SPRING ART EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, PRINTS & COLLAGES in WALBERSWICK

SPRING ART EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, PRINTS & COLLAGES

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Anne Paton and  Jazz Green, two artists in Artworks, together with three other Suffolk painters, have organised a new art exhibition to be held over the Spring Holiday weekend of 27-29 May 2017 in Walberswick.

A new exhibition featuring work by five established East Anglian Artists: Geoffrey Chatten RBA, Miles Fairhurst, Jazz Green, Julie Noad and Anne Paton.

Walberswick is a pretty village on the Suffolk coast, a popular location for coastal walkers, plein-air painters and other artists.

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The street in Walberswick village

The art exhibition is at Walberswick Village Hall for three days only, over the Late Spring Holiday weekend of 27th, 28th & 29th May 2017. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 6pm. Free admission. Free parking at Village Hall for visitors to the art exhibition, or pay & display at either the boatyard or dunes car parks.

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The beach at Walberswick

Directions: Follow road signs to Walberswick from Blythburgh on the A12. The Village Hall is centrally located opposite the village green, next to the access road to the dunes car park.

SPRING ART EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, PRINTS & COLLAGES
Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
Walberswick Village Hall
WALBERSWICK
Suffolk
IP18 6TZ

Free Entry. Exhibition open: 10am – 6pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
Credit-card facilities available. Free Admission. Ground floor access.

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The boatyard at walberswick

Nature … at its best: exhibition at The Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh

Nature … at its best

Thursday 11th May to Wednesday 17th May 2017, open 10am to 5pm daily.

The Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh (below Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ).

An exhibition of four Suffolk Artists: Cyndi Speer (paintings); Carol Pask (ceramics); Gillian Plummer (photography); Naomi Brangwyn (glass).

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter : Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes through art and song

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter
Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes told through art and song.

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Salthouse Church, North Norfolk, NR25 7XA
6 – 21 May 2017, 11 – 5pm daily
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Friday 5 May 2017, 6 – 9pm and Saturday 13 May 2017, 3 – 5pm
Free admission

Alfie invites you to look and listen to his most recent mixed media landscape creations that come with an extra slathering of singing on top. Collaged materials and papers layered with tones of music and paint will form interpretations of local scenes. 

Fellow vocalist, Kimberley Moore, will assist Alfie in some exciting live performances of original material happening alongside the display of new artworks.

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Samphire green, samphire red

Land Song explores our connection to Earth, our kinship with mother nature and how to feel at home in an unfamiliar place.

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Seeds of sound

Follow this link for a preview of the sights and sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNq03P-D4LE
Follow this link to the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1452258681484978/

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‘Walking home

Also happening in May, Alfie will be the artist in residence at Ipswich Preparatory School. Alfie will be working with Key Stage 2 students; taking inspiration from the grounds and views from the school and encouraging the students to make use of his collaging technique. You will be able to see the results of the residency at the school from 4pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.

New exhibition – Alison Jones – Iceni Botanical Artists

Alison Jones, who is also a member of Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA), will be exhibiting original paintings of ‘The Wild Flowers of the Brecklands‘ at The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, from 4th – 30th April 2017.

Forty five paintings are featured in the IBA exhibition. The original paintings are not for sale, but copies of ‘Breckland Wild Flowers, Heaths and Grasslands‘ are for sale.

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Military Orchid by Alison Jones

Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) The Wild Flowers of the Brecklands
4th – 30th April 2017
The Apex
Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3FD

Solo Exhibition for Ruth McCabe at Burnham Grapevine Gallery

Burnham Market is home to Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts where Ruth McCabe’s solo show opens on Saturday 8th April 2017. Over 30 pieces of her work in oils and watercolour will be on display in the gallery throughout April.

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Burnham Grapevine is an independent gallery with a reputation built over the last 15 years both for the range and quality of work shown and for its friendly and approachable character. Situated in one of the oldest buildings int Burnham Market, the gallery is just a five minute stroll from the Green, along either Front Street or North Street towards the eastern end of the village.

