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King’s Lynn True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum maritime art exhibition to be opened by Lord True

A new art exhibition is opening on Tuesday at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn.

Following the success of the last two maritime art exhibitions, the trustees decided to hold a third at the community museum located on the corner of North Street and St Ann’s Street.

The theme of Portraits and Personalities will be a celebration of portraiture by well-known artists since 1850 such as Henry Baines and Walter Dexter.

Walter Dexter's portrait of a Lynn Fishergirl,courtesy of Norfolk Museum Service
Walter Dexter's portrait of a Lynn Fishergirl,courtesy of Norfolk Museum Service

Paintings by contemporary artists Alan Castleton, Julia Hedgecoe and students from the College of West Anglia, Maddison Long and Kiera Bowdery, will also be included in the display.

The exhibition will be formally opened by Lord True, Leader of the House of Lords, on Friday at 4pm. (July 7).

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum is run by the North End Trust and its chair, historian Dr Paul Richards, said: “We are very pleased that Lord True has agreed to open the exhibition which has added an extra dimension to the museum named, of course, after Lord True’s ancestor William True.”

True's Yard in Lynn
True's Yard in Lynn

This exhibition presents a small but significant selection of the art of portraits and the majority of pictures are on loan, so this is a rare opportunity to view paintings from private collections.

Two are being loaned from the Norfolk Museum Service, Henry Baines’ Fisher Fleet Looking East and Walter Dexter’s Portrait of a Lynn Fishergirl.

The paintings in this exhibition may be read as a telling record and legacy of people and lifestyles that have almost disappeared, and reveal important aspects of past and present Lynn.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday, July 4 until Friday, August 25.

It is free to view and will be open between 11am and 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information, please contact:

01553 770479 or info@truesyard.co.uk

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