King’s Lynn’s Fermoy Gallery and Shakespeare Barn welcomes new art exhibition with launch party
A new exhibition has opened with a launch party in a town gallery.
The Fermoy Gallery and Shakespeare Barn in Lynn celebrated the launch of a new art exhibition that features paintings and sculptures of people and animals.
The ‘Heads and Tails: Picturing People and Other Animals’ exhibition is a group project by Contemporary and Country, it features the work of local artists such as Rachael Long, Nessie Stonebridge, Colin Self and John Kiki.
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park opened the exhibition on Friday – which is the first time these gallery spaces have been open and full of art simultaneously in over a decade.
The exhibition has been commissioned by West Norfolk Council under the leadership of Tim FitzHigham and funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The work explores the bond between animals and people and how the relationship looks in domestic, working and wildlife settings.
The launch party was held on September 8 and gave the artists, as well as their family and friends, the chance to see their work on full display.
A DJ set from Tim Angrave played out during the preview evening which was sponsored by Duration Brewery.
The installation curated by Paul Barratt and Paul Vater of Contemporary & Country has brought together a diverse group of 10 East Anglian artists.
The display is open to the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 11am and 4pm until October 28 and entry is free of charge.