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.

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!

Next exhibition: On the Edge: from transgression to frontier

Opens to the public on October 19th

Edges can be fascinating as places where ecosystems collide. Being edgy is to be at a frontier, at the avant-garde. Edges can also be confusingly mixed, or places of danger, tipping over. In the environment, edge-landscapes can be rich with diverse species.

This exhibition plays on numerous interpretations of edge-confusion. Some is literal, some is metaphorical, and the idea is both to question the way we create boundaries and divisions and to reflect critically on the way one environment or culture can seep into another. Does it create problems, or opportunities?

The exhibitions always make the heart sing and the spirit soar

Heritage Open Day

This is always a lovely day in King’s Lynn when so many of its special buildings are open. We held a ritual performance at 3pm to say goodbye to Lotte Scott’s peat floor drawing. Rather than washing it away, it was danced away by Anais Hubbard, a performer from the Garage in Norwich. It was a very moving and beautiful way to close the exhibition.

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 has just celebrated 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.

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 11tHour

A wonderful free night of lights, performance, music, projection, film and art display through the town from the market places, the High street and the Guildhall - and GroundWork Gallery. It is being planned by King’s Lynn Creatives, and funded by the BID and Townscape Heritage, the 11tHour will follow on from the opening of Norfolk Contemporary Art Society’s Port to Port exhibition at the Fermoy Gallery showcasing artists from Yarmouth

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