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The Maltings Gallery

Contemporary and traditional British art, from established favourites to new names

Immerse yourself in a Gallery dedicated to local and East Anglian paintings, ceramics, sculptures and jewellery.

The Maltings Gallery is currently closed.

The Maltings Gallery at Snape Maltings is a treasure box of wonderful finds from Suffolk and further afield. From the paintings of the celebrated Maggi Hambling CBE – created in her studio just a few miles away – to new work  from up-and-coming printmakers based in local villages, there is something here for every budget, making The Maltings Gallery a wonderful place to shop for presents – or to treat yourself.

We work continually to introduce new creative talents as well as showcasing nationally-collected local artists including Jelly Green, Jill Draper and Jason Gathorne-Hardy through residencies and a changing programme of exhibitions.

For more information on the Maltings Gallery and exhibiting, contact Michelle Clover on

For information on hiring The Quay Gallery or The Pond Gallery, contact the Visitor Centre on 01728 687100 or


Artist of the Month

Julie Driscoll

“Living in Suffolk my subjects are often related to the beautiful local landscapes that surround me, particularly water-based areas such as reeds and rivers. Although each picture evolves during the painting process perhaps leaving only a figment of the original image. The vast Suffolk skies are often a main feature in my pictures as these are an important feature in this local landscape. Some examples of my work include: Iken Church, Bawdsey and the River Deben, at Woodbridge.

Having studied “A” Level Art, I then did a BSc and Diploma in Occupational Therapy and have used art as a creative and therapeutic tool for many years in England and abroad.

Much of my work is carried out with a palette knife using a technique called ‘impasto’. I have experimented with a variety of media although at present I am enjoying the freedom and thickness of oil paints. Usually, I tend to use a limited range of colours preferring to mix my own and adjusting this on the canvas as my work evolves.”