Exhibiting Now

 Unless otherwise stated, exhibitions are open at our standard Winter gallery times - 9:30am until 4pm, Tuesday until Saturday.

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MAIN GALLERY & FRONT ROOM
Lions Share Collective
23 November - 4 December

A statement from the artists:

The work for this exhibition is about ideas of personal, family, social and alternative history.  It is concerned with memories and interpretations of the past viewed from a transforming and continually evolving present.  The works reflect on the psychological aspects of our unstable vision of events.  Some of the work projects these reflections into a transfigured future, but all the work concerns the ways we use our capacity for mythmaking and reimagining the world.

 

Some of us are directly inspired by photographs and family ephemera, others by materials and by concepts of time and our means of making sense of it, still others by human conditions and life experiences like motherhood, loss of innocence, bereavement and renewal.

Making art is central to who we are and what we believe is important.  Our work and our inspiration comes from a deeply held belief that everything is connected, and that visual art creates a language to help people communicate and understand their world and themselves.  Our work includes, but is not limited to, ideas of overlapping time and place, sequences and relationships of colour and form, light and space, memory and history.   

Coming Soon

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FRONT ROOM
Helen Murray - Fabulations
7 December - 18 December

A statement from the artist:

During lockdown in 2020 I entered a competition run by Anteros Arts based on the relationship between poetry and art.  I was lucky enough to have my work, ‘The Prisoners of Infinite Choice’, inspired by Derek Mahon’s evocative poem ‘Leaves’, chosen as the winner.

 

The idea behind Fabulations is simply the telling of tales; our imaginations cannot help but linger on the frisson of a ‘what if?’  Words themselves are a big influence on my work.  I love poetry and the etymology, rhythm and colour of words, their histories, relationships and evolution.

 

So although I am fascinated by visual storytelling I certainly have no definitive ‘reading’ of my own work - that is down to the imaginative interpretation of the viewer - but I do try to evoke a sense of something I have always called ‘otherness’; an alertness to something immediately recognised and intuitively understood.

 

The materials I use are all natural, organic things which have grown, evolved and changed through varying lifespans, rearranged playfully into new combinations.  

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MAIN GALLERY 
Crucible Arts
7 December - 18 December

A statement from the artists:

Crucible Arts is an artist run collective based in East Anglia. At its heart is an interest in casting with several of our members modelling, mould making and casting original works in bronze.

Our members are early career artists, products of London, Ipswich and Norwich art schools and of the foundry culture lurking in East Anglia. The combination of traditional making skills, university education and the daily aesthetic of small scale casting practice gives us a unique flavour as a group.

Often the driving force within the group has been the enjoyment of sharing ideas and accidents which flow from the often haphazard process of lost wax casting. 
 
We hope that through the mire of fumes, dust, flames and long hours we are cultivating a space where original voices are heard and respected.

Artists featured include:

Tom Browning 

Louis Casey

Nhung Ha

Rowan Johnston

Ed Murray

Ellen Pumer

Harry Stebbings

Cat Vitebsky

Jay Wilkins

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MAIN GALLERY & FRONT ROOM GALLERY
Happisburgh - The Village Falling Into the Sea
Alan Horn
4 January - 15  January

A statement from the artist:

'Coastal erosion in Norfolk is well documented but analysis suggests that fundamental changes to the landscape and the communities is inevitable and dramatic. The real conundrum is what can be done, and over what period of time to protect communities or develop strategies to manage the upheaval.

My focus is on the area around Happisburgh (pronounced hayz-br-ugh), a small village with a population of around 1400 where erosion of its cliff face has been and continues to be dramatic, leading to the loss of many properties with many more still at risk, and no real solution in sight.

I am forever questioning why authorities fail to undertake and deliver on promises, and my research exposes the hypocrisy of those faceless organisations that promise but have little intention to deliver.'