The Apex is proud to house an innovative and exciting contemporary art gallery within the striking architecture of our beautiful venue.
The Apex Gallery holds a range of exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery features works by emerging and established artists, as well as engaging with
West Suffolk's various community art groups offering them an opportunity to display their work in a professional environment.
Mondays-Saturdays - 10am-5pm
Sundays - 10am-4pm
Occasionally, the Art Gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the Box Office on 01284 758000 before your visit.
The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor. Drinks bought in The Apex Café in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The vast majority of works on display are for sale. For further information, please ask at the Box Office.
'1000 Suffolk Baubles' by Suffolk County Council & local schools
Tuesday 29 November 2016 – Sunday 29 January 2017
Annual Christmas display featuring artwork created by local children supporting the Suffolk recycling scheme.
Bruce Lee Exhibition
Thursday 26 January - Sunday 5 March 2017
An exhibition of iconic, rare and captivating fine art prints & memorabilia of the world’s most celebrated martial arts superstar. For full information click here
‘Just Colour’ by Anne Thompsett
Tuesday 7 March - Sunday 2 April 2017
An exhibition inspired by the artist’s travels around the Lakenheath area.
Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society
Tuesday 4 April – Sunday 30 April 2017
Including images produced by some of the area’s finest amateur photographers, this exhibition offers a sample of the wide range of themes and subjects explored during the course of the society’s annual programme.
Iceni Botanical Art Society
Tuesday 4 April – Sunday 30 April 2017
This group of 25 local artists have sought to promote the unique plant life of Breckland by producing 45 botanically accurate watercolour paintings of the wild flowers to be found on the Heaths and Grasslands.
‘Annual Exhibition’ by The Royal Photographic Society’s East Anglia Region
Wednesday 3 May - Sunday 4 June 2017
This year’s annual exhibition of prints and projected images by members of the Society’s East Anglia Region covers a wide genre of high quality and inspirational images. The exhibition includes landscape, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, creative, night photography and monochrome.
Suffolk Open Studios
Tuesday 16 May – Sunday 26 June 2017
Offering a taster of what you might see when taking part in the Suffolk Open Studio tour. The open studios in Suffolk give you an opportunity to get to know our artists and explore studios bursting with creativity.
‘Decades’ by Carol Webb & Pamela Yeend
Tuesday 6 June - Sunday 2 July 2017
An exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by artists Carol Webb and Pamela Yeend. After many years of experience Pamela and Carol feel that they are still evolving as artists and this will be evident by the work on display.
Bury Schools Partnership Embroidery Exhibition
Friday 30 June - Sunday 1 October 2017
An exhibition of textile work hanging in the bridge space of The Lounge created by students from schools within the Bury Schools Partnership.
‘Then and Now’ by Samuel Ward Academy Trust
Tuesday 4 July – Sunday 30 July 2017
This exciting exhibition showcases the work of over twenty artists with a collection of pieces from their past and the present. Each artist has contributed works from their childhood and their most recent works. The aim of the exhibition is to measure the journey both technically and emotionally that all artists travel as they progress through their life times.
‘Border Arts’ by Brandon Art Society & Weeting Arts for Pleasure
Tuesday 1 August - Sunday 27 August 2017
The two art groups have put aside their Norfolk/Suffolk rivalry for this exhibition! Both groups are well established, working in a variety of mediums and are not afraid to experiment.
Artheads 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Tuesday 29 August – Sunday 24 September 2017
Originally set up in 2007 as a safe place for people recovering from substance abuse, Artheads are pleased to be marking their 10th anniversary with an exhibition of work created by past and present members and participants.
King’s Ely School exhibition
Tuesday 26 September - Thursday 19 October 2017
An exhibition of fashion and textiles, fine art, sculpture and photography by students of King’s Ely School
‘Beginnings’ by Ben Giles
Saturday 21 October – Sunday 5 November 2017
This will be the artist’s first exhibition in his hometown of Bury St Edmunds and his largest solo exhibition to date. His work primarily consists of collages, sculptures, installations and video. Key influences in the work include colour, pattern, nature, excitement, repetition & juxtaposition.
‘Fine Art Prints 2017’ by Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop
Tuesday 7 November – Sunday 3 December 2017
GHPW returns for its third exhibition at The Apex, including framed prints in a variety of processes including silkscreen, lithography and etching.
Printmaking demonstrations will be held during the exhibition – see website for details.
‘The Guildhall Portraits’
Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Sunday 28 January 2018
The Bury St Edmunds Heritage Trust is pleased to present an exhibition of their collection of eminent Bury citizens from the 15th to 18th Century previously on display at the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds.