Port-2-Port Exhibition opening October 12th
Port-2-Port is at The Fermoy Gallery Saturday 12th October to Sunday 27th October
Open every day except Mondays, from 11.00 to 4.00pm free admission.
Port-2-Port is a brace of art exhibitions curated by Norfolk Contemporary Art Society. In medieval times the two ports of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn were major players in English sea-born trade, the former broadly facing the Low Countries and also focused on fishing, the latter facing the Hanseatic League ports in the Baltic and with onward trade routes inland. Sadly both towns have steadily declined as ports for both trade and fishing, so we are drawing attention to these two beautiful and historic towns by focusing on their cultural strengths, exchanging artworks from one port with artworks from the other, exhibiting them in galleries in each other’s port and connecting them visually, despite the surprising distance that separates them.
The Great Yarmouth artists showing in Port-2-Port are John Kiki, Emrys Parry, Brüer Tidman, Katarzyna Coleman and Bridget Heriz. Self-styled the Yarmouth Five, they all have studios in Yarmoth and exhibit widely both here and abroad. All five work from a strong figurative tradition. The reciprocal return exhibition, of West Norfolk artists, will be shown in The Fisher Patterson Gallery, The Library, Gt. Yarmouth from Thursday 7th November to Thursday 21st November. Norfolk is a very large county!