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Ruth’s work in oils and on canvas are most often a response to the East Suffolk landscape, and are either energetic and textured, or worked into smooth flowing abstract forms.

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Her watercolours arise from similar inspiration and are worked in translucent layers of pure watercolour on hand made paper.

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With over 30 pieces in the show at Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts, there are a range of unusual pieces, coming out of different landscapes such as North Wales, and sometimes, a result of her love of the creatures of the Suffolk landscape.

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Ruth has been an exhibitor in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competitions.
Bankside Gallery, London, and a finalist and exhibitor in Sunday Times Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.

In 2016 she made a brief television appearance as a competitor at Stowe House, in the Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year 2016”.

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Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Art
Overy Road
Burnham Market
Norfolk
PE31 8HH
Tel: 01328 730125

Follow Ruth McCabe on Twitter: @mccabe_ruth
www.ruth-mccabe-artist.co.uk

Artists living and working in East Anglia: apply to exhibit with Artworks

Artists living and working in East Anglia are invited to apply to exhibit with Artworks in 2017.

All types of art are considered, including, painting and drawing (oil, acrylic, watercolour, collage, mixed media), original printmaking (such as etching, lithography, woodcut), sculpture and 3D (including stone, bronze, glass, ceramics, metalwork), photography, animation, video and multi-media installation art. We are looking for professional artists whose work will enhance the high standard of artwork we showcase in our annual exhibition.

To apply, print off and complete an application form on our membership page. Completed forms must be returned by post to the address on the form by Tuesday 31 January 2017.

Further information on how to apply and the benefits of membership is on our membership page.

After you have submitted a completed application, you will be invited to present a portfolio of your work in early February (date to be advised).

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Professional artists in East Anglia: Apply to exhibit with Artworks in 2017

NEWS! Professional artists based in East Anglia are invited to apply to exhibit with Artworks in 2017.

All types of art are considered, including, but not exclusively: painting and drawing (oil, acrylic, watercolour, collage, mixed media), original printmaking (such as etching, lithography, woodcut), sculpture and 3D (including stone, bronze, glass, ceramics, metalwork), photography, animation, video and multi-media installation art. Work may be representational or abstract, narrative or conceptual – we are looking for professional artists whose work will enhance the high standard of artwork we showcase in our annual exhibition.

To apply, download and print off an application form on our membership page. Completed forms must be returned by post to the address on the form by Tuesday 31 January 2017. After you have submitted a completed application, you will be invited to present a portfolio of your work in early February (date to be advised). All artists’ applications are judged on the portfolio of work on selection day, there is no shortlisting or pre-selection.

Further information on how to apply and the benefits of membership is on our membership page.

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Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local school

News from Helen Dougall on the completion of a special project with a local school:

You are invited to the unveiling of The First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging featuring the work of Helen Dougall and children from Walsham le Willows Primary School.

When: Friday 11th November, 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Where: Walsham le Willows Memorial Hall

Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local schoolThe Hall will also be open to the public 11am-3pm Saturday 12th November and Sunday 13th November (and future events).

Helen Dougall has been commissioned with the help of the Big Lottery funding to work with school children in Walsham le Willows in Suffolk to make a batik wallhanging commemorating those who died in the First World War. The names of servicemen who came from Walsham le Willows are included in the design.

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Poppies and landscape are featured, each child producing their own batik piece, all of which have been sewn together to form a 4- metre-wide wallhanging to be displayed in the Memorial Village Hall.

Small groups of the class of 9 – 10 year-olds took it in turns to visit Helen’s studio to learn the process of batik after producing observational drawings of poppies.

A message from Valerie Armstrong and family

In a break from the usual ARTWORKS news, this blog update is to support Valerie Armstrong in the search for her beloved husband David Wood, who went missing while walking in France in August 2016. Valerie has agreed to share these family photographs from happier times in the hope that they will help her find her husband.

