1978,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1979 (information to be updated at a later date)

1980 NORWICH, 7 June to 6 July 1980,
“Retrospective Exhibition 1944–1980” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1981 NORWICH, 2 to 20 March 1981,
“Annual Show” at the Library Concourse, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK.

1982 NORWICH,
“Annual Exhibition” including a number of guest artists’ works (information to be updated at a later date)

1983 GREAT YARMOUTH, 16 April to 7 May 1983,
“Norwich Twenty Group and Great Yarmouth College of Art Staff Exhibition” at the Great Yarmouth Public Library & Museum, Tollhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH, UK.

1983 NORWICH, 9 to 28 October 1983,
“Annual Exhibition, including a tribute to Edward Barker, 1918–1983” one of the founder-members, at the Library Concourse, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK.

1984 IPSWICH, 12 to 27 May 1984,
“Exhibition” during the Ipswich Arts Festival at the Galleries Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH, UK.

1984 HALESWORTH, 28 July to 10 August 1984,
“The Norwich Twenty Group Exhibition” at the Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL, UK.

1984 NORWICH, 29 September to 21 October 1984,
“Annual Exhibition” including works from guests artists mostly from the Norwich Artists Group at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1985 NORWICH, 27 May to 8 June 1985,
“Prints & Drawings Exhibition” at Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1, UK.

1985 NORWICH, 21 to 27 October 1985,
“Triennial Festival Exhibition” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1986 NORWICH, 1 to 30 November 1986,
“Annual Exhibition” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1987 NORWICH, 20 June to 6 July 1987,
“Summer Exhibition” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1988 NORWICH, 3 to 28 October 1988,
“Norwich Twenty Group’s French Festival – Art Exhibition” Exhibition of paintings by Norwich 20-Group during the Norfolk & Norwich Triennial Festival at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1989 NORWICH, 4 March to 2 April 1989,
“Norfolk Art Now” Exhibition organised by the Norwich 20 Group. An expansive exhibition to include works from artists resident in Norfolk, at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.

1989 NORWICH, autumn 1989,
“Art in the Office” at the offices of Ashwyn Cavill Associates, Cotman House, St Martin’s Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RN, UK.

1990 NORWICH, 25 September to 20 October 1990,
“2020 Exhibition of Paintings - 20th Century” Annual Exhibition at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1991 NORWICH, 7 October to 2 November 1991,
“Festival Exhibition” Annual Exhibition at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1992 NORWICH, 28 September to 24 October 1992,
“Festival Exhibition, Annual Exhibition” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1993 NORWICH, 18 September to 17 October 1993,
“Festival” Exhibition, the theme of the Festival was “Russia” and “Curtain Up”, during the Norfolk and Norwich Festival at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1993 NORWICH, 20 November 1993 to 9 January 1994,
“The Castle Art Show” Annual Exhibition at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.
Including works from the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, Norwich Artists Group, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich Twenty Group, St. Etheldreda Art Studio and the Warehouse Artists Studios. The City celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Norwich City Charter and the centenary year of Norwich Castle Museum.

1994 NORWICH, 26 September to 21 October 1994,
“Annual Exhibition” a Norfolk & Norwich Festival Exhibition at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1995 NORWICH, 24 September to October 1995,
“Annual Show” at the Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR, UK.

1995 NORWICH, 9 December 1995 to 21 January 1996,
“The Castle Art Show” at the Castle Museum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, UK.
Including works from the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, Norwich Artists Group, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich Twenty Group, St. Etheldreda Art Studio and the Warehouse Artists Studios.

1996 NORWICH, 7 to 19 May 1996,
“Annual Exhibition” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

1996 NORWICH, 24 May to 6 June 1996,
“E 227, N 088” Paintings by T.P. Nash Sculptures by J.B.E. Riches at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

1996 NORWICH, 4 July to 26 September 1996,
50th Anniversary Exhibition, 1946–1996” An exhibition of collected works from past and present members of The Norwich Twenty Group 1946–1996, 48 works from present members. Also included were general memorabilia (books, drawings and cards) and early documentation (book illustration, a gift to the Barker Family from Frank Allen (1896–1977) [c.1965], press cuttings, invitations, letters, etc.) at the Advice Arcade Gallery, Guildhall Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JH, UK.

