Black Shuck & Friends

Our latest exhibition features selected artists from the Black Shuck Festival Open Call.  The Black Shuck Festival is hosted in Bungay from 3rd, 4th and 5th August, celebrating the folklore, myths and legends of East Anglia.

The legend of Black Shuck tells of a wild black dog that entered Bungay’s St Mary’s Church during a violent storm on 4 August 1577. The animal then reappeared at Blythburgh church, where the beast was trapped and its claw marks, burned into the surface of the door, can be seen to this day.

Exhibition No.8

Black Shuck & Friends
1st to 19th August 2023

Gallery open evening & prizegiving Thursday 3rd August from 5pm - All welcome
The gallery will be open until late serving drinks on 3rd, 4th & 5th August.

Black Shuck and Friends

Art Exhibition Prizes Donated By:

Preview Evening Refreshments Sponsors:

Bridget Palmer

Bridget Palmer

The Haunted Thorns

Congratulations to the first prize winners, Tobias Ford and Emerson New

Tobias Ford

Black Shuck
Welded Steel with Rust Patina

Emerson New

Stop Motion Animation

A selection of works from the exhibition

Adam Batchelor

A Strange and Terrible Encounter

Ally Zawadzki

The Terror

Becky Munting

 Scaredy Shuck and Friend

Bec Grieveson

The Hound’s Omen

Stuart Pearson Wright

 Black Shuck

Kirstin Marie Barrett

August 1577

Jackie Bell

The Green Children of Woolpit

Emma Graham

The Old Man of Orford

Adam Batchelor

A Strange and Terrible Encounter

Ben Edge

The Black Shuck

Barry Croucher

Hellhound on my Trail

Helen Bartholomew

Wanted for the Theft of Sausages

Kate Walker

 The Hateful Thing


 Green Children of Woolpit

Nicola Slattery


Amy Hunter

 Black Shuck Tamed

Libby Leftwich

Straunge and Terrible

Kate Green

Black Shuck

Edward Oliver

The Wild Man of Orford

Juliette (JuJu) Harrison


Kerina Strevens

King Edmund’s Head and the Wolf

Kerry Timewell

Grandma! What big eyes you have?

Ella Goodwin

Black Shuck

Paul Benney

The Man with the Very Long Nose

Nancy Bevington

The Gathering

Claire Wright

Mare-E Mare and the Suffolk Coastline

Anna Badar

Rendlesham Forest Mystery

Carl Randall

Blue Moon

Louise Bird

Black Shuck

Nick White

The Bacton Seal

Ridley Green

The Black Shuck

Tony Keeler

 Odin’s Throne

Paul Zawadzki

 4th August 1577

Ella Beech

The Dragon of Ludham

Lorna Marshall

 Cunning Woman

Ian Delaney


Georgina Warne

 Lonely Shuck

Becky Munting

Look Who’s Behind You

Kate Mawdsley


Sandy Horsley

 Shucky Dog

Vicci Crossman

The Legend of St Osyth

Harry Baker

Transformation, the Melton Mystery

Lyndsay Knight


Hira Gedikoglu

 A Procession of Apparitions

Margaret Parsons

Shuck ‘Can you open the door?’

Sarah Lee

The Green Children of Woolpit

Tulane Richards

Shadow in the Churchyard

Phil V Williams

Reliquias Shuck

Pam Richards


Jean Kiekopf

Green Children of Woolpit