Exhibitions at GroundWork stimulate discussion and greater knowledge between artists, creators, community leaders, scientists, campaigners, and local people. We host regular events in the gallery to explore the themes of our exhibitions.Sign up to our email list to be the first to know about events at GroundWork.



The next events are parties, markets, celebrations and sales. Join us for drinks from 3 on 7 December and visit King's Lynn's Christmas Market, open till 8. Then on 14 December we are celebrating the final week of Fire and Ice, with drinks from 6-8.

On both evenings there will be a sale at the gallery, so pick up a lovely present for yourself, or for a loved one, knowing that it was made with care for the environment......

Part of a new collection of jewels by Scottish artist Lindsey Gallacher.


Pivotal - art, writing, environment

Ways to collaborate

Saturday 25 November 2017


This workshop, run by mother and daughter Jeni Smith and Alice Finbow, was the starting point for collaborative conversations and ways to generate ideas between and across visual and text-based media. People who attended were not necessarily working already in a collaborative process, or indeed mothers ad daughters.....


Jeni Smith talking to mother and daughter participants, Sue and Imi Maufe.


Previous events

The last exciting GroundWork event was: Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change. Saturday October 28. 3-6pm.


Tom Burke delivering the Keynote presentation at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 October

Gina Glover speaking at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 Octobe


Hilary Mayo appearing remotely on film.





Coming next....

Previous events....

The workshop introduced a number of ways in which artists / writers could collaborate on projects. Mother and Daughter relationships are tricky at the best of times, however Jeni Smith and Alice Finbow took this to a new level by working collaboratively on a project on a remote Finnish Island. What they learnt from this process has been turned in to an artist’s book, Pivotal, but the learning is still happening!

Jeni Smith and Alice Finbow reading from Pivotal, their book about their residency in Finland

Collaborations within the arts have been going on since time began, but understanding how the work is created can at times seem veiled and difficult to understand when collaborative outcomes can often feel effortless. Who made what? What conversations were had? Were the expectations and hopes of both parties realised? It is a complex process, even finding the right person to collaborate with can feel like an impossible task at times!

This workshop acted as the starting point for collaborative conversations and ways to generate ideas between and across visual and text-based media. It involved storytelling, writing, photography (using camera phones) and was punctuated by gales of laughter. Dr Jenifer Smith and Alice Finbow gave a reading and slide show from their collaborative project Pivotal.


Previous events

Saturday 28 October: Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change

The latest in a series of talks and panel discussions stimulated by the exhibition themes.

Chaired by Tom Burke CBE, Director of E3G the prominent environmental organisation.  Contributors included: Gina Glover (Artist-exhibitor), Jack Heslop, (Engineer, WSP),  Jessica Rayner (Artist-exhibitor), Simon Read, (Artist). 

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?

To what extent can we maintain a harmony with nature?

Is it helpful for arts, sciences and engineers to interact, and if so, how?

Can our future be creatively re-imagined?


Jessica Rayner speaking at Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change, on 28 October

Jack Heslop talking and James Murray-White filming at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 October

Gina Glover's concluding questions....


For other previous events and campaigns see: Ideas, Themes and Projects