Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare specialising in original, affordable, contemporary marine art in all media.
Sea Pictures Gallery in 2005 when they lived in London. Originally it was only on the web. After 4 years of looking for the right place, they moved to Clare in 2008. In September 2009 they held their first exhibition in their new gallery.
In a Georgian shop in the heart of Clare, Suffolk’s Smallest Town, we stock high quality, original, contemporary maritime related art from artists across the UK, with particular emphasis on East Anglian artists. Many of our artists are members of professional bodies such as the Royal Society of Marine Artists; the Society of Women Artists; the Society of Wildlife Artists; the Society of Wood Engravers and the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists. We also promote talented younger artists who we are confident will be the names of the future.
We sponsor an annual prize at the Royal Society of Marine Artists for a piece of work that depicts the Working Relationship with the Sea. Past winners have been Simon Davis RP RBSA; Richard Dack RSMA EAGMA; John Lines RSMA RBSA RDAS KAG; Moira Huntly RSMA PPPS RI RWA and in 2013 it was Tim Hall. This year’s winner is Brian Collins with his piece “Sea Trials II”. The exhibition at the Mall Galleries runs until 26th October. If you have a chance to pop in, you won’t be disappointed. There are 330 works to see this year, including pieces from several of our gallery artists.
We have a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year, details of which are sent to our subscribers. Please add your name to our database if you would like to be invited to Private Views and other events that take place in the Gallery. You can do this on line or by signing the book in the gallery when you visit. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Our next exhibition CHRISTMAS ON THE HORIZON opens on Saturday 1st November.
Normal Opening Times are:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-5pm Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm
You can easily spend a day in Clare as there is something for everyone here. We have a castle, a Country Park with childrens’ playground, the river Stour, Clare Priory, the Ancient House Museum, several pubs and cafes and apart from the Co-op, all the shops are run by independent traders.
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We introduced one-day workshops in the gallery in 2014 and they have been very popular. Everyone who attended has had a fantastic time and gone home exhausted – and that includes the tutors!
We have the following courses organised for 2015:
- Saturday 28th February – Sketchbook Techniques with Claudia Myatt
- Sunday 1st March – Learn to Draw with Claudia Myatt.
- Saturday 14th March – Linocut Workshop with Linda Farquharson
- Sunday 15th March – Linocut Workshop with Linda Farquharson.
Other courses are being planned and full details will be available in early 2015. To register your interest in these or ask about other courses please contact the gallery.