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Welcome to the Wayland Dragonfly Gallery

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Building with finesse by TCQC

 

The Dragonfly Gallery and Visitor Centre is one of the many local attractions that make Wayland unique and distinctive. Owned and managed by community charity the Wayland Partnership, the gallery is a part of Wayland House and situated in Watton High Street. It is the home of the Visitor Centre but its main function is as an Art Gallery and supports artists and craftspeople from across East Anglia. Artists and local residents appreciate the gallery for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere and its wide-ranging exhibitions, workshops and events. Painting, photography, mixed media, art textiles, ceramics and glass work have all been included and there is a new exhibition for most months of the year. We are passionate about the benefits to mental health and wellbeing brought about by creativity and art, and encourage inclusivity to all members of our community. The gallery is manned by a group of dedicated volunteers, open weekdays 10 am – 4 pm, closing at 1pm on a Wednesday and Saturdays 10am-1pm. 

Open-Call Exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Dragonfly Gallery invites local artists to take part in open-call, themed exhibitions. These are always popular and varied. Artists are selected on the basis of the information provided in their applications, to create a varied and balanced exhibition. Media, style, subject, size and price are all taken into consideration and both artists new to the gallery and those well-known to us are included. A maximum of five items per artist will generally be accepted, unless otherwise stated.

 

 Solo or Group Exhibitions

Applications from individuals or groups of artists wishing to hold exhibitions at the gallery are welcome. The Dragonfly Gallery is open six days a week, staffed by dedicated volunteers who act as stewards during exhibitions. Members of the public often enjoy meeting the artists and we appreciate it if exhibiting artists can volunteer for a morning / afternoon or attend for at least some time during their exhibition. The gallery regularly aims to organise workshops and demonstrations with our artists. Anyone interested in learning a new creative skill or demonstrating an artist technique at the gallery should contact us at Wayland House.

Exhibition Times and Information

Exhibitions are generally open Monday 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-1pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. 

Please call ahead before making a special journey as the Dragonfly is manned by volunteers and we can't guarantee our opening hours. Contact us.

Dragonfly Gallery Patrons

Patrons

The first Patron of the Dragonfly Gallery was Peggy Spencer MBE, a wonderful, dedicated supporter very greatly missed by all of us here.

The Gallery is currently also supported by patron Sue Welfare, bestselling writer and artist from Downham Market. Sue is a self-taught artist and printmaker living and working in West Norfolk: 'inspired by the Norfolk coast and country, gardens, birds and the rich colour and chaos of domestic life'.

https://www.facebook.com/suewelfareartistandprintmaker/

Patron - Sue Welfare
Patron - Sue Welfare
Work of Sue Welfare
Work of Sue Welfare
Peggy Spencer
Peggy Spencer