100 Years of Mildenhall's Mill St and High St

Tuesday 29 October 2019 - Sunday 17 November 2019

Times: Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Prices: Free

Venue: Apex Gallery

The History of Mildenhall Mill Street and High Street Buildings from the 1900’s

In response to a Market Place (Arts Council) initiative in 2017, offering matched funding to bring local art related projects to the seven Fenland Market Towns, the Mildenhall Art Forum successfully proposed a project to research 100 years of history in buildings in Mildenhall’s High Street and Mill Street and to present the outcomes in the form of ceramic art and a short history trail leaflet.

The two lead artists, Carla Low at DKWs Ceramics and Tabitha Nolan at Tabstract, both have studios in the town. From the many to choose from, ten buildings were selected and those living or working in them became the main focus for the project. Local residents were invited to attend free workshops to learn these new skills. Over 100 people of all ages and abilities joined in the mosaic workshops which were held in several different locations during 2017 and 2018. Many people brought their artefacts, photographs and memories which were used in the research and are interpreted here in mosaic form.

These permanent art pieces have been shown elsewhere, and following this event at The Apex, they will be returned to their artists. The larger pieces represent the historic buildings selected. We have also created a short historical trail within the town recording the features and history.

Opening hours:
Mondays to 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 from Aspretto in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.