We live with a grand inheritance of architecture and landscape. Many of us treasure objects of personal inheritance that allow memory to endure, making tangible a connection with our ancestry. Less tangibly, we inherit traits, habits and traditions that are important elements of the way we live now.
Inheritance features a captivating range of work, from spectacular images of the region’s renowned land and seascapes to detailed observations of spaces neglected and overlooked. Fantastical imaginings of the world around us are displayed alongside more abstract interpretations of the past. Those who have left their mark are shown in loving portraits as well as by the traces that remain in ancient pathways, churches and military installations. Including painting, sculpture, sound, textiles, film, printmaking and photography, the works show a magnificent range of responses to our theme of inheritance – and are all for sale!
In 2017, a call for entries went out to artists living in East Anglia, attracting a record-breaking number of submissions. The exhibition was selected by a panel of invited judges: Penelope Hughes-Stanton – Director of North House Gallery, Manningtree; Sandy Heslop – Professor of Visual Arts, University of East Anglia; Lloyd De Beer - The Ferguson Curator of Medieval Europe, The British Museum. From a record-breaking 895 submissions they selected a remarkable exhibition of 129 works.
Inheritance is organised in collaboration with the East Anglia Art Fund, and is proudly supported by Brown&Co, who will be awarding a cash prize of £1000 to one of the selected artists and Gallery in the Lanes who will be awarding a £500 prize to an emerging talent.
Inheritance is proudly supported by Brown&Co, who will be awarding a cash prize of £1000 to one of the selected artists and Gallery in the Lanes who will be awarding a £500 prize to an emerging talent.