DIRTY WORK

An exhibition of contemporary ceramic practice co-curated by William Cobbing and The Art Station.

Taking place across two venues and featuring artists including Clare Twomey, Nicholas Pope, Anne Wenzel and Ryan Gander – plus live performances, workshops and events happening throughout the summer.

DIRTY WORK part ONE

DIRTY WORK Part ONE presents a diverse range of ceramic works, from sculpture to video, which push the boundaries of the medium in a subversive way.

Curated by William Cobbing and featuring works by Salvatore Arancio, Caroline Achaintre, Anne Wenzel, Ryan Gander and Nicholas Pope.

Launching at The Art Station on Thu 25th Aug with live performances by William Cobbing.

DIRTY WORK part TWO

In DIRTY WORK Part TWO artists draw the audience into various forms of intimacy either through direct interaction or unspoken dialogue. Featuring a new participatory work by Clare Twomey and ceramic works by Karen Densham, Ali Hewson and Richard Oliver.

Launching at The Old Theatre, Framlingham on Sat 3rd Sept with live performances by William Cobbing, and running until Sun 18th Sept.

FLAGS

An exhibition of new and existing artist flags including work by Rose Finn-Kelcey, Don Brown, Abigail Lane, Graham Crowley, John Christie, Yoko Brown, Russell Marsh, Emily Cannell and Callum John.

Launching on Thursday July 7th and running until 14th August at The Art Station.

Book of Hours I & II

A project by artist Helen Gilbart, consisting of nearly 800 small, mixed media paintings on playing cards made between the first lockdown in March 2020 and June 2021. Launching in April 2022, The Art Station is presenting the original work both physically and as a digital microsite

Screen capture from Henry Driver's work "Unseeing and Unceasing"

Henry Driver: Unseen & Unceasing

An awe inspiring digital experience, inviting the viewer to explore vivid and complex visual environments and learn more about the nature of connectivity – on show in The Art Station lobby space until 1st April

Fiona Grady : Connection Points

Connection Points is a large scale public facing installation of coloured vinyl across the windows of the Art Station building, a former 1950s post office in a prominent position on Saxmundham High Street

Hayfever Dream

Hayfever Dream was an exhibition of work by young creatives aged 16-24, curated and organised by our young work placement team to explore the joy and challenge of growing up in Suffolk.

For Suffolk Sake

A group exhibition of contemporary Suffolk-based artists who connected through our peer network crits led by artists Rebecca Reis and Alex Costello.

old telephone exchange switchboard

Saxmundham Telephone Exchange

Experience the past and future of communication technology in Saxmundham’s Telephone Exchange.

Art + Station = Tour

A whistle-stop tour of contemporary art, heading up the beautiful East Suffolk coast by rail from Melton to Lowestoft.

OVER THE WALL

A new dance performance work by Edgefield Dance Company, as part of HERE exhibition.

OVER THE WALL is a short dance piece inspired by a photo by Don McCullin taken in 1971 “Gangs of Boys Escaping C.S. Gas Fired by British Soldiers, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.”

Here

Our launch exhibition HERE celebrates new and recent work by emerging and established contemporary artists with a strong connection to Suffolk and East Anglia. HERE runs June 26th to Aug 15th.

Rachel House postcard titled Anticipation is So Much Better

The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place is a collaborative project and group exhibition curated by Ann-Marie James and Emily Godden. It combines mail art, a physical exhibition at The Art Station, an Instagram account and an online exhibition in a unique online environment.

Transition

An online exhibition by Suffolk New College art students showcasing work in a variety of media including: printmaking, fine art, painting, fashion and textiles and photography.

Congruous

A group exhibition by five final year BA (Hons) Fine Art students from University of Suffolk, showcasing new work by Shauna King, Ella Lockwood, Michaela Shorb, Elgin Thwaites, and Kieran Wilson through a virtual exhibition.

Beyond

Beyond is a large suspended sculpture by Suffolk-based artist Fred Lankester. Installed in our ground floor entrance foyer, it is visible from outside, illuminated as night falls it creates reflections of light from Saxmundham High Street..

Whispered Sculptures

Whispered Sculptures by artist and writer Maddie Exton follows the journey of a fictional sculpture through a game of digital ‘Chinese whispers’.

Unboxed

The old bank house flat, a former 1865 merchant’s house, became the location for UNBOXED. Artists were asked to work with, within and/or deliver works that could both be boxed and unboxed.

Jeanette Bolton-Martin

Camera Obscura

Mal Watson turned the station waiting room into a camera obscura viewed from the platform enabling station users to witness 24hours in the life of a rural station.

Ice Carnival

Clare Palmier and Jane Watt worked with Saxmundham Museum to use images from their archive of the market town in the nineteenth century. They created backlit silhouette and pinprick festive images on the station waiting room door.

Emily Godden

Using 360 filming, 3 Suffolk landscapes were created within the waiting room and experienced by the audience using VR headsets and projected as a live stream on the walls.