BUILT/BUILDINGS SUFFOLK/EAST ANGLIA
8 July - 4 September 2017
This display celebrates the built and constructed environment in the Eastern region. Ranging from rare Samuel and Nathaniel Buck Drawings of Butley Priory and Bury St.Edmonds Abbey, 1737 through Joyce Pallot's mid century painting of Marriage's Mill, Chelmsford, 1956 to Jane Morter's contemporary constructions, Alex Curry's delicate drawings of electricity poles and Kate Sherman's paintings of Suffolk buildings.
Untitled, 2017 by Jane Morter. Acrylic paint, plywood and panel pins.
Morter uses plywood and roughly painted surfaces to reference the temporary structures and offcuts found on building sites. She has developed a simple vocabulary by using these throwaway forms.
The resulting constructions achieve a delicate balance the creates a sense of both the temporary and the permanent.
Marriage's Mill, 1956 (detail) by Joyce Pallot (1912-2004). Oil on board.
She contributed to the Festival of Britain in 1951 and also made many large scale concrete murals with her husband, Henry Collins.