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Diss craft hub designermakers21 has been putting the works of local artists on display





The creative work of local artists has been enjoyed by visitors over the past three months as part of a showcase exhibit at craft hub designermakers21.

The work – produced by Marna Alberts, Keri Lowe and David Oates – put different mediums on display, with textiles, ceramics and illustrations all featured at the Diss venue from November to the end of January.

“All of the work in our showcase comes from external artists,” said curator Joy Holden.

Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Marie Mallen looking at the work of Keri LowePicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Marie Mallen looking at the work of Keri LowePicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Joy Holden organiser of the Showcase Gallery.Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Joy Holden organiser of the Showcase Gallery.Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is the work of Keri LowePicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is the work of Keri LowePicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024

“Giving outside crafters and artists opportunities to share their work is an important part of what we do, and our exhibitions are dedicated to that.

“We have had lots of people in, and the feedback, as ever, has been very positive. The artists are always pleased to see others walking around and enjoying their work, so everyone benefits from it.

“We have a big variety of art and craft form and, in the past, we have showcased clock-makers, glass works, metal-work, glass, wax and ceramics.

Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Caroline Hyde-Brown looking at the work of Marna AlbertsPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is Caroline Hyde-Brown looking at the work of Marna AlbertsPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is the work of Marna AlbertsPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Diss, Norfolk, 27/01/2024Designermakers21 exhibit in the Showcase gallery featuring the work of three local artists. Pictured is the work of Marna AlbertsPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024

“We like to keep fresh work and ideas coming in, so we are always delighted when artists apply to be part of an exhibition.”

The showcase area of designermakers21 will soon play host to another three-month display of local artwork.

Exhibits can usually be viewed between Thursday and Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, with a new display being put together this week.

The designermakers21 building looks set to be a feature of the town for the forseeable future, with a campaign to buy the building now in its final phase. An official announcement on the campaign is expected in the coming days.



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