Introducing Galloper-Sands

Galloper-Sands

Galloper-Sands is the new online art gallery for the Alde Valley Spring Festival. We specialise in offering collections of historic and contemporary works of fine art and heritage crafts made by artists and makers from East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Catalogues of our current collections are available through our website. We also have showrooms in a beautiful rural location in East Suffolk UK. We can offer customers pre-booked private viewings of the Galloper-Sands Collections through our online booking platform. Each booking allows a group of 1-6 guests a free viewing of over 70 works of art and crafts for a one hour period.

After the viewing guests are invited to stay for a picnic or explore some of the public footpaths and private nature walks at the farm - also the home of the Alde Valley Spring Festival and Plomesgate Fair. A Festival Shop and Farm Wood Workshop are also open to visitors who have booked a private view of the Galloper-Sands Collections.

These stock a carefully curated selection of handmade pottery, porcelain, silk scarves, woolens, jewellery, culinary knives, books, baskets, cards and bags - together with handmade products from the farm and a small range of local foods.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the farm for a visit - or helping you with any online enquiry you may have about works for sale in the Collections. To book a private view please use the online booking calendar below.

If you would like more information about any of our Collections please contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk

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How to Book a Private View

We are delighted to invite you to visit White House Farm to view work from the Galloper-Sands Collections in our new showrooms at the farm. Please note that viewings are strictly by appointment only.

To select a time to suit you, please use the booking calendar below, and we will confirm all the details of your appointment with you. We look forward to welcoming you to the farm !

For more information please contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk

Please read carefully and be aware of what we can offer you at this time:

* Your booking is for yourself and up to 5 additional guests. Children and families are welcome. Please drive down the main driveway and follow the signs to parking in the front paddock - park by the sign "Visitor Parking".

* Following the hand written signage, proceed to the Welcome Desk, situated in the central barns, where you will be greeted and given your welcome pack. Please note we also have face masks, and hand sanitiser - please use on entering and leaving.

* Most of the Collections are on a single floor level. If you need to park near to the showrooms please let us know and we will be delighted to help arrange this for easier access. If you use a wheelchair for mobility, we can safely bring works to you to view from three small showrooms that have a change in floor level.

* Please follow the signage to ensure a smooth flow around the barns. The Welcome Desk is in the centre if you have any questions. All work is for sale, transactions by bank transfer or cheque only. You will be given full details of how to pay when you arrive.

* Craft Workshops may be open when you visit, access to these is not part of the visit you have booked for, so please visit these after you have been through the exhibitions in the barns on your way out back to your car. Please follow the health and safety protocol as required by the workshop occupants.

* We are sorry not to able to offer fresh food and drink for sale onsite at the moment. We heartily recommend supporting the many fine local providers - The Crown at Great Glemham, Juniper Barn in Sweffling, Friday Street Farm Shop just off the A12, village shops in Peasenhall or the Marlesford Farm Cafe. Please check their opening hours and booking procedures with them. Please note : there are at present also no visitor toilet facilities on the farm.

* After your time in the barns, you are very welcome to follow signs to sit in two nearby picnic areas in the fields - to enjoy the space at a distance from any other groups for up to an hour. You are welcome too to bring your own food and drink for consumption there - and to enjoy the public footpaths and private nature walks on the farm. Please take your rubbish home with you.

* This is a working farm with sheep, lambs and free range poultry. We ask you please do not bring dogs.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the farm and welcoming you to the barns.


Galloper-Sands Historic Collections

Historic Collection

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale lithographs, drawings and paintings by Suffolk artist Harry Becker. All works are sourced from the Loftus Family Collection, which received much of Harry Becker's estate. Becker grew up in Colchester in East Anglia and trained as an artist at the Antwerp Academy in Belgium. He was celebrated in his own lifetime for his etchings and lithographs, which feature in many museum and gallery collections around Europe. He was less well known at the time for his field sketches and drawings - and his paintings. He moved with his family, his wife Georgina and daughter Janet, to Wenhaston in East Suffolk. Here, until his death in 1928, he spent his days and the passing seasons watching and drawing people at work in the landscape. His work has gained, quite rightfully, a much wider audience and a very loyal following in the past two decades. We are deeply honoured to be able to work on behalf of the Loftus Family Collection, releasing selected works for sale.

Becker Catalogue 1

Becker Catalogue 1 : The Lithographs of Harry Becker

Becker Catalogue 2

Becker Catalogue 2 : From this Land - Drawings & Watercolours

We also hold small collections of historic Suffolk works by other artists including Mary Potter, Margaret Thomas, Mary Newcomb and Peggy Somerville. Please email us for more information about available works by these artists. If you have works by these or other historic Suffolk artists that you would like us to advise or help with selling, we would also be delighted to assist.

For more information please contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk


Galloper-Sands Contemporary Collections

Contemporary Collection

Our Contemporary Collections present drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, etchings and coloured engravings by growing number of guest contemporary artists, all of whom are taking part in our new Galloper-Sands Residency Programme. This offers guest artists one / two / three year landscape residencies in Suffolk or other locations in the UK and abroad to develop their practice through chosen subject areas. The subject of each residency is developed in collaboration with the artist and is linked to specific wildlife conservation activities at the farm and elsewhere. The intention is that the residency programme also supports local ecological enrichment, alongside the arts.

Further interdisciplinary exchange is supported by inviting guest writers, musicians and sound artists to respond to work arising from the Galloper-Sand Residencies. This interweaving of the visual arts, literature, music and sound installations with local ecology and landscape enrichment feels a vital process moving forwards in 2021, allowing for visual and creative arts to be re-rooted in wild ecology, historic landscapes and local communities - both in the UK and internationally.

