Around Norfolk in 80 Days

A big thank you to all the artists and asponsors makiong our Houghton Pop Up a great success
19 September, 2017
Around Norfolk in 80 Days
We close our Pop-up Exhibition on Saturday 30th September.  We’ve had wonderful feedback as well as some pretty impressive people passing through - Sir Nicholas Serota (ex-Tate, now head of Arts Council England), Richard Long, Tom Stoppard, Nicholas Culling  (Director of the National Portrait Gallery), John Richardson (world renowned expert on Pablo Picasso); as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from their Norfolk home on the Sandringham Estate.

We have enjoyed a generous mention in the London Evening Standard, EDP Norfolk magazine gave us another mention (see below) as did The Telegraph Homes section and plenty of local press outlets.  Very appreciative London, regional and international gallerists have also visited and admired the high quality of work on display – and indeed made purchases themselves. On top of this we have been  encouraged by the many local interior designers, hoteliers, venue owners, developers and new home-owners who have been to see the show and commit themselves to purchasing or commissioning a new piece from one of our exhibitors for their homes, offices or venues.


We would also like to thank our key sponsors, Norfolk Country Cottages and Congham Hall Hotel and Spa

Back Row (left to Right) Paul Vater, Lorraine Bewick, Tim plunkett, Toby Winteringham, Claire Moynihan, Will Cutts. Middle Row (left to right) Paul Barratt, Madeleine Spencer, Karen Downing, Carolyn Brookes Davies, Davina Barber. Front Row (left to right) Lucy Loveheart, Debby besford, Maria Pavledis. (Other artists present on the day but missing from this picture included Fiona Roberts, Cornelia FitzRoy, Paul P Smith

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.