Art at the Edge – June 2024

Easterly Artists Return to Lowestoft’s 2024 First Light Festival

Art at the Edge Poster featuring various images from EA members in the shape of the map of East Anglia with blue to the right to represent the sea.

First Light Festival 2024

Saturday 22 June, Midday – 9.30pm
Sunday 23 June, 10am – 4pm

Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft NR33 0DG

Easterly Artists return again in 2024 to the fabulous 24-hour First Light Festival.

An original artwork by Lakshmi M called Fresh Horrors consisting of white and red material on a variety of greens in the background.
Lakshmi Maslen – Fresh Horrors
A Mixed Media Collage by Geoff Litchfield, a brightly coloured collage on a red background.
Geoff Litchfield – Peace for Peter (Mixed Media Collage)

Our members are back with an array of new work from some of East Suffolk’s finest visual artists.

Based on the theme “Art At The Edge” and with work in a wide range of mediums – from painting to pastels, collage to ceramics to chromatography – there’s something to suit every artistic taste.

A dark brown glazed porcelain Tenmoku Lidded Vessel by Harvey Bradley.
Harvey Bradley – Glazed Ceramic Pot

We will again be located in a marquee beside the boating pond in Kensington Gardens, and will have our EA banners out, so keep an eye out for these. We’re aiming to again run a series of interactive sessions and demonstrations, but confirmation/further details will be provided nearer the time.

An original ink drawing by Claire Mynott of a person with a black and white cat.
Claire Mynott – Go Wild (Ink drawing)
A painting of a young woman with shoulder length red hair, with an array of brightly coloured flowers covering her head as well as her body, contrasting with the sad expression on her face.
Nickie Holford – At Odds

Getting there

  • By car: Limited parking available in the road by the entrance to Kensington Gardens. but plenty of public car parking heading back into town on London Road South.
  • On foot: 20 minutes’ walk from Lowestoft Station. Bus service available.
An original painting by Paul Zawadzki of Covehithe Church. The painting is brightly coloured with blues and a red sky.
Paul Zawadzki – Covehithe Church

More details and the full festival line up can be found at First Light Festival, Lowestoft (

An original artwork made from a combination of line drawing and colour collage featuring Leiston Abbey
Bill Haward – Leiston Abbey