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.

Fragile Nature is our latest exhibition, open until 15 September, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11-4.

We are thrilled that GroundWork has just been chosen among the 7 best must-see galleries in East Anglia, by train company Abellio Greater Anglia!

Current exhibition

Fragile Nature: from control to freedom 29 June - 16 September 2019

This exhibition gives us some hope for renewal of nature. It features four women artists of different generations, all of whom are attempting the expression of original inter-relationships with nature. They are deep thinkers, finding ways to represent the resourcefulness and power that challenges our views of nature’s fragility. The message from all of them is that out of destruction comes new life and renewal.

The exhibitions always make the heart sing and the spirit soar

Creative Remaking

Next event Saturday 10 August, 11-4

If you enjoy sewing, are sick of your tired old wardrobe, and want to join a convivial public group you will love this workshop. Led by textile designer Diana Bliss we will start to revamp our old clothes, learning useful techniques from her. And some people might also like to work up some stunning key exhibits to feature in our ‘On the Edge’ exhibition at the end of the year. We will start off making it free, but donations are welcome, for refreshments and materials.

New Jewellery

There is always a stunning collection of artist’s jewellery in 5 display cases Upstairs at GroundWork. This season we are representing Judy McCaig (a brooch illustrated above) and Josephine Gomersall, as well as Helga Mogensen, Kirsten Sonne, Linda McFarlane, Madeleine Spencer. All have distinctive practices in tune with a strong environmental ethos.


Groundwork Gallery’s latest award is from the town’s Mayor for the design and building conversion. Last year it 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) and was a regional finalist for Civic Trust Awards,

About GroundWork gallery

GroundWork Gallery is just about to celebrate its 3rd birthday 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.

I congratulate you on the incredibly beautiful work, and the amazing speedy advances you have made in such a short time to become a much needed, ever appreciated - truly significant space for art - curated by people that know their stuff.

Fragile Nature, An art and ecology study day, with King’s Lynn Festival

This happened on 18 July: 10.30 - 5.00,at Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay. Bookings & further details:

Two concurrent exhibitions explore contemporary ideas about fragile ecology, and the plight of nature. ‘Fragile Nature - from control to freedom’ at GroundWork Gallery and ‘Destroy and you Create’: Gustav Metzger in King’s Lynn ’ at the Fermoy Gallery. Taking a lead from the example of radical artist Gustav Metzger (1926-2017), we consider what are the options for thinking about destruction as also offering some hope for renewal?

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.

Writing Workshop coming up! Monday 16 September

Join us for one of Patricia Mullin’s wonderful and inspiring writing master-classes relating to Fragile Nature. We are keeping the exhibition open one extra day specially so you can wallow in its atmosphere for some last-minute inspiration. Further details via

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. 

Designer apartment to rent

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 apartment is in a perfect location for all the interesting things there are to do in King’s Lynn and the surrounding area. We found everyone so ready to help and friendly. The apartment is beautifully furnished with lots of thoughtful touches - making for a really enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend both the accommodation and the town.”
— A recent guest