Cromer Artspace – art in public spaces

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Chalk*Clay*Sand*Salt – Exhibition and Autumn Festival – 21-31 October 2021

Chalk*Clay*Sand*Salt – Exhibition and Autumn Festival – 21-31 October 2021

This exciting festival combines a contemporary art exhibition, workshops, film, live performances, guided walks and talks. It’s a dynamic collaboration between the arts and other communities, exploring the changing nature of our coast.

As a focal point there is an exciting contemporary art exhibition of selected works from local and national artists, which will include a variety of media – painting, sculpture, printing and more. The exhibition will show daily during the festival at Cromer’s Community Centre.

In addition, the chance to participate in art workshops, exploring skills to make your own works – ceramics, textiles, life drawing, rock balancing and drawing techniques.

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cromer artspace

Cromer ArtSpace aims to engage and inspire the local community with art in public places, encouraging audience engagement and participation by increasing the understanding of the arts. We aim to be fresh and outward looking, supporting artists and bringing works and events of quality and imagination to Cromer.

We will enable projects which increase accessibility, support local businesses and help the arts to become valued as a vital part of local life.

What do you think?

Please help the development of the Cromer Artspace charity and its projects by completing a short survey online at – it should only take about 5 minutes and everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one the reproductions being shown around Cromer.

If you prefer a paper copy to complete, you can pick up and return a survey to Merchants’ Place in Cromer.

the bigger picture
Richard Leeds, Cromer Town Mayor, opening the Bigger Picture project

The Bigger Picture Project

Brings great works of art to the streets of Cromer, displaying full- size reproductions of famous paintings in various outdoor locations. The impossibility of travel to galleries and museums during the dark days of Covid19 spurred on the idea, and there has been a great response from locals, visitors and businesses around town. Linked to our website and Facebook page we have reached many thousands of viewers. Originally due to finish in June 2021 we have been asked to continue through to 2022.

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Cromer Artspace research

Research Project

In 2020 we commissioned a research project which investigated how other towns have developed high quality, innovative and contemporary public art – opening opportunities on a world scale for participation and understanding.

Interviews were undertaken with interested locals, arts professionals, innovators and grant giving bodies. The resultant report has enabled us to plan and formulate ideas for future possibilities which would be suitable for Cromer.

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Cromer Lockdown Views

Cromer Lockdown Views Project

Offered an opportunity for all-comers to be creative and to use Lockdown Isolation as subject matter. More than 40 people took part, from professional artists to total beginners and the project grew to become an online gallery of paintings, photographs, 3D works, films and poetry. A further 16 moving and energetic entries came from school groups, all reflecting the mood of Cromer during Covid19.

Two A3 sized posters were produced, and each entrant received copies. More were posted around town and are on sale through our website

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