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EATAC has recently contributed works to ‘Hedgerows’ at the Food Museum,
Stowmarket, and ‘Landscape Rebels’ at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, followed by ‘Animals in the Art Gallery’ at Christchurch Mansion, currently running until April 2024.


This Exhibition features many of our works by George Thomas Rope of Blaxhall, together with a recently-acquired fired plaster relief by Ellen Mary Rope titled ‘The Fairy Listeners’.

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Welcome to the EATAC website.

Our objective is to promote interest in the Fine Art produced by the Norwich School of Painters and Suffolk Artists working between 1750 and 1950.  This time period encompasses many East Anglian masters, commencing with Gainsborough, Crome, Cotman and Constable.

The rise of impressionism going into the twentieth century produced the innovators Arnesby Brown and Munnings, whilst later Seago rounded off what is one of the most impressive lists of British Artists. Many other notable painters lived and worked in this attractive and predominantly rural area within this period.

The Centre offers a professional in-depth assessment process to fully evaluate the traditional works from the region, as well as conservation advice and a sales service.

We look forward to hearing from you,

John Day

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The History and Objectives

The Centre was founded in 2017 by John Day, to promote Traditional East Anglian Art. It houses his extensive library, the archives of many artists and The Day Collection of East Anglian Art. This material has been assembled over the past 50 years by the Day Family and items are available for loan to Exhibitions,  and it is intended the archives will be available for reference purposes in the future.


A team of specialists and enthusiasts has been assembled to research and document the ​works in the Collection, also to investigate other paintings and drawings brought to us.


The website gives enthusiasts a chance to learn about and participate in projects relating to Traditional Art in the Eastern region.


We intend to establish a comprehensive calendar which will develop into a useful facility for those seeking information about the region’s events related to Art.


An illustrated brochure is available through the link below or alternatively we would be pleased to send one to you by post or email on request to

The Centre is an independent concern which works with all sectors; public, private and commercial, with a mandate to increase awareness of the many talented artists who worked in the area within our period and to encourage involvement through research, learning and collecting.

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