Juried Exhibition 2024

Call Out to Textile Artists

Each year, as part of Norfolk Makers Festival, we are delighted to curate and present a unique exhibition of original textile work, created by local artists, responding to a specific theme.

In 2020 the inaugural show was themed Picking Up The Threads. In 2022 the theme was Adjustment, and in March 2023 artists responded to the theme Bold Perspectives. 

For 2024 we are inviting submissions responding to the theme Under The Surface.

The opportunity to submit work for this exhibition is open to both amateurs and professionals living in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The Under The Surface exhibition will be part of the Norfolk Makers Festival programme. It will be free to view, and open to the public for the duration of the Festival, from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 April 2024.

Entries are welcome from across all types of textile work including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, patchwork and so on. 

The deadline for submissions for Under The Surface is Friday 19 January 2024 and please note your submissions must be original work that is new (created since January 2023) and not previously exhibited. 

The judges are three distinguished textile artists, Annette Morgan, Sara Impey and Debbie Lyddon. 

Remember, this is an opportunity open to everyone, from amateur enthusiasts to professional artists and all work is judged 'anonymously' and on its merits. So don't be nervous of submitting work for the first time!   


If you follow the link below you will find plenty of information about how to enter your work and what to do at each stage of the process. Good luck!

Please note that we have taken the decision to increase the entry fee to £10, in order to support the cost of delivering the Norfolk Makers Festival. The Forum Trust, which organises a number of free events each year, is an educational charity which receives no regular public subsidy. Like all organisations and individuals, we have felt the impact of the rise in energy prices and inflation in general. We hope this doesn't put you off being part of this unique exhibition.