With work submitted by 68 artists, the curators, Maxine Byron, June Cunningham and Val Philpot were given the arduous task of putting together The West Norfolk Artists Association Summer Exhibition, the largest exhibition hosted by the association, held at St. Nicholas Chapel and shown in conjunction with the Kings Lynn Festival. From the positive visitor’s feedback, we congratulate the curators on a job well done. (photos by Lydia Haines and David Ashfield)
Open on & until 10th SEPT.
Immediately on entering the gallery one sees the poignantly powerful Jane Ivimey piece after which the exhibition is named. Seventy white bisque fired stoneware birds are laid on a large black surface. Their neatly folded feet, clawed or webbed, tidy their mute forms into a graded repetition and one foot holds the identity tag. Their wings are neatly folded; out of use. Some identification is restored, most movingly, by the different positions and sizes of the birds’ heads, necks and beaks, the white corpses. ‘Red-backed Shrike’, ‘Yellow Wagtail’, ‘Roseate Tern’. This is The Red List. All are endangered, all avian inhabitants of and migrants to Britain. Ivimey’s work is at once a poetic tribute to their beauty and a shocking reminder of our real and pending loss of them.
This year’s Heritage Open day takes place on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. It is not only a fantastic opportunity to explore King’s Lynn’s historic buildings but also to visit artist’s studios and exhibitions.
In and around the Custom House:
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September 2017, 10am till 5pm daily.
Free admission and parking
Mixed-media collaborative, Links and Layers, return to Thornham Village Hall for their second exciting and colourful exhibition from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September 2017.
An exhibition of Norfolk Landscapes
by Barbara King
Tuesday 12th to
Sunday 17th September 2017
10am to 5 pm daily
free entry and plenty of parking
An Exhibition by Helena Anderson
in aid of Children in Need
Saturday 16th – Saturday 30th September
Open Monday to Friday
from 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00 – 1.00