Isolated on the pebbled beach of this Suffolk seaside town, the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout  welcomes a new artist, poet, performer, musician, thinker, each week as artist in residence.  Each weekly artists residency culminates in an exhibition of brand new work.


London art dealer Caroline Wiseman first spotted this iconic tower whilst taking her morning swim in the sea in 2010. Caroline set about acquiring the tower and the house behind on Crag Path and established Aldeburgh Beach Lookout soon after. She has transformed the Lookout into an international art destination.


Many major artists have had residencies at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout including Tai-Shan Schierenberg, Alison Wilding RA and Eileen Cooper RA. Being here has been profoundly influential to many artist such as Clara Drummond, who went on to win the BP Portrait Award in 2016 and to Amy Stephens who writes...


"During my time in residency, I began to reconsider my practice that led me to connect two dimensional artworks on the wall to freestanding sculptures off the wall. I now apply this way of working into my everyday practice.The Lookout stands out from other residencies as Caroline Wiseman has a unique approach to promoting artists by offering a shared platform and programme of events in order to connect with fellow creatives whilst reaching out to a wider audience. 

The advice and expertise offered by the residency has

proved invaluable."



"I have admired the Lookout from a distance"

Sir Nicholas Serota, Director TATE

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"It is a remarkable place, offering a retreat for artists but also very much part of Aldeburgh's cultural significance"

Sunday Telegraph

Home of Caroline Wiseman and her partner Francis Carnwath, the ArtHouse is also an open gallery. Browse and buy from their collection of art by eminent and emerging British and international artists. The collection includes works by the Lookout's resident artists and inspirational pieces by the masters including Picasso, Matisse, Emin, Frost and Blake.

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Caroline Wiseman founded Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary in 1988. Caroline deals in paintings, drawings, sculpture and original prints by major British and international artists.


Over the years she has been a consultant to many major private collections and museums including the Musee D'Art Classique a Mougins. Public appointments include: Trustee of Paintings in Hospitals 2002-2008; Member of the Development Board of the Dulwich Picture Gallery 2006-2008; Ambassador of the Princes Trust 2008 (continuing); Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Arts & Humanities University Campus Suffolk 2014.