Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary


We have works of art made by many of Britain's most important artists, several  inspired by Benjamin Britten's Aldeburgh beach. Please click here to see our latest acquisitions.


Craigie Aitchison Recreated Sat 28th Feb - Mon 6th April

To coincide with the launch of Cate Haste's new book Craigie Aitchison A Life in Colour, Caroline Wiseman recreates the artist's London sitting room as the setting for her exhibition of his paintings and prints Craigie Aitchison Recreated. Click here to view the full selection of works available.
Craigie Aitchison Recreated is an exhibition which provides a very  personal portrait of the artist and complements the personal view of Craigie which Cate Haste explores in her new book. The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout is a tiny lookout tower on the beach in Aldeburgh and it will be turned into a recreation of Craigie Aitchison's sitting room with the help of some of Aitchison's own possessions.

The exhibition runs from Saturday February 28th – Easter Bank Holiday Monday April 6th 2015.  Opening times by appointment or see website.


Events and Opening Times

Saturday 28th February - Exhibition opens with Cate Haste illustrated  talk 11am.  Tickets £10 followed by drinks.  Exhibition open all afternoon.  See details below...

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March - Open all day 10am - 5pm both days to coincide with the Aldeburgh Literary Festival.

Saturday 14th March - Wonderful Beast takes over the Lookout with stories by the fire in this magical setting.  Click for details and tickets.  See details below...

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd - See website for opening times.

Saturday 28th March - 11am-4pm

Easter Good Friday 3rd - Easter Monday 6th April - Open 11am-4pm daily


Cate Haste launches 'Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour' Saturday 28th February 11am Illustrated Talk with drinks. Tickets £10.

Cate Haste will deliver an illustrated talk at the ArtHouse Saturday 28th February 11am-12pm followed by drinks, tickets £10.  Contact Caroline to book tickets 01728 452754

On the fifth anniversary of the death of artist Craigie Aitchison, Lund Humphries publishes the first comprehensive survey of his paintings by award-winning writer Cate Haste, which re-establishes the reputation of this quirky, utterly distinctive and much-loved figure in British art.

Cate Haste is a biographer, historian and film-maker. Her last monograph/biography was a comprehensive study of life and work of artist Sheila Fell, Sheila Fell A Passion for Paint (Lund Humphries 2010) and won the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.

Wonderful Beast - Tales from the Tower Saturday 14th March

WONDERFUL BEAST presents Tales from the Tower - Craigie's Lookout

11.00am and 12.00pm   FREE

As part of the Craigie Aitchison exhibition curated by Caroline Wiseman in her magical art gallery on the beach, Wonderful Beast Theatre Company has been invited to take over the space for a day of storytelling by TUUP the tale spinner and some younger performers.  A group of children from the ‘writing circles’ at Orford and Aldeburgh primary schools will have the opportunity of visiting the exhibition to soak up the atmosphere of Aitchison’s recreated London sitting room, full of his colourful almost childlike paintings, prints and idiosyncratic knick-knacks, and listen to stories about the artist’s work and life.  Back at school they will respond to the visit in creative writing and storytelling workshops and then return to the Lookout to jointly present their stories with TUUP, in two performance art public events.

2.30pm FREE

Lookout: ‘Tales FromThe Tower’ - a solo performance by TUUP with a feast of stories to enchant the family and all those who love storytelling.

7.00pm Tickets £20

Lookout: ‘Tales Around the Fire’ An evening to remember…starting with a glass of bubbly in the exhibition, TUUP tells more tales at 8pm, this time for adults around a candlelit fireside, with wine and delicious delicacies to add to the ambience.

To book email  or phone Alys Kihl on 01728 451 408


The Aldeburgh Beach LOOKOUT

The Aldeburgh Beach South LOOKOUT is a tiny temple of inspiration for artists, poets, writers, performers and thinkers.  Each Saturday the artist reveals what he / she has created during the week.  Openings are usually on Saturday lunch times between 11 - 4 pm but please check our website for full details or ring Caroline Wiseman on 01728 452754.  Email for further information. Please click here to see our Aldeburgh Beach Lookout website.

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