Autumn Linocut Workshops 2018

We have just agreed the Autumn linocut workshop dates with our tutor Linda Farquharson. It may seem a long way away but these do tend to get booked up. If you want to make your own Christmas cards for a change, this is the perfect opportunity. Perhaps you want to make a gift for someone… read more →

Sarah Rooms Heaphy visits the Gallery

On Saturday 3rd February, ceramicist SARAH ROOMS HEAPHY, from the Anglian Potters, will be in the gallery to talk about her latest work. She’ll be here from about 2pm for an hour or so. If you haven’t seen her work yet, it is not only beautiful, but very original, and extremely reasonably priced given the.. read more →

The Carol Singers Came..

The businesses in Clare run their own Late Night Shopping event each year and this year, it was held last night. The town looks really festive with the usual strands of coloured lights and the Christmas tree outside the Co-op. Different businesses do different refreshments for visitors and you actually get time to talk to.. read more →

Clare Winter Festival

The gallery will be taking a stall at the Clare Winter Festival Exhibition in the Church, which opens tomorrow, Friday 24th November, and concludes on Saturday 25th at 5pm. We will be showing some of the new work we have collected on our recent trip across Wales and the West Country together with work that.. read more →

New Artists At Sea Pictures Gallery

A large number of new artists have taken over the gallery, all from the Colchester Art Society. There are acrylics, oils, watercolours and mixed media paintings as well as lino prints and etchings. The Private View yesterday evening saw the gallery full of visitors and thanks to the glorious weather yesterday, people were able to.. read more →

Just arrived at the Gallery.

It’s been a busy week in the gallery with new work arriving from the lovely Tracey Ross from north Norfolk and the equally lovely Melvyn Evans from Kent! I get so excited unwrapping new things even though it results in all sorts of climbing ladders and re-adjusting the gallery hang. Trust me, you may think.. read more →


The new Summer Exhibition – Potters and Painters – opens in the gallery tomorrow, 10th June at 10am and like our cousin in London, our Summer Exhibition is tightly hung with works in all media. The Selected Members of the Anglian Potters Association are back with 7 new exhibitors and one returning artist. We welcome.. read more →

Last weekend of SEA NATURE III

The current exhibition – SEA NATURE III – closes on Monday 24th April so if you haven’t been to see it yet, this is your last chance. We have some stunning work from wildlife painters Brin Edwards and Kate Batchelor together will amazing photographs of seabirds from Rebecca Nason. The colourful archipelago pots by Anna.. read more →


Our first ART TALKS… event is on Saturday 8th April at 12noon and will be given by Suffolk based painter/printmaker Kate Batchelor. BBC Look East recently featured Kate who had set herself a challenge of completing a Sketch A Day for 2016 and now she is doing a Painting A Week for 2017. Kate will.. read more →


Our second show of the year – SEA NATURE III – is up and looks fantastic. Stunning work from all the artists involved – Brin Edwards, Celia Lewis, Gareth Jones, Chrissy Norman, Kate Batchelor, Rebecca Nason, Alistair Butt, Paul Bailey, Anna Whitehouse – so make sure you don’t miss it. Kate Batchelor was recently featured.. read more →