1996 NORWICH, July 1996,
“Exhibition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Norwich Twenty Group 1946–1996” Exhibition showing works from Bernard Reynolds (1915–1997), Ron Courtney, Brian Thaxton and Frank Pond (former students of the college) at the City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6PP, UK.

1997 NORWICH, 14 June to 3 July 1997,
“Annual Exhibition with a tribute to Bernard Reynolds (1915–1997), President of The Norwich Twenty Group” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

1997 SHERINGHAM, 20 September to 25 October 1997,
“3 out of 20” An Exhibition by Mike Toll, Peter Baldwin & Frank Pond, all members of the Norwich Twenty Group at the Little Theatre, 2 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RE, UK.

1997 NORWICH, 6 October 1997 to 14 January 1998,
“Leslie Davenport, Man and Artist” An Exhibition celebrating the life and work of Leslie Davenport (1905–1973), Leading light of the Norwich Twenty Group at the Advice Arcade Gallery, 4 Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JH, UK.

1998 NORWICH, 31 March to 17 April 1998,
“A Tradition in Innovation” at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

1998 NORWICH, 6 to 17 July 1998,
“Forward With The 20 Group, with a tribute to Hugh Forward 1928–98 Exhibition” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

1999 NORWICH, 22 March to 1 April 1999,
“Still Growing Strong in John Innes No. 2” at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH, UK.

1999 NORWICH, 18 to 30 October 1999,
“Riches of The 20 Group with a tribute to John Riches 1941–1999” at Location: St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2000 NORWICH, 9 to 26 May 2000,
“norwich20group at johninnes go ok” at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH, UK.

2000 NORWICH, 9–20 July, 23 July to 3 August, 6–17 August 2000,
“Norwich Artists Group 3 Shows” at the Norwich Art School Gallery, St George's Street, Norwich, NR3 1BB, UK.

2000 BLICKING, 6 to 17 September 2000,
“Off The Wall” Exhibition of portable pictures for sale at the Lothian Barn, Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, UK.

2000 NORWICH, 2 to 14 October 2000,
“20/20 Vision” Exhibition at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2001 GISSING, DISS, 18 January 2001 to 24 February 2001,
“Built” at Gissing Arts, Gissing Hall, Gissing, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 3UN, UK.

2001 NORWICH, 22 May to 2 June 2001,
“Free Radicals” Exhibition at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

2001 BLICKLING, 22 August to 15 September 2001,
“Exhibition” at the Lothian Barn, Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, UK.

2001 NORWICH, 1 to 13 October 2001,
“Under One Roof” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2002 NORWICH, 21 May to 8 June 2002,
“N20G@JI2002” Exhibition at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

2002 BLICKLING, 28 August to 8 September 2002,
“Off the Wall 3, Art to Go” Exhibition, Buy & Take Away Show at the Lothian Barn, Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, UK.

2002 NORWICH, 6 to 9 October 2002,
“Annual Autumn Exhibition” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2003 NORWICH, 3 to 21 June 2003,
“2003 Spring Exhibition, with a tribute to Tony Stocker (1939–2003)” at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

2003 BLICKLING, 20 to 31 August 2003,
“Off The Wall 4, Art to Go” at the Lothian Barn, Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, UK.

2003 NORWICH, 22 September to 4 October 2003,
“2003 Autumn Exhibition” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2004 NORWICH, 4 to 14 May 2004,
“2004 Annual Spring Exhibition, with a tribute to Kay Ohsten (1935–2003)” at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

2004 BLICKING, 1 to 6 September 2004,
“Blickling Pieces of 8” Exhibition by eight members of The Norwich Twenty Group at the Estate Barn Gallery, Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF, UK.

2004 NORWICH, 27 September to 9 October 2004,
“Autumn Exhibition 2004”at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2005 NORWICH, 11 to 26 June 2005,
“60 Years of Art” at the Old Bally Shoe Factory Ltd., Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DP, UK.

2005 SALTHOUSE, 11 to 29 August 2005,
“Summer at Salthouse” at St Nicholas’ Church, Cross Street, Salthouse, Norfolk, NR25 7XH, UK.

