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Halesworth

About the Halesworth Gallery

Link to the Halesworth Gallery Programme for 1998 

Halesworth is an old Suffolk town whose market was granted by King Henry III in 1223. The gallery occupies what used to be the town's almhouses - lying alongside St Mary's Churchyard - buildings mentioned in the Manorial Court Roll of 1478.

 

 

 

 

The Halesworth Art Gallery Association was founded in 1966 by Jack and Sheila Arbuthnot with four other local people: Mary Colby, Daniel Del-Rivo, Jennifer Dickson and Patrick Roberts. The objective was, and still is, to 'exhibit modern painting and sculpture of the highest possible standard on a non-profit-making basis and for the general enjoyment of all; and, it is hoped, for the benefit of the artists since all works are for sale'.

 

 

 

 

The gallery is run by a committee made up of artists and local people interested in the fine arts. The shows are supervised entirely by voluntary helpers. Part of the running costs is met by 'Friends of the Gallery' who always welcome new members. Early exhibitors included John Constable (a descendant), Elisabeth Frink, Felix Topolski, Mary Potter and Joseph Herman. Selection of artists for exhibition takes place in January each year following advertisments in the national art press. The gallery shows mainly the work of those artists who have a connection with East Anglia.

 

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Link to List of all Artists showing at the Halesworth Gallery in 98