TAp takes on an alternative approach to the modern and we feel outdated art schools . We create opportunities in the form of discussion groups, workshops, crit clubs, exhibitions and mentoring as a way to encourage artists to talk to each other about their practice, irrespective of their experience or art form
TAp is a platform for artists not only to connect with each other, but to artists nationally and internationally. Everyone has something to say and by sharing our ideas and opinions, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time, it can help us to think of ourselves and our work from different perspectives.
The more we do this with others that we do not know, the more confident we become, enabling us to stand by our work and explain clearly and in simple terms to anybody (not just artists), why it is that we are passionate about doing something that we want to do.
We try and do this in an informal way and try to tackle serious issues, without taking ourselves too seriously. We hold various events & activities online and where possible throughout Norfolk.
The majority of our events are free or heavily subsidised
About Tap founders:
Jacques Nimki and Stephanie Douet are practising artists who have exhibited widely around the UK and abroad, and have wide experience of teaching and organising exhibitions. They came together in 2018 to form TAP, an independent art school offering a series of courses, opportunities and events for artists wish ing to extend and develop their practice.
Stephanie Douet has a BA Hons in Art History from UEA and an MA in Fine Art from Norwich Institute of Art & design (NUA). As well as exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally she curated the Queen of Hungary artist-led space (2001-4) and has curated over 75 exhibitions with 150+ artists. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Roar like a Paintbrush’ in Udaipur City Palace, India, and ‘Real/Non-Real’ at Modern Art Oxford Project Space.
Jacques Nimki studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal academy Schools. He is a full time practicing artist and is based in London & Norfolk. Nimki works from and within the urban landscape, using mainly weeds and flowers as a way of exploring how we perceive others and ourselves within particular environments. His work can be found in the Arts Council of England collection and numerous public and private collections worldwide