The Wayland Dragonfly Gallery Watton Norfolk
The Wayland Dragonfly Gallery and Visitor Centre in Watton is one of many local attractions that make Wayland unique and distinctive. The Gallery is owned and managed by the community charity – the Wayland Partnership. The Dragonfly Gallery is a part of Wayland House and based in Watton High Street. The Dragonfly Gallery is the home of the Visitor Centre however its main function is as an art gallery – The Dragonfly Gallery is the only community owned gallery in the area and supports artists and crafts people from across the whole of East Anglia, where a wide range of exhibitions are mounted throughout the year. All artists appreciate the gallery for its intimate, welcoming and friendly atmosphere and its exceptional lighting.
All types of showings are exhibited at the Dragonfly Gallery including mixed media collections, solo shows, photography, art textiles, quilts and ceramics have all been included and there is an exhibition in most months of the year.
The Wayland Dragonfly Gallery announces that due to the current Covid-19 epidemic, the Dragonfly Gallery has been temporarily closed and all upcoming workshops postponed. We are, however, currently looking for submissions for our upcoming online exhibition and in addition to this, looking for local artists and creatives who would like to host live demonstrations of their work. We are also happy to consider hosting recorded videos of artists and craft-makers at work. Please contact gallery coordinator Ruth Stanley [email protected] if this is something you may be interested in.
Dawn Allen – Fibre Artist – Dawn Allen – Fibre Artist Dawn is an artist who studied Fine Art many years ago and has dabbled with different mediums every now and then. After taking a short course on wet felting in 2015, she became hooked on wool and felt making. She is now a member of the International Feltmakers Association (IFA).… Read More
Paul Westley – Pottery – My first experience of potting was when making mud pinch pots in the garden as a young child. My creative drive took me down the self-employed path of graphic, book and web design and also a little illustration work. Many years later a chance encounter with a potter producing ‘square’ pots reignited the intrigue and…Read More
Matthew Gollop – Wire Tree Sculptor – Metal Bonsai – Wire Tree Sculptor Matthew Gollop from Norfolk discovered his passion in a somewhat unusual way. While sat at the family dining table on New Years Day he found himself playing with the muselet from a champagne bottle. Before he realised what he was doing he had crafted a small wire tree. From that day Matthew…Read More
Summer Exhibition 2015 – Carol Evans – Since retiring from my role as a head teacher in a school for children with complex learning needs, I have found that I now have time to play! I “play” with paint, pastels, fabric, threads plus anything which, when combined, will help me create what I am trying to achieve. From a child I have…Read More
Ceramic Showcase – handmade in britain – 2015 – Saturday 28th February 2015 – Saturday 14th March 2015 Weekdays 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm. A stunning collection of ceramics from: Hazlehurst Ceramics A fresh and exciting new name to the ceramics industry, Philip Hazlehurst set up Hazlehurst Ceramics in 2013. Having previously worked closely with Stoke-on-Trent based designers such as Emma…Read More
The Swap Shop is closed for the time being due to Covid 19 but call us to check when it opens again.
The Dragonfly Gallery Swap Shop. Maybe you no longer need those knitting needles but would like to take up painting? Then why not come along and swap your items for something different! We can help if you want to finish that Cross Stitch Kit or give you advice on craft projects. We have a fantastic selection of donations to choose from..but we need more. We have a large welcoming space is available, run by our lovely Swap Shop volunteers, where you can rummage among the many crafty bits & pieces to see if you would like to take anything away and all we ask is that you bring something to replace it with however large or small.
The swap shop aim is to bring people together to exchange ideas and talk painting, knitting, drawing, mosaics, to give advice on stitch patterns, chat about the current exhibition at the gallery or just a nice, friendly environment where you can meet like-minded, creative people and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit. Join us Wednesday mornings, between 10am and 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Whether you are local or just visiting beautiful Norfolk we hope to see you soon after Covid 19.
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