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 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.

Shops & Galleries open: Monday–Saturday 10am–5.30pm • Sunday 10.30am–4.30pm (browsing from 10am)

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 gallery@snapemaltings.co.uk

For information on hiring The Quay Gallery or The Pond Gallery, contact the Visitor Centre on 01728 687100 or music@snapemaltings.co.uk.

Artist of the Month

Amanda Banham

Amanda has spent 46 years holidaying with her family and extended family of cousins, Uncles and Aunts and Grandparents in Dunwich – every Whitsun week in May and during the summer holidays. These holidays have always held an “ Enid Blyton” feel to them… Pursuits such as crabbing at Walberswick, boating at Thorpe Ness, ice creams on the beach and of course lashings of ginger beer.  As a child she was always the one getting into “scrapes” such as falling in a gorse bush and spending the entire rest of the holiday smothered in calamine lotion whilst her erstwhile parents picked out the prickles with tweezers. The piecé de resistance had to be having her nose bitten by the vicars dog at a church fetê. All of these experiences have fed into Amandas work and love of storytelling and ceramics.

Amanda studied for an Illustration Degree as a mature student at Cambridge school of art whilst juggling four children, three dogs and a husband. During this course she decided she wanted to take a more 3-D approach and having enjoyed clay as a child in the 1970’s decided to explore it further. An apprenticeship at Rachel Dormor studio in Cambridge followed and then four years ago Amanda set up her own studio and now concentrates on making rake fired houses and rainbows and stoneware bowls with her screen printed illustrations.  Her influences range from her home town of Saffron Walden as well as Cambridge and the Suffolk Coast.

Amanda uses Instagram to share her stories about who might live in the houses although you are welcome to invent your own inhabitants of course. She always likes to remind people that her bowls are dishwasher proof but being raku the houses are not and so inhabitants should be discouraged from food fights.