The aim is for each exhibition to  stimulate discussion and greater knowledge. We aim to get to know the artists and hear more in detail about their work. Special events explore the impact of the exhibitions more broadly in terms of the way we think about the environment.


On Friday 21 July 2017 Annabel Knight played the flute in the gallery for a taster concert for King's Lynn Festival, especially choosing works which suited the Bird after Bird exhibition theme


Annabel Knight


Jayne Ivimey talking about her work, Red Status, 2017

Milo Newman introducing his work on Pink-footed geese

Suky Best discussing Observation of Flight


The audience assembled on March 11, after the opening of 'on the stony path', 'and waiting to listen to Co Seegers talking about herman's work, Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham talking about 'Shaped by Stone' and Sibylle Eimermacher talking about 'The Meandering Eye'.

It was good fun and I enjoyed meeting such an interesting and varied group of people

Sharing stories of stone. Tim Holt Wilson discussing stones brought in by audience.

Just to say cheers for an enjoyable afternoon and learning about geology


Taster concert for King's Lynn Festival:

Friday 21 July at 3pm

Annabel Knight played the flute.


Previous events

Bird Research by artists. A wonderful afternoon of talks by several of the artists featured in Bird after Bird.


Stories in Stone:  Saturday June 10. 2017.

Taking our inspiration from herman’s stones gathered from around the world, we spent time in the company of geologists Robin Stevenson and Tim Holt Wilson as they took us through the story of stone: the varieties we may encounter, the Earth processes that have gone into their making over immense stretches of time, the past life recorded in them as fossils.

Robin Stevenson and Tim Holt Wilson talking about the stones on display at GroundWork from herman de vries's 3 places of action: Steigerwald, Digne les Bains and Gavdos, Greece.

The event was truly a mini-course in geology and history. As well as being an opportunity to get to know herman’s rocks better, it became a journey in place and time, as we ventured out into King’s Lynn to seek out varieties of stones and sediments used in building its townscape. The breadth of what we saw was astonishing, evidence both of the deepest histories of geology, but also of trade, exchange and chance survivals, as we discovered how far stretched the web of King’s Lynn’s natural and cultural linkages. 


Previous events

Trees in the town 12 December 2016 and 1 February 2017

During the Out of the Wood exhibition there were two events to talk about trees. The first was a party, tour round the gallery and talks by the artists and a chance to gather tree stories for the Woodland Trust's Tree charter campaign The second was an evening of talks and discussion about trees in the town, aiming at professionals in the field, developers, people responsible for planning the environment and tree planting in the town of King's Lynn. At the event we resolved to work together some more and this has now led to further thinking and planning. One of the interim results is the campaign outlined here:  Trees and environment

Trees in Town discussion on 1st February 2017