GroundWork Gallery is dedicated to art & environment

Current exhibition: TrashArt, Jan Eric Visser. Also showing Henry/Bragg, Gina Glover, Lee Grandjean, Kirsten Sonne, Linsdey Gallacher, Lieta Marziali, Jessica Perry, Linda McFarlane, in GroundWork Gallery Upstairs. 

AWARD-WINNING!!! GroundWork Gallery won the prestigious Nick Reeves Award for Art and Environment for 2017-18. It is also a regional finalist for the Civic Trust Awards 2018.



10 March - 2 June 2018

TrashArt works in sculpture and assemblage by Jan Eric Visser. 

GroundWork’s spring-season exhibition features the work of Jan Eric Visser. Based in Rotterdam, Visser is an artist deeply concerned about depletion of the earth’s resources. Plus: Upstairs at GroundWork includes works about waste, landfill, plastics by Henry/Bragg and Gina Glover, Lee Grandjean, and lots of jewellery...

Bird after Bird Exhibition on tour

You have another chance to see Bird after Bird, which is touring to the newly refurbished Steel Rooms in Brigg North Lincolnshire from 10 March - 29 April. It features new works and a new Dutch artist Sabine Liedke has joined the exhibition. See details:

Forthcoming exhibitions

June 23 - September 16: 'Regarding Nature', spectacular panoramic photographs by Chrystel Lebas, with Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo's 'Outfalls' series of poems and paintings, and Kathryn Hearn's 'Fenland' ceramics in GroundWork Upstairs. Then,'Theories of the Earth' for the end of the year.... 


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 shows the work of contemporary artists who care about how we see the world. Exhibitions, events, discussions and meetings explore how art can enable us to respond to the changing environment and imagine how we can shape its future...

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 a magical vision of a wall of soil - you will see River Ouse mud as never before....


You just missed the art and politics of Trash, a study afternoon and discussion on 28 April. It featured all the artists and guest speakers. In the evening, we had a gala showing of the award-winning film 'Trashed' in the company of its director, Candida Brady......

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...


The shop helps the work of the gallery and each season we specialise in new works of art. Through your purchases of unique and lovely things, you can both demonstrate your interest in the environment and find new and accessible ways to talk about it .... 

Art and Environment

Waste Transformed

There is no such thing as waste - is the theme for the Spring season. We have gained a Science Week grant from the British Science Association to work with a new women's group 4Transform, survivors of domestic abuse. We will look together at the composition of waste and turn it into something else, useful, poetic, beautiful....

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. For example, come to the Hanse Day Festival, Sunday 20 May for regatta, dancing, music, food....


We are starting a new programme for 2018 to make connections between art and environment, working across disciplines, developing skills of observation, recording, discussion and analysis. To get involved, contact us here