White House Farm in Great Glemham is home of local artist and festival director /curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy, as well as the much-loved home of the arts through the Alde Valley Spring Festival and Galloper-Sands’ galleries.

“This year we are taking things gently and invite you to enjoy being “At Home” at White House Farm, where we host the Alde Valley Spring Festival and Galloper-Sands,” says Jason.

“Galloper-Sands is our new online art gallery for the Alde Valley Spring Festival Ltd, offering collections of historic and contemporary works of art and fine crafts from guest artists and makers. All the work is rooted in the Suffolk landscape through our new Galloper-Sands Residency Collections.

“We’d love people to visit, and from 15th May will look forward to welcoming visitors back to the farm. “

As this is not a time for large public gatherings, the decision has been made to make the shift to a gentler way of showing new collections. The new and expanding Residency Programme initially presents new work by Melanie Comber, Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green, Becky Munting, Jennifer Hall and Perienne Christian – as well as historic works by Harry Becker, and exclusive heritage crafts from Galloper-Sands Handmade and Bespoke Collections.

So, the invitation is for visitors to choose a pre-booked time to visit and view. The barn galleries will be available for a group of up to six of your family/friends for an hour, and after viewing, you are welcome to stay for a picnic or explore some of the public footpaths and private nature walks at the farm.

The festival shop and Farm Wood Workshop are also open to visitors who have booked a private view of the Galloper-Sands Collections. Here you can enjoy exploring the range of carefully selected handmade pottery, porcelain, silk scarves, woollens, jewellery, culinary knives, books, baskets, cards, and bags – together with handmade products from the farm and a small range of local foods.

To book your visit, please use the online booking calendar at www.galloper-sands.co.uk where you will find full details of what’s on offer, and everything you need to know for a relaxing visit.


Picture below by Tessa Newcomb

Evolution at the Alde Valley Spring Festival

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