Fairhurst Gallery: Contemporary fine art in the Norwich Lanes
Tucked away in what was once a Cat Trap Jazz Club, the Fairhurst Gallery now boasts a bright, open shop front on Bedford Street. Situated below the newly renovated Fairhurst Studios, the large window offers views of contemporary fine art to those strolling around the Norwich Lanes. The two unique and charming buildings, home to the framing and restoration workshop, studio artists and regular exhibitions, hold a buzzing sense of life throughout their 18th century brickwork, where new ideas and artworks are born as well as given a new life.
The gallery showcases a vibrant variety of exhibitions, aiming to promote and develop new professional artists and their careers; as well as assisting well established practitioners reach new and wider audiences. First established by artist, restorer and dealer Joe Fairhurst on Norwich’s Elm Hill in 1949, the Fairhurst Gallery quickly adopted a reputation for working with great artists, such as Edward Seago and Alfred Munnings. Joining him was his son, Tiz who in 1976 first developed the workshop where the Fairhurst team still provide bespoke framing, art restoration and conservation services to the utmost quality.
Now owned and run by Thomas and Dulcie Humphrey, since they took over the business in 2013, the Fairhurst Gallery continues to operate to the highest standards, repeatedly showing inspirational works in carefully thought out and cleverly curated exhibitions, building and maintaining relationships and in turn contributing to Norwich’s diverse creative scene. Dulcie works with local and national artists to bring exciting exhibits, showcasing a variety of styles, mediums and approaches to Bedford Street, whilst Tom has followed Tiz Fairhurst’s lead and works to create beautiful, bespoke frames in the workshop, as well as rejuvenating antique artworks through delicate restoration processes.
Head over to the Fairhurst Gallery website to discover more about current & future exhibitions, plus their workshop services.
Fairhurst Gallery & Workshop