All this week as part of the Norwich Fringe Festival, you can head to the Undercroft Gallery to Colour Norwich. Illustrator, Beverley Coraldean has drawn three beautiful outlines of city landmarks, which are now waiting for you to fill with colour.
I went to visit yesterday with my little one. As we arrived at the entrance, which is just at the top of the market and under the War Memorial, my heart sank as I saw steps to get into the gallery. However, to my relief there is a bell to the left of the steps and a kind gallery invigilator came out to help me carry the pushchair into the space. Phew!
The exhibition’s theme is Arts and Well being, with thirteen artists / groups taking part. The current craze for grown up colouring in books as a way to relax is right on trend for Bev’s work in this exhibition.
‘Colouring-In has become known as the new ‘alternative therapy’ since adult colouring books came onto the scene. I wanted to create a space that the whole family can interact with as well as to reflect our peaceful city.‘ says Beverley.
The illustrations are at various heights, so most children can take part. Bea is a little too small just yet, but she loved looking at the drawings, as you can see from the photograph. There are felt tips and pencil crayons for people to pick up and get colouring in. A great touch is the Colour Norwich colouring in sheet that you can buy for £2 and take away.
This exhibition is open each day until Sunday 18 October from 11am – 5pm and is free. You can find out more about Norwich Fringe Festival at www.norwichfringefestival.co.uk/ and more of Beverley’s work at www.genealityart.com