Exhibition by local artist to showcase the lives of people living in the Broads

The portraits, lives and stories of local people from in and around Norfolk and North Suffolk will be featured in an exhibition starting on Sat 24 Aug, by artist Julian Claxton, at Great Yarmouth’s Skippings Gallery.

RNLI portrait by Julian Claxton

The exhibition, ‘Portrait’ is a photographic journey of people who are proud to call the Broads their home and is part of the Broads Authority’s Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Julian Claxton, Photographer, said of the exhibition,

“My work includes emotive portraits of the diverse personalities from around the region. Taking in different sectors of the community, I have represented the ethnic diversity of this region - from the migrants who have made the county their home, to the individuals who have lived in the region for all of their lives.”

‘Portrait’ captures the essence of Norfolk, Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft, what it is to live in the region, why people have chosen the county as their home and why they are proud to call the Broads home. The compelling portfolio of portraits will be accompanied by each person telling their story in their own words.

Will Burchnall, Programme Manager of Water, Mills and Marshes, said of the exhibition,

“Julian has interviewed and photographed some very interesting local characters and the exhibition will be fantastic.”

The exhibition runs from 24 August until 7 September at Skippings Gallery, 133 King St, Gt Yarmouth, NR30 2PQ, from 11am-4pm (Wednesday - Saturday). Members of the press are invited to attend the exhibition Private View on 24 August from 4 - 6pm.

Friday 16 August 2019