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Waterfront Gallery

Welcome to the Waterfront Gallery at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich, an innovative and exciting contemporary exhibition space.

The Gallery is located within the main university Waterfront Building, facing onto the idyllic Ipswich Waterfront. Our exhibition space is adjacent to the vibrant Cargo Cafe, which offers a selection of refreshments to be enjoyed while experiencing the art and the impressive waterfront view.

Admission to the Waterfront Gallery is free and all are welcome, students, staff and members of the public alike.  For more information on our programme please visit the Forthcoming exhibitions.


The Waterfront Gallery is home to the 'East Contemporary Art: A Collection of 21st Century Practice which is housed at the university. The collection is the initiative of Robert Priseman and Simon Carter who set out to create a new contemporary art collection, distinct from the historic collections yet complementary to them. The university is proud to house this permanent collection that captures the diversity of practice in the region and re-affirms the importance of artists work to our creative journey. It signals the development of the relationships between artists and university academic staff and students and will impact on wider community engagement. It also has the potential to open discussion on practice and process, and provides a platform for wider arts debates. For more information about the collection please visit the East Contemporary Art webpages.


Current Exhibition

Processions Exhibition- part of SPILL Festival 2018

In this special exhibition for SPILL, 100 banners created around the UK for Processions will be shown as a trail at various locations across Ipswich including the Waterfront Gallery. 

PROCESSIONS was a mass participation artwork to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

It was an open invitation to every woman and girl across the UK to get involved by being present on Sunday 10 June in one of the four UK capitals: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or London; inspired by the great processions of the suffragettes and suffragists in the years leading up to 1918, who marched to demand the vote.

You can view the map of the exhibition trail here.

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Gallery information

Gallery opening times

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 16.00

subject to change


Dr Bill Teatheredge  
E: B.Teatheredge@UOS.AC.UK