GroundWork Gallery is dedicated to art & environment

Current exhibition: Regarding Nature 23 June - 16 September; open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11-4

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.



Regarding Nature, Outfalls and Fenland

23 June - 16 September

Four renowned artists headline the summer season. Chrystel Lebas, brings us 3 metre long panoramic photographs of dune plants and landscapes of North Norfolk. Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo show paintings, drawings and poems about the heritage of neglected Lincolnshire canals and rivers. Kathryn Hearn has created spectacular new porcelain ceramics about the fens of Cambridgeshire. Three exhibits about a deep sense of locality which are far from local in impact and importance....


We are pleased to be hosting a half-hour free lunchtime taster concert as part of the King's Lynn Festival. On July 26th at 1.30, renowned Polish Cellist Marcin Zdunik, will play in the intimate space of the Regarding Nature exhibition. Come and listen and stay afterwards for a drink and see the exhibitions, basking in the memory of his beautiful sounds.


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....

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...


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 and Madeleine Spencer. Their works will increasingly feature on-line, but basically you need to visit and see them properly....

Art and Environment

Waste Transformed

Our latest event with members of 4 Transform plus new participants was a hugely enjoyable afternoon of visible mending. Encouraged and led by expert and enthusiast in this growing trend, Kate Sekules, we each brought along our holey jumpers, tops, jeans and socks and mended them with bright colours, fancy stitches, patterned fabrics to make them as creative as possible. We will continue monthly - look out for news....

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, check out the stunning line-up for Festival Too, which stakes its claim to be Europe's largest free street popular music festival. It begins on June 30th:


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