Contemporary and Country

East to East is an exhibition of artists and makers based in East Anglia, who share their appreciation for the aesthetic and techniques originating in Chinese and Japanese art and craft. They explore how a natural colour palette, handcrafted techniques in glass and ceramics, and structured textiles like weaving have struck a chord in the East of England, finding favour with an audience looking for more sustainable, design principles.

Exhibition runs on open days until Sunday 1 October 2023.


Contemporary and Country (C&C) present contemporary art and the handmade by established artists and makers based in the East of England in pop-up exhibitions that celebrate our rural surroundings. The artists and makers C&C display live and work in rural locations, or include the natural world in their subject matter or production process. Together they bring about a closer understanding of the countryside, its people and landscape. They encourage greater consideration for nature, as its appreciation and preservation becomes ever more prescient to our time.\