Monthly Archives: September 2012

John Glover : painting portraits in the Artworks exhibition

New to the Artworks group in 2102, the portrait painter John Glover has been paintings portraits in the current Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, as part of our daily demonstrations programme.

The models for John’s two days in the gallery were also artists, two artists from Artworks, Valerie Armstrong and Liz Waugh-McManus.

Here is Valerie Armstrong sitting for her portrait, with John Glover at the easel.

Here is the finished portrait, which Valerie was very pleased with. Word has it that the sitters get to keep the painting.

On John’s second day of painting demonstrations in the Artworks exhibition, the sitter was artist Liz Waugh-McManus – and here is the result.

Read more about John Glover and his career as a professional portrait artist on our blog, John Glover : a new artist to Artworks

Visit John Glover’s website for more information on commissioning a portrait or attending one of his art tuition classes.

A different Artworks artist sets up a temporary studio space in the Artworks exhibition each day. The artist is in residence from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop in at any time during the day to watch the artist at work or ask questions about media and techniques as there is no structured timetable to the day.

See all Artworks artists daily demonstrations at a glance.

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

The 13th Annual Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Free entry and a free catalogue, ample parking, full disabled access.

While at the Artworks exhibition check out the Artworks shop (& Cafe) for a range of smaller works from all the Artworks artists, some never seen before, straight from the artist’s studio. There are original handmade prints, small works on paper and canvas, small sculptures, glass, ceramics – and a fabulous range of artists cards. Click here for directions to Blackthorpe barn.

Artworks : art exhibition video

Here is a short video introducing the current Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk.


Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk (Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm.

There is ample free parking and also a shop selling original prints, works on paper, 3D artworks and a range of artist cards. We also serve light refreshments in the Artworks cafe.

We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks!

Welcome back to the Artworks shop!

A few words from Gillian Crossley-Holland, a founder member of Artworks, who oversees and organises the Artworks shop each year. Please note: This text refers to the Artworks exhibition & shop in 2012:
It is our thirteenth exhibition and I think this is one of our best shows ever. The main barn looks very striking with the three dimensional work displayed on tall plinths which flow back the length of the barn – including Carol Pask’s bold ceramic works, Lizzie Saunder’s intriguing geometric shapes, Genista Dunham’s large and exciting papier mache bowls, the beautiful glass work of Virginia Wright, not forgetting Jenny Goater’s successful wire sculptures (also a founder member of Artworks). There is, of course, all the wonderful paintings on the walls, in every 2D media, from traditional oils to mixed media collage and acrylics.
Our Private View evening was great, with lots of familiar faces but also a number of new people visiting, a real buzz, and many sales of artwork, large and small. Meanwhile, it was back to Blackthorpe barn very early the next morning to meet the Shop Team and set up the Artworks shop & cafe.
Having finished getting the shop ready with the walls, tables and browsers filled up with artists work, I always feel I should have a little treat to celebrate – something lovely from the main exhibition or the Artworks shop, even if it’s just a few artists cards. 
Papier mache bowls by Jazz Green
Last year it was a papier mache bowl by Jazz Green, tender and golden, and a wonderful print by Ben Quail. 
This year it was another papier mache bowl (I have a collection) by Genista Dunham – it is so merry and colourful.
Papier mache bowls by Genista Dunham, and glass sculptures by Liz Waugh-McManus
The shop is now beautifully set up and running alongside the main Artworks exhibition, and as always, there is a wonderful range of artworks and cards to browse and buy.
Cards by Valerie Armstrong (left) and Penny Bhadresa (right), Carol Pask ceramics (centre)

I love looking round my home and seeing various artworks I have bought and remembering their makers and all the wonderful artists I’ve worked alongside these last thirteen years with Artworks.

Print browsers and many paintings displayed on the walls
The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk (Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)
8th to 30th September 2012
The Artworks exhibition (and the Artworks shop) is open daily, 10am to 5pm.
The Artworks shop sells original prints, small works on paper, 3D artworks and an extensive range of artist cards. We also serve light refreshments in the Artworks cafe.
We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks shop!

Artworks : Daily Artist Demonstrations

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

We are open daily, 10am to 5pm.

Artist demonstrations are located in the main barn, running from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop in at any time during the day to see the artist at work, ask questions about their work, the materials and techniques they use.

Here is the full schedule of daily artist demonstrations during the Artworks exhibition:

Daily MEET THE ARTIST presentations

Saturday 8 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils

Sunday 9 September Ben Platts-Mills Chainsaw Carving

Monday 10 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Tuesday 11 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Wednesday 12 September Elaine Nason Linocutting Lines

Thursday 13 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils

Friday 14 September Alison Jones Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Saturday 15 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire

Sunday 16 September THE CURWEN STUDIO PRINTWORKS DAY—details at the desk

Monday 17 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Tuesday 18 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium

Wedneday 19 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Thursday 20 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness

Friday 21 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Saturday 22 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Sunday 23 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Monday 24 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness

Tuesday 25 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Wednesday 26 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium

Thursday 27 September Ursula Kit Price Moss Printmaking without a Press

Friday 28 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Saturday 29 September Valerie Armstrong Monoprinting without a Press

Sunday 30 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire

Artworks 2012 art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn

Welcome back to the Artworks blog!

It’s been a while but we’ve all been busy preparing for our 13th annual Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn in the heart of rural Suffolk. We hope you will come visit!

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm. There is ample free parking and also a shop selling original prints, works on paper, 3D artworks and a range of artist cards. We also serve light refreshments in the Artworks cafe.

Without further ado, here is a small taster of works in the Artworks Exhibition 2012.

Honister Pass Tree, collage, Christine McKechnie

Christine has her own website. See more of her collage work here: www.christinemckechnie.co.uk

Fenland, acrylic on canvas, Joss Goodchild
Bonfire, Woodsmoke and Ashes, painting and collage, Jazz Green

Jazz has her own website. See more of her paintings here: www.jazzgreen.com

Fair Fare, acrylic on canvas, Roger Gamble

Linen Lines at Night, monoprint and painting, Elaine Nason

Reclining figure, Lynn Hutton

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm. Click here for directions to Blackthorpe barn.