Halesworth Gallery

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Opposite St. Mary's Church
Weekdays and Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 2 - 4pm

Admission free. 01986 873064

Preview Parties are from 6.30-8.30pm on the Friday before each show. All welcome.
The gallery is closed for hanging on the Thursday and Friday before each exhibition opens.

The Gallery

Celebrating 54 Years of Art in Suffolk

The Halesworth Gallery is closed for the foreseeable future

To all artists, friends, visitors and stewards - sadly in view of the continuing Covid19 pandemic we shall not be opening Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End, for the 2020 season. Unlike galleries with permanent exhibitions or a more commercial status, our gallery operates on a very social basis and we would be unable to keep to the government guidelines on social distancing in order to keep everyone safe and well. Also several of our committee members are vulnerable health wise and would be unable to fulfil their essential roles. We hope you will understand this decision and of course we look forward to resuming the full life of the gallery at the earliest opportunity in the 2021 season should conditions improve.
With all good wishes from Zoé Mair, Chair of Halesworth Gallery Committee.

What we had planned for the 2020 Season

Leonard Clayden

25 April to 13 May

Leonard Clayden Retrospective

A Retrospective show of the life and work of Leonard Clayden.

Leonard Clayden

Find out more about the Leonard Clayden Retrospective here.

16 May to 20 May

Young Artists' Exhibition

Leonard Clayden

See work by young artists from local primary and secondary schools and scout and guide groups.

Find out more about the Young Artists' Exhibition here.here.

23 May to 10 June

Roger Bacon, Paddy Dean, Spadge Hopkins

Roger Bacon


Paddy Dean


Spadge Hopkins


Find out more about the Bacon, Dean and Hopkins show here.

13 June to 1 July

Attic PRU and Artbox

Attic PRU


Find out more about the AtticPRU and Artbox here.

4 July to 22 July

Meandering Illustration

Polly Dunbar, Belle Mellor, James Mayhew, Kerry Timewell, Marie Noelle Van Berkel Chargois

Meandering Illustraion

This exhibition brings together five well loved and world renowned artist/illustrators. The artists either live locally or have strong family ties to the Norfolk/Suffolk area. Their work explores a wide breath of mediums including collage, painting, printmaking and pen and ink. What ties these artist together is their singular ability to tell a story, create an atmosphere and capture our most dreamy meandering thoughts. Come and be transported by an exhibition that is at once fresh and playful but also wildly imaginative and intriguing. A must see for adults and children alike! Find out more about the Meandering Illustration artists here.

25 July to 12 August

Neil Hanger, Robert LeRougetel, Gillian Marklew

Neil Hanger


Robert LeRougetel

Halldor Laxness, Icelandic winner of 1955 Nobel Prize for Literature, photographed by Robert LeRougetel

Gillian Marklew


Find out more about the Hanger, LeRougetel and Marklew show.

15 August to 2 September

Yvonne Forster, Margot Noyes, Rachel Roft

Yvonne Forster


Margot Noyes


Rachel Roft


Find out more about the show here.


5 to 23 September


Collection day Wednesday 2 September 11 to 4

Work can also be left at the gallery on the Saturday and Sunday before the show.

The form with more details will be available to download here soon.

Preview Party Friday 4 September 6.30 to 8.30. All welcome.

Find out more about the show and see images here.

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