Join us on Saturday 14th August for a whistle-stop tour of contemporary art, hosted by The Art Station.
Starting in Melton and heading north, the tour takes in three of East Suffolk’s most exciting art venues;
Solid Haus (Melton) + The Art Station (Saxmundham) + 303 Projects (Lowestoft)
Guests will be guided to each venue on the scenic East Suffolk rail line, and provided with enlightening talks throughout the day from some of the key artists and curators Ryan Gander, Clare Palmier, Jane Watt and Alex Costello.
Tickets are £21.50, and cover return rail travel from Melton Station to Lowestoft . Please make an additional donation – whatever you can afford – which will go to support our Art and Learning programme. Thank you.Book Tickets
Flat Work at Solid Haus, Melton:
Flat Work is an exhibition curated by artist Ryan Gander, held in the former sports hall converted into Solid Haus’ studio and exhibition space. Featuring some of Gander’s favourite artists and highlighting the ‘weird renaissance’ Suffolk is currently undergoing, Flat Work seeks to make something 3D happen, something not as flat as everything encountered on the internet over the last unique year. Artists include Cory Archangel, Simeon Barclay, Oliver Beer and Sarah Lucas.
Plus curator tour with Ryan Gander.
HERE at The Art Station, Saxmundham:
A celebration of new and recent work by emerging and established artists with a strong connection to Suffolk. Curated by artists Clare Palmier and Jane Watt, HERE features 25 artists with a diverse range of practices, responding to the unique industrial spaces of the Art Station’s 1954 old Post Office building. Works include site-specific installation, sound, video, VR, photography, drawing, painting, ceramic, sculpture and performance by artists such as Graham Crowley, Maddie Exton, Laurence Edwards, Emily Godden, Kabir Hussain, William Cobbing, Ann-Marie James, Abigail Lane, Emily Richardson and Srinivas Surti.
Plus curator’s tour with Clare Palmier and Jane Watt, alongside talks from a selection of the artists showing.
‘Thank you, and I mean that very very sincerely’ at 303 Projects, Lowestoft:
303 Projects’ inaugural show celebrates the work of 43 artists that have enriched, rubbed shoulders with, inspired, intrigued, provoked, humbled, supported, or simply made laugh director and artist Alexander Costello over the past 20 years – up to the very point of opening thedoors this July, in the seaside town of Lowestoft. The exhibition represents a truly international and eclectic dynamic, as a taster of what the future holds for the gallery – including work by Turner Prize winner Tai Shani and Jarman Award winner Michelle Williams Gamaker, alongside artists Bruce McLean, Jefford Horrigan, Zethu Maseko, Kit Poulson, Duncan McAfee, Clare Johnson and John Christie, to name but a few.
Plus curator tour with Alex Costello.
A full itinerary will be provided – guests should prepare to arrive in Melton for 11.30am, with return trains running from Lowestoft every hour from 5.06pm.