Titchmarsh Marina is a thriving community with nearly 500 boats of almost every shape and size, from big sloops to small fishing boats, from powerful motorboats to day sailers. What’s this got to do with an art gallery? Well, when art lovers John Day and Andrew Ladds planned to begin a new chandlery business at the marina, they decided that there was the perfect opportunity and a large enough space to create a new gallery for the area.
All the right ingredients existed for such a venture. The space is big, open, light and flexible. Display units can be moved around to suit exhibitions and events. There is room for people to sit and enjoy a coffee, overlooking the marina if they choose. It is all on one level with plenty of free parking. But there are bonuses. There is a restaurant nearby and Walton and Frinton offer beautiful coastal walks as well as the chance of a paddle in the North Sea with a stroll along the beach.
So, besides being an excellent location for a gallery, the area is also the perfect destination for an excursion, especially if you fancy some time with a sketch book or camera.
Our artists and craftspeople are generally based within 10 miles of the marina, but all are rooted in East Anglia. We have a mix of oil, acrylic, watercolour, photography and print alongside glazed pots, fused glass, mosaic, vintage textiles and …. Well, just look at the website and see for yourself.
From humble beginnings in May 2014, we have expanded the number of items and our mix of artisans. We have also put together a series of events through the year that will enable us to regularly bring in new stock, new artists and new ideas.
A visit to the gallery is a pleasant day out. Come and see for yourself.