Mousehold Heath Public Paint Out

Mousehold Heath group ‘paint out’ Art event

Following up on our successful mass Sunrise ‘paint out’ as part of Paint Out Wells 2015 we are holding a similar event at Paint Out Norwich, October 22, 1:30-4:30pm. Members of the public of any age or artistic ability are welcome to join over 40 Paint Out competition artists in a mass painting session on Mousehold Heath with its expansive views overlooking the city of Norwich. So far over 40 artists have registered to join in the mass ‘paint out’ meaning that there will be a spectacle of some 80+ artists all painting and drawing alongside each other. You will need to bring your own equipment and meet outside the Cafe Britannia, 3 Britannia Rd, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4LU.

Several of the famous Norwich School of Artists including John Crome and John Sell Cotman painted Mousehold Heath in the 19th century. Norwich-born novelist, and one time Lord Mayor, RH Mottram was another artist who loved the open space of Mousehold Heath. He once described it as “the property of those who have the privilege of Norwich birth”.

Since 1880 it has been public property looked after by Norwich City Council  and a perfect location to paint the wide cityscape of Norwich from. In Tudor times, its larger expanse stretched as far north as South Walsham and was 22 miles round.

Paint Out competition participants will have their work exhibited automatically. Other public ‘paint out’ artists should get a Paint Out stamp upon registration at Mousehold and be responsible for returning their work to Norwich. Paint Out is hoping to exhibit for up to a week all of the public art works or as many as space allows – full details to follow.

Public artists should affix sufficient secure fixings either on the back of frames or (if unframed on the back of the surfaces) to facilitate hanging. Paint Out has the right to exclude any work that is insufficiently prepared for hanging. We accept that with artists aged from 5-85 these instructions may not apply rigidly to all art works and we will do our best to display everything including younger artworks.

Please share the Facebook event page or full event post (with more detail of prizes and over 80 participants – 40+ public +40+ Paint Out artists) among your art friends:

You can register to enter free here:

Paint Out Norwich Mousehold Heath public \'paint out\'
Optional, though if you are 25 or under please enter this as there are youth-specific prizes

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