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Throughout the year our main gallery showcases work by both international and emerging artists as well as exhibitions exploring local heritage. The upper gallery regularly delves into work by regional artists and community groups. 

The gallery spaces are open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Times may be subject to change on public holidays.

 

Masters at the Corn Hall:
Lucian Freud –
Etchings 1982 – 1995

24 January – 8 February 2020

One of the world’s leading figurative artists of the last hundred years, Freud always regarded his etchings as parallel to his paintings. Stripping down his images to their essentials, his etchings are raw, powerful and full of emotion; just as with his paintings, Freud always worked directly from the model, with an etching plate on his easel instead of a canvas.

Coinciding with his exhibition at the Royal Academy which runs until 26 January, this is an exciting chance to see a selection of Freud’s work from his later career and gain an insight into his approach to his art.

LOWER GALLERY

Saturday 25 January

11am-12.30pm   Lucian Freud – a Self-Portrait – on Screen   £7

Filmed at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, this specially made film of their much-praised exhibition of Freud’s self-portraits, offers privileged access to the exhibition and insight and commentary by the curators.

1pm   Talk by David Case   Free

Join curator David Case when he will discuss Freud’s etchings in our own Corn Hall exhibition

 

 

 

Sean Scully etchings – Walls of Light

18 January – 7 March

One of the most admired abstract artists of his generation, Scully fuses the tradition of European art with American abstraction; in 2019 the National Gallery celebrated his talent with an exhibition of paintings and etchings. While his paintings are composed of blocks, lines and stripes of strong earthy colours, his etchings are built up of layers of thin colour and have a magic, ethereal quality.

Some work will be for sale.

UPPER GALLERY

 

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

14 February – 16 March 2020

Emilia Symis: A Feast for the Senses

Emilia Symis’ exhibition offers a vibrant, fun and multisensory experience appealing to all ages. With themes of nostalgia, she draws inspiration from the weird and wonderful dishes from the 1970s, foodie film references and childhood sweets.

Emilia graduated with a BA degree in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts last Summer. She was awarded first prize in the Bishop’s Art Prize and was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize in 2019.

Saturday 15 February – 11am – 1pm

Emilia Symis will be in the lower gallery to open the exhibition, greet visitors and answer questions. Come see and smell the artwork!

LOWER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 March – 25 April 2020

Sally Freer: A Stroll Through the Countryside

Sally Freer, a member of the Suffolk Craft Society and Twelve Printmakers. Her intricate monoprints capture memories of her weekly walks through thr Suffolk and Essex countryside.

Ranging from vibrant summer scenes, to neutral winter views, this exhibition will take you on a journey through the sites that inspire Sally the most and celebrate the beautiful East Anglian countryside that we all know and love.

Saturday 14 March – 11am – 1pm

An opportunity to meet Sally and talk to her about her work.

UPPER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 March – 2 May 2020

Phil Greenwood: Etching the Landscape

Phil Greenwood has been a professional printmaker since 1971. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally: including the Royal Academy, Bankside Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Greenwood depicts landscapes in atmospheric detail, but considerable economy. Using only two or three colours he achieves a great range of tone and colour by overprinting and fusing one colour with another. Working from an amalgamation of ideas recalled, his images do not depict a particular place , yet they look strangely familiar.

Saturday 21 March – 12:30 

Join Phil Greenwood for an informal discussion about these wonderfully tranquil prints, showcasing his imagined landscapes from all year around.

LOWER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information and enquiries please contact [email protected]

 


 

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