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Films Showing In The Gallery During June and July

Gallery 133 is showing a collection of films with local connections and themes of memory alongside stills by Charcrit Boonsom, Martin Figura and others  daily until the 17th July.

Below are a list of films currently showing in the gallery – all of which can be viewed during opening hours and will be subject to changes…

All films are showing for free

The ‘Our Town’ Project:  A series of short films commissioned by the Community History Officer Laura Matthews and Time and Tide Museum in collaboration with BBC Voices, SeaChange Arts Trust and local film-maker Matthew Harrison.

John Dashwood: Poems and Paintings: Local Film-maker Charcrit Bonsoom’s film following and documenting the life and work of John Dashwood.

The Cabinet Of Past Delights: 4 Short films by NUA Fine Art students responding to the brief: “From what stuff are memories made?”

Michael Horsley Painter and Printmaker (40 Mins): A film about the Cromer based artist and his work by Siri-Susanna Taylor.

Showtime A Brush With the Circus: A document of a 2 year project by Katherine Hamilton at the Hippodrome Circus which also follows her journey through life as a dancer, choreographer, world traveller and artist.

After Life by Shirley Day (now on the festival circuit)

Her by James Wilson

Sound – Silent

Cameras – Apple (iPhone 4 & iPad Air)

Written, directed, created and devised by James Dean Wilson.

Subject – Notes taken from dreams of my wife over five years. Capturing fear, thought, the quiet of sleep and the light you see when eyes close.

Influences from Dali, Emin, Turner & Pollock.

Genres – Surrealism, Noir, Silent Film,

Seaside Event : Waiting for the Train

sullivan-fullwidthExhibition of works by David Sullivan & Peter Williams – An exchange of methods in Painting, involving Memory Sex Politics & Death

Seaside Event – Waiting for the Train is an exhibition of paintings by two artists concerned with ideas around contemporary Realism and the need to represent that which cannot be expressed.

Both painters explore themes of Politics, Sex, and Death – the mainsprings for most if not all significant painting in art history.

David Sullivan studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Canterbury) and the Royal College of Art.  Selected twice for the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, recent exhibitions include @PaintBritain at Ipswich Art School Gallery, and Documentary Realism at Marylebone Church Crypt.

Peter Williams, originally from Great Yarmouth, studied Philosophy at Hull, and for many years taught Mathematics.  Peter has exhibited in Mandell’s Gallery in Norwich, and in 2014 had two paintings included in the Norfolk Contemporary Art exhibition at the Forum.

Exhibition Details

  • Opening Date: Sat 8th August 2015
  • Closing Date: Sat 29th August 2015
  • Private View: Saturday 8th August 4 – 6pm

Withy Arts: See The World Through My Eyes

withy-arts-fullwidthDuring the spring of 2015 Withy Arts have been working with three groups of people, exploring willow and textile to create pieces that reflect the person who crafted them.

Those participating in this project were groups who tend not to be included in creative workshops due to their life circumstances.

This exhibition celebrates the creativity of all participants and showcases the art they produced.

Exhibition Details

  • Opening Date: Tues, 28th July, 16:00
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 July 2015 16:00
  • Private View: Tues 28th July, 18.30 – 20.30

Rhonda Whitehead Exhibition

rhonda whitehead paintingIn September 2015 Gallery 133 will be presenting a mini-retrospective of works by Rhonda Whitehead.

Rhonda has exhibited widely since leaving the Royal College of Art in the early 70’s having 35 solo exhibitions here and abroad.

[quote]Nature is the source of each of the paintings working as she has in the wetlands of Norfolk the Waveney Valley, the River Bure, the Northern Territory and the Barrier Reef in Australia and more recently in Europe. We perceive subtle shifts as if physical bodily movement, is altering the perspective. Life forms become a painted calligraphy in an expression of joyous relation to nature.[/quote]

The Australia paintings are the result of a pilgrimage to the centre of Australia in 1996.

The warm brown solidity of these paintings are a stark contrast to the cool aqueous quality of the water series.

[quote]Recent work records the eroded walls of buildings, surfaces in the built environment. Whitehead’s painterly approach awakens our interest in all manner of physical and climatic exchanges we read on the surface of buildings (John Grande)[/quote]

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to this very important exhibition.

