Category Archives: Exhibitions

November News from Greyfriars Art Space……..

‘Ways of Seeing’ – open until Sat. 4 November

– a mixed media exhibition by Ann Froshaug, Stina Burger and Kathy Cossins,

Children of the World now at Soul Café in Kings Lynn

I have been invited by the Soul Cafe in Tower Street Kings Lynn to repeat/continue my exhibition for Children in Need for the month of November.

For anyone who missed my exhibition in Watton and finds themselves in Kings Lynn during November, the paintings are hanging in the Soul Cafe in Tower Street, (near the Majestic Cinema) and that I am raffling one of the pictures, and also 25% of all sales will go to Children in Need.

A Thriving Art Community in Dersingham

Gruinard Bay Scotland
by Jo Halpin Jones

The Dersingham Art Trail has grown to include fourteen members, who are putting the final touches to work for their seventh pre-Christmas event. Nine studios will open to display the work of Jill Illett (paintings); Liz Stockley, Carole Brookfield, Neil Adams and Patrick Preston (paintings); Stephen Martyn (paintings); Marty Griffin (paintings) and Trudi Griffin (cards); Val Anckorn (paintings and candles); Julia Quance (paintings); June Mullarkey (pottery) and Ben Mullarkey (paintings); and Jo Halpin Jones (photography and digital restoration) and Janet Martin (creates artworks with fused glass).

Awards, events and mothers and daughters at GroundWork Gallery

one daughter    one mother

Congratulations to the GroundWork Gallery for receiving the prestigious Nick Reeves Award –  also congratulations to Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster, who were specially commended.

The wonderful Pivotal event for November 25 is newly announced – a treat for artists and writers – and like Gina Glover and Jessica Rayner, exhibitors in Fire and Ice – it features a mother-and-daughter creative pair.

You missed it!

Back View
by Helen Breach

On her first attempt to be selected for the Annual exhibition of  the Institute of East Anglia Artists, Helen Breach was successful with one painting.  Helen’s painting ‘Back View’ marked a return to oil paints, a media she hasn’t used for many years.  Unfortunately, the exhibition, held at Picturecraft in Holt, has now finished (it was on from 20th – 31st October) – you’ve just missed it!

The Institute of East Anglia Artists has a completely different organisational ethos to the West Norfolk Artists. To become a member of the IEA, artists need to have work selected for IEA exhibitions on more than one occasion, from which point they can be nominated for Provisional Membership.


Archie Niven, Vertigo

2 October 12.30 to 6pm
3 – 14 October
(Sunday 8 October closed)
11am – 6pm daily
(close 5pm on final day)

Pop up workshops will be running during the exhibition as some SGFA Members will demonstrate their unique working methods.

October News from Greyfriars Art Space……..

Heritage Day

‘Seed’ by Chrissy Leech

Greyfriars Art Space was bustling all day on Heritage Day, 10 September, with many visitors dropping in on the final day of our members’ summer exhibition and to see work produced be artists working in their studios, as well as exploring some of the original and quirky, features of the building too.

Summer Exhibition in Retrospect

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)

Bird After Bird — GroundWork Gallery

Open on & until 10th SEPT.

The Red List by Jane Ivimey

The Red List
Jane Ivimey

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.