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King’s Lynn artist celebrated in a new exhibition





A new exhibition showcasing works by a local artist is providing a colourful snapshot of the town.

Christopher Thomas Page's exhibition, ‘Views of Lynn: The Watercolours of C T Page (1866-1952)’ runs until April 20 in the Fermoy Gallery at St George’s Guildhall.

The free exhibition features a selection of Page’s colourful watercolours of town scenes.

CT Page Watercolour
CT Page Watercolour

Page lived in Lynn from the 1880s until his death in 1952.

He took a great interest in the town's heritage and was a skilled taxidermist and the first paid curator of the town's museum and art gallery.

Christopher Thomas Page's exhibition has inspired schools in the area where students have been getting creative too.

Common Staithe Quay looking south by C T Page copyright Norfolk Museums Service (Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn)
Common Staithe Quay looking south by C T Page copyright Norfolk Museums Service (Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn)
CT Page Watercolour
CT Page Watercolour

As part of its ongoing educational outreach programme, Jane Hamilton, a learning and engagement officer at St George’s Guildhall, and Lesley Williams, a local artist, delivered workshops in three local schools – Tilney All Saints CofE Primary, Anthony Curton Primary, and Howard Junior - where children responded to the CT Page paintings.

They looked at buildings in Lynn, both old and modern, and sketched architectural features before producing a painting of a building that is significant to them. The paintings were then put together to form a group collage.

The exhibition of the children’s artwork runs until Saturday, March 2 from 11am to 3pm in The Shakespeare Barn.

CT Page Watercolour
CT Page Watercolour
CT Page Watercolour
CT Page Watercolour

The St George’s Guildhall project, which is supported by funding from the Towns Fund, will see the refurbishment of Britain’s oldest working theatre and the formation of a new creative hub on the site.

The works will create an inspiring, welcoming, and historic space for arts, entertainment, creativity, and learning with something for everyone to enjoy and experience.



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