2006 LOWESTOFT, 5 to 27 May 2006,
“Exhibition” at the Warehouse Gallery, 49-53 Arnold Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32, UK.

2006 NOVI SAD, SERBIA, 25 July August 2006,
“International Festival of Art Flags” International Exhibition—artists from the eight cities twinned with Novi Sad (from Greece, China, Romania, Germany, UK and others...) provided ten flags each in Novi Sad, Serbia

2006 NORWICH, 1 to 15 September 2006,
“Art Sans Frontières “ International Exhibition, with Twin Cities of Rouen, Novi Sad and El Viejo at the Old Bally Shoe Factory Ltd., Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DP, UK.

2007 ROUEN, FRANCE, 17 February to 3 March 2007,
“50 Artistes d’Aujourd’hui d’Ici et de Norwich” International Exhibition organised by ANC, Atelier Normand Creation, 39e Salon at Halle aux Toiles, Place de la Basse-Vieille-Tour, Rouen, France.

2007 NORWICH, 6 to 18 August 2007,
“Art Exhibition” at the United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AZ, UK.

2007 NORWICH, 18 to 29 September 2007,
“Art Sans Frontières Deux” International Exhibition of New Twin Cities work at the Old Bally Shoe Factory Ltd., Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DP, UK.

2008 ROUEN, FRANCE, 17 February to 3 March 2008,
“Exhibition” International Exhibition organised by ANC Atelier Normand Creation at Halle aux Toiles, Place de la Basse-Vieille-Tour, Rouen, France.

2008 WYMONDHAM, 21 June to 13 July 2008,
“Barry Watkins and Mary Spicer from Norwich Twenty Group”, Festival Art Exhibition at Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18, UK.

2008 NORWICH, 15 to 27 September 2008,
“Art Sans Frontières Trois” International Exhibition of New Twin Cities work at the Old Bally Shoe Factory Ltd., Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DP, UK.

2008 NOVI SAD, SERBIA, June 2008,
"Grupa 20 - 20 Group", Exhibition of Paintings by 8 N20G Artists - Ruthli Losh-Atkinson, Ann-Mari Stevens, Dorothy Ransome, Barry Watkins, John Tuckett, Geoffrey Lefever, Stuart Shearer, Derek Rae, Galerija Vojvodanske banke, Novi Sad, Trg slobode 5, Serbia.

2009 ROUEN, FRANCE, 7 to 22 March 2009,
“50 Artistes d’Aujourd’hui d’Ici et de Norwich” organised by ANC, Atelier Normand Creation, 39e Salon. International Exhibition at Halle aux Toiles, Place de la Basse-Vieille-Tour, Rouen, France.

2009 NOVI SAD, SERBIA, 2009,
“International Exhibition” in Novi Sad, Serbia.

2009 NORWICH, 11 to 23 May 2009,
“Voicing Visions” Spring Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture and Poetry includes a CD or recorded poems by Writers who teamed with Artists, 47 N20G Members and 42 Poets at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2009 NORWICH, 7 to 19 September 2009,
“Four Sight” International Exhibition - Fourth Exhibition of work from Four Cities, exhibition of artworks from Koblenz, Novi Sad, Rouen and Norwich at the Old Bally Shoe Factory Ltd., Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DP, UK.

2010 NORWICH, 11 to 22 May 2010,
“It Takes Two – Norwich 20 Group Artists Collaborate” Spring Exhibition at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2010 NORWICH, 27 August to 15 September 2010,
“Summer Exhibition” at John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK.

2010 NORWICH, 18 to 23 October 2010,
“Naked in Norwich” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2011 KOBLENZ, GERMANY, 3 to 17 April 2011,
“Variations in Landscape” International Exhibition of the Norwich Twenty Group in Haus Metternich, Munzplatz, Koblenz, Germany.

2011 NORWICH, May, 2011,
“Twin Visions” International Exhibition at the Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF, UK.

2011 NORWICH, 3 June 31 July 2011,
“Dance” Exhibition at the Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL, UK.

2011 NORWICH, 22 June to 2 July 2011,
“Naked in Norwich 2” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2012 NORWICH, January 14 to 28 January 2012,
“Two-oh-for-two-oh-one-two” Exhibition at the Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF, UK.

