Folkart: a major new show at Sheringham Museum celebrating the richness of the fisherfolk artists of the coast.
Nowhere is the inspiration of the sea on artists more evident than in the everyday work of fisherfolk. This year, the exhibition Folkart: Time on our hands encompasses sailor’s craftwork as well as an insight into the lives of those who live on and from the sea. And Craske fans are in for a very special treat, with the showing of paintings and the embroidery collection that the museum holds - including some pieces never seen publicly before.
The exhibition showcases a range of skills, from the unknown ‘ship-in-a bottle’ or ship model maker, to embroidered seascapes known as ‘woollies’; from ‘pierhead’ paintings - ship portraits for seafarers - to the basket maker, the net maker, the rope-splicer, and the wood-carver - among many others.