Norfolk Art Trail Celebrates Damien Hirst
Congham Hall Hotel in Norfolk has relaunched its free art trail to coincide with an exhibition of paintings by Damien Hirst at nearby stately home Houghton Hall.
The independent trail, Six of the Best Norfolk Art Experiences, will be accompanied by a special two-night package at a 10 per cent discount. Colour Space, a new series of paintings by Hirst, will be on display to the public for the first time in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall from 25 March to 15 July (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, timed tickets, pre-booking essential).
Sculptures by Hirst will also be installed in the park and house, including Virgin Mother (2005-2006). They will sit alongside the permanent display of art installations at Houghton by globally recognised contemporary artists including James Turrell and Rachel Whiteread.
At the same time, Norfolk By Design will return to Houghton’s stables, a pop-up shop featuring some of Norfolk’s finest artists and designer-makers. The Hirst exhibition will be one of six recommended venues on the trail for art lovers to discover under their own steam. Others include GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn, the UK’s first gallery dedicated to art and the environment, and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich, which runs a rotating exhibition of its collection of more than 4,000 decorative furnishings and garments gathered from Turkey to east of Java.
Congham Hall’s Art Experiences Offer is a two-night midweek break, from £412.20 per room for a two night stay based on two sharing, including dinner, bed and breakfast, a 10 per cent saving on usual prices.
The offer is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 28 March to 12 July. Quote ‘Art Trail’ when booking.
Details: Congham Hall Hotel (01485 600250; www.conghamhallhotel.co.uk
Norfolk Art Trail Celebrates Damien Hirst, 7th March 2018, 18:02 PM