2012 NORWICH, 14 to 28 May 2012,
“Looking Into Twenty” Exhibition of recent works, with a tribute to Keith Pomeroy (1948–2012) at the Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF, UK.

2012 BURY ST.EDMUNDS, 16 May to 28 July 2012,
“Festival” Exhibition of original artwork which reflect the artists’ personal responses to gatherings of people who celebrate music, performance, belief and common interests from the past to the present at the Apex Gallery, The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.

2012 NORWICH, 25 to 30 June 2012,
“Naked in Norwich 3” at St. Margaret’s Church, St. Benedict’s Church, Norwich, NR2 4AQ, UK.

2012 BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON, 5 to 11 December 2012,
“Norwich 20 Group” Exhibition by 11 artists at the Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, UK.

2013 NORWICH, from 20 January to 16 February 2013
“Light on the Landscape” at Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HN, UK. Art Exhibition by Martin Laurance, long-standing Member of The Norwich Twenty Group.

2013 HALESWORTH, from 12 February to 16 March 2013
“Art Exhibition” at The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY, UK. Art Exhibition by Geoffrey Lefever & Martin Battye, long-standing Members of The Norwich Twenty Group. Geoffrey Lefever was one of the former chairmen and Martin Battye is current chairman.

2013 NORWICH, from 15 to 21 April 2013
“Less is More” at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK. 3D Work by four Norfolk artists, members of The Norwich 20 Group, Mary Mellor, Derek Morris, Vanessa Pooley, Andrew Schumann

2013 LOWESTOFT, from 3 May to 3 June 2013
“Art Exhibition” at Ferrini Art Gallery, All Saints Road Pakefield Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JL, UK. Art exhibition by Peter Baldwin and Maggy Knight, Peter Baldwin is a long-standing member of The Norwich 20 Group and one of the former chairmen.

2013 NORWICH, from 20 to 26 May 2013
“Norwich Twenty Group - Spring Show” at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, UK.

2013 WYMONDHAM, from 21 May to 2 June 2013
“Drawn Together, an exhibition of work by Katarzyna Coleman” at Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0PH, UK.

2013 WYMONDHAM, from 18 to 23 June 2013
“Jane Mackintosh, Paintings and Drawings” at Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0PH, UK.

2013 SALTHOUSE, from 23 June to 7 July 2013
“Twenty Group Next The Sea” at St. Nicholas' Church, Cross Street, Salthouse, North Norfolk, NR25 7XH, UK.

2013 NORWICH, from 24 to 29 June 2013
“Naked in Norwich 4” at St. Margaret's Church, St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ, UK.

Collections[edit]

Other relevant publications:

  • Davenport's Norwich, 1973, no ISBN, published by Wensum Books (Norwich) Ltd
  • Norwich - the Growth of a City, Barbara Green and Rachel M.R. Young, 1981, Norfolk Museums Service, ISBN 0-903101-37-8
  • A Happy Eye A school of Art in Norwich 1845–1982, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton with John Stevens, 1982, ISBN 0-7117-0028-1
  • Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1885–1985: a history of the Circle, and the centenary exhibition, 1985, ISBN 0-9510711-0-6
  • The Printed Plans of Norwich 1558–1840 - A Carto-Bibliography, Raymond Frostick, 2002, ISBN 0-9542471-0-8 / 978-0954 247 102
  • Wide Skies - a century of painting and painters in Norfolk, Adrienne May and Brian Watts,Published 2003 by Halsgrove, ISBN 1-84114-297-2 / 978-11841 142 975
  • Fifty Years On - a brief history of the first 50 years of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society 1956–2006, Published 2006 by the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society
  • The Sculptor Bernard Reynolds, Bernard Reynolds (1915–1997), Gwynneth Reynolds and Pat Hurrell, 2009, ISBN 978-1-906593-29-2
  • Conversations with Cavendish Morton, Bella Janson, 2012, ISBN 978-0-957246-10-2
  • Public Sculpture of Norfolk and Suffolk, Richard Cocke with photography by Sarah Cocke, 2013, ISBN 978 1846 317125

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tall tale". New Statesman. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ Martin Barber (September 19, 2007). "Exhibition: Art Sans Frontieres Deux". BBC Online. 

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