The new education programme launched in November 2017 . If you join in, you will have privileged access to the gallery's plans and resources


Cover pictures for the education pack

The texts for the first education pack. These will be used as starting points to develop new approaches to the environment through art.

MIND workshop in progress, adding comments and titles

We held a workshop in March 2018 together with members of West Norfolk MIND, exploring both the exhibition TrashArt, Sculpture and Assemblage by Jan Eric Visser and aspects of the local environment. By the end, people were noticing new aspects of the surroundings and its heritage with greater clarity and precision. The grain of wood, rotting wood in the water, the mouldings around windows, the steps on the quay, cobbles, colours of bricks.

This has been the best day of my whole experience with this kind of work
— participant in Mind workshop, March 2018


We are starting a new programme, working together with  schools, colleges, community and special interest groups and the gallery, to make connections between art and environment. In an age when our environment is fragile and threatened, we need to pool our creative skills to understand it better - the first stage in improving attitudes and practices.

Materials set up for Art and Environment workshop

We are planning a programme which starts from each exhibition theme, including past exhibitions, each of which has inspired a different approach. We will begin by exploring the local environment and issues pertinent to the immediate surroundings, and then go on to consider the implications for wider concerns. Careful observation, discussion, drawing, writing, is at the heart of it.

Workshop in progress with a group from West Norfolk MIND

If you are involved in teaching, do join the programme. To begin with we are prioritising secondary schools and colleges, but teachers of primary age and pre-school children are welcome to come along to discuss what we might do for the future. Make contact via the form here.