The Naze Tower art gallery is a truly unique experience,
perhaps the most exciting thing being the climb up the
spiral staircase to the roof-viewing platform. From the open
top the panoramic views are breathtaking the land and
seascape of Essex and Suffolk and as far as Kent on a clear
Within its metre thick walls and over 8 floors the Naze
Tower houses: an Art Gallery - showing and selling diverse
works by established and emerging artists often from the
region, a Museum and Information Centre - about the
fascinating history of the Tower and the special environment
of the Naze.
1st April to 31st October everyday 10am to 5pm
(Weekend before Easter when in March)
Weekends in March and November dependent on weather, phone
01255 852519 for information. Educational and
community groups can visit out of season if booked, phone
Wheelchair access to ground floor with Reception, Shop and
Tea Room counter.
Spiral Staircase - 11 Steps to Tea Room seating inside /
seating outside fully accessible. 111 Steps to top of tower
- climb made easier as 8 floors with chairs on each and
artworks and museum to slow you down!
Dawn Hall works from her home studio in Walton on the Naze.
Previous commissions for Royal Mail have been displayed in
the Dept of Trade and one piece was presented to the Prime
Minister. Sales at Lloyd's of London’s yearly Exhibition
took her to the city but she much prefers being part of the
local art community on the East Coast. Most of her work is
inspired by local scenes.
Most recently her work appeared on Anglia TV’s Coastal
Inspirations with Paul Gogarty. Especially noted were her
limited edition prints of the local area.
You can find Dawn's work at the following galleries;
Arna Farrington Gallery High Street, Thorpe le
Caxton Books & Gallery 37 Connaught Avenue,
Frinton on Sea
Naze Tower (Seasonal), The Naze,
Marinestore Titchmarsh Marina, Coles Lane,
Walton Tea Rooms Walton-on-the-Naze
Harbour Lights Titchmarsh Marina, Walton-on-the-Naze
Little Bentley Show June 2007
Lloyds Of London Annual Exhibition
Bath Academy of Art BA(Hons)
1980. Goldsmiths College of Art MA 1986.
Themes in her work: Family history. World history. Self
Local history. The individual as part of an emergent
pattern. Letting go of the system that controls you. Giving
the viewer access to the controls. Layering connections.
Finding visual clues.
Sept 2007 to date - Level Best Art Cafe, 3 Culver Street
East, Colchester, CO1 - Artist in Residence for a
not-for-profit social enterprise supporting adults with
May - June 2007 - Frinton Primary School - Artist in
Residence during Art and Maths week
Oct 2007 - Tollesbury Creative Group - "Drawing with
Paint: Out of the Comfort Zone", one day workshop.
Jul 2007 - Tollesbury Creative Group - "Finding
May - June 2007 - Frinton on Sea Primary School - "Art
and Maths: Finding patterns in chaos". Whole school
Dec 2004-July 2005 - CSV Media Clubhouse, Ipswich,
Suffolk - Taught Diploma courses in Media Techniques:
Web Page Design, Editing Digital Images: Introduction to
Photoshop, Dreamweaver for Beginners.
Nov 2004 - Harlow Old Town, Essex - Harlow Arts CD
Cover/Disc Design Workshop,
Sept-2004-Mar 2005 - duckegg.org - Painting Class,
2003 - Colchester Borough Council - Artist in Residence
for National AIDS day.
Jun 2002, 2003, 2004 - Frinton-on-Sea County Primary
School, Essex -
Talk & workshops : School Alphabet/ "What an Artist
Does" /Clay Cats Art & Grounds Week, Sets for "Cinders".
2001 - Firstsite @ The Minories Art Gallery - Colchester
Half-Term Workshop for children re. "Trauma" Exhibition"
: 3D plaster & paint reliefs.
