This autumn we welcome Links & Layers, a group of six artists living and working in north Norfolk, with their new exhibition ‘Connections’.

As a group they aim to mutually encourage, support and motivate each other’s creativity, and through collaborative practice, develop and enrich each other’s work.

“We have a lot of fun, but are committed to our art and are keen to share it with others through exhibitions, dialogue and workshops,” they say.

The group’s disciplines include painting, drawing, glasswork, printmaking, felting, collage and stitch. An interest in textiles is common to them all.

“We have, over the last eight years, exhibited regularly throughout Norfolk and are delighted to bring our 2022 exhibition Connections to West Acre Gallery. This exhibition explores connections to place, time, purpose and each other, within both the natural and man-made environment.”


Alison D’Oyley
Inspired mostly by nature, Alison creates original prints and detailed drawings combining pen and watercolour, with occasional hand stitch.

Rachael King
Rachael works mainly with free machine embroidery on textile combined with mixed media. Recurring themes of nature and countryside are often delivered with a twist to create work that is not always what it appears to be at first glance.

Chris Langford
Chris favours natural materials and found objects gathered from coast and countryside. She is an experienced textile artist who responds spontaneously to her finds. Humour often features in resulting work.

Sally Lawford
Sally enjoys a long life with a passion for art. Painting, drawing and stitched textiles.

Jill Whittaker
Jill uses a diverse range of skills including painting, felting and mixed media. Her manipulation and layering of materials using strong colour and texture creates rich and exciting results. She likes to upcycle and re-purpose with humour, flair and imagination.

Pauline Wrighton
Pauline creates mostly textile and fibre based work, strongly influenced by natural surroundings. Diverse techniques include machine and hand stitch, collage, printing, and dyeing. The textural potential of simple stitches is a particular interest.

The Connections exhibition will be open 10am-4pm daily, 21-25 October at West Acre Gallery.