KL Magazine: C&C's East to East

An Eclectic Exhibiton of Local Talent
15 July, 2023
KL Magazine: C&C's East to East
Contemporary and Country (C&C) display work by contemporary artists and makers who explore subject matter that shifts the idea of the rural idyll toward more contemporary interests like sustainable materials, issues around coastal land use, ecological concerns found in the east of England. Many of these issues are shared by creative practitioners working in geographically isolated communities in other parts of the UK. C&C's exhibitions and events provide a forum for these issues, bringing attention to the creative people we work with, facilitating greater understanding of their work and production process.




SHOWN BELOW; Tim Plunkett table; Jane Hindmarch garden sculpture "Concentric Circles"; installation of our 2023 exhibition showing "Circularity" by Amanda Edgcombe, "Flame" sculpture by Jane Hindmarch, Ceramic vases by Laura Huston and ebonised turned bowl by Steve Gore-Rowe; "Dog Rose", "Fenland I" and "Fenland II" by Melanie Goemans". Ceramics by Yve Slater. "absence, Norfolk Chalk Reef" chimney spot drawings by Liz McGowan; Raku vessels created by ceramic artist Stephen Murfitt based in the Cambridgeshire Fens,  "Bricks" copper, brass with Bog Oak sculptural forms made by Victoria Fenn from memorries from her family's farm in the Fens.





Book your tickets to visit on houghtonhall.com - for the walled garden, permanent collection in the parkland as well as toy soldier museum and the Sean Scully exhibition too. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. See more about East to East online.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.