If you love Aldeburgh's iconic Beach Lookout and Arthouse, hop in the car and travel down the coast to Lowestoft and Oulton Broad where you can see no less than 4 original Banksy artworks. The world-famous mysterious artists recently enjoyed a staycation on The Suffolk Coast, creating incredible pieces in Nicholas Everitt's Park in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft town centre and Lowestoft beach and across the border into Norfolk in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Cromer. Find out more and visit them with our Banksy artwork guide.
If that's whet your cultural appetite, pay a visit to Rowe & Williams Gallery in Yoxford, specialising in modern and contemporary art inspired by Suffolk and East Anglia. In the current summer collection you can see work by Lionel Bulmer featuring scenes of Walberswick in oils and Roland Suddaby’s striking coastal scenes in watercolour and ink.
On the coast in Pakefield, you will find the Ferini Art Gallery; an unassuming building in the heart of the village, with 4 galleries showcasing the work of established and emerging local artists across a range of mediums. Look out for special evenings held there, such as special exhibitions, wine tasting and much more.
Vela Art Gallery in Saxmundham High Street hosts regular events and exhibitions with a focus on printmaking by artist Silke, created in the on-site printmaking studio. Take your time, browse the work on display and even relax in the cosy coffee shop while you are there.
If you're attracted to contemporary styles, pay a visit to Studio byAbi in Framlingham, a stylish gallery and shop showcasing abstract art prints and artworks by local artist Abi - perfect as a gift or reminder of your holiday on The Suffolk Coast.