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.
Current exhibition: Chrystel Lebas: Regarding Nature, 23 June - 16 September; open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11-4. Plus, Outfalls: Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo and Fenland: Kathryn Hearn.
Regarding Nature, Outfalls and Fenland 23 June - 16 September
Exhibits about a deep sense of locality, include 3 metre panoramic photographs of dune plants and landscapes of North Norfolk by Chrystel Lebas & Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo's drawings and poems about neglected Lincolnshire canals and rivers and Kathryn Hearn's porcelain ceramics about the Fens of Cambridgeshire.
We have started holding enjoyable days of visible mending. Originally led by expert and enthusiast in this growing trend, Kate Sekules, we are continuing drop-in workshops on 3rd Saturday of each month. Next one on Saturday 18 August.Come along anytime between 11-4 or as little or as long as you like, bringing your holey jumpers, tops, jeans, socks, cushions or whatever you want to mend, with bright colours, fancy stitches, patterned fabric.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Come to the gallery on Wednesday August 22 from 3 to meet artist Kathryn Hearn & discuss her porcelain vessels over a drink. August 30 & 31 talks and workshops to accompany Regarding Nature, funded by the British Ecological Society to be held at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Cley, bookable on 01263 740008. On 1st September the programme's spectacular finale in King's Lynn will be about art, nature, poetry, considering the case for rewilding or not. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.