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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: Bridget Riley – Exploring Perception – Screenprints 1962 – 2013

18 November –  29 November 2019

A survey of Bridget Riley’s screenprints to coincide with her major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, London (28 October – 26 January). Like the Hayward show, but in a more modest fashion, our exhibition covers the various stages in Riley’s career.

Renowned for her Op-Art paintings, Bridget Riley uses colour, line and shape, as well as remarkable precision to produce visually hypnotic effects that capture a sense of movement and dimension. Our exhibition will feature the black and white screenprints from the early ‘60s that helped make Riley’s international reputation as well as images that span six decades of her career.

Saturday 23 November 12pm – 1pm

David Case will discuss Riley’s career, focussing on her early monochrome work.

LOWER GALLERY

 

 

 

The Great Corn Hall Art Sale

2 November 2019 – 25 January 2020

Great prints at affordable prices from the Christie’s Contemporary Art archives. Donated to help raise funds for the Corn Hall, all work is heavily discounted. Bargains galore!

UPPER GALLERY

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

           
LOWER GALLERY          
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 December  2019 – 18 January 2020

Mike Webb: Watercolours and other Whimsies

The Mike Webb you know and love.

A selection of ‘Mere Quacks’ cartoons from Diss Express will be included in this exhibition along with cartoon paintings, straight watercolours and some new work which is something of a departure for Mike, as the subjects are totally imaginary.

Saturday 7 December 5 – 7pm

Join Mike Webb as he opens the exhibition and offers you first choice of the art on display

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 January – 4 February 2020

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

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.

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.

 

 

     

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, foody 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information and enquiries please contact [email protected]

 


 

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