Annual exhibition of contemporary responses to the work of the Edwardian artist, Harry Becker, buried in Holy Trinity churchyard.
Harry Becker moved from London to Suffolk in 1913, having trained in the best schools in Europe. He worked out in the field, from direct observation. Swiftly executed, lively and spontaneous his oils are full of light, powerfully conveying the back-breaking hard work of his subjects: the field labourers of pre-industrial agriculture.
This year’s theme of ‘Freedom’ is particularly appropriate as our lockdowns lift, and also echose Becker’s free style of mark-making.
Artists from across East Anglia taking part in the show, present their own work and subject matter, responding to these qualities in his work. Since the first exhibition in 2013, we have been overwhelmed and delighted with the support both from artists wanting to exhibit and from the public visiting the show, now privileged to be held in the beauty of Holy Trinity (Cathedral of the Marshes), where the Becker family are buried.