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Artworks: Professional artists in East Anglia – join us in 2018

Artworks welcomes new applications from professional artists based in East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire), producing contemporary artwork in any medium.

All contemporary artwork is considered, including: painting and drawing (oil, acrylic, watercolou, collage and mixed media, original printmaking (such as etching, lithography, woodcut, silkscreen), sculpture and 3D (including stone, bronze, glass, ceramics, metalwork).

For the first year, artists joining Artworks are temporary guest members, and thereafter can apply for permanent (full) membership. All artists’ applications are considered on the portfolio of work on selection day, there is no shortlisting or pre-selection, and there is no fee to apply. Read more about exhibiting with Artworks on the APPLY page.

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.

ARTWORKS exhibition 2016: Meet the Artists

At the Artworks exhibition this year we have a ‘Meet the Artist’ programme. A different artist is at the exhibition each day to discuss their work or to demonstrate the techniques involved in making their work. Other artists in the group will be working at the sales desk or in the Artworks café, so there are many artists to meet on any given day.

Saturday 10 September 2016
Chris Hann: East to west

Sunday 11 September 2016
Lyn Aylward: From collage to canvas

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Fly Past by Lyn Aylward

Monday 12 September 2016
Gillian Crossley-Holland: The instant joys of oil pastel

Tuesday 13 September 2016
Roger Gamble: Acrylics with attitude

Wednesday 14 September 2016
Liz Waugh McManus: Clay – medium in its own right or as a basis for glass or bronze sculpture

Thursday 15 September 2016
Janet French: Meet the artist Janet French

Friday 16 September 2016
Cathy D’Arcy: Making happy faces

Saturday 17 September 2016
Alison Jones: Botanical Watercolours

Sunday 18 September 2016
Janet French: Meet the artist Janet French

Monday 19 September 2016
Eileen Revett: The process of woodcut

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Infinite Possibilities Series II i by Eileen Revett

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Ruth McCabe: Going with the flow (Working loosely in watercolour)

Wednesday 21 September 2016
Katie Millard: Watercolour without a pencil

Thursday 22 September 2016
Chris Hann: East to west

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Harbour by Chris Hann

Friday 23 September 2016
Katie Millard: Watercolour without a pencil

Saturday 24 September 2016
Roger Gamble: Acrylics with attitude

Sunday 25 September 2016
Alison Jones: Botanical Watercolours

Monday 26 September 2016
Cathy D’Arcy: Making happy faces

Tuesday 27 September 2016
Roger Gamble: Acrylics with attitude

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Breckland Trail by Roger Gamble

Wednesday 28 September 2016
Christine McKechnie: Meet the artist

Thursday 29 September 2016
Genista Dunham: Painting with light

Friday 30 September 2016
Gainsborough’s House Workshop: Demonstrating printmaking techniques

Saturday 1 October 2016
Genista Dunham: Painting with light

Sunday 2 October 2016
Alfie Carpenter: Mixed media madness

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Fenland by Alfie Carpenter

Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

Meet the Artists: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Meet the Artist: daily art presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

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Sometimes the sea monsters speak to me, by Valerie Armstrong

Meet the Artists: Alfie Carpenter; Gillian Crossley-Holland; Roger Gamble; Kate Reynolds; Annabel Mednick; Cathy D’Arcy; Lyn Aylward; Kit Price Moss; Helen DougallAlison Jones; Liz Waugh McManus; Katie Millard; Doug Patterson; Valerie Armstrong.

