Previous 2017 Exhibitions



We are delighted to present our first Exhibition of the year ‘Walks by the Water’ presented by talented artist Alex Tzirinis.  Beautiful paintings, many of local scenes, full of colour and light – just what we need to lift our spirits at this chilly time of year!  This exhibition opens to the public on Friday 17th February.



About the artist:  Alex Tzirinis is a figurative artist living in Wivenhoe.  Coastal areas, inland waterways, sailing and fishing boats, the light, the seasons and the weather were the inspiration for this collection of paintings which were created using oils and acrylics on canvas.  Each work is a naturalistic interpretation of a scene filtered through memory and imagination, aiming at keeping only the essence and the atmosphere. Alex’s technique is characterised by vivid, clear colours and fluid brush strokes and the paintings’ colour harmonies border on the imaginary, serving both the mood and the internal unity of the artwork.


Alex holds a BA in Art and Design (Colchester Institute) and an MA in History and Philosophy of Modern Art (University of Essex).


More information and pictures of his work can be found on the following websites:  








And we are delighted to present our latest exhibition by Maldon Artist Natalie Huntsman.  Natalie creates beautiful and unusual artworks from sometimes the most unlikely of found materials (scrapped, scrounged and scavenged) and using the techniques of Graffiti Art in a totally new way ….  They are best described in her own words:  

“I have always had a bit of a fascination with stuff that no one else wants and then wanting to save it.   Finding wood and objects to work on is the most interesting part because you never know what you are going to find. What I take home needs to have character, which can really give depth to my pictures.

What better way to rescue a dank piece of rotting wood and turn it into something you would want to look at and enjoy.”

Natalie’s exhibition is open Tuesday – Saturday 11-4, 10th to 28th March. Please see our ‘Current Exhibition’ page for more information on this.

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Maldon Schools Exhibition 31st March – 18th April 2017


Just Opened!  Our latest Exhibition for the Easter holidays is a lively and colourful display by the pupils of five local junior and primary schools – All Saints C of E Primary, Heybridge Primary, Maldon Court Preparatory, St Francis RC Primary and Wentworth Primary.  


This is a lovely, fresh exhibition and the children and staff of all five schools are to be congratulated on their creativity and artistic talent.  It continues until Tuesday 18th April.  


Come and See!  We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11-4.  Closed Sundays and Mondays.  Free Admission!

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Spring is here at The Maeldune Heritage Centre!


Our new exhibition is by the Hayes Residential Country Park Artists.  All the artists live on the Park and meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the on-site clubhouse to paint and socialise.  The artists have a range of experience, from those who have painted for many years, to those who have not painted since their school days.


The range of artwork is enormous, including landscapes, flower pictures, animals, birds and abstract art.


It is often said that artists only improve if they go outside their comfort zone and the group try to live up to the challenge.  Several of the artists have health issues and they find that painting gives them an opportunity to relax and lose themselves in their paintings.


The Exhibition runs from 21st April to the 9th May.  The artists are looking forward to showing you their latest works


The Essex Monochrome Group


We are pleased to welcome back for their second annual show with us – The Essex Monochrome Group.  As the name suggests, this group of photographers specialise in black and white images.  This Exhibition is full of wonderful images – dramatic, moody and evocative.  A really cool and classy show – don’t miss it!


Featuring the photographers:


Glenys Anthony LRPS CPAGB

Pauline Benbrook LRPS

Stephen Birch CPAGB BPE2

Elaine Butcher CPAGB

Bill Coles LRPS

Mike Drane


Richard Laurence MSc.

Annie Ringland LRPS CPAGB



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Carla is a glass artist producing unique fused glass pieces including plates, hangings, sculptures and jewellery.  Inspiration comes from architecture and the local environment.  Carla is happy to take on commission work.










Denny is a ceramicist who produces small individual collections of thrown, cast and sculpted ceramics in stoneware and porcelain decorated in her own brightly coloured glazes.











Lynn is an artist who produces detailed botanical paintings, pen and wash drawings of local scenes, as well as getting inspiration from travelling to produce landscapes and seascapes in oils.  Lynn is happy to take on commission work.









Peter forges bespoke handmade mild steel items, including candle holders, pokers and hooks.  He also produces wrought iron items.  Peter is happy to take on commission work.



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The Barn Studio Group


We are delighted to host The Barn Studio Group – a local art group showing     their first exhibition at the Maeldune;  this group is taught by Corenza Jackson.  Among the artists are former Maeldune Trustee Pat Willis, and Anne Brooks, whose work we sell in the Shop.  A very talented group and a well presented, lovely summery exhibition of paintings.



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