Exhibition: The Nereids

Saturday 16 July 2022 - Sunday 31 July 2022

11am-4pm • Fermoy Gallery • FREE

The Nereids were revered by the citizens of Ancient Greece and Rome as the benign goddesses of the sea’s rich bounty and protectors of sailors and fishermen. Numbering around 50, each Nereid represented a personification of a particular attribute of the sea. They were renowned for their beauty and were commonly found frolicking amongst the waves of the Mediterranean, although they were thought to be specifically concentrated with the Aegean Sea. The primary role of the Nereids was to act as attendants to Poseidon.

This exhibition presents depictations in carved stone, wood, etchings and inscription, of some of the mythical Nereids created by skilled artists represented by The Lettering Arts Trust.

Presented in association with the Lettering Arts Trust.

The Lettering Arts Trust aims to sustain the craft of letter carving on stone by raising awareness for this precious and now endangered skill through exhibitions, talks andworkshops. To date the Lettering Arts Trust has supported 9 fully-funded 2-year apprenticeships. The training follows the long-established tradition whereby the intricate and hard-won skills are learned and passed from Master to apprentice. The charity also provides journeymen opportunities for newly fledged lettering artists who wish to hone specific aspects of their craft by tutelage from an expert.

Find out more at www.letteringartstrust.org.uk


Fermoy Gallery

Fermoy Gallery

Fermoy Gallery, 7-9 St. George's Courtyard, off King Street, King's Lynn PE30 1EU

No on-site parking is available, the nearest car park is Tuesday Market Place. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:  https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/

The gallery is accessible for wheelchairs via a ramp. Guide dogs are admitted.

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