Yarmouth Springs Eternal: The Exhibition

Yarmouth Springs Eternal window display (image credit_Genevieve Rudd)

The Yarmouth Springs Eternal exhibition is now open! Our Yarmouth Springs Eternal community group came up with lots of creative ideas for Kaavous Clayton from originalprojects; (our project partner) to curate into an inspiring exhibition celebrating connecting with the natural world. Some of the group have also been putting in extra time in to support with the installing, painting and constructing in the venue to help the show come to life, which is hugely appreciated!

You can now visit the show at PRIMEYARC in Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth. It’s free to visit daily from Mondays-Saturday 12pm to 5:30pm and Sundays 12pm to 4pm up until Sunday 20th June. Please note: this Saturday 22nd May is only open to our Conference ticket holders, apologies for any inconvenience.

The show includes a sound piece by Bill Vine, originally commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Creative Individual Norfolk fund. You can also catch Bill and I, and the other NNF funding awardees, talking about our projects at the live streamed event on Thursday. Jacques Nimki invisible plant drawings are growing organically around the space to hunt and find like a nature walk. You can join both Bill and Jacques on a bookable walk around town in June, exploring local sound and plants respectively.

Company Drinks (image credit_Genevieve Rudd)

If all that walking has built up a thirst, Company Drinks have an honesty fridge of foraged community-made drinks from their East London based social enterprise. Great Yarmouth is a town surrounded by liquid of another kind – rivers, seas and broads – so it felt fitting to invite James Aldridge to showcase a piece from his Queer River project that explores the link between identity and blue spaces.

To close the show at the Summer Solstice weekend, Jason Evans will be hosting a series of Photowalks on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, whilst displaying some facilitated photography in the exhibition from The Garden Gate Project in Margate.

James Aldridge (image credit_Genevieve Rudd)

Alongside these artists, you can find informative displays from Climate Museum UK, sharing the impacts of the climate crisis and what we can do to reverse the damage. There will be growing, living and evolving displays. Audiences are invited to bring along a small bunch of locally (and responsibly!) picked flowers, as part of the Theatre of Posies display. When you bring your posie along, you’ll be asked to pop them in a decorated jar of water and we’ll then arrange them in the space.

As well as things to see, there are also a series of arts & nature events coming up in June. You can find all of these events listed in our latest newsletter and below, along with how you can take part.

We hope to see you there!

Arts & NAture Events

Yarmouth Springs Eternal Conference

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

The Yarmouth Springs Eternal conference will explore relationships, perceptions and experiences of connecting with the natural world through the arts. It’ll feature presentations from the featured exhibition artists and a Q&A. During the conference, we’ll also explore establishing a network of artists working with nature and parts of the day will be live-streamed online.

Saturday 22nd May
12pm | Booking link 

Sonic Landscapes with Bill Vine 

Listen in closer to the sonic landscape of Great Yarmouth on a sound walk led by Bill Vine. The walks will allow time for both meditative listening and an opportunity to learn more about the local environment

Tue, Jun 8
10:30 – 12:00 | Booking link 
13:00 – 14:30 | Booking link

Wandering Viewpoints with Jacques Nimki 

An opportunity to join artist Jacques Nimki for a walk around Great Yarmouth town centre. Explore the urban landscape, through an interaction with plants that are often overlooked, inhabiting places that are usually neglected or unexplored

Wed, 9 June 2021
14:00 – 15:30| Booking link (open to general public)
16:00 – 17:30 | Booking link LIMITED AVAILABILITY (open to educators working with Primary age children)

#MyJam: Culture Sharing Lab

This inclusive introductory session is intended as open-source conversation-starter to identify and explore shared interests in the radical nature of fermentation, slow living, holistic health and resourcefulness 

Sat, 12 June
12:00 – 16:00 | Booking Link

Cyanotype Photography with Genevieve Rudd 

SOLD OUT

Genevieve Rudd invites you to discover the magic of Cyanotype ‘blueprint’ photography, based on drawings and found objects in outdoor locations around town

Wed, 16 June 2021

Summer Solstice Photography Walk with Jason Evans

These fun, informal sessions are designed to expand your experience of photography ideas and techniques, responding to project exhibition.

Walking and looking with a medium format film camera, participants will create a record of unexpected nature and organic surprises in Great Yarmouth over the Summer Solstice weekend.

Participants can bring their own photography kit (camera or camera phone). No previous experience is necessary to take part.

Sat, 19 June
10:30 – 13:00 | Booking Link
15:00 – 17:30 | Booking Link

Sun, 20 June
10:30 – 13:00 | Booking Link
16:00 – 18:30 | Booking Link

Take Part!

Theatre of Posies

We’d like you to explore the spaces around you – your garden, the path outside your house or a local park – and gather together a small posie of flowers to be part of the exhibition.

Bring your posie to the exhibition. On arrival, you’ll be invited to write a short note about where you collected them. Then, place your arrangement in the dedicated display. 

Remember to pick responsibly! 

#MyJam: Culture Sharing Lab

Do you grow edibles in your garden or allotment? Into jamming, preserving or lacto-fermenting? Avid about brewing or sourdough baking? Are you an expert home composter?

We’re inviting you to bring your knowledge, tips and tricks to share with others at #MyJam. Tell us about what your jam is on our form


All events are taking place at PRIMEYARC, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2BG  and are planned to follow and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Information on accessibility guidance is available on the event links

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