New exhibition Missing Banksy runs 8 - 17 September
Easterly Artists return for the fourth year with the latest in their series of acclaimed pop-up exhibitions, taking over a disused property at the top of Lowestoft High Street and transforming it into a vibrant contemporary art gallery.
Titled Missing Banksy, this year's show is a tribute to the famous graffiti artist's 2021 Spraycation tour of Lowestoft and the surrounding area, and also a reference to the fact that much of the work he left for the public to enjoy has since disappeared into private collections around the world.
But don't expect just stencils and street art (although there may be some of that)! There's plenty of other art to see, from painting to pottery, ceramics to screen-printing, collage to collagraphs and lino-cut to leporello - all from some of the finest artists East Suffolk has to offer. What's leporello? Visit the gallery to find out...
Easterly Artists Chair Miles Barry commented: "It's a great shame that much of the work Banksy brought to Lowestoft and the surrounding area has since disappeared. We miss it - hence the show's title. It's our way of acknowledging the time and effort he put into the project and of going at least some of the way towards filling the gap.
"This year we're very excited to welcome sculptor and 3D artist Laurence Edwards, who has kindly agreed to open the exhibition at the Preview, 7pm on Friday 8 September. Laurence is well known locally for his 26ft high Yoxman figure outside Yoxford and, nearer home, his bronze Chthonic head on Lowestoft Beach as
part of this year's First Light Festival, so it's a huge pleasure to welcome him to the exhibition".
All are welcome at the Preview, 7pm Friday 8 September. The exhibition is open every day from 10am to 5pm, entry is free and there is wheelchair access throughout.
The gallery is on the corner of London Road North and Milton Road East, opposite the United Reformed Church and the "Volunteer" pub.
* From the Old High Street (3 minutes): Walk south towards the station and cross the A47. Continue down the high street (London Road North): the
gallery is on your right.
* From Lowestoft Station (7 minutes): Cross the road and walk north up the pedestrianised High Street (London Road North): the gallery is on your left, at the top.
Missing Banksy is part of this year's Heritage Open Days programme, England's largest festival of history and culture.
Easterly Artists is grateful to and wishes to thank the following:
* Danny Steel of Steel & Co, for his kind support and assistance in sourcing the venue and making the exhibition possible.
* Asda's Community Champion Programme, for their generous donation of resources and materials for transforming the space into a viable art gallery.
1. Ally Zawadzki Contemporary mixed media sculpture
2. Amy Stock Illustrator using multiple media: digital, collage and print
3. Angelique Fraser-Mackenzie Collagraphs and watercolour
4. Ben Quail Printer and landscape painter
5. Bill Haward Collage based on line drawing
6. Christopher Milham Modern contemporary art in oil and acrylic
7. Clare Mynott Painter
8. Eileen Coxon Fine art painting in oils and watercolours
9. Geoff Litchfield Collage and mixed media
10. Harvey Bradley Porcelain pieces featuring expressive brushwork
11. Hilary Barry Figurative fine artist and painter
12. Marilyn Jackson Mixed media and mono printing
13. Mark Ross Dorodango
14. Ni Gooding Fine art screenprinting
15. Nickie Holford Figurative painter working in mixed media
16. Paul Zawadzki Oil and acrylic contemporary landscapes
17. Rebecca Bergese Painter and object maker
18. Simon Wilde Fine artist specialising in painting and drawing
19. Suzanne Minshaw Landscape artist working in acrylic and mixed media
20. Tricia Davidson Fine art painter and printmaker
To learn more about the exhibition, visit www.easterly.org.uk/missing-banksy