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Chance to see great artwork

PUBLISHED: 18:08 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:18 03 July 2010

An art exhibition started in the town this week with the Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists and Craftsmen taking over a premises in Victoria Arcade to showcase its work.

An art exhibition started in the town this week with the Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists and Craftsmen taking over a premises in Victoria Arcade to showcase its work.

The exhibition celebrating the guild's 60th anniversary opened yesterday and will last for three months.

It has taken over three shop units from 67-70 in the arcade in partnership with owners Miller Developments, who hope it will draw more people to the historic shopping arcade.

The guild aims to encourage artistic talent and provide facilities to show their work within the local community.

The first record of the guild was in the Yarmouth Mercury on April 8, 1949, when it was reported that William Corrie, the then principle, formed the Artists' Guild to provide a common meeting ground for artists and craftsmen.

The first president of the guild was the famous Norfolk artist Edward Seago while the longest serving member is Betty Boyes. At the age of 84 she still produces exciting and vibrant work which will be on display.

The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm.

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