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Plein Air Art Painting Locations in Norfolk

Paint Out Norwich & Wells-next-the-Sea are en plein air art competitions at prominent Norwich city venues from medieval to modern illustrating the diversity of the fine and historic city, and now also iconic coastal views at the Wells-next-the-Sea satellite event. Paint Out‘s events since 2014 have already amassed over 500 paintings of Norwich and 250 paintings of Wells-next-the-Sea as well – creating an online and ongoing exhibition of paintings of Norfolk to buy and view.

Paint Out Norwich 2017 Locations

  • Norwich Station/Riverside/POW Rd
  • Norwich Cathedral, The Ethelbert Gate, The Erpingham Gate, Cloisters down to Pulls Ferry
  • Norwich Castle
  • Norwich Market/St Peters St/Guildhall/Gentleman’s Walk/Sir Garnet/St Peter/Royal Arcade/St Peter Mancroft/Forum/City Hall/War Memorial
  • Elm Hill
  • The Lanes – Pottergate, St Benedicts, The Birdcage, Upper Goat Lane, St Gregory’s
  • St Andrew’s Tap House/Blackfriars Hall/Princes St/Cinema City/NUA/Playhouse/Jarrolds
  • Westlegate/All Saints Green/Timberhill (John Lewis, All Saints Church, Warings)
  • Norwich Union/Bus Station/Surrey St
  • London St/Opie St/NatWest/The Book Hive

Paint Out Wells 2015 | Norwich 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Paint Out Norwich 2015 Locations

Paint Out Norwich 2015 painting locations map with legend
Paint Out Norwich 2015 painting locations map with legend

The 2015 Core Event sees flexible locations including those below. The new Nocturne Event locations and vantage points will be confirmed soon:

  • The Maddermarket Theatre
  • Guildhall
  • Norwich City Hall
  • St. Peter Mancroft
  • University of East Anglia
  • Jarrold Bridge
  • The Lanes
  • The Royal Arcade
  • Bishop Bridge
  • Carrow Road
  • Norwich Station
  • The Adam and Eve Pub
  • The Ethelbert Gate
  • The Erpingham Gate
  • St. George’s Street Bridge
  • Tombland
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Norwich Castle
  • Norwich Market
  • Dragon Hall
  • Prominent shop windows in the city
  • Mousehold Heath

Paint Out Wells 2015 Locations

Artists will be given free rein to paint where they wish among the many and diverse locations that Wells has to offer including idyllic cottages, beach huts, old granary, beach, harbour, boats, quayside etc. Read more about Wells-next-the-Sea’s history and vistas:

  • Beach, Pinewoods, and beach huts
  • Harbour and boats
  • Quay and fishing
  • Seafront
  • Old Granary
  • Jolly Sailor Yard
  • Shipwrights
  • Old Custom House
  • Chandlery
  • The Albatros
  • Red Lion Yard
  • The Buttlands
  • High Street
  • Staithe Street

Paint Out Norwich 2014 Locations

The 2014 Competition featured live open air art taking place at the following locations and their environs:

Artists were encouraged to use any art media, not just paint, and to choose any vantage point near the selected locations.

Members of the public watched the plein air art happen before their eyes as the artists’ works progressed during 3 hour sessions on Wednesday and Thursday 22-23 October 2014.


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