GroundWork Gallery At Lynn For The Arts & Environment
On the Purfleet Street, a 1930s carpenter’s workshop has newly been converted to a GroundWork Gallery devoted to art and environment. It is this gallery that will be the venue to exhibit the works by those contemporary artists who care about the way the world is seen.
The gallery is scheduled to open on July the 15th and on the very next day the first exhibition Sunlight and Gravity, will be open to public. Veronica Sekules, the former Deputy Director of Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia has been appointed as the Director of GroundWork.
According to Sekules, King’s Lynn, an old market port is a beautiful destination and desperately needs a contemporary gallery of good standing. She clarifies her intent to associate with artists of an established global reputations while ensuring a strong showcase for the works done by up and coming artists. The gallery aims to be a unique addition to the world of art in UK as it focuses equally on art and environment. The intended outcome of this project is to present a novel concept to the town that regeneration is not bound by the magnanimous scale of the project but even a well-planned and well-intended initiative can bring in a great change.
Sunlight and Gravity, the inaugural exhibition that commemorates the life-long relationship between Richard Long & Roger Ackling, two of the most pioneering British artists to have worked on the subject of nature, its elements and the environment in general.
The prominent works here include Ackling’s characteristic reliefs made from driftwood and sunrays making mark on it as a material itself. Long, taking mud from Lynn’s tidal river is in the process of creating a new splash drawing – the Great Ouse and is using the mud from Avon River to create a whole series of gravity images.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Roger Ackling who passed away in his house while planning it in the year 2014, in Norfolk. The distinctive weather diaries would be on showcase, some of which will actually be seen for the first time.
Just above GroundWork is a living space and gallery that showcases Tim Simmons’ dramatic time based landscape projection and Rosalie McMillan,Tina McCleod, Linda McFarlane and Danish designer Kirsten Sonne’s custom-made collection of environmentally themed jewelry.
The main intent of the salary is to hold a discussion, an argument, or a dialogue in a congenial space about art. A space to campaign and raise awareness about the environmental issues and threats and to hold seminars and events to discuss the same. The works displayed here, would all be for sale.
To top it all, quite literally, the top of the building, in fact is The Penthouse which would later be launched as a holiday let in the latter half of this year. A comfortable space with one of a kind view of the very luxurious Custom House and Purfleet Quay at the picturesque junction of the two rivers.
The restoration of the building has taken two whole years and has been riddled with sensitive dialogues with various authorities in heritage and planning.