Saturday 5 September 2015: Doug Patterson – To look is to care about

Sunday 6 September 2015: Kit Price Moss – Paper, Printmaking and Puffins

Monday 7 September 2015: Alfie Carpenter – Interpreting the Land

Tuesday 8 September 2015: Gillian Crossley-Holland – Oil pastels, easy and fun

Wednesday 9 September 2015: Roger Gamble – Acrylics and Ideas

Thursday 10 September 2015: Kate Reynolds – Figures with Clay

Friday 11 September 2015: Annabel Mednick – Catching the Light: A painting demonstration

Saturday 12 September 2015: Cathy D’Arcy – Making a happy can topper in clay

Sunday 13 September 2015: Lyn Aylward – Painting Vintage People

Monday 14 September 2015: Kit Price Moss – Paper, Printmaking and Puffins

Tuesday 15 September 2015. Helen Dougall – Batik: Painting with Wax and Dyes

Wednesday 16 September 2015: Kate Reynolds – Figures with Clay

Thursday 17 September 2015: Curwen Print Study Day

Friday 18 September 2015: Alison Jones – Botanical painting, from dry brush to washes in watercolour

Saturday 19 September 2015: Roger Gamble – Acrylics and Ideas

Sunday 20 September 2015: Gainsborough’s House Printmaking Day

Monday 21 September 2015: Liz Waugh McManus – Drawing with Glass

Tuesday 22 September 2015: Cathy D’Arcy – Making a happy can topper in clay

Wednesday 23 September 2015: Roger Gamble – Acrylics and Ideas

Thursday 24 September 2015: Katie Millard – Watercolour without pencil

Friday 25 September 2015: Doug Patterson – To look is to care about

Saturday 26 September 2015: Valerie Armstrong – Mixed media backgrounds for abstract painting

Sunday 27 September 2015: Alison Jones – Botanical painting, from dry brush to washes in watercolour

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Glass sculpture by Liz Waugh McManus

The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists under one roof. Read more about the Artworks artists. www.artworksinfo.org.uk/artists/

ARTWORKS 2015 – 16th Annual Exhibition
5 – 27 September 2015
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2015!

ARTWORKS Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2015

Artworks Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2015

Win an original artwork by one of our artists!

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw raises money to support our chosen charity in 2015, The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Tickets are £2 each and the draw will take place at 3pm on Saturday 26th September 2015.

The Artworks Mini Artworks prize Draw also supports our Schools Programme, which encourages schools to visit the exhibition and to select an artist to work with a class in their school. The workshops are usually two half days or one whole day.

More information on the application process for schools and teachers can be found here: www.artworksinfo.org.uk/schools/

Here is a selection of mini artworks from previous Artworks exhibitions:

Read more about the Artworks artists: www.artworksinfo.org.uk/artists/

ARTWORKS 2015 – 16th Annual Exhibition
5 – 27 September 2015
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible.

We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2015!

ARTWORKS 2015: behind the scenes, hanging the exhibition!

Some photographs taken on the hanging day at ARTWORKS 2015:

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Photographs supplied by Lyn Aylward and Valerie Armstrong.

Read more about the Artworks artists. www.artworksinfo.org.uk/artists/

ARTWORKS 2015 – 16th Annual Exhibition
5 – 27 September 2015
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible.

We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2015!

At ARTWORKS today: meet Roger Gamble, our demo artist painting acrylics

Today, Sunday 22 September 2013, Artworks artist Roger Gamble will be demonstrating painting with acrylics in the Artworks exhibition.
Roger Gamble : An Affection for Acrylics


Roger says: I am mostly drawn to images of people. People in commonplace, even mundane, situations; frequently urban and perhaps with an added element, such as an unorthodox viewpoint or a touch of irony.


Roger will be painting in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition today, sharing his enthusiasm for painting in acrylics, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm. Read more about Roger Gamble‘s work.
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists. Read more about the Artworks artists.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

At ARTWORKS today Janet French printmaker, prints trees on leaves

Today, Saturday 21 September 2013, Artworks artist Janet French will be demonstrating printmaking and creative papermaking in the Artworks exhibition.
Janet French : Printing Trees on Leaves


Janet French says of her recent work, which is in the Artworks exhibitionI have been exploring the spiritual impact of the effect of light seen through trees. The images are produced using a variety of printmaking methods and are printed onto papers I have created using the leaves and fibres of local woodland species, for example beech, nettle and oak.


See Janet French in the gallery today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists. Read more about the Artworks artists.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!