The Groyne Gallery is probably the largest gallery in Britain. It is almost two miles long – at low tide. At high tide it can disappear or be difficult to locate.
Sally Child, former director of the blue Museum of Smallish obsessions (bMoSo), saw the potential for the gallery at Walton-on-the-Naze in 2011. The Plinth Project for the Groyne Gallery has now been running for some years.
A number of artists were invited to use the groynes as plinths on which to exhibit their work. There was no set theme. The artists were intentionally kept unaware of each other’s work. The only constraint was to respect the environment. Each individual’s exhibition has been documented using photography and/or video.
The Plinth Project will show work made by 29 artists who have each come to exhibit at the Groyne Gallery. All images for this show were taken by Sally Child, who has designed the exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery with the help of the Groyne Gallery’s trustee, Tanya Peixoto.
The Groyne Gallery references and responds to contemporary culture and art practice.
It offers a platform – groynes as plinths – to those amateur and professional artists who would appreciate a day, playing on the beach, being artists.
‘All art is good enough’ is the subtitle of this show. Access for all who want to explore the experience of exhibiting art, is the philosophy of the Groyne Gallery’s curator.
Presentations at 16:30, 18:00 & 19:30 | entry £5