Search

Forgotten artists showcased at King’s Lynn Arts Centre

Dr Graham Cooley setting up a Post War Hungarian Ceramics exhibition at the King's Lynn Arts Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Dr Graham Cooley setting up a Post War Hungarian Ceramics exhibition at the King's Lynn Arts Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Archant

Forgotten artists who worked in the former Soviet Bloc after the second world war are being showcased at an exhibition at the King’s Lynn Arts Cntre.

‘Forma Hungarica: Post-War Hungarian Ceramics’ is a stunning collection of works from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, and marks the fifth fruitful collaboration between collector, Dr Graham Cooley and the arts centre.

In the decades after the war many great artists in Communist Eastern Europe developed their work in isolation from the West.

A spokesman for the arts centre said: “Interestingly, this also meant isolation 
from what we might call ‘accepted history’, because most of these great practitioners have not recently been written about or exhibited.

“The names of most of these artists have disappeared over time, so this show will bring their work the exposure it deserves. Rediscovery 
and reassessment is an essential part of progress in historical analysis. It is also the most enjoyable part of piecing together information about a new collection of historical objects.”

The free exhibition, a world first in this area, includes work by Gorka Geza and his daughter, Gorka Livia in the Fermoy Gallery. The 
main exhibition is the Shakespeare Barn and period literature in the Red 
Barn.

A book, ‘Forma Hungarica: Post-War Hungarian Ceramics’, has been published by the arts centre to accompany the exhibition, which is showing from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, June 20. Opening times are 10am-5pm.

Are you hosting a major exghibition in west Norfolk? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press