Holt Festival Loan Exhibitions and Art Trail

Festival Loan Exhibitions

BLITHE SPIRIT The Blyth Estuary – A Creative Haven

The Garden House Studio, Station Road, Holt
Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th July 11am-5pm  Entry Free

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, letters and photographs by artists and others who lived by or visited this beautiful Suffolk estuary…..  

Including works by Sir Stanley Spencer, Sir John Arnesby Brown, Sir George Clausen, Maggi Hambling, John Piper, Dame Lucie Rie and many of the other artists who gathered there.   

The key literary figure associated with Southwold is George Orwell, the exhibition reveals a series of unpublished love letters to his secret amore Eleanor Jacques. “Orwell fans will be highly excited by the discovery of these letters which provide a real insight into his character and his life in Suffolk in the early 1930’s”  D J Taylor, Whitbread Biography Award Winner  Orwell - The Life   

11.00am Tuesday 24thThe Blyth Estuary A Creative Haven James Glennie

11.40am Tuesday 24th Orwell, Southwold & Eleanor Jaques D J Taylor

picture 1 blythe john piper Sir Stanley Spencer RA
 Sir John Arnesby Brown
(Beccles Across The Marshes)
© The Artist’s Estate
hoto credit: Norfolk Museum’s Service

John Piper
Collage 1962
© The Artist’s Estate
Photo credit: Art & Antiques Appraisals

 Sir Stanley Spencer RA
Richard Carline 1923
(Spencer met his future brother in law Richard and married the artist Hilda Carline in Suffolk) 
© The Estate of Stanley Spencer/Bridgeman Images
Photo credit: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Art Collections