We are excited about taking you to The Yare Gallery, newly opened to the public on South Quay in Great Yarmouth. The building, previously the Nelson Museum, is owned by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, and has now been repurposed as a new, free to enter art gallery for the town. The beautiful, light-filled Grade II listed building with walled garden was once the home of parliamentarian Sir George England in the 17th century and has begun a new chapter as a setting for local and international art.
Norwich-based writer, curator and lecturer Sarah Lowndes is leading the new arts venue. Sarah will talk to us about her vision for the gallery and her opening exhibition Weathering: New Art from East Anglia. Weathering features the work of 20 artists from across the region, including the Yarmouth 5 artists - Katarzyna Coleman, Bridget Heriz, John Kiki, Emrys Parry and Brüer Tidman - as well as Esmond Bingham, Anna Brass, Mark Cator, Ali Hewson, James Metsoja and Molly Thomson.
I have chosen the title Weathering to reflect the way that the terrain and climatic conditions of East Anglia influence work made here, and to acknowledge the resilience of artists who work in the region, ranging from those who have been active for many decades to newly emerging practitioners. Sarah Lowndes
Event hosted by Amanda Geitner.
|2.00pm||Meet at The Yare Gallery|
|2.15pm||Exhibition introduction by Sarah Lowdnes and time to see the works on show|