November 23 2014 Latest news:
Monday, January 13, 2014
Breathtaking images of our beautiful coastline will be sold to raise money for flood-hit communities and help restore them to their former glory.
A group of 16 Norfolk and Suffolk photographers, under the banner of the Surge Collective, have donated works to the exhibition and sale in support of the EDP’s Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal.
Together they hope to raise £2,500 for people left devastated by December’s tidal surge – and remind people how fortunate they are to live in such beautiful surroundings.
The collection includes photographs from before and after the floods, taken at dozens of coastal spots from Hunstanton to Southwold, and will be displayed at the Forum in Norwich this weekend, when visitors can buy the 30-plus works.
Curator Alexandra Bone, who has contributed five prints, said the group had formed after seeing the damage wrought on the coastline in the December 5 floods.
“We were all really moved to do something after the tidal surge, and this seemed the best way for our photography community to contribute to the appeal in a positive way, while also celebrating the beautiful place we call home,” she said.
The sale will include art work to suit all budgets, and includes abstract, landscape, street and documentary photography.
Miss Bone added: “We really hope people embrace this, and take the opportunity to get their hands on some great local works of art, with all the money going to the appeal.”
Photographer Nick Stone, who helped organise the Surge Collective with Miss Bone, said: “The coast is one of the best places in Norfolk to take photographs: it’s ever-changing, particularly with the surge.
“There is a special light, and it has those edges of water, air and land.”
The Surge Collective has also received help from several local printers, framers and mounters, as well as the wider photographic community in Norfolk and Suffolk, said Miss Bone.
Graham Tuttle, chief executive of the Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the public response to the appeal so far and hope that people will continue to donate to support those in need whether through donations or bidding for artwork from Norfolk and Suffolk-based artists.”
The Surge Collective’s exhibition and charity sale takes place from Friday to Sunday at the Forum.
It is open from 9am to 5pm daily, and photographs will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
To donate to the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal, send cheques made payable to EDP Flood Appeal and sent to Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.
The EDP will be showcasing the 16 individual photographers and their work online this week – see www.edp24.co.uk.
Are you doing something special to back the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal? Email firstname.lastname@example.org