Dip into gallery’s new exhibition at King's Lynn
King's Lynn’s GroundWork Gallery is about to reopen for the spring season with a new exhibition, the very exciting ‘Water Rising’.
The opening will be on Friday, March 8, 6-8pm, to an invite-only preview.
And while the gallery has been closed for the winter, all kinds of things have been happening and are planned for the future.
In the course of planning Water Rising, it was learned of the sad and sudden death of Susan Hiller on January 28.
She was pleased to be included in the exhibition and it would have been lovely to welcome her to visit.
The gallery said it can remember and honour her through her dramatic work, Rough Moonlit Nights, which is being generously lent by the Lisson Gallery.
In January, artist Sarah Caputo conducted a wonderful pop-up project.
She wanted to experiment with the archaeological finds from her Dereham garden where she had dug a one-metre cube test pit.
They ended up in a beautiful pie-chart wheel, a bit like a mandala, revealing the subtle variety of materials and colours.
Now the finds are back in boxes, but Groundwork is thinking about the possibilities for future artistic investigations of humble earth to reveal its treasures.
The first week of Water Rising coincides with British Science Week March 8-17, and the gallery is delighted to have been awarded a grant to conduct a community project, ‘Living with Water’, with the Forward Day Centre, Lynn.
Groundworks said: “We are still planning details, but combining art and science.
“We intend to investigate how we use water in the home, and how and where it appears in the town. What are the tools and vessels we need to manage water and to contain it? How do we communicate messages about keeping water clean and healthy?”
Anglia Water is joining in with Water Rising to sponsor some events and we will work together at a programme of public engagement which will include a conference.