Sight and Sound Continued: Film at 133

Our current film event kicked off with an exclusive screening at St George’s Theatre on Sunday June 14th at 5pm of Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain. A film about the industrial disaster at Union Carbide’s pesticide manufacturing site in Bhopal, India on December 3rd 1984 when 8000 local people were killed.

Download Michael Sutton’s review of this event and Q&A session.

David Brooks, co-stars, writes and directs the film

The film stars Martin Sheen (West Wing, Apocalypse Now) Mischa Barton and Kal Penn amongst other leading actors.  The screening represents a rare and exclusive chance to see a major upcoming feature film before it goes on general release.

David Brooks, who has travelled extensively in India, co-stars, writes and directs the film said:

“I’m very happy to be supporting the GY Arts Festival and look forward to discussing the film with everyone who comes along during the Q and A session. There are so many issues – legal, medical and environmental and the story of this disaster unfolds daily still around the world”.

The film is beautifully crafted depicting the tragedy of the local workers and residents and the hypocrisy of those who neglected health and safety concerns, whilst failing to present themselves to the Indian authorities thereafter.

The screening was followed afterwards by a question and answer session with David Brooks (Writer, Director and ‘Shane’ opposite Martin Sheen in the film) and the owner of Gallery 133, Liam Murphy.

Money raised will be split between The Bhopal Medical Appeal to aid the injured survivors and Great Yarmouth film projects.


30% Off Election Prints ‘Instore!’


All promises, er, sorry, PRICES are cut by 30% if bought in the gallery. And here’s a new one from Brian of Mr Brand with some tired old politicians…

Having people visit our website and online store is great, but ideally we think the work we exhibit is best enjoyed in person in our beautifully renovated gallery space.

So visit Gallery 133 and you can buy any of the limited edition prints accompanying our exhibitions with a saving of 30% of its on-line sale price!

We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 11 AM and 5 PM, if you don’t know where we are check out the map on our website.

Film + Q and A + Meal Profits to Bhopal Medical Appeal and local film charities.

Bhopal A Prayer For Rain + Q and A with Writer David Brooks.

Gallery133 presents: UK Premiere (outside London) exposes forgotten tragedy: Bhopal A Prayer For Rain – 14th June at St George’s Theatre. Now 31 Years on: “Some shareholders in the company have said it should pay more” – Please come along on the 14th at 12 or 5pm. £8.50/ £18.50 with meal / £38.50 ‘High Table’ – informative and quite excellent film. Proceeds to local film-making and Bhopal Medical Appeal. “..being moved by a feature film will be just the beginning”..

Co-Witer and Actor David Brooks will be on hand in person to answer questions with contributions from Tim Edwards from the Bhopal Medical Appeal.


133 Election Special

Gallery 133 of King St in Great Yarmouth’s emerging multi-cultural quarter, will be reflecting the zeitgeist during the election with a show of current drawings by ex Yarmouth High School students turned award-winning political cartoonists, Brian Adcock and Iain Green.

Brian and Iain grew up together, competing as 11 year olds with drawings in their exercise books and are now both experienced political cartoonists working for national newspapers.

They will be demonstrating their art and satirical skills during the 133 Election Special – a politically themed Gallery show which will be inviting members of the public, local candidates and artists along to document and discuss the issues of the day. The results will be on show in the gallery and will also be available as limited edition prints from the gallery’s website:

Gallery133 is an evolving contemporary art gallery and social enterprise at the heart of Yarmouth’s emerging multi-cultural quarter. Housed in a beautiful Georgian merchants house around a courtyard, with three studio workshops and project spaces attached, the broad aim is to create a centre for learning about, producing and showing art in all forms.

For the 133 Election Special, visitors are being invited to get involved with pens and paper and produce something in response to the election themselves with results on display in the gallery.

Members of all parties have been invited!

133 has also invited several other artists responses to the election – so expect some unexpected contributions as well…

Yarmouth has been attracting national attention as a potential UKIP victory with visitors including the BBC’s Newsnight and leaders of both main parties in recent weeks.

Come along to the 133 Election Special between the 18th  April and the 16th May and register your, er, cartoon!