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October 2023 E-news: New Solo Norwich Exhibition Announced

New Solo Exhibition Announced ☀️💥 ‘Pop! Goes The Easel’ ~ Norwich, 21st November – 4th December

I am very excited to announce my latest solo art exhibition, and my (joint) largest show to date. I’ll be returning to Norwich and to the Crypt Gallery, in ‘Pop! Goes The Easel’, which will run between Tuesday 21 November and Monday 4 December 2023. It will be open to the public for the whole duration, with free entry.

Pop! Goes The Easel | Solo Art Exhibition by Kerwin Blackburn, Crypt Gallery Norwich November-December 2023 banner

I am looking forward to displaying my large collection of original acrylic pop art music icon paintings – created in my signature Jackson Pollock-inspired style – again, along with my range of merchandise at this show. It will be great to exhibit in the run-up to Christmas and catch the festive buzz.

I previously exhibited at the Crypt Gallery in early 2022, in which I exhibited my entire range of paintings together in public for the first time. Read the story of this exhibition here. Just over eighteen months on I’ll be back in the same venue. Read my full exhibition announcement story here. More details will be announced in the coming weeks!

Exhibiting at Norwich’s African & Caribbean Market ⭐ 30th September

On 30 September 2023 I had great fun exhibiting and trading at the African & Caribbean Market 2023 at The Forum in Norwich. This vibrant market day was organised by Global Village Market Norwich and was a celebration of African & Caribbean-inspired artisans and culture.

It was great to exhibit a selection of my original paintings, prints, clothing and merchandise on the day at this fair. As a Norwich-born artist with African heritage – which partly inspired my use of vibrant and colourful colour schemes within my paintings – this event was perfect to exhibit at.

I chose paintings and prints of my African-American music artists to feature, such as Marvin GayeDiana RossJay-ZStevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix. I also displayed my original Caribbean-themed acrylic pop art action paintings: Bob Marley and Rihanna. As Saturday 30 September also kicked off the beginning of Black History Month which runs during October, I also displayed my original Martin Luther King painting.

Read my full news story from the day on my website

What is Norwich Global Village Market?

Global Village Market Norwich exists to celebrate the diversity of artisans, artists, performers and small businesses from Norfolk and the Eastern region of the UK.

The African & Caribbean Market 2023 featured fantastic stalls and unique products from across Africa and the Caribbean inside The Forum. Outside featured a popular African & Caribbean street food market as well as super performances from local musicians and dancers.

New Blog Roundup 🚨 Confessions of a Pop Artist – How I Built By Kerwin

I have two new blog posts online – and these are slightly different to my previous articles as they focus on the business of art. These are the beginning of a series of blogs that focus on topics around how I built my e-commerce art brand, By Kerwin. In these first two posts, I discuss how I have combined my business school, economics-trained background with my painting ability to grow my brand.

Read these below and let me know what you think? What topics should I write about next? Explore the rest of my blog online at

How To Start An Art Business: 9 Simple Steps For Success

Are you a passionate artist with dreams of turning your creative talent into a thriving business? Learn how you can get started on your journey towards commercialising and monetising your creative hobby, through my 9 practical tips and anecdotes from my own story. Read here.

By Kerwin Print Tubes

How To Create A New Style of Art: The Blue Ocean Strategy

This post provides tips about how any artist or aspiring creative can create their own unique artistic style – taking lessons from iconic business book “Blue Ocean Strategy”, which helped guide my own decision making about my own style a few years ago. Read here.

Blue Ocean Strategy Book

Exhibiting Again at Manchester NSPCC Charity Art Fundraiser 💥 November 14th 2023

Following June’s successful art exhibition NSPCC fundraiser night in Manchester (the first event of this kind for the charity, pictured), I’m pleased to be invited to exhibit at the winter repeat of this event in November.

I’ll again have a couple of hand-embellished prints on display for sale, as around 30 artists will aim to raise funds for this historic charity.

By Kerwin NSPCC Manchester art fundraiser 2023

By Kerwin Merchandise In Japan ☀️🇯🇵⛩️🗾🗻🍣🚅 September 2023

In September I enjoyed travelling around Japan for three weeks.. and snapping shots of my By Kerwin t-shirts in some iconic locations, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka!

View and shop my range of clothing and merchandise online, and message me for any custom clothing orders or ideas. Pictured are my Jimi Hendrix, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and Gallery Montage t-shirts.

🎬 Ahead of my upcoming Norwich solo exhibition in November, watch the behind-the-scenes of my set up at my previous show here in February 2022

My full range of Jackson Pollock-inspired acrylic paintings can be viewed at – the originals and prints of these are available to purchase, with worldwide delivery. You can follow my art progress on Instagram and Facebook.

By Kerwin African & Caribbean art at The Forum, Norwich

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