VISUAL ARTISTS

Inclusion is at the heart of our values. Ultimately we want to support artists in creating and taking part in arts and culture experiences in their local area. Given the restrictions, we had to rethink how we could support artists and create a relationship working with artists to develop their audience, and the simplest way to do this is to offer a platform and highlight their work on social media throughout the Norwich Fringe.

“Always good to support the Fringe as a collaborative and inclusive platform for the arts. For visual artists in particular… on-line opportunities are very welcome. Thank you and a great idea.”

Kirsten Riley

We have been blown away with the response and invite you to engage and discover…click on the artist’s link to peruse and investigate their work further and enjoy the ride…

We have big creative aspirations for next year in mind, planning a city art trail – winding through the streets of this fine city and beyond, collaborating with businesses, venues and arts organisations.

Elizabeth Hindle

My most recent works are digital composites collaged from found vintage images, the vast majority of which are part of my own collection. These works tend to feature images portraying domestic life or parent figures, in order to explore concepts of childhood, motherhood and the traumatic domestic ideal. My use of vintage imagery is based on a keen interest in concepts of memory and developmental disturbance, exploiting the aesthetic appeal of worn, damaged and decaying images to document ongoing acts of brutal self-reflection and examination.
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Emma Thomas

I go under the pseudonym of The Chaotic Punk when I create, my work is a different side of me, a side that’s still constantly evolving, which will never stop. My work focuses on the idea of the alter-ego, along with anti-capitalist views, an idea that our identity is never stable in a capitalist system. Through the use of collage, oil paints and biro, along with digital editing and manipulation, The Chaotic Punk creates work which is highly visual, thought-provoking, and most important of all, fun.
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Amy Marsh

I like to create dynamic imagery by using bold angles and bright colours which I see as a stylised version of reality. I enjoy the fantasy of fashion photography in that I can create exaggerated, dreamlike scenes. Documenting the mundane has no appeal to me. I often take inspiration from television, cinema and music videos because I like to have a narrative or clear aesthetic to my photographs. I also enjoy experimenting with abstractions in camera such as filters or fabrics in front of my lens to create distortions.

I find that imagery of musical artists often have elements of fantasy and exaggeration just like fashion does and I love collaborating with other creatives. These images are of singer songwriter ‘Gail’ who is London/Norwich based. 

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Daniel Randall

I would best describe myself as a visual artist and curator. My creative interests are based around public engagement and immersive artforms; art that can not only exist for extended periods of time in the public eye but that can also be of benefit to the communities they inhabit.

My current work explores my personal experiences / connection to the Kent countryside where I was raised. As a result of the current climate, walks around the local area have become the new norm, and I have utilised these to create a series of collages / written pieces. The collages reflect the various parts of my walkabouts into single, abstracted landscapes, whilst the writing reflects the everyday and mundane thoughts that occur during these walks. 


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Adam King

I was born in Norwich and then lived in London for over 20 years. I moved back to the Norfolk in 2016. Much of my work involves drawing and collage processes, often applied to work in 3d and site-specific installation. I enjoy making work as a response to edge-spaces and environments in process of change/development. 

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Nhung Ha

I was born in Vietnam but I have been living in the UK for a long time. I finished BA Fine Art in 2018 and finished MA Fine Art 2020 at Norwich University of the Arts. My work mainly resolved in three-dimensional forms depicting the female figure in a range of materials. The inspiration for my sculptures come from the  upbringing from Vietnam, my gender, sexuality, relationship and the bronze foundry where I work. Therefore, I am fascinated with the process of bronze casting and most of my sculptures are bronze. My sculptures show a masculinity language within the poses of the female figures as these reflect my own experiences. My wife is the main model for most of my artworks.

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Rachel Wright

I am a Norwich-based visual artist, working with photography, printmaking and video. The work I am submitting is a series of multiple exposure photographs from my current project dis/connection, which seeks to examine the complex interplay between humans and nature. Nature is often seen as ‘other’ and separate, something to be tamed or controlled. I’ve become increasingly interested in the role art may have to play in breaking down these perceived barriers and deconstructing the idea of a ‘humans vs nature’ dualism, and what impact this might have on our collective response to nature and the environment.

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Karen Davis

I (like many others) started painting during lockdown. I can’t visualise in my mind, so guided meditation and other visual relaxation strategies don’t work for me. After nursing my Dad through cancer, I needed to find something which would achieve the mindlessness I craved. Painting was the answer. I found I could completely turn off my intrusive thoughts when I painted. I don’t plan anything, just start and see where I end up.

