Greyfriars Art Space is an artist-led initiative set up in February 2008 by members of a group of B.A. Fine Art students, based at the College of West Anglia, who graduated from Anglia-Ruskin University in October 2007. It is a not-for-profit unincorporated association of members which aims to provide professional exhibition opportunities and affordable studio workspace for artists. The day-to-day management of the Association is carried out by the Committee, comprised of members, on a voluntary basis, and we encourage pro-active input from all members.
Objectives and aims:
a) To advance public education and promote interest in the visual and other creative arts particularly among the people of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
b) To create a challenging and innovative programme of exhibitions to educate and stimulate debate about contemporary art and its place in society.
c) To provide affordable artist-led gallery space in King’s Lynn for visual arts exhibitions and other creative arts events for emerging and established visual artists and other creative people.
d) To provide affordable artist-led studio workspace in King’s Lynn for visual artists and other creative people committed to contemporary art practice.
e) To support in particular those artists who might otherwise have difficulties in obtaining exhibiting opportunities and workspace in the commercial marketplace, for example students and recent graduates.
f) To establish a support network through which visual artists and other creative people can meet and exchange ideas, skills, knowledge and information.