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Artists putting on coastal exhibition to support chalk meadow restoration in Norfolk





An art exhibition is being put on to show the public the beauty of the coastline in the area.

The Garage Studio Art Gallery in Great Ringstead has announced the upcoming Coastline Art Show which will be held at Ringstead Village Hall from June 22 to June 30.

This unique exhibition features the works of 12 professional artists who have captured the stunning coast from Lynn to Cromer.

Hanneke Robson at The Garage Studio
Hanneke Robson at The Garage Studio

The exhibition not only celebrates the beauty of North Norfolk’s coastline but also supports a crucial environmental initiative: the restoration of a chalk meadow in Norfolk.

The exhibition aims to promote the gallery which does not take a profit and instead donates its commission to the Peddars Meadow and the `Acre per Village’ Initiative.

This initiative aims to de-cultivate land and restore it for the benefit of declining pollinators, creating vital spaces for nature to thrive.

Painting by Liz James
Painting by Liz James

Jake Fiennes, author and director of conservation at the Holkham Estate, is supporting the exhibition and will be the guest of honour on the opening night.

He said: “It's a real pleasure and an honour to support this wonderful community project bringing together art and nature.

“Whether preserving our North Norfolk landscape in paint or pastel to bring memories to our living rooms, knowing that all commission goes to making space for nature in the form of a chalk meadow, which I look forward to visiting following the private view.”

Painting by Liz Hadley
Painting by Liz Hadley

Hanneke Robson, founder of the The Garage Studio Art Gallery, said: “I’m delighted to be able to bring together so many talented artists in one show.

“Visitors are always amazed by the wealth of talent and I’m looking forward to showcasing that to a wider audience.

“I’m delighted Jake Fiennes has agreed to support our project, which can make such a difference to the local environment.”

Painting by Ben Kendall
Painting by Ben Kendall

The exhibition runs from 10am to 5pm every day between June 22 and June 30.

There is a private view at Ringstead Village Hall on June 21 from 6.30pm to 5pm – all are welcome.

The participating artists are Jeremy Bevan, Paul Butterworth, Liz James, Alan Pearl, Bella Bigsby, Deanee Clark, Ben Kendall, Frances Brittain, Liz Hadley, Nicky Mansfield and Hanneke Robson.



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