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Abbey Nichols-Henderson

I use various objects from various locations to create found art sculptures, using both man made and natural found objects. Three of the images I’ve submitted were taken in collaboration with photographer Bradley Southwell. 

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Annie Groom

I work from feeling of truly loving life. I am a child in an adult body, I still love to play and I think that shows in my art. 

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Liz Monahan

My work focuses on representing the human face and form through painting and drawing. I am deeply interested in how people connect with each other and, more particularly, in the often ambiguous nature of relationships and human intimacy. Using a synthesis of stimuli, from the written word to photography, sketchbook drawings to half-formed memories of my own experiences, my images are about our ever-shifting connection with others and the endless intricacies of looking and being looked at. 

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Natasha Day

I am an experimental mixed media artist who makes materially driven responses to the shapes, colours and textures of the natural world with reference to resilience, regrowth and unexpected beauty. I am on my last unit of my fine art degree at Norwich University of The Arts.

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Rach Anstey-Sanders

I am an artist and freelance practitioner working primarily in visual arts. My work is focused on the meeting point between humans, objects and environments – interaction and interference through use and modification over time.  Tactile elements are embedded through the creative act and an invitation -for gallery installed pieces- to pick up or handle the work.  

Tokens from the Between Times (2020) is my response to the pandemic as an artist who normally seeks to engage audiences through touch in a world where touch is prohibited or recoiled from.  Photographed in Norwich city centre, as though discarded on the ground or wind-blown, five crumpled squares of fabric bring to mind ‘untouchable’ waste which has proliferated on the streets and pathways of Norwich in the past year such as masks, gloves and tissues.   Embroidered text is reminiscent of old-fashioned handkerchiefs which would have been used during the 1918 influenza pandemic; a time that is out of living memory for most people.  Meanwhile, the printed and needle felted embellishment is a more contemporary comment on the hyper-local and insular feeling of lockdown in 2020 and includes ephemera such as handwritten notes, shopping lists, sketches, overheard quotes and school-work.

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Kirsten Riley

Mixed media abstract figurative work.  Inspired by the changing and challenging world around me and my own inner world.  

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Emma Thomas

Most recently my practise has centred around making in the home and how my sculptures can explore this environment. My work is very material heavy allowing the structures to speak for themselves and not forcing an idea/concept onto the form, allowing the pieces to have no meaning, straying away from the need for all art to signify something.  

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Joanne Dunlop

Most recently my practise has centred around making in the home and how my sculptures can explore this environment. My work is very material heavy allowing the structures to speak for themselves and not forcing an idea/concept onto the form, allowing the pieces to have no meaning, straying away from the need for all art to signify something.  

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Lynda baxter

Figurative and abstract artist working in oils and mixed media.  I first started drawing and producing paintings in 2012 as a quiet therapy. I’m an avid learner and have completed diplomas at both Anteros, Norwich and under Martin Kinnear at Norfolk Painting School, via independent tutors and at The London Drawing School. In previous working lives I have been an Army Officer, had my own management consultancy and co-owned a well established restaurant, The Last Bar & Brasserie, in Norwich, UK.  Whilst my style is eclectic and inquisitive, I especially enjoy figurative studies and that work is informed by artists such as Cezanne, Uglow, Schiele and Keith Vaughan who depict human nature in all its restless and quirky forms. 

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Jillian Ballas

As an artist, I gather all of my creative inspiration from the environment around me as well as all of the adventures I have had within it. Being lucky enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, my work is generally inspired by the experiences I have had exploring the wild landscapes of the west coast. This early exposure to vast wilderness led me down a path that would shape who I would become and the artwork I would create.

Deeply rooted to the natural landscapes around me, my art practice focuses on the complex relationships between humanity and nature. Through my work, I hope to study and discover the threads that connect us to nearby ecosystems. My practice has recently evolved to be inquisitive about the notion of wilderness, questioning the definitions and symbolic meanings we place on nature in western culture as well at the interconnectivity between all living things. I do this by using my own perspectives and experiences as a starting point for reflection. 

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Caroline Clarke

I enjoy the process of making mini sculptures from paper, plaster and clay before photographing and painting them. I used a white paper sculpture and then wrapping paper for these. 


A huge thank you to everyone who submitted work to the Norwich Fringe. All applicants will be added to the main directory following the festival in April.