Artist Opportunities


Creativity is central in making the Beaney a vibrant and exciting place for everyone. Whenever possible we offer opportunities for artists to create, explore, engage, share and challenge using our collections and building as a resource for inspiration.


Altered books project

The library is able to provide interested artists with a range of discarded books which they can modify and alter in order to transform the book and its pages into a work of art, but artists are free to source their own materials. This will then be displayed in the Drawing Room from September 2014 to January 2015.

For ideas and examples of similar work, Turn the Page Artists Book Fair runs in Norwich annually -
or search Altered Books.

How to Apply:
Please contact with 'Altered Books' in the subject line for further information and support. Completed works need to be submitted no later than 1st September 2014. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee all submissions will feature due to space limitations.


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Current Special Exhibition

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 - Friday 8 August to Sunday 2 November


Events & Exhibitions in The Front Room

Armchair Artist Residency - May to December

Display Space - Saturday 26 July to Sunday 24 August

Diane Smalley - Saturday 30 August to Sunday 28 September


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