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The East Anglian Group of Marine Artists, was founded in 1979, when six amateur and professional artists held a meeting at the 'Butt & Oyster' on the banks of the River Orwell at Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, Ipswich and their first exhibition was held in Ipswich the following year. After which they were joined by some well-known and highly regarded artists with a leaning towards East Anglian Coastal subjects and the Group has moved from strength to strength with steady improvements in in standards and diversity. The Group, which has a maximum of 35 full members, holds exhibitions several times during the year including at Mandell's Gallery, Norwich; Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh and Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare. eastangliangroupofmarineartists.org.uk