‘Art at the Edge’ – First Light Festival 2024, 22 -23 June

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.

Venue: Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft NR33 0DG

Dates and Times: Saturday 22 June, Midday – 9.30pm. Sunday 23 June, 10am – 4pm

More details can be found on the Art at the Edge event page.

Previous Exhibitions

This Changing World, 3 November – 24 December 2023

Venue: Ferini Gallery, 27 All Saints Rd, Pakefield NR33 0JL

Dates: Friday 3rd – Sunday 24th December,

Open: Fri-Sun 11am – 4pm

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

Missing Banksy, 8 – 17 September 2023

Easterly Artists are back for the fourth year with the latest in their series of acclaimed pop-up exhibitions, taking over a disused property at the top of Lowestoft High Street and transforming it into a vibrant contemporary art gallery.

Venue: 165 London Road North, Lowestoft NR32 1HG

Dates: Friday 8th – Sunday 17th September,

Open: Daily 10am – 5pm

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

First Light Festival, 17 – 18 June 2023

Easterly Artists Return to Lowestoft’s Ever-Popular Seaside Festival

Easterly Artists return again this year to the hugely successful and popular 24-hour First Light Festival 2023.

Look for the EA banners beside the boating pond in Kensington Gardens. This year the group will be adding to the programme with a series of interactive sessions and demonstrations, including pottery, prints, and landscape painting – so make a note now to visit the marquee and check out times to reserve your slot! Everyone’s invited to join in, and entry is free!

Venue: Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft NR33 0DG

Dates and Times: Saturday 17 June, Midday – 9.30pm. Sunday 18 June, 10am – 4pm

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

Easterly Artists at The Grit: 5 – 22 April 2023

Easterly Artists’ new exhibition opens 5 April in Lowestoft’s Old Court Buildings

Poster for Easterly Artists' April 2023 exhibition, "Easterly Artists at The Grit".
Easterly Artists at The Grit

Easterly Artists’ new exhibition Easterly Artists at The Grit opens on 5 April in the newly-converted Old Court Buildings in Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft.

Originally the home of Lowestoft County and Magistrate’s Court, the buildings passed into private hands last year and have now reopened as The Grit Centre: a focal hub for the town’s arts and other cultural activities.

Venue: Grit Centre, Old Court Buildings, Old Nelson St, Lowestoft NR32 1EQ 

Dates: 5 – 22 April 2023.

Open: Daily 10am – 4pm, Wednesday – Saturday. Free entry, wheelchair access throughout.

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

Art for All Seasons: 4 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

Easterly Artists returns this November for the second of its popular annual exhibitions at The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield.

Geoff Litchfield – 5,208 Subjects

Titled Art for All Seasons, this year’s show explores the impact of the changing seasons on the locale, and the artist’s perception of that impact as the year moves though its regular cycle of changes.

Venue: Ferini Gallery, 27 All Saints Road, Pakefield NR33 0JL.

Dates: 4 November – 8 January 2023 (Closed Sunday 19 – Thursday 29 December).

Open: Daily 10am-5pm, Friday 9-Sunday 18 Sept. Free entry.

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

Letting in the Light: 9-18 September 2022

We’re back with another of our highly-acclaimed pop-up galleries and exhibitions, taking over the disused Ladbrokes building in the Triangle Market on historic Lowestoft High Street and transforming it into a focal point for some of the most creative and inspiring art in East Suffolk today!

Hilary Barry – A Place to Go

Venue: Ladbrokes Building, 5-7 St Peter’s Street, Triangle Market, Lowestoft NR32 1QA.

Open: Daily 10am-5pm, Friday 9-Sunday 18 Sept. Free entry.

Click here for artists’ line-up and further details.

Art NOW!: 18 – 19 June 2022 (26 hours)

Easterly Artists are hosting their exciting new 26-hour exhibition Art NOW!, specially commissioned for First Light Festival, in a marquee conveniently located beside the boating lake in Lowestoft’s Kensington Gardens, Kensington Road, Lowestoft NR33 0HYL.

Image of Tricia Davidson's acrylic on canvas painting "Hot Summer 2".
Hot Garden 2 – Tricia Davidson

15 EA members are taking part, with an exciting display of new work in an awe-inspiring variety of mediums, ranging from painting in oil and acrylics, screen prints, mixed media collage, digital illustration and ceramics to less well-known art forms such as Dorodango and sculptural assemblages using found objects.

Open: Midday, Saturday 18 June – 2pm, Sunday 19 June (26 hours); free entry. Click here for an artists’ line-up and further details.

Making Our Mark: 5 Nov-21 – 9 Jan-22

Easterly Artists’ Winter exhibition Making Our Mark opens 5 November at The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield Ferini Gallery, 27-29 All Saints Road, Pakefield NR33 0JL. It’s open 11am – 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday till 9 January 2022, and entry is free – Click here to learn more.

Image of Mark Burrell's acrylic on canvas painting "The Minotaur and the Clockwork Boy".
Mark Burrell – The Minotaur and the Clockwork Boy

Heritage!: 10-19 Sept 2021

We were thrilled to be back with our first Lowestoft face-to-face exhibition in two years! Housed in the much missed and recently reopened historic mid-16th Century Merchant House Gallery, now given a new lease of life as The Art Gallery, Heritage! ran Friday 10 – Sunday 19 September – Click here to learn more.

Moving On: 8-19 June 2021

After a year of virtual exhibitions and online meetings, our new exhibition Moving On opened at the Anteros Gallery in Norwich, 8-19 June. 22 of our members came together to celebrate the end of lock-down with an inspiring new exhibition of paintings and 3D work. Click here to learn more.

Hidden Nature: Sept 2020

Our second online exhibition, again timed to coincide with Lowestoft Heritage Open Days. The exhibition formed part of an ambitious project featuring a virtual tour of the Old Town Hall. Visit the exhibition.

In Isolation: May 2020

Our first online, or “virtual”, exhibition in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Members collaborated to produce a range of work in A4 format, all of which is still available to download free of charge on the website. Visit the exhibition.

People Power: Sept-Oct 2019

Our second pop-up exhbition, timed to coincide with Lowestoft Heritage Open Days. We took over an empty retail property at 165 London Road North and converted it into a temprorary two-storey art gallery.

Unit 22, The Britten Centre: April-May 2019

We negotiated a short-term lease for an empty shop unit in Lowestoft’s Britten Centre, to bring a 6-week group exhibition to the town centre. Participating Easterly artists included: Angelique Frazer-Mackenzie, Darren Breeze, Fiona Shreeve, Hilary Barry, Hugh Davies, Lisa Hurcum, Mark Burrell, Miriam King, Neil Whitehead, Ni Gooding, Nina Roffey, and Peter Rodulfo. 

Change:  Fisher Theatre, Bungay, February to March 2019

Our inaugural exhibition! Eight of our founder members responded to these times of increasing uncertainty with an exhibition of individual interpretations on the theme of Change. Featuring original contributions, the exhibition covered a range of mediums including print, painting, drawing, wood turning, ceramics and found objects.