Art Gallery

Visitors are welcome to explore a range of contemporary art in a variety of media around the house, as well as the two dedicated exhibition spaces in the upper and lower galleries. Exhibitions change on a monthly basis with previews open to everyone.

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Current Exhibitions

Wednesday 2nd May, 6-8pm (Exhibition until 3rd June 2018)

Terry Beard, Stephen Murfitt & Melanie Max

Terry Beard

Paintings using mixed media, built up with layers of colour and texture. The work is a response to a fusion of elements which include the urban and rural environments. ‘My work explores colour and mark-making, and the ways in which abstract elements can create a sense of depth, form and movement. The work in this show was mainly influenced by the qualities of light, reflections in rain-washed surfaces, fairgrounds and street lights.’

Stephen Murfitt

Ceramic forms and vessels which are hand built and Raku fired. Folds, edges, seams and texture are all elements informed and inspired by the natural and built environments. ‘The slow and contemplative process of coiling allows for intuitive developments and refinements to be made as each vessel grows. The combination of making, glazing and firing methods result in pieces which are completely unique.’

Melanie Max

Influenced by the North Norfolk coast, the Scilly Isles and the Great Fen. "I am drawn to the endless beaches of Norfolk, the massive skies reflected in the huge canvases of its beaches. Tresco on the Scilly Isles for its powerful lines and stretches of vibrant colours. The Great Fen for its extra ordinary eye filling sunsets and patchwork of shining shallow marshes".

Coming Exhibitions

50 Years... a Celebration!

7th June – 8th July 2018

Commissioned and retrospective works in celebration of the 50th year at The Old fire Engine House. Both floors of the house and the two dedicated galleries will feature paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles and sculpture from over 100 artists who have exhibited with us over the last half century.

Gallery opening times
10.30am 10.30pm Mon-Sat
10.30am - 5pm Sundays
Closed Bank Holidays

To submit art work for consideration please send a selection of images and your contact details to