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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.

 

Emilia Symis: A Feast for the Senses

14 February – 16 March 2020

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

 

 

 

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 March – 25 April

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

9 May – 13 June

An Arkful of Animals 

This extensive show will fill all three of our gallery spaces with an eclectic range of animal inspired artwork. The show will feature artists such as Henry Moore, Paula Rego and Elisabeth Frink, as well as many local artists. There will be a vast collection of prints, paintings, sculptures, photographs and even marionettes on display for all to enjoy! 

Exhibition viewing   Saturday 9 May 11am-1pm   

Come and explore the arkful of animals we have on display, take part in various family friendly demonstrations and see the artwork come to life! 

 ALL THREE GALLERY SPACES

 

 

 

 

 

16 June – 4 July 

Masters at the Corn Hall: David Hockney – Adventures in Print

David Hockney, perhaps the country’s favourite living artist, found fame as much for his prints as his paintings; a naturally gifted draughtsman, Hockney immediately felt in his element when he tried his hand at etching as a student. Our brief survey, which coincides with the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘David Hockney: Drawing from Life’, follows his career from his days as a ‘blonde bombshell’ in the early ‘60s to his current exploration of iPad drawings.

Exhibition Viewing Saturday 20 June 11am – 1pm
Join curator, David Case, as he discusses Hockney’s work and career.

Hockney (15) film screening Weds 17 June 7.30pm
Hockney takes the director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, and looks back at his formative years in the British Pop Art scene.

LOWER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

27 June – 29 August 

A Celebration of Weave

In collaboration with designermaker21, this exhibition will feature a selection of artists that practice and celebrate the art of weave. The exhibitors will include designermakers21 resident weavers as well as showcasing the work of textile artists who have recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts. 

Textiles in Action Day   Saturday 11 July   11am – 3pm

Explore the four textile exhibitions on display in both The Corn Hall and designermakers21. Listen, watch and join in with our weavers as they demonstrate and discuss their work and their inspirations!

UPPER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

For further information and enquiries please contact [email protected]

 


 

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