Celebrating a silver anniversary at Tudor Galleries

Looking for a painting? Work by talented Norfolk artists will be show at a special exhibition in the city this week.

The girl from the much-loved old Lonsdale School in Norwich was offered her first job at a new art gallery in the city. . .

And it was the start of a lifelong love affair with the world of art.

She went on to open her own art gallery in the city, and this month is celebrating the silver anniversary of Tudor Galleries, with a special three-day exhibition.

On show will be a glorious collection of work by some of the finest artists who have worked, or are working, in Norwich and Norfolk,

Pamela Dickerson has been at the heart of the flourishing Norwich art world for more than 40 years and has a deep-rooted passion for pictures, past and present.

Her father, an artist himself, encouraged Pamela to paint and, when she left Lonsdale, her first job was at a brand new art gallery, called Devon Galleries, in Norwich.

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She worked there for several years before leaving to have a family and concentrate on her own artwork – staging her first exhibition in 1970.

Eventually, she decided she wanted to open her own gallery in Norwich and was fortunate enough to acquire an historic building, near Tombland, which dated back to Tudor times – hence the name.

It was a dream come true – she was able to showcase many early 20th century paintings alongside works by current artists.

A quarter of a century on, and Tudor Galleries is now in Theatre Street between The Assembly House and the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Over the years, its reputation for highlighting good quality traditional paintings has grown far and wide.

Tudor Galleries offers paintings to suit all tastes for both enjoyment and investment. Pamela are her team are always on hand for help and advice. 'People know they can come to us and we will be able to tell them about the work and the artist,' says Pamela.

'We have a lot of knowledge and know many good artists.'

Tudor Galleries' 25th anniversary exhibition is open from 10am to 7.30pm on Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, at the Theatre Street gallery and extending to the Targetfollow Room at the Norwich Theatre Royal next door.

Admission is free but there will be collection boxes for EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices).