The Yare Gallery is managed by a small team based at Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust
Dr Sarah Lowndes
Dr Sarah Lowndes is a writer, curator and lecturer. Research Fellow at NUA, Sarah was appointed Curator at The Yare Gallery in 2021.
Her publications include Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat (2018), The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing (2016), All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art (2014) and Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene (2010), with a new book, Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain forthcoming with Routledge in 2022.
Sarah has worked previously with several arts organisations in East Anglia including Time and Tide Museum, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Kettle’s Yard and her editorial projects include co-editing with Andrew Nairne Actions: The image of the world can be different (Kettle’s Yard, 2018) and co-editing with Nell Croose Myhill, Site Writing (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2020). Under the auspices of Kunsthalle Cromer, she curated and produced Panoramic Sea Happening (2017), Esplanade: A Procession for Women (2018) and the ACE-funded writing and publication projects, Like the Sea I Think (2019) and Field Work (2020).
Her ambition for The Yare Gallery is to develop a welcoming and inspiring centre for art, showcasing ambitious and exciting local and international work for community audiences and visitors to Great Yarmouth alike.
Darren Barker is the Managing Director of Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust. He has worked in the heritage, culture and conservation sector since 1990. He has an extensive track record of community engagement and developing creative uses for vacant and neglected buildings and spaces.
Darren lectures widely and has established a number of international conservation training programmes.
Darren visioned and developed The Yare Gallery with a particular emphasis on a free to enter gallery of regional significance for Great Yarmouth.