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Valerie Armstrong with her husband David Wood

This family statement is from their son Danny Armstrong-Wood and it provides the context of David’s disappearance:

Dear friends,
It is with much pain that we have to report the disappearance of our beloved father, husband and best friend, David Wood.

He was last seen on a walk to Clans from the mountain village of Marie in the Tinee Valley area of the Alpes Maritimes on Tuesday 2nd August at around 1:30-1:45. The walk (about 6k) was relatively straightforward and a well-known route from the Village. Although there were some sheer drops, rocky patches and a number of rivers these areas have been searched extensively by many people (family, police, mountain rescue teams, a highly equipped helicopter and pretty well all the local villagers who were able). It has not rained in the area for over a week so the rivers are not strong enough to carry anyone along, and the search helicopter would have seen anything in the most dangerous spots.

Dave is 61 years old, with a full head of curly white hair, he was walking with two blue walking poles, wearing sturdy walking boots, a bright orange cap, beige linen trousers, sun glasses, and a brown t-shirt with a Colombian motif. He is strong, with a reasonable level of fitness but was recently diagnosed with slightly raised blood pressure (which his walking exercise was helping to bring down!). He was expected back at his house in Marie at around 2:30 for a business conference, and he had stopped answering his phone from around 2:15.

The main facts are: that it is one of the hottest times in the day to do this walk. We knew he was getting tired, because our mum/Val was very concerned and had rung him twice. The second time he admitted to tiredness. After these two calls he phone continued to ring, but he did not answer.

If he fell on the path or just off the path, he would have been found. The forest nearby is very dense and although he is an inquisitive person he would not put himself in any unnecessary risk, so walking deep into it seems highly unlikely, especially as he knew that he had to be back home soon, these areas have also been heavily searched. His absence is completely out of character and he is in a very happy place in his life, in particular during these summers in France.

It is now the fifth night, our worry has turned to confusion, fear, sadness, and back to worry again, nothing is making any sense.

Our concerns are that the sun might have effected him, or that he fell over then woke with concussion maybe he walked down to the mountains in a confused state, If this is the case it is very possible that he made it to the road below, was he picked up by someone? Or and it destroys us just thinking about it, is he still out there? If so where is he? and why is he so far from the path?

Please, if by sharing this post you think can help us we would be very grateful, on the off chance you know anybody in France (South), have any advice, ideas or connections, we need all the help we can get at this painful time. 

Please call gendarmerie in saint-sauveur on +33493020007 if you have any information that might be useful.

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Valerie Armstrong made an appearance on BBC Look East News on Monday 3 October 2016; watch the programme from 10 minutes in. Valerie was also on BBC Radio Suffolk.

Valerie adds this message in an update on the Facebook page for David Wood:
It is now more than two months since David disappeared whilst taking a relatively straightforward walk between the mountain villages of Marie and Clans in the Tinee Valley of the Alpes Maritimes in Southern France. The mountain has been searched so completely it is hard to believe that he is there. If not – where is he? What happened to him to make him vanish so completely? No sign of his orange cap, walking poles, water bottle, sunglasses or his French and English mobile phones has ever been found. We, his family are in despair, but we refuse to give up.

Yesterday I spoke to a kind contact at the Lucy Blackburn Trust. He told me not to give up hope, as people do turn up – sometimes months, years, after a disappearance having lost their memory due to a medical condition. The sun and the heat can do untold damage. So we continue to hope and from time to time we will continue to post messages on Facebook and Twitter and ask you kind people to like and to share as much as possible. Our wonderful David is out there somewhere. We must find him. Have any of you out there seen this man? I am enclosing some more photographs Dave with family – Dave playing the fool – Dave just being himself.

Thank you all, Val x

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Valerie Armstrong pictured with her husband David Wood, who has been missing since 2nd August 2016

Just sharing this post will help the family in their search. You can also contact the family via Twitter @FindDavidWood, or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TrouveDavidWood