Join Max at Saxmundham Library for our Wednesday after school drop-in club.
Running every Wednesday 3.30 – 5.15pm.
Wednesday 14th September until Wednesday 19th October, 2022.
Just drop-in, no booking or materials required.
FREE, CREATIVE, FUN!
Interested in robots and computer games? Want to learn more about how they work and have a go at using computer tech in creative ways? Sign up for a 6 week course delivered by Creative Computer Club, teaching a variety of engaging coding and tech skills for children and young people!
In this course learn 2D game development and design graphics and sound effects to build a complete Space Shooter Game!
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 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.
A very special afternoon of Raku firing at Butley Mills Studios, lead by artist Richard Oliver.
Join us to find out more about the Raku firing process with hands on demonstrations plus a unique opportunity to tour the Butley Mills Studios and learn more about the artists working there.
Space is limited, please pre-book your place.
Relax and sit back on the bus as Art Station takes you on this summer’s unmissable tour of contemporary art, navigating the beautiful East Suffolk landscape from Saxmundham to Lowestoft.
The tour takes you to four different contemporary art venues and includes talks by artists at each stop: DIRTY WORK Art Station’s two part exciting exhibition of contemporary ceramics – part ONE at Art Station’s building in Saxmundham – the iconic 1956 telephone exchange where Director Clare Palmier will talk about the diverse ceramics work by artists who show internationally including Anne Wenzel, Linda Sormin, Caroline Achaintre, Urara Tschiya, Salvatore Arancio, Markus Karstiess, Gereon Krebber, William Cobbing. The tour will then travel to DIRTY WORK part TWO in Framlingham at the Old Theatre ( early 1900s Assembly Hall) where artist Richard Oliver will talk about his work where you’ll be able to respond to Clare Twomey’s invitation to help her finish her inspiring installation Archive of Presence. Next stop the tour journeys North to Halesworth where we will be met by Laurence Edwards at this foundry and discover his process and see how and where the lost wax bronze casting process takes place. Our last stop will be 303 projects in Lowestoft a new gallery space opened last year by artist/curator Alex Costello. We will be arriving for the opening of a new exhibition by artist Paul Dash
Due to the rail strike( now replacement servies), we’ve booked our own private bus for this year’s tour! You just have to book in and turn up and we’ll do the rest to offer you an interesting and stimulating day.
The Art Station are the proud new owners of a fantastic Risograph printer, find out more about the RISO printing process and upcoming opportunities to try it out.
New induction and workshop dates just added!
Art Station Film, a monthly film event showing artists’ film and moving image, programmed by filmmaker Emily Richardson in conjunction with exhibitions in the gallery.
Art Station Film will be returning to it’s regular monthly editions shortly, in the meantime The Art Station have worked with Emily Richardson and Britten Pears Arts to curate a special programme of films for the Festival of New at Snape Maltings.
Find out more…
Join us on Sunday 4th September at The Old Theatre, Framlingham for an insightful discussion between artist and DIRTY WORK part ONE curator William Cobbing and DIRTY WORK part TWO artist Clare Twomey.
Space for this event is very limited, please book ahead.
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.
Four fun-filled days of creative activities this August – join us for drawing / painting / collage / printmaking / music plus outdoor games and healthy food provided.
For ages 4 – 12, with free places available.
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.
Sign up for the latest 6-week course delivered by Creative Computing Club.
During Introduction to GODOT 3D Development students will learn how to build a 3D parkour-style game using the powerful game engine, learning the basics of 3D game design and modelling.
For the May half term, we’re offering one full day PACKED with lots of new creative activities! Including drumming, drawing and Risograph printing! For ages 4 – 12 years.
Alexander Costello fights paper. The bigger the paper, the harder it is to get his arms all the way around.
On Friday 20th May Alexander Costello performed A Priori ( Following Alex Costello’s ‘A Priori’ (or It’s Not About The Thing. It’s About All Of It And Doing Things) at The Art Station.
Following the performance the huge coloured paper forms are on view at The Art Station.
To celebrate 750 years of Saxmundham The Art Station will be flying a vibrant collection of new printed flags designed by local artists, community groups and schools, and displayed along Saxmundham High Street for the summer.
Fun Coding and Technology Sessions – a 6 week course delivered by Creative Computer Club, teaching coding and tech skills for children and young people. Thursdays from April 28th at The Art Station.
On Sunday 24th April The Art Station is welcoming a panel of talented creative women for In Conversation at The Art Station – with writer Emma Hill, architect Livia Wang and artists Annabel Dover, Fiona Grady, Mahal de Man and Helen Gilbart.
We are running 4 creative activity days this Easter holiday for children and young people, with a packed schedule of fun activities and full lunch provided
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
On Saturday 26th March The Art Station will be hosting a fundraising lunch in support of Ukraine, in partnership with Friends of Refugees Suffolk
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
On Friday 4th March, 2022 The Art Station will be launching a new digital work by artist Henry Driver. Unseen & Unceasing is an awe inspiring digital immersive experience, inviting the viewer to explore incredibly vivid and complex visual environments and learn more about the nature of connectivity.
A series of family friendly community walks followed by a creative workshop.
These sessions were led by local artists to inspire families to look at nature in a new and surprising way.
We are looking for funding to develop this workshop idea further.
The Art Station and First Light Festival are joining together for a new Creative Residency in 2022. Hosted at The Art Station in Saxmundham, this exciting opportunity will provide dedicated space and mentoring for an artist/creative in coastal East Suffolk.
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 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.
PhotoShed was a men’s social group focused around photography. A pilot workshop which met on Thursdays at The Art Station, the group headed out to take pictures in the local area and share the results. We are looking for funding to develop this further.
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.”
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.
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.
Artists with a mix of practices and career stages meet monthly in a supportive peer group to discuss and gain feedback on their work.
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.
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 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..
Art in a Bag is an Art Station project commissioned by a group of community organisations across Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Leiston and funded by East Suffolk Community Partnerships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAKE YOUR OWN MINI ARCADE GAME. VIDEO TUTORIAL
Artists Emily Godden and Ann-Marie James, have taken inspiration from Dr Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go! to help you make your own mini arcade game using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade.