Buy A Brick For New Galleries and a Crinkle-Crankle Wall
With your support, we hope to use attractive handmade clay bricks from a local maker for the new galleries and a distinctive crinkle-crankle wall in the garden. The brick façade will offer a stunning addition to Sudbury’s conservation area.
Gainsborough’s House is undertaking a major capital project to establish a national centre for Gainsborough so more people can enjoy the special setting of the artist’s childhood home and garden. The project aims to double the size of the museum and refurbish and re-display the historic buildings to show more of Gainsborough’s art and to sustain and protect the museum for future generations.
A new wing will be built for three new exhibition spaces and a new creative learning studio with views over the Suffolk countryside. Designs for the exterior feature clay bricks from a local maker offering a stunning addition to Sudbury’s conservation area.
A distinctive crinkle-crankle wall will provide an attractive boundary for the garden, a favourite attraction with its giant 400-year-old Mulberry tree, alive when Gainsborough was a boy. Please consider sponsoring a brick to help to make this happen. By donating £20 a brick, you will help to make this possible. The project will use thousands of bricks, so every brick sponsored will help. Everyone who donates will be thanked in our special commemorative book.
“Sponsoring bricks is a great way to get involved. These bricks are a local material, so we are supporting Suffolk industry as well helping to build a beautiful feature for the site. Do join in and perhaps sponsor a brick for each member of your family,”
Mark Bills, Director, Gainsborough’s House.
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to sponsor a brick/s, or perhaps donate one for each member of your family or for friends, please visit mydonate
Thank you for your support.
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