People Power: Heritage Open Days Exhibition

People Power

For 4 weeks only, Lowestoft’s old Poundstretcher building transforms into an exciting pop-up contemporary art gallery, with a fantastic exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, collagraphs, ceramics, wall hangings in wood, sculpture and other creative works presented by local artists group, Easterly Artists.

Anjelique Fraser-Mackenzie, Bill Haward, Darren Breeze, Harvet Bradley, Patricia Davidson, Hilary Barry, Hugh Davies, Joam Murray, Lorry Cudmore, Malcolm Cudmore, Marilyn Jackson, Neil Whitehead, Mark Burrell, Ni Gooding, Claire-Louise Dowson.

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Easterly Open Studio Trail

After the successful inaugural Easterly open studios event last year members of Easterly will be again opening their studios  in June this year as part of the Easterly artists trail.  This year the trail has grown to feature twelve local artists.

This event coincides with Suffolk Open Studios of which a number of the Easterly artists are also members.

Check out our Open Studios pages for full details of opening dates and times and participating artists.

Unit 22, The Britten Centre

Easterly have negotiated a short term lease on a unit in the Britten Centre, to bring a 6 week group exhibition to Lowestoft town centre adjacent the Library.

Participating Easterly artists include: Angelique Frazer Mackenzie, Darren Breeze, Fiona Shreve,  Hilary Barry, Hugh Davies, Lisa Hurcum, Mark Burrell,
Miriam King, Neil Whitehead, Ni Gooding, Nina Roffey, and Peter Rodulfo.


Open Call: Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival

Open Call : Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival which is taking place on the 22nd/23rd June 2019 in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Art in the Huts will take place in the colourful beach huts on the lower promenade of South Beach, Lowestoft.
The Art in the Huts open call aims to support up to 8 artists in responding to the First Light Festival concept by creating in situ artwork within a beach hut. This could encompass the following:
  • 3D/ 2D artwork
  • Audio/multi media
  • Other

Terms of Residency

A beach hut measures 2mx 1.7m, 1.6m high with a fully boarded door. Power will be available.
There is a stipend of £150 to support the installation.
We are preferably looking for local/regional artists.
How to apply
Application can either be made online to
or a hard-copy can be posted or delivered
to First Light Festival, Parham House Barn, Brick Lane, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9LQ.

The application should consist of the following:

  • An artist statement that includes a clear description of your proposed installation outlining materials and process (no more than 750 words)
  • Up to 5 images of your concept for the installation
  • Up to 5 images of examples of the your artists portfolio to date
  • A CV
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 15th February 2019 (online) or must be delivered to the First Light Festival (address above) by midday on the 15th February 2019.
For more information, please contact Lizzie Hall, Project Manager, First Light Festival by email
01728 723321
(9am – 5pm Mon – Fri )

Call for Entries: Open Exhibition : Peterborough

The Open Exhibition is an open to all visual art competition. It offers artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally curated and public-facing show, taking place over all three gallery spaces of Vivacity’s Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

Entries are accepted in the form of painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture and applied arts. Installation and performance art will be considered, but will depend on available gallery space. Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works.

Entry Forms and payment should be submitted by the entry deadline on the 22 February 2019.

Entry forms are available from

For more information/enquiries regarding this exhibition please contact:


Open Call for Artists : Inspired by Becker Exhibition

IBBAS welcomes both the general public, interested in supporting our aims and activities, and artists keen to participate.IBBAS team runs a show with professional standards. It is a requirement of exhibiting that you are in agreement with these.

IBBAS membership fee  £10. Exhibition fee £20. Artists may now submit up to 5 hung pieces (as well as unframed and cards as per Rules doc). TOTAL fee payable therefore is £30.

Titles etc are not required before July, but pieces submitted must have been made in the 12 months before the exhibition date, and with Inspired by Becker in mind.

Artists are required to help with the running of the exhibition.

Application forms must be submitted by April 30th 2019.

Download the 2019 Artists’ Application Pack

Utter Journal Launch

Utter Journal

A new publication launched to coincide with and featuring work from the Great Yarmouth Project Exhibition , a collaboration between Bruer Tidman and Mark Cator

“Utter Journal is a brand new photographic magazine, launching in December 2018 and bringing together a language of co-operation with other art mediums. We operate out of an old fishing warehouse in Great Yarmouth, the same town immortalised by the pioneering photography of  Peter Henry Emerson in 1887. Utter Journal is aimed at all practitioners who have a love of photography. It’s not a magazine for photographers or about photographers, it’s for anyone who sees with photographs and is willing to navigate the intricate pathways of narrative composition.

The first issue reflects on an eighteen month collaboration between painter Bruer Tidman and photographer Mark Cator, local artists operating out of a coastal town that effortlessly combines art, industry, entertainment and a thousand year history, and all built on a sandbank on the edges of the North Sea. Their paintings and photographs offer up a subjective engagement with Great Yarmouth that has a beguiling empathy and understanding of place.”

Triptych for Beccles Library: Sarah Cannell

Grand unveiling at 6:30pm on 4th December 2018 of Sarah a large piece of artwork, especially created by Sarah Cannell for Beccles Library,  it’s made specifically for an old inset window space in a corner of the library. Should work like you are looking through a window onto a bright landscape.

There will also be a pop up exhibition of her works from 5pm.