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WNAA Exhibitions

The Association is not primarily an exhibiting group, but as part of promoting the work of its members usually has three exhibitions per year. Members are encouraged to enter work for these exhibitions and although all the shows are selected by curators we try where possible to include at least one work from all entrants.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Association had to move to online virtual exhibitions, but we have now resumed real exhibitions. Recent virtual exhibitions can be viewed using the links below.

Recent Exhibitions


AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2021. This was held in the Fermoy Gallery, in St George's Yard off King St, King's Lynn. A good gallery space and nice and warm, which is essential at this time of year! Just under 100 pieces or work were exhibited by the members taking part, which made a very attractive display on the white walls of the gallery.

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2021. This was our first return to a real exhibition venue for almost two years. The show ran for a week in August 2021 and was highly successful. We certainly enjoyed welcoming back visitors! WNAA Committee member Chandra Ward has made an excellent video of the exhibition which you can view via the link below.

See our 2021 Summer Exhibition video

SPRING EXHIBITION 2021. This is the most recent of our online exhibitions. You can still view it using the links below, where you can browse fifty-one pieces of artwork.

Visit our Spring Exhibition webpage See our 2021 Spring Exhibition video

AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020. This is an online exhibition which opened in November 2020. The links below will take you to it, where you can browse fifty-two pieces of artwork.

Visit our Autumn Exhibition webpage See our Autumn Exhibition video

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2020. This is an online exhibition and it opened in August 2020. The links below will take you to it, where you can enjoy seventy pieces of artwork.

Visit our 2020 Summer Exhibition webpage See our 2020 Summer Exhibition video

WNAA Art Challenges

During the pandemic, the Association set the membership a variety of art challenges, to keep everyone making artwork in those difficult times. The challenge entries can be viewed from the links below. We hope you enjoy our members efforts!

Art Challenge - Inspired by Music Art Challenge - On the Beach Art Challenge - Abstract or Flowers, the artist's choice Art Challenge - Norfolk in the style of a French Impressionist

Looking to the Future

We staged our first "bricks and mortar" exhibition for almost two years in St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn in August 2021. Hopefully we will be able to continue with our exhibition programme without further disruption! The next scheduled exhibition is our Autumn Show, which will be in the Fermoy Gallery at King's Lynn Arts Centre, from 27th November until 11th December. Note that this was originally scheduled to be in the Shakespeare Barn but we have had to move venue, due to the Barn being requisitioned as a Covid vaccination centre.

How to take part in a WNAA exhibition

Association exhibitions are only open to members, so you first need to ensure that your membership of the WNAA is current. There are a number of rules for each exhibition, relating to size and type of work and how recently it has been created. The venues used normally require invigilating throughout the run of the show, so members entering work must be prepared to undertake two or more invigilating sessions of usually 3 hours each.

Entry forms for all WNAA exhibitions are sent to all members well in advance of each show. However, you can download general exhibition regulations from the link below.

WNAA Exhibition Regulations (opens as a PDF)