Corsham Revisited - Jul 2007 - Fairfield House,
44 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire
Naze Tower Gallery - Apr-May 2007 - Old Hall
Arna Farrington Gallery - Dec 2006 - High Street,
Spirit @ The Chapel - Sept 2006 - Thorpe Road,
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital - Apr-Sept
2006 - NHS Trust, Main Hospital Street, Level 3
Life Cafe - Open Studios 2006 - Colchester
Essex Scene - Aug 2006 - County Hall, Chelmsford
Corsham Contacts - 2005 - Harleston Gallery,
37-39 The Thoroughfare Harleston, Norfolk
Caxton Books & Gallery - 2005 - Connaught Avenue,
Hay Gallery 'Colchester Fine Art Open' - 2003 -
Colchester School of Art Colchester Institute, Sheepen
Hay Gallery 'Art & Health Connecting Cultures' -
2001 - Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester
Nigel has been interested in photography since 1982 when he
bought his first camera - an Olympus OM10 + lenses. This
served him very well for years capturing images of rock
stars, including Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, at the many
concerts he frequented.
His love of bird watching began in 1988, and took him on many
overseas trips including USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle
East. His experiences from his visits to the Great Lakes
area of Canada was published as an article several years ago
in the Essex Birds journal.
His favourite genus is the gull family and this group of
birds has become an obsessional study. His desire to see and
photograph all the world's species of gull resulted in a
national birding magazine (Bird watching) writing a five-page
article about him.
Nigel has been following the life of a now famous disabled
Herring Gull called Leggy which frequents Walton seafront.
He has been tracking the bird for over three years and has
over 2,000 pictures showing the bird's progress towards
Nigel now uses Canon and Nikon camera equipment, and shoots
both conventional film and on digital, which gives him the
speed and performance needed for wildlife photography.
Naze Tower Gallery - Apr-May 2004 - 2008, The
Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8HH
Walton Tea Rooms - 2008 -Walton-on-the-Naze
Caxton Books & Gallery - 2008 - Connaught Avenue,
Walton Library - 2008 - High Street, Walton-on-Naze
Abberton Wildlife Centre - 2005 - 2006 - Abberton
Manning tree, Harwich & Clacton Libraries - 2003
Putmans is a long established photographic business having
been founded in Walton in 1921.
Peter Frost has more than forty years experience in
photographing people and although now semi-retired he is
pleased to photograph families and children in client’s
homes or on location.
Putmans are renowned for their Photo Restoration and
Enhancement Service. Peter is also custodian of a large
archive of photographs of people and places from
Walton-on-the-Naze in years gone by. Some of the archive can
be viewed on his web site.
Address: LOSTTOWN @ Walton Community Project, 61 High
Address: NIEMANN INGRISCH Architects, Thalkirchner
Str. 81, 81371 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 44239656
LOST TOWN is a dramatic project designed to explain the
impact of coastal erosion and the forces of nature which
control it. By rebuilding the lost church of medieval Walton
as a steel sculpture, the project aims to create a unique
landmark, commemorating the East of Englands lost towns
while letting visitors experience the history of the place.
Our idea is to rebuild the lost church of medieval Walton as
a sculpture in the sea. A symbolic structure at the site
were - some hundered years ago – was land. Every medieval
town or village had a church. They were major buildings and
landmarks - Sailors used the towers as navigation aid. We
use the church not in its religious sense but as a symbol
for a settlement. How to turn a church into a marine
sculpture? The sculpture has the generic shape and the size
of a medieval church with a tower and a nave. It has the
characteristics of a medieval church like columns and
It represents something that once was real and is now gone.
We wanted to give it an unreal, ghostly look. Therefore, it
is composed of an addition of one simple element: A
steel pile. The sculpture consists of 41 piles of different
lengths with a diameter of 70 cm.
The degree of transparency changes according to the position
of the spectator. From different viewpoints, e. g. walking
along the beach, it looks like a closed volume, or you can
look through and see the horizon. Another reason for the use
of piles comes from a technical point of view: Wind and
waves can pass through.
The sculpture will have to withstand the same enormous
forces that are constantly eroding the cliffs.
The piles are made of stainless steel which resists sea
water and protects against corrosion. By polishing, they
become a highly reflecting surface. The reflecting surface
adopts the colours of the surroundings: The appearance of
the sculpture will change according to sunlight and weather
condition. The sun and the ocean become part of the artwork.
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