Alfred Wallis: Works from the Kettle’s Yard Collection
at Time and Tide
Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
1 April – 8 September 2013
Open daily 9.30 – 4.30
One of the most original artists of the 20th century, Alfred Wallis had no formal training. He took up painting in 1925 when he was over 70, as a distraction after his wife died.
Working on salvaged fragments of wood and cardboard, Wallis was influenced by a life at sea. He painted what he knew best: sailing boats, luggers, brigantines – often struggling on rough seas.
Wallis used to say he wasn’t a ‘real artist’ – yet his simple, life affirming and unpretentious paintings can now be seen in some of the most prestigious collections in the world. His work is a poignant reminder that there are no rules about who can make art or how it should be made.
This is a superb opportunity to see an extensive selection of Wallis’s work – on tour in Norfolk for the first time.
This is a touring exhibition by Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge
Opening Times and Admission
From 1 April - Daily 9.30 – 4.30
Young Person (4 – 16) £3.70
Adult in a Family Group £4.20
Under 4s Free, Museum Pass Holders Free.
Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars Rd, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX
Tel: 01493 743930