Up and coming events

Creative Education Centre – Photography Project

We are delighted to have collaborated on a Photography Project with the Creative Education Centre based in Bury St Edmunds. 12 children aged between 6 and 12 were given a number of disposable cameras between them and asked to explore Bury on the themes of “Colour” and “Up and Down”. The resulting images were joyous, insightful and surprising and we are thrilled to be able to display them as a collection in the Studio, and particularly for the children to be able to see their work displayed in the gallery.

Exhibition Space at A Plan Insurance in Bury St Edmunds

We were delighted to be offered the window display in the A Plan Insurance offices in Brentgovel Street to set up a permanent exhibition of photographs. We hope this will provide an ever-changing experience for A Plan’s customers and everyone passing by.

When the Punters Have Almost Gone  – Images by Kim Ian Bell

In 1989, Kim worked for a commercial and industrial photographer and went to college in London to gain his professional  photography qualifications. As Kim says himself – “it all started when I was a small child; my father would sit me on a stool in his darkroom and I would watch excitedly as an image slowly appeared on a blank piece of paper – I thought this was magic. Now in the autumn years of my life, I am enjoying making images for myself, mostly monochrome and digital infrared as you see in this exhibition.  I still have my film camara and darkroom equipment and hope to exhibit some film photography and hand-made prints in the future.”

This new work showcases the end of the summer season at the coast: landscape, seascape and street photography, all photographed in infrared

We are delighted to be exhibiting this new evocative work by Kim.

You can find more of Kim’s work at

Breathe – An Exhibition by Sandy Miles

Sandy Miles is an art photographer living and working in Suffolk. Awarded a distinction grade for a Level e Diploma in Art and Design with UAL, she then went on to graduate with a first-class BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Suffolk in 2021.

Discussing the new collection, Sandy commented: “Breathe was shot in the early spring of 2021, when the new growth on the deciduous trees appeared to almost glow in the hard morning light. The slow pace of shooting film, together with being with these majestic trees allowed me to breathe, not just physically, but spiritually too”.

This exhibition is now closed but we continue to stock a selection of Sandy’s work (mounted but not framed).

Art Around Town

Art Around Town was a public art installation running alongside the Moyses Hall ‘Moments’ exhibition and aiming to inspire people to get out and explore their surroundings. Hundreds of pizza boxes were given away to local artists who were encouraged to ‘Think outside the box’ and create a piece of work based on the theme ‘What makes Bury Tick?’

These pizza boxes artworks were then installed all over the town, everywhere from the aviary in the Abbey Gardens to shop windows. Guildhall Studio displayed the fantastic work of 30 different local artists. The installation ran from 1st July 2021 until the end of summer and was hugely successful. We hope to do a similar project in 2022.

Exhibition at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

We were very pleased to have been offered the chance to mount an exhibition of photographs at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge in 2021as part of the overall Arts Project at the hospital. Due to COVID restrictions, we have temporarily removed the exhibition, but hope to re-exhibit again in 2022. The proceeds of any sales will continue to be shared with Addenbrookes.

Hidden Gardens of Bury

We took part in the “Hidden Gardens of Bury” open day on 11th July 2021. We have created a small but vibrant town garden outside the back of the studio, that customers could wander through to and enjoy some calm away from the bustle of town. The garden is now a permanent feature at the back of the studio, where we are also able to display photographs in an outdoor setting.

We hope to take part in the Hidden Gardens of Bury again in 2022.