Cley 2021 nowhere

This year the remarkable North Norfolk Exhibition Projects celebrates 21 years with the 20th exhibition, intended for 2020 and realised this summer.

Spread across 2 venues –

Saint Margaret’s Church, Holt Road, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR25 7TT 

Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre, Coast Rd, Cley next the Sea NR25 7SA

The 20th exhibition, curated by Amanda Geitner, features work by 60 artists and includes painting, sculpture, textiles, photography and ceramics – a marvellous range of work addressing themes as diverse as the migration of birds, the movement of the stars and the pure pleasure that can be found in colour and form. Amanda Geitner says ‘ nowhere embraces work that signals our psychological spaces, exhibited here temporarily, but ultimately belonging everywhere and nowhere – work that brings our attention firmly back to the now here’


We are saddened to share the news of John Midgely’s untimely death 1st November 2020, he will be remembered fondly, a long time supporter of NNEP.

I was on the NNEP committee in the first decade of the century where I came to know fellow committee member, John Midgley. His warm modesty and his generous enthusiasm for other artists’ work, and a love for painting and it’s possibilities of bringing people together never flagged. He always enjoyed exploring the language of painting and loved the opportunities to show his own work and also other people’s.
I will miss his warm handshake and his keenness to know what one might be up to and excited to see how things were going.
He will be greatly missed by me and the many people who had the good fortune to know him.

Michael Horn

Artist and former committee member of NNEP

Cley 20 Artists announced

The artists for Cley 20 nowhere are:

Jules Allen Kate Allsop & Love Light Power Amanda Ansell
Nick Ball Martin Battye Emma Blount Esther Boehm Desmond Brett Margie Britz Hazel Burgess Jess Burgess Ruth Butler
Alistair Carr James Castle Mark Cator Lara Cobden James Colman Kathryn Cooper Alan Cossins John Cox & Oliver Riviere
Paul Ebbens & Peter Swann Cecily Eno
Gwyneth Fitzmaurice
Kate Giles Alison Griffin Beth Groom
Joe Hedinger & James Kessell Alison Henry Bridget Heriz Craig Hudson
Chris Jackson
Frances Kearney Lizzie Kimbley Annette Kreiser
Sara Lamb
Chloe Mandy Mark MannI mi Maufe Sue Maufe Niki Medlik Richard Mills Alison Mitchell Derek Morris Stuart Mugridge
Verity Newman
Ruth Phil oJoy Pitts Frances Prokofiev
Fiona Roberts Tom Robinson
Lizzy Sainsbury Siemon Scamell-Katz Gordon Senior Jill Sharpe Sarah Smith Nessie Stonebridge Marion Stuart
Kate Walker Philip Walmsley Cass Wedd Trevor Weinle Eleanor Wood

New workshop for 2020

The North Norfolk Exhibition Project will be running a series of workshops in the run up to Cley 20.

The first of these workshops will be a relief and lino printing workshop in February.

Print Workshop with Ros Copping

Come and experiment with relief and lino printing. There will be a focus on pattern and colour in response to a piece of writing.

15 February 2020

Cley Village Hall , The Fairstead, Holt NR25 7RJ

10am – 3pm

To book please email Kirsti Crofts

Cley Christmas Fair


Members of the Cley Contemporary Art committee are running an art stall at the Cley Christmas Fair at Cley Village Hall on 30 November 2019 to raise money to enable the continuation of the Cley Art Exhibitions.

Do you have any Art you could donate?
We are looking for paintings, prints, drawings, cards, textiles, sculpture ….. anything you think we could sell to raise funds.

The NNEP committee would be very grateful if you could support this.

Your donations can be dropped off at:

The Old Workshop Gallery
The Street
NR11 6QP
Please bring work to the gallery between 21 and 28 November 2019. The gallery opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12 to 4pm

Alternatively your donations can be left with:
Ros Copping, Flat 1, 2 Hooks Hill Road, Sheringham NR26 8NJ
Please email Ros before you drop off at

Or you can bring you work to:
Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead, Cley-next-the-Sea,  NR25 7RJ on 30 November 2019.

Please label your donation with your name and the suggested price of the artwork – thank you.