Monthly Archives: September 2017

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT… the final weekend of ARTWORKS 2017

It is the final weekend of ARTWORKS 18th Annual Exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn! Thank you to everyone who has supported Artworks in 2017. If you have not yet visited, we invite you to see the Artworks 2017 exhibition before it closes on Sunday 1st October 2017.

For returning visitors, the last weekend is often a quieter occasion to discover many smaller works of art not easily seen at the bustling, crowded Private View evening (click link to see photos).

It is also an opportunity to discover some unique art-related gifts by established East Anglian artists, either in the Artworks Shop area or in the many browsers of prints and paintings by the wall displays. Every sale from the exhibition, from a postcard to a large painting or sculpture, will support the creative work of our group of artists.

Saturday at ARTWORKS
On Saturday 30th September, one of this year’s guest artistsHazel Bradshaw, will be demonstrating ‘Impractical Pots’, which will be intriguing – pop in to watch some ‘art in action’ – there is no need to book a place and entry is free.

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‘Coastal’ by Hazel Bradshaw

At 3pm on Saturday, the Artworks Prize Draw takes place, hosted by Lucy Lutyens. Always a thrilling occasion, this is a chance to win one of thirty original artworks, all generously donated by the artists in Artworks. The prize draw tickets are £2 each. Monies raised from the Artworks Prize Draw will fund next year’s Artists in Schools workshops, and we also donate a proportion of funds raised to a charity – this year we voted to support Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sunday at ARTWORKS
If you plan to visit ARTWORKS on Sunday (the last day), arrive before 2pm to allow plenty of time to see the whole exhibition. From 3pm on the last day of Artworks, Blackthorpe Barn can get busy as art buyers begin to arrive to collect their purchased artworks. You will probably meet some of the exhibiting artists at this time as we prepare to take down the exhibition.

Also on Sunday, Ruth McCabe is the day’s demonstration artist, sharing her distinctive painting processes & techniques with watercolour, all at the demonstration table in the thatched barn, from 10.30am to 4pm. The image below is of Ruth’s new series of watercolours in this year’s exhibition.

Lastly, the Artworks Ivy Café is open on Saturday and Sunday for scrumptious homemade cakes, scones and shortbread, pots of tea and brewed coffee. For the more health-conscious, we also have herbal teas and fresh fruit on offer.

It is a relaxing space, a little café situated at the end of the long thatched barn, a place to meet up with friends or read through the Artworks catalogue. The Artworks Ivy Café also has a selection of small paintings for sale on the walls.

Entry to the Artworks exhibition is free, and our colour exhibition catalogue is also free!

Do not miss this last chance to view our annual art exhibition – we believe it’s our best year yet, and from the feedback we have received so far, many visitors agree!

Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

ARTWORKS 18th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

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Open 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue. Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access, free parking.

All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or any of the major credit/debit cards.

Photos taken at ARTWORKS 2017 exhibition private view

Here is a selection of photographs taken at the ARTWORKS Exhibition private view on Friday 8th September 2017. Artworks was delighted to welcome the new Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Terry Clements, with his wife, to view our annual exhibition.

Around 450 people attended the private view, sales were brisk, the atmosphere buzzing and lively. A warm thank you to everyone who attended.

We are now into the final week of the ARTWORKS exhibition, open all week 10am-5pm to Sunday 1st October 2017. Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

ARTWORKS 18th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Open 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue. Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access, free parking.

All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or any of the major credit/debit cards.

Relax in the new Artworks Ivy Café, or browse the Artworks Shop for an enticing range of cards and smaller 3D artworks, including ceramics, handmade glass jewellery and metalwork. Browsers of art are also placed next to each artist’s work.

Welcome to the new artists exhibiting with Artworks in 2017

A warm welcome to the new artists exhibiting with Artworks in 2017.

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Mousehole 3 by Chris Hann

We welcome back Chris Hann as a full member of Artworks, along with new guest artists Hazel Bradshaw, Sue Caddy, Nicola Coe, Mari French, Nora Gaston and Julia Groves.

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Smoke Fired Vessel by Sue Caddy

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Inlet by Hazel Bradshaw

Eleonora Knowland, Anne Paton and Eileen Revett are taking a year out to pursue other projects, but will be rejoining us in 2018.

Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

ARTWORKS 18th Annual Exhibition

Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry and complimentary full-colour catalogue, free parking. Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access.

All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or any of the major credit/debit cards.

Relax in the new Artworks Ivy Café, or browse the Artworks Shop for an enticing range of art cards and smaller artworks, including ceramic pots, handmade glass jewellery and metalwork.

ARTWORKS exhibition 2017: Meet the Artists – Daily presentations

The popular ‘Meet the Artist’ series of presentations return to Artworks in 2017. A different artist sets up a mini art studio each day, ready to talk about their work or demonstrate creative art techniques. Other artists will be working at the sales desk or in the Artworks’ café, so there are numerous opportunities to meet some of the artists on any day during the Artworks exhibition.

Below is the MTA schedule to help you plan your visit to Artworks. Pop in any time between 10.30am and 4.30pm as the art presentations are informal – there is no need to book.

Saturday 9 September 2017
Alison Jones: A brush with flowers in watercolour

Sunday 10 September 2017
Alfie Carpenter: Interpreting the land in mixed media

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Moonlit reeds

Monday 11 September 2017
Roger Gamble: Artful Acrylics!

Tuesday 12 September 2017
Kit Price Moss: Printmaking: puffins to penguins

Wednesday 13 September 2017
Nora Gaston: Foraging the waves: working through ideas

Thursday 14 September 2017
Val Armstrong: Letting go of realism – building mixed media backgrounds for abstracts

Friday 15 September 2017
Christine McKechnie: Watercolour painted paper collage

Autumn leaves by Christine McKechnie

Saturday 16 September 2017
Julia Groves: Botanical Art / Drawing techniques

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Chandos Beauty by Julia Groves

Sunday 17 September 2017
Roger Gamble: Artful Acrylics!

Breckland Trail

Breckland Trail by Roger Gamble

Monday 18 September 2017
Cathy D’Arcy: Making happy faces in clay

Tuesday 19 September 2017
Helen Dougall: Batik: wax resist dyeing on cloth

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Sue Caddy: Seeds and ceramics

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Bowl of Earthy Delights

Thursday 21 September 2017
Gillian Crossley-Holland: Oil pastels: A joy to use

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Sea study, Scolt Head, August afternoon after rain

Friday 22 September 2017
Lyn Aylward: Painting portraits in oils

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Fly Past by Lyn Aylward

Saturday 23 September 2017
Gainsborough’s House Workshop: portfolio presentation showing a variety of printmaking techniques

Sunday 24 September 2017
Chris Hann: Unsighted drawing

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Mousehole 4

Monday 25 September 2017
Katie Millard: Watercolour landscapes without a pencil

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Kate Reynolds: Figures in movement

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Wednesday 27 September 2017
Alison Jones: A brush with flowers in watercolour

Magnolia by Alison Jones

Thursday 28 September 2017
Val Armstrong: Simple monoprinting using a gelli plate

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Serendipity

Friday 29 September 2017
Nicola Coe: Polaroid as art

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Strandline

Saturday 30 September 2017
Hazel Bradshaw: Creating impractical pots

Sunday 1 October 2017
Ruth McCabe: Working loosely with watercolour

Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

ARTWORKS 18th Annual Exhibition

Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue, free parking, barn complex is on ground level with easy access. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Relax in the Artworks Café or browse the Artworks Shop for an extensive range of art cards and a range of smaller artworks to buy and take away.