Within only one year of opening, GroundWork Gallery won the prestigious Nick Reeves Award for Arts and Environment in 2017-18, as well as being on the regional shortlist for Civic Trust Awards and a finalist for the Norfolk Arts Awards. In 2018 it gained one of the Mayor’s Design Awards in West Norfolk.
According to Abellio Greater Anglia, GroundWork is among the 7 top must-see art galleries in East Anglia https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/destinations/discover-hub/art-attack-east-anglias-7-must-see-art-galleries
Civic Trust Regional Award Finalist 2018
Nick Reeves Award for Art and Environment, 2017-18
The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment is awarded annually by CIWEM’s Arts and the Environment Network, in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of environmental arts. The Award celebrates an artwork or arts project by a living UK born or based artist (or group) that has contributed innovatively to CIWEM’s vision of “putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action”.
The panel of judges were particularly impressed by the ambitious scope of the new gallery, having only been opened in July 2016, which embodies the core principles of CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network.
They also praised the perseverance and dedication shown in the inception, design and construction of the gallery, utilising a historic but unused building without public or grant funding. The gallery now provides a much needed platform for artists to reach the general public and encourages connections and collaborations.
The approach is seen as an inspirational model for other projects in this country and abroad.
Special Commendations were also awarded to Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster, in recognition of the depth and innovative variety of their work.
Mayor’s Design Awards 2018
Every other year, the Mayor of King’s Lynn gives a range of architecture and design awards. We won in the category for Conversion Schemes and after our 2 years of planning troubles, this is a great result! Thanks to all the designers and builders who enabled it: Hudson Architects and Norfolk Building Co.
Norfolk Arts Award finalist 2017
The gallery was one of nine finalists for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Hostry Festival Arts Award 2017. There were 3 categories: large organisations, individuals and small arts organisations. The gallery was one of three small organisations on the final shortlist for the People’s Choice, awarded as a result of a public vote, the other two being Norwich Puppet Theatre and Lost in Translation Circus. Lost in Translation Circus in Norwich was the ultimate winner http://litcircus.com/ announced at a gala ceremony on October 20 as part of the Norwich Hostry Festival.
See here for further information: http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/edp-people-s-choice-awards-finalists-are-revealed-1-5203405