GroundWork Gallery shows works by contemporary artists who care about how we see the world. Its exhibitions and creative programmes show how art can enable us all to respond to our changing environment and shape its future. 

GroundWork is now closed for a few weeks while it is reorganising and preparing for the next exhibitions, starting on 13 October.      

Theories of the Earth & Colour in Nature : 13 October - 16 December.

Contact for an invitation to the opening on 12 October 

Theories of the Earth 13 October - 16 December.

Wayne Binitie, Flora Bowden, Shaun Fraser & Kabir Hussain:   four artists working in glass, metals, photography, film, drawing, who are considering contemporary issues of climate change alongside deeper stories of the earth’s formation. 


Groundwork Gallery has won the prestigious Nick Reeves award for Art and Environment, made jointly by CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) and CCANW (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World)

About GroundWork gallery

GroundWork Gallery has been open for just 2 years and is the only UK contemporary gallery to concentrate exclusively on art and environment. Within a small gem of a building in central King's Lynn, in semi-domestic space over 2 floors, it hosts themed exhibitions, events, discussions and meetings to explore how art and artists can enable us to respond to the changing environment. 

Upstairs at Groundwork 13 October - 16 December

Colour in Nature- from pattern to poison

Barbara Howey, Stewart Hearn, Laura Huston, Femke Lemmens: four artists working in glass, textile, paint and ceramic. They are all inspired by the possibilities between materials, forms and the subtle colours formed by nature, intensified, sometimes harshly, by the chemicals which pollute it.

Richard Long: The Great Ouse Mud Drawing

Facing the entrance to GroundWork Gallery is a special work of art made by Richard Long for the opening exhibition, Sunlight and Gravity, celebrating his long friendship with the late Roger Ackling. It is one of his famous wall-drawings, a magical vision of a wall of soil.  You will see River Ouse mud as never before.


The Penthouse

Immerse yourself in art and heritage from this spacious, self-contained space for 2+ at the heart of a lovely town at the edge of glorious Eastern England.  Get some of the best views in town from its comfortable attic living space and be peacefully established only moments from the high street.


On August 30 & 31 talks and workshops accompanied Regarding Nature, funded by the British Ecological Society, held at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Cley. Above you see Elisabeth-Jane Burnett reciting her poetry at the programme's spectacular finale on 1st September in King's Lynn  -  about art, nature, poetry, considering the case for rewilding or not. 

King's Lynn

Steeped in heritage from its quayside to a picturesque Old Town, King's Lynn must be visited for its spectacular location on the Great Ouse river and its very large number of historic listed buildings. There is always something interesting going on, festivals and heritage events, places to eat and drink, walks along the quayside and old town.  Join us on 16 September for the next Heritage Open Day when lots of buildings are open to the public.


GroundWork has made a special theme of artist-designed jewellery and you will find new artists and pieces featured each season in the shop upstairs. Regular exhibitors are Kirsten Sonne, Linda McFarlane, Lindsey Gallacher, Sheila Churchill. New this season are nature-inspired works by Helga Mogensen (pictured) and Madeleine Spencer. Their works will increasingly feature on-line, but basically you need to visit and see them properly.