Brit art lives on at Apex

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Norwich Twenty Group Exhibition, the Apex, until July 29

TUCKED away upstairs at the Apex, the Norwich Twenty Group’s collection is a very British affair.

According to the 70-strong group, it gives their take on gatherings of people who celebrate music, performance, belief and common interests.

The approaches are varied but united by the influence of various icons of British art from down the years.

Lowry, Turner and Bacon live on in the collection, with sparse landscapes next to stark human studies.

Anyone who has visited David Hockney’s recent exhibition at the Royal Academy will recognise the colours in Chedgey’s Bluebells at Kelling and the same artist’s Portrait of the Artist as St Nicholas appears to have a little Gilbert and George about it.

All on show are available for purchase, including Maz Jackson’s Egg Tempera at a cool £20,000.

For those who just want to browse, there is more than enough to inflame and intrigue. AF