Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery
The Cinema Gallery is a light, bright and inviting space. Throughout the year it is let on a weekly basis to exhibitors both local and more widely known. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewellery, oriental rugs, books and artefacts from overseas, all have taken their turn and they are interspersed with private parties, meetings and workshops during the Poetry Festival.
The Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, but the attractive and very sheltered walled garden behind the foyer and alongside the auditorium can also be hired for sculptures, garden furniture and party use with a proviso that an emergency exit for the auditorium is preserved.
The space measures approximately 30 x 16 feet. The impressive natural light is enhanced by a Concord spot lighting track while black Venetian blinds at the three large, latticed windows can be used as a filter if required. There are three rails at differing heights for displaying pictures. Hooks are supplied.
The Gallery is a particularly pleasant place to hold an exhibition. Apart from its general ambience, and unlike the situation of many other galleries, its exhibitors benefit from the fact that the Cinema is a working building, with friendly personnel on site most days of the week. There is also a small kitchen which can be used for light refreshments.
For full details of rental and available dates, please e-mail Julie Latimer-Jones click here for email, or pop into the Cinema one morning during the working week to have a look round and speak to Susan Harrison. You will be most welcome.
In the Gallery
Students from The Fine Art Course at University Campus Suffolk present:
Tracing Britten – Responses To Place
Friday, 31st May – Thursday, 6th June 2013.
Open 10am – 5pm daily
In Benjamin Britten’s Centenary Year, students from the Fine Art Course at University Campus Suffolk present this exhibition of their work, captured on a misty day as winter tried to segue into early spring. They used a range of old-film format cameras, digital phone and SLR cameras in addition to pencil and charcoal on paper, creating atmospheric images about Snape and Aldeburgh, the unique part of the east coast that so captured Britten’s imagination.
The exhibition is part of a lively programme of professional opportunities that form an important part of learning, allowing students to develop their creative thinking through hands-on practice in print-making, painting, sculpture, lens-based and installation
This is the first time The Cinema Gallery has hosted an exhibition of student work and we are excited about the concept and hope visitors will be many.
Jane Mackay presents
Saturday, 8th June – Sunday 23rd June 2013
Open 10am – 5pm daily
Rarely have we come across a more committed and enthusiastic artist than Jane Mackay who has been meticulously planning this exhibition since early last year. Jane has been painting all her life but only became a full-time artist after working as a GP for thirty-five years. She is inspired by Benjamin Britten’s music and, for this exhibition, in particular his work Gloriana. Jane was born with synaesthesia, a neurological trait which allows her to see music in terms of colour, shape and texture and she is able to transfer these thoughts into pictures. The results are spectacular.
Jane is delighted to be holding her exhibition exactly sixty years on from the first performance of Gloriana which is why she has made its music central to her work.
A kaleidoscope of colour and texture awaits visitors to the exhibition and its genial artist will offer a warm welcome.