Each Galloper-Sands Residency leads up to a large Solo Show. This is usually after one or two years of collaboration. But, in working closely with each artist, we are also able to release carefully selected works along the way. These are the source of our Contemporary Collections, which are available exclusively through Galloper-Sands. They can be viewed online through our forthcoming catalogues or in our new showrooms at the farm.

It is an honour to be able to work with the growing number of guest artists, writers and musicians who have joined the Galloper-Sands Residency Programme - and whose work contributes to Galloper-Sands Contemporary Collections. More information is provided below. Please feel free to email us for images and prices - or book a private view through our online booking system.

Across the Plough ~ Sarah Butters

A year-long land residency inspired by The Walks field and a contemporary folk song about ploughing with Suffolk Punch horses. During the course of the residency Sarah is creating a hand knitted ploughman's cape, made with wool from the farm, some dyed with plants gathered from around the edges of The Walks field.

Catalogue - coming soon.

Tales from a Transitory Land ~ Perienne Christian

An ongoing residency that explores the character and quality of the land on the ever changing East Suffolk coast, focusing on its shifting shoreline, medicinal plants, wildlife and the landscapes many fleeting historical narratives.

Catalogue - coming soon.

The Walks Land Residency ~ Melanie Comber

A year long land residency that follows The Walks field through the four seasons, with visits to the farm at each equinox. The field and its appearance in the changing seasons are represented in a collection of striking new paintings.

Catalogue - coming soon.

On A Turning Wing ~ Jason Gathorne-Hardy

An ongoing residency project based at Slaughden on the Suffolk coast - a point at which the River Alde and the North Sea almost meet and where seabirds roost, feed and wheel overhead. Guest writer : Paddy Bushe - poet and author of numerous collections including On a Turning Wing, Dedalus Press 2016.

Catalogue - coming soon.

The Cherry Ingram Blossom Residency ~ Emma Green

An ongoing residency that celebrates the life of Collingwood 'Cherry' Ingram, regarded as a saviour of Japanese cherry blossoms. Over fifty young Japanese flowering cherries grow at the farm. For the past two years Emma Green has been painting each variety of flowering cherry as it breaks into blossom. Guest Writer : Naoko Abe - author of 'Cherry' Ingram - The Englishman who Saved Japan's Blossoms. Guest Musicians / Composers : Dide Siemmond and Charly Jolly.

Catalogue - coming soon.

The Woodland Residency ~ Jennifer Hall

A three year residency that explores the wildlife and changing structure of three small areas of planted and wild woodland in the Upper Alde Valley through drawings, bronzes and prints. Guest Writers : Kin'd & Kin'd [Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler]

Catalogue - coming soon.

The Rebirding Residency ~ Becky Munting

A two year residency that records and follows bird life at the farm, linked to a range of rebirding projects that are intended to significantly improve habitats for wild birds. These include the creation of wetland areas, woodland clearings, pollen / nectar-rich grassland and nightingale corners. Guest Writer : Melissa Harrison - novelist and nature writer; author of At Hawthorn Time and Rain.

Catalogue - coming soon.

Everything You Need ~ Tessa Newcomb

Tessa Newcomb's work was foundational to the creation of our parent business The Alde Valley Spring Festival. It is a delight to be able to introduce new and historic works by Tessa Newcomb at the start of Galloper-Sands Collections. The paintings celebrate a sense of rootedness that comes from being in one place - in this case the farm and the surrounding Suffolk landscape.

Catalogue - coming soon.

For more information please contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk


Galloper-Sands Handmade

Handmade

Alongside the visual arts, we are fortunate to be located in a landscape that is home to many gifted craft-workers and makers. Our new venture Galloper-Sands Handmade presents contemporary collections of pottery, porcelain, basketry, textiles, woodwork, jewellery, culinary knives and furniture. All designs are made exclusively for us by a growing number of guest makers.

Alde Valley Chopping Boards ~ Paul Rainbird

Catalogue - coming soon.

Alde Valley Settles ~ Jim Parsons

Catalogue - coming soon.

The Becker Basket ~ Peter Dibble

Catalogue - coming soon.

Bowls, Jugs & Mugs ~ Mercury Hare

Catalogue - coming soon.

Great Glemham Dairy Stools ~ Jim Parsons

Catalogue - coming soon.

Great Glemham Foraging Bags ~ Studio Vandertas

Catalogue - coming soon.

Great Glemham Kitchen Knives ~ Leo Wood

Catalogue - coming soon.

Great Glemham Porcelain ~ Steven James Will

Catalogue - coming soon.

Hand Printed Textiles ~ Jenny Nutbeem

Catalogue - coming soon.

Suffolk Long Benches ~ Jim Parsons

Catalogue - coming soon.

The T-Table ~ Synnove Fredericks / Arms & Legs

Catalogue - coming soon.

Woodland Jewellery ~ Eilidh Allan

Catalogue - coming soon.


Galloper-Sands Bespoke

Bespoke

Working with a small number of carefully selected makers around the UK, we can offer customers an in-house design and build service for handmade chairs, stools, benches, coffee tables and dining tables. Specialities include benches, stools and large single plank dining tables made from slabs of home-grown / locally sourced oak, ash and Cedar of Lebanon.

For more information please contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk


Location : How to Find Us

We are located on The Grove lane between the villages of Great Glemham and Sweffling in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley of East Suffolk UK :

White House Farm
The Grove
Great Glemham
Suffolk IP17 1LS

Galloper-Sands is part of The Alde Valley Spring Festival Ltd - Company No 7592977 is based at White House Farm, Suffolk UK.

Contact : enquiries@galloper-sands.co.uk / [00 44] 1728 663531

Instagram : @gallopersands