Alexander Costello: A Priori

Alexander Costello fights paper. The bigger the paper, the harder it is to get his arms all the way around.

Join us on Friday 20th May for A Priori (or It’s Not About The Thing. It’s About All Of It And Doing Things) – a new performance piece by Alexander Costello.

Saxmundham Flags Project

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.

young girl looks into magnifying glass

Fun Coding and Technology Sessions for 8-16 year olds

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.

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

film camera

Art Station Film

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. Screenings are free but please take the opportunity to donate if you can. We look forward to welcoming you to Art Station Film.

In Conversation 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.

Easter Holiday Activities

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

Fundraising Lunch for Ukraine

On Saturday 26th March The Art Station will be hosting a fundraising lunch in support of Ukraine, in partnership with Friends of Refugees Suffolk

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

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

Henry Driver: Unseen & Unceasing

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.

Nature Walks

Come and be inspired to look at nature in new and surprising ways! Join us for a series of family friendly community walks followed by creative workshops. Guided by local artists Hannah Varga and Jevan Watkins Jones.

The Art Station / First Light Festival Creative Residency 2022

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.

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

pencils and cardboard

October Half-Term Art Workshops for ages 8+

Art Station is hosting some great hands-on creative workshops for children aged 8+ in October Half-Term 2021.

Hayfever Dream

For Suffolk Sake

A group exhibition of contemporary Suffolk-based artists.

old telephone exchange switchboard

Saxmundham Telephone Exchange

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

poster for photoshed event

PhotoShed

PhotoShed is a men’s social group focused around photography. Meeting every Thursday at The Art Station, the group head out to take pictures in the local area and share the results

Art + Station = Tour

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

Edgefield Dance Company Taster Workshops

Edgefield Dance Company invite you to take a leap into 2021 and join in with a fun taster workshop of dance, movement and form…

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.

Artist-Led Peer Crit and Network Groups

Artists with a mix of practices and career stages meet monthly in a supportive peer group to discuss and gain feedback on their work.

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..

Art in a Bag

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.

Yoga Animals with Yoga Jo

Downloadable 10 minute videos for children 5-11 and families.
Create your yoga animal shapes and start the day with a stretch.

Artescape sessions

20-30 mins creative fun activities for children: make, paint, shape and draw!

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.

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

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.

Printmaker wanted for new print space

The Art Station is looking for an experienced printmaker to join us in developing a new print space.