HERE is the launch exhibition of The Art Station’s new creative and cultural space in the former post office building in Saxmundham.

Positive interest in the exhibition has seen its extension until 15th August and it is open on Saturday’s and Sundays from 12-5pm (free entry but booking required).

Curated by artists Clare Palmier and Jane Watt the exhibition celebrates new and recent work by emerging and established contemporary artists with a strong connection to Suffolk and East Anglia.

Twenty-five artists with a diverse range of practices that reflect contemporary engagement with materials, process and ideas have been invited to install work across 5500 sq ft of the previously disused 1950s industrial building. Works include site-specific installation, sound, video, VR, photography, drawing, painting, ceramic, sculpture and performance arts.

The Art Station is a non-profit arts organisation developing a new workspace for artists, creative industries and tech in rural Suffolk Coastal.

The Art Station Creative Director and co-curator of the exhibition, Jane Watt says: “Clare and I are thrilled to be showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art that is made by artists in, or with a strong connection to the region. This exhibition is testament to the resilience and determination of Art Station to share stimulating ideas, art practices and works with a rural coastal Suffolk audience despite the set-back of a devastating fire two years ago, and the current global pandemic. We are celebrating the fact that Art Station is HERE and that contemporary art in the area is alive and kicking.”

The Art Station also provides affordable workspace, co-working and tech spaces as well as enabling networks in the region. Having recently carried out a major refurbishment of the first floor of the Saxmundham former post office, this new venue is a base for an engaging art and community programme.

For further information about The Art Station and to book free tickets to visit HERE, go to: theartstation.uk

Painting by Graham Crowley

Art Station’s launch exhibition run extended

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