Festival Exhibition: Lynn from all Angles - Walter Dexter and Jon Harris
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Saturday 04 August 2018
Norfolk Museum Service
An exhibition in the Fermoy Gallery of works by Walter Dexter (1876-1958) and Jon Harris, who first exhibited at the King's Lynn Festival with John Sutcliffe in 1967.
The paintings and drawings of the two artists, some on loan from private collections and rarely seen, cover the last 100 years of Lynn and especially the waterfront.
Walter Dexter (1876-1958), grew up in King’s Lynn and became a prolific artist who toured Europe in the
footsteps of the Dutch and Flemish old masters.
He studied medieval architecture and aimed to paint all England’s cathedrals (he only missed Worcester). He also illustrated Methuen travel guides but Lynn became his overwhelming subject with its exceptional historic buildings, great river and ever-changing skies.
Cambridge-based artist, illustrator and calligrapher Jon Harris shares Dexter’s fascination with the town, its architecture and especially its waterfront. He has become well-acquainted with Lynn since making Cambridge his home in 1965. Jon Harris had his first exhibition, shared with John Sutcliffe, at the 1967 Lynn Festival and
one drawing in its original frame, will be on show again.
The paintings and drawings of the two artists cover the century between the First World War Zeppelin raid over the town and the Lynn Lumiere lightworks of today.
Jon Harris says the town he first explored as a 24-year-old was as Dexter left it with its amazing juxtaposition of medieval and modern buildings as seen from the Ouse banks where he painted.
St. George's Guildhall
Norfolk PE30 1EU
St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.
The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/
There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber. For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864
All of our Guildhall festival events have reserved seats. The following seating plan is to be used as a guide only – for further details please contact the box office.
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