Exhibitions & Events

SUMMER 2024……


is planned to be August Bank Holiday Weekend 2024(Sat 24th. Sun 25th. Mon 26th)



North Norfolk Open Studios

25th May 2024 – Sunday 2nd June 2024.   10 – 5 Daily.

Happisburgh and District Art Trail ….. 2024

25th. May to 2nd. June 2024

As part of the  North Norfolk Open Studios Event we are a compact little trail of welcoming artists ….not to be missed! …….so, breath in sea air, marvel at our sandy beaches and famous Light House…….fish and chips in Walcott , ….pubs and cafés along the way…… and, if you fancy …have a cold water dip in the sea……and spot a seal !….however best of all, we six artists have spruced up our houses /studios /workshops etc. just for YOU !




Previous Events

Open Gallery and Studio event, for August Bank Holiday Weekend, is  Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th, Monday 28th 2023. Open 10.00 to 5.00


North Norfolk Studios Open 2022

We will be opening the gallery and studio daily: 10am to 5pm, Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June at 9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh, NR12 0QL

Autumn 2020

The Equinox is now with us and following the last successful and enjoyable opening we will open again…!

Saturday/Sunday 26th 27th September AND Saturday/Sunday 3rd 4th October

Open 10 am to 5 pm each day

The Picklefork Fish cropped


Please be assured that we will be following the latest guidance regarding social distancing and other measures for the protection of both your and our safety.

We look forward to making your visit both interesting and safe!

Belinda and John Opie

Next  .. Planned openings of Gallery and Studio
Saturday/Sunday 26th 27th September AND Saturday/Sunday 3rd 4th October 

AT…9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh NR12 0QL – Near RNLI Lifeboat station

OPEN 10am. to 5pm.

Free to visit.  Free Parking.

COVID  19.. please follow instructions.

Face coverings required and social distancing.

Ellie the bun eating elephant cropped and edited

Meet Ellie ‘The Bun Eating Elephant’


Sat 29th.  Sun 30th.  Mon 31st. August 2020

We plan to to welcome you safely during this Covid 19 epidemic

Norfolk Open Studios 2020 goes online this year.  23 May to 7 June.



 23rd. May to 31st. May. Gallery open for Norfolk Open Studios. …..WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED….


Over the weekend of 19th 20th and 21st (Sat, Sun, Mon) our new gallery will be open for the 3 days from 10am to 5pm. We welcome all visitors.

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Workshop,  Garden and NEW Studio/Gallery now open this Bank Holiday

Saturday  24th  Sunday 25th Monday 26th August  2019

Daily 10am to 4pm

9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh NR12 0QL – Near RNLI Lifeboat station


Sculpture 2 May 2019                   Sculpture May 2019

My Latest Bird Sculpture (Anna)……..

I regret we will not be open for NNOS Open Studios this year. (We plan to open over the August Bank Holiday)

However I am still at Covent Garden most Sundays and have plenty of Hairy Stones, New Gold Leaf Creations and one or two sculptures on display.

MAY 2018, coming soon NNOS Open Studios.  https://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk/

 Workshop and garden open every day from Saturday 26th May until 3rd June.

 10am to 5pm – FREE to visit  https://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk/

9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh NR12 0QL – Near RNLI Lifeboat station

March 2018

I have The Windup Machine showing in an Exhibition in London  26 th. Feb. 2018 till March 21 st. (see link ) https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/events/1439-morley-gallery-made-2018-drawing-painting-sculpture at Morley Gallery and Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

December 2017

Christmas greetings and Happy Everythings from a chilly, icy cliff top in Happisburgh. However, the sun is due to appear any minute and lots to do… hairy stones for London and sculptures to create before Open Studios in 2018. Enjoy!
Belinda & John

August 2017 Bank Holiday Open Studio

Come and enjoy the sea air, summer sunshine (hopefully) and also a few new sculptures, such as The Windup Machine
Open Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August, daily 10am to 4pm

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

Open Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June 2017 – 10am to 5pm – FREE to visit
9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh NR12 0QL – Near RNLI Lifeboat station

Belinda Open Studios - 27 May to 4 June 2017

See new sculptures and automata.

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios – Central Taster Exhibition
25 to 30 April 2017 – 9.30am – 6.30pm

(closing at 4pm on Sun 30 Apr)

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

I shall be exhibiting a new automata Circus by the Sea here. Click here for a taster video and details of the automata…

Bank Holiday Workshop/Studio and Garden Show

Open August Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August 2016 – 10am to 4pm – FREE to visit
9 Doggetts Lane, Cart Gap, Happisburgh NR12 0QL – Near RNLI Lifeboat station

Click here to view poster

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

We will be open daily for 9 days, 10am to 5 pm from from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June 2016 and would be delighted to welcome you…
No. 9 Doggetts Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 OQL

The Bank, Eye

From 3rd March to 15th May 2016 | 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7AN | Tel: 01379 873495
Click for details

MADE 2016, London

From 29th February to 17th March 2016 | Email: gallery@morleycollege.ac.uk

Central Taster Exhibition

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios (NNOS) | From 12th April to Sunday 17 April 2016 in the Atrium of The Forum in Norwich
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Blickling Hall, Hobart Gallery

From Tuesday 22 July to Sunday 9 August 2015 | Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk NR1 6NF
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Rushlight Gallery

Exhibiting some of my automata pieces | Market Place, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4JJ
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Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2015

Open 9 days, from Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May 2015 | No. 9 Doggetts Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 OQL

The Forum, Norwich

Walter is going to be at the Forum in Norwich | Monday 13 April to Sunday 19 April 2015
Get a taste of what’s in store during Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2015, at this preview exhibition.
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The Bank Gallery

2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7AN | 4th to 24th December 2014 | A selection of sculptures and automata on show
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Stones & Sculptures at Jubilee Market

Oct to Dec 2014 | Covent Garden, London WC2 | In addition to my stones, I will be having a selection of small sculptures and automata for sale on my stall between October and Christmas 2014 | Prices range from £45 to £550.

Sunday 26th Oct 2014 | Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Nov 2014 | Sunday 7th, 14th December 2014

Morley Gallery, Lambeth London

Monica will be at the Morley gallery in Lambeth in London | Tuesday 22 April to Friday 2 May 2014 | Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT | Tel: 0207 450 1826
Click here for Morley Gallery

The Forum, Norwich

Fleur is going to be at the Forum in Norwich | Friday 18 – Wednesday 23 April 2014 | Get a taste of what’s in store during Norfolk & Norwich Open studios, at this preview exhibition for the twentieth anniversary of this twentieth anniversary of the scheme.

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2014

Open 9 days, from Saturday 24 May to Sunday 1 June 2014 | No. 9 Doggetts Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 OQL

Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House 2012

Saturday 7th May 11am to 6pm | Houses in and around Dulwich | Art throughout Dulwich
Over 200 local artists and galleries open their doors and show their work in a domestic or studio-setting. Work on display will range from oil paintings and photographs, sculpture and ceramics to jewellery and furniture. Details are in the Artists’ Open House catalogue available from the Dulwich Picture Gallery and local shops and cafés.

Walled Garden

October 2011
Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) in Norfolk

Alby Gardens Sculpture Trail

August bank holiday weekend | 26th to 29th August 2011 | Between Aylsham and Cromer on A140