The exhibitions and events at GroundWork are wide-ranging and have both local and global relevance leading on beyond the time of their main display to become campaigns for a more environmentally engaged society. We partner with organisations ranging from Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Civic Trust, King's Lynn Klimate Concern, King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, and above all with concerned individuals. Contact us to find out how you can be involved in this work. 

The Art of Climate Change

Increasingly we live in a world which has to cope with changing weather patterns, environmental shocks and disasters. Whatever the causes, and wherever the effects are felt, our responses and solutions need to be practical ones if human society is to survive.  But what are the roles, in any field involved, for the imagination, for creativity, ingenuity?

Trees and environment

The exhibition Out of the Wood at the end of 2016, involving some 10 artists and timed to coincide with the start of the Woodland Trust's Tree Charter campaign, led to a whole lot of initiatives about trees. There were events in the gallery and then we took part in an ongoing campaign to plant more trees in the town...

After Bird After Bird

The exhibition Bird After Bird showed the extent to which the work of artists can be deeply about birds, showing us their special characteristics, qualities, vulnerability and danger. But also each work was about something symbolic, deeper, wide ranging, about loss, life and death, movement, secrecy....

Seminars and discussions

GroundWork is a great location for small group meetings, seminars, workshops and discussions. We organise these ourselves to expand on exhibition themes, but others do too. Pictured above is a seminar for Ian Chance's Creative Entrepreneurship MA course at UEA on a day in King's Lynn. Enquire about bookings and collaborations to

Stories in Stone

The exhibition of work by the great Dutch artist herman de vries, On the Stony Path, inspired a lot of interest in stones. Starting from his remarkable collections of stones, earth rubbings and assemblages, we were inspired to look afresh at stones all around us in the landscape and the built environment.....