Preview: Exhibitions not to miss in July

To Enter The Bright Eye by Will Teather

To Enter The Bright Eye by Will Teather - Credit: Archant

Magic, circus, carnival and folktales feature in a major exhibition by Norwich artist Will Teather, plus the Anteros Summer Exhibition, Norwich 20 go to Salthouse, photography by Lee Miller and Norfolk artist Alec Cumming returns from India.

PAINTING Will Teather is well-known for creating artworks that combine an unusual imagination with an obsessive attention to detail and his works will feature in The Vast and Unknowable Universe, an exhibition at Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, from Friday until July 27. Having studied at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art & Design, Teather spent over three years as the Artist-in-Residence for the Anteros Arts Foundation, based in their Bergh Apton venue and subsequently Norwich. Last summer, as a recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, he travelled to New York to join the Vytlacil Campus Artist-in-Residence Program. He describes his work as being: 'In the spirit of magical-realist fiction, the storytelling explores the indefinite space between reality and fiction, horror and humour, fantasy and fact. Vaudevillian characters inhabit a play without beginning or end, where carnival and folk traditions are pastiched together into simulacrum and spectacle. As with Angela Carter's novels, the carnivalesque elements of transgression and excess allow illusion to work and the improbable to become possible.' Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, free admission. More details on 01603 626892,

MIXED MEDIA Artists from all over Norfolk and beyond applied to be part of the first Summer Open Exhibition held at the Anteros Arts Foundation gallery, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich. Some 28 artists have been chosen and work is now on display. For some artists, it is the first time they have shown work publicly. Others are more experienced in displaying their work. The show is colourful, well executed and eclectic. From landscapes, to portraits, from paintings to woodwork and etchings, the skill of the artists in the show is impressive. Mark Wilsher, who was responsible for curating and hanging the show, said: 'It's fantastic to see quite a few past students. It shows we're doing something right! The quality of the work is at a very high standard. We're very proud of our first Open Exhibition'. Artists include Christine Allman, Lisa Bird, Ruth Bunnewell, Leon Bunnewell, Steven Gamble, Sarah Gates, Jacqueline Green, Sally Hirst, Kate Hodges, Diana Lamb, Thelma MacFarlane, Samia Malik, Ernst Nicol, John Rance, Fiona Roberts, Jeremy Taylor, Catherine Ward, Phil Wilkinson and Paul Zawadzki. All work is for sale. Open Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm. More details on 01603 766129,

SCULPTURE A unique selection of sculptural works by leading British artists, recently acquired by the Arts Council Collection, features in Shortcuts and Digressions, an exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum curated by artist Brian Griffiths. The exhibition, which runs until September 8, explores many ideas which characterise Griffiths' own work: time, movement, travel and the narrative potential of objects. Normal admission prices. More details 01603 493625,

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MIXED MEDIA Next the Sea is the title of the latest exhibition by the Norwich 20 Group, being held at Salthouse Church until July 7. It features a mixture of artworks, from painting and print making to sculptural installation, from the multi-talented members of the group, whose ages range from early twenties to early nintiess - all still prolific in their output. The exhibition was opened by Norman Lamb MP and a portrait of him by David Chedgey is on show too. The North Norfolk MP was student of the artist at Wymondham College some forty years ago, and he has maintained contact. Other artists featured include Richard Cleland, Laura Such, Rob Woods and Laura Rudling (her work Etching is pictured). Admission free.

PHOTOGRPAHY Lee Miller at Farley Farm at King's Lynn Arts Centre until July 27 is a series of 28 modern digital prints, mostly of the photographer's own original black and white images, spanning the years between 1930 and 1958, with a few taken by her husband. They include domestic life, cooking and gardening with Roland and their young son Antony, in contrast to the glamour that made Lee Miller so famous in her own right as a model and photographer in Paris and New York before and during the Second World War. Other images capture friends, including notable British and European artists such as Max Ernest, Richard Hamilton, Andre Masson and Pablo Picasso. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, admission free. More details on 01553 779095,

PAINTING The latest exhibition at Art 18/21, Tombland, Norwich, is Earthly Epics, Paradise Spice, a solo show for local artist Alec Cumming who is returning to Norwich for a couple of months following two years in Delhi where he has been living and working. Alec has enjoyed a huge amount of success over the past four years with solo shows in London and Delhi. His work is exhibited at International Art Fairs, he has had shows with Maggi Hambling, Colin Self and Bruer Tidman and last year he was sponsored by the British Council for a solo show at the Queen's Gallery Delhi - this show is being brought back to Norwich by John Last at NUA where it will be exhibited in December. The exhibition runs until August 14, admission free. More details on 01603 763345,

MIXED MEDIA Fakenham Art Biennial 2013, which begins next Thursday and runs until July 21 in Fakenham Parish Church, has received over 200 entries from 70 artists all over Norfolk. Of the submissions, 82 works received final selection for hanging, representing the work of 50 artists. Organised by local artists Keith and Debbie Osborn, work has been selected in a wide range of media including ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, admission free. More details on 01328 856700

PAINTING Secrets From Our Countryside at Diss Corn Hall Gallery until July 31 features works by Steve Cale who has been fascinated by the wildlife of our countryside since he was a boy. His subjects range from song thrushes, owls and woodpeckers to hares and foxes, are drawn from life, capturing them in their natural habitat. Admission free. More details at

HISTORY Putting Lynn On The Map at the Lynn Museum until January looks at the town's story using maps from the museum collections together with photographs, watercolours and a selection of objects not normally on show. The display will include a doll's house dating from 1740 that is a scale model of number 27 King Street, plus maps dating from the 18th and 19th centuries together with a drawn copy of the earliest map showing King's Lynn dating to 1588. Open daily, £3.70 (£3.10), £2.10 children, more details on 01553 775001,