An unrivalled insight into the making of Ed Sheeran, portraying his creative and musical journey with works by Colin Davidson and Mark Surridge.

This special exhibition, exclusively curated by Ed Sheeran’s father John Sheeran, includes an array of private family photographs, unseen works of art and personal items relating to key moments in Sheeran’s life and career.

Brought up in a creative environment, Sheeran saw being artistic as a natural part of everyday life. The exhibition includes various pieces of his own original artwork, including self-portraits and early self-produced album covers.

In 2015, Sheeran welcomed the renowned Northern Irish painter Colin Davidson into his Suffolk home. Three drawings, five oil studies and two large portraits resulted. The National Portrait Gallery in London later acquired one of the large portraits, and the remaining nine pictures, never seen before, feature in this exhibition.

Since Sheeran’s career took off in 2011, he has been photographed by hundreds of photographers around the world, but there have only been a handful there from the beginning. Mark Surridge is one of them. This exhibition presents a selection of Surridge's photographs, including some that have never been displayed before.

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Park, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE

01473 433 554

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November - February Tues - Sat :10am - 4pm Sun : 11am - 4pm Closed Mondays March - October Tues - Sat : 10am - 5pm Sun: 11am - 5pm Closed Mondays


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