THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS: Maritime Art Exhibition
True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum celebrates 30 years 2021. To highlight this anniversary, the trustees have organised an exhibition of local maritime art since 1850 using paintings from the Museum’s own collection with other works from Norfolk collectors. Artists include: Henry Baines, George Laidman, Horace Ernest Twaits and Robert Elwes. As well as contemporary artists: Alan Castleton, Jon Harris, and Jill Ilett who were in attendance at the exhibition launch which was formally opened by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk Lady Dannatt MBE.
Lady Dannatt travelled to King’s Lynn on 2nd July to open the Maritime Art exhibition titled They that go down to the Sea in Ships after the psalm embroidered by the Museum’s Founder Pat Midgely in one of her many samplers. Lady Dannatt was welcomed to the Museum by Trust Chairman, Dr Paul Richards who gave the Lord Lieutenant a tour of the Museum.
The Museum was most fortunate to have lovely weather and all guests seemed delighted with the maritime art on display. The Mayor and Mayoress were particularly pleased with the display of local artists and expressed thanks to the Museum for highlighting this rare gem of artistic works.
The exhibition is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm and will run until 28th August. It is free to view and a wonderful way to learn about the fascinating maritime history of King’s Lynn.