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Exhibitions archive


Fri 15 Dec - Sat 24 Feb 2017

Mind the Gap

Celebrates the hidden histories of the people whose lives were shaped by the railway in Bury St Edmunds, Details


Tue 10 Nov - Fri 25 Mar 2015

In Transition

Smiths Row's Move to the Railway Station Details

Sat 12 Sep - Sat 31 Oct 2015

Art in Transition: Reimagining Bury St Edmunds’ Railway Station

This exhibition presents Smith Row's vision for a new, multi-site arts centre Details

Fri 12 Jun - Thu 15 Oct 2015

“Flowerheads” by Michael Brennand-Wood

A public artwork and education project based around hand-made blooms, designed by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Brennand-Wood Details

Sat 18 Jul - Sat 29 Aug 2015

Kate Jackson: In-Residence

Solo exhibition and open studio with artist and musician Kate Jackson Details

Thu 21 May - Sat 4 Jul 2015

What Cannot Be Contained: Contemporary British Painting

Robin Footitt, Loukas Morley and Clare Price Details

Sat 28 Mar - Sat 9 May 2015

Smiths Row Open

A newly expanded iteration of 'Suffolk Showcase' Details

Sat 31 Jan - Sat 14 Mar 2015

Machines to Crystallize Time: CJ Mahony and Georgie Grace

Machines to Crystallize Time is a new body of work by CJ Mahony and Georgie Grace created uniquely for Smiths Row. Details


Sat 15 Nov - Sat 10 Jan 2014

Smiths Row at Christmas: Craft Work

Smiths Row at Christmas returns once more with a fresh new collection of work from makers who have been carefully selected over the last 12 months. Details

Sat 20 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014

To Start A Conversation Across a Crowded Room: Contemporary British Printmaking

Bringing together seven artist printmakers whose work highlight the prominence of print within the contemporary artwork. Details

Sat 26 Jul - Sat 6 Sep 2014

When Worlds Collide: Michael Brennand-Wood

Michael Brennand-Wood is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles today. Details

Sat 7 Jun - Sat 12 Jul 2014

Rising Stars 2014

Rising Stars is a well-established and highly-regarded platform to see and collect some of the most exciting new work by emerging makers Details

Sat 29 Mar - Sat 24 May 2014

Sound Matters - Exploring sound through forms

Sound Matters considers the connections between contemporary craft practice and sound art through seven contemporary works Details

Sat 25 Jan - Sat 15 Mar 2014

Concrete Spring: Jason Oddy

Jason Oddy's photographs examine the relationship between mankind and the built environment. Details


Sat 16 Nov - Sat 11 Jan 2013

Smiths Row At Christmas 2013

Smiths Row at Christmas, our annual exhibition of contemporary craft, is the ideal place to find a unique Christmas gift. Details

Sat 19 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2013

Drawing Stage

Drawing Stage is a two-week interactive project which explores the connections between drawing and performance Details

Fri 30 Aug - Sat 12 Oct 2013

Camp Coo - Caroline Achaintre

In Camp Coo Caroline Achaintre presents a new body of works developed during an 18-month residency at the University of Hertfordshire. Details

Sat 22 Jun - Sat 17 Aug 2013

The Brothers, Elin Hoyland + On Tides and Fathoms, Caroline Wright

The Brothers, photographic series by Elin Høyland + On tides and fathoms, film triptych by Caroline Wright Details

Sat 6 Apr - Sat 8 Jun 2013

Suffolk Showcase 2013

Suffolk Showcase returns Details

Sat 19 Jan - Sat 23 Mar 2013

Flicker: Artists & Super 8

An exploration of the use Super 8 and other low gauge film formats by artists co-curated with Cambridge Super 8 Group Details


Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec 2012

Smiths Row at Christmas

Smiths Row at Christmas is a selling exhibition bringing together the very best in contemporary British Craft. Details

Sat 15 Sep - Sat 3 Nov 2012

Eastern Vistas

This exhibition about migration explores themes of movement, cultural and national identity and a sense of belonging Details

Thu 12 Jul - Sat 1 Sep 2012


Transformations is one of the events to mark the Gallery’s 40th anniversary. It focuses on the work of artists who have shown at the Gallery. Details

Sat 12 May - Sat 30 Jun 2012


To herald Spring time and a season of sporting achievement, this exhibition explores themes of endurance, discipline, skill and flexibility Details

Wed 28 Mar - Sat 28 Apr 2012

70x7 The Meal, act XXXIII - Lucy & Jorge Orta

To kick start our 40th birthday celebrations Smiths Row has invited Lucy Orta to re-imagine 70x7 The Meal in our historic gallery space. Details

Sat 14 Jan - Sat 10 Mar 2012

Block Party

Block Party reveals the contemporary applications and creative possibilities of pattern cutting Details


Sat 12 Nov - Sat 24 Dec 2011

Smiths Row at Christmas

Smiths Row at Christmas is a celebration of the very best of British Craft. Details

Sat 17 Sep - Sat 29 Oct 2011

Jealous: Contemporary prints

Jealous and Smiths Row have come together to curate an exhibition that explores contemporary printing Details

Sat 16 Jul - Sat 3 Sep 2011

Suffolk Showcase

Our annual summer exhibtion. Details

Sat 14 May - Sat 2 Jul 2011

Into the Wild

This exhibition explores notions of wilderness and asks: what is wild? Is a landscape developed by the human hand truly natural? Details

Sat 12 Mar - Sat 30 Apr 2011

Warp + Weft

warp+weft: from handloom to production Details

Sat 22 Jan - Sat 26 Feb 2011

sweet sweet galaxy, Pip & Pop with John Kassab

Saturday 22nd January - Saturday 26th February 2011 Details


Sat 13 Nov - Fri 24 Dec 2010

Green Christmas

Our annual selling exhibition of contemporary craft 2010 Details

Sat 18 Sep - Sat 30 Oct 2010

Under the Counter: Jewellery in Conversation

2010 Details

Sat 10 Jul - Sat 28 Aug 2010

Suffolk Showcase 2010

The summer show is the major annual open submission exhibition presenting work in all media by Suffolk-based artists and makers aged 16 and over. Details

Sat 8 May - Sat 26 Jun 2010


2010 This is an exhibition with offsite projects by contemporary artists working between the garden and the imagination. Details

Sat 13 Mar - Sat 24 Apr 2010

Bull Market: Mark Fairnington

This exhibition brings together for the first time Mark Fairnington’s three life size stock bull paintings. Details


Sat 14 Nov - Thu 24 Dec 2009


2009 This selling Exhibition included work from a wide range of makers from the region and elsewhere in the UK Details

Fri 11 Sep - Sat 31 Oct 2009

Making and Mending

2009 This exhibition looked at contemporary artists who are reworking old-fashioned concepts of thrift and domestic economy Details

Sat 4 Jul - Sat 29 Aug 2009

Suffolk Showcase 2009

Annual exhibition catered for local artists Details

Fri 8 May - Sat 20 Jun 2009


2009 Details

Wed 21 Jan - Tue 3 Mar 2009

Better Than Grey

An exhibition that explores the impact of colour, how it can uplift our mood and act as therapy for both artist and audience alike. Details