Sizewell, watercolour

Sizewell, viewed from Dunwich Heath Artist Jennifer Hall


Step with that numbing crump of stone ever present, following each footfall. There are clumps of purple-spread splendour – sea kale Crambe maritima – that rest up on the pillow of the sloping pebble beds, hidden tap roots digging deep underground seeking fresh water. Such strange sea creatures stranded here over the tide line. Walk on, blown down the beach into a cloud, an invisible smirr of exotic scent – the coconut perfume of the gorse in bloom. A burst of brilliant sunshine: the furze flowers reflect the fishermen in their Day-Glo jackets who shelter tucked in tents beside their rod antennae, which stick from the sands and with gossamer threads reach into the deep grey sea, the German Sea. The beach huts here are surrounded with a rusty sea detritus: scatterings, smatterings of once brave boats now broken, sunken, splintered by the waves, the winds, the tide of time. And behind the backs of all, that vast puffball, unnaturally perfect circle of white cloud which blots the horizon, an ever present moon dropped from the sky.

Sizewell – James Canton

An exhibition of words, paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by artists and writers, depicting the coastline and rivers of Suffolk.

 Saturday 23 March to Sunday 28 April 2013

Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4ES

Exhibition open Monday to Saturday  10am to 5pm,

Wednesdays 3rd and 10th April ONLY 10am to 5pm,

Sunday 11am to 5pm,

Entrance to the exhibition is free but admission charges apply to the rest of the museum.

 Supper and talk by Tidal Margins Artists on 18th April – 7.00pm 

For tickets and information –

                                                        or   01728 832 189