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Today at Artworks: Watercolour Trees with Katie Millard!

Today, Tuesday 17 September 2013, Artworks artist Katie Millard will be demonstrating creative watercolour techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Katie Millard : Painting Trees in Watercolour


Katie says she is most inspired by North Norfolk, struck by the unspoilt nature of the area, the magnificent skies and windswept beaches: 

Seeing the sand being lifted and swirling in the sky by the vagaries of the weather, fascinates me. Watching rain approaching and the way it affects the sea and the landscape I find awe inspiring.
See Katie Millard demonstrating how to paint trees in watercolours, in the main 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 under one roof. 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!

Today’s demo ARTWORKS: Ben Platts-Mills Carving with a Chainsaw!

Today, Monday 16 September 2013, Artworks artist Ben Platt-Mills will be demonstrating dynamic wood-carving techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Ben Platts-Mills Carving with a Chainsaw


See Ben Platt-Mills at work creating amazing wood sculptures today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Ben says: I don’t have any special interest in trying to interpret anything by carving wood or for that matter in creating anything else. I have ideas and stories, pieces of wood and tools, which I put together to expose the wood where I think that it interprets the idea or story… Read more about Ben-Platt-Mills.
Stay tuned to the blog for daily Artworks exhibition updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a great opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists. All the work will be for sale.
We will also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a cafe selling light refreshments.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Some pictures from the ARTWORKS exhibition, take a look!

Here are a few photographs taken at our 14th Annual Artworks exhibition in the wonderful setting of Blackthorpe Barn. The exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, until 29 September 2013.

Ceramics by Carol Pask & paintings by Constance Stubbs
Ceramic sculptures by Kate Reynolds, batik & paintings by Helen Dougall

Mixed media (glass, film, projection) by Liz Waugh McManus

Mike Ashley‘s paintings viewed from the reception desk

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news & updates, as we will be adding more photographs of the exhibition very soon.

We also have the very popular Artworks shop, selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed drawings and paintings, small 3D works in glass & ceramic, and a superb range of greetings cards and postcards – even more art to browse. Read more about the Artworks shop here. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in the beautiful rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn.

Today at ARTWORKS: artist Jenny Goater, wonderful wire sculptures

Today, Saturday 14 September 2013, Artworks artist Jenny Goater will be demonstrating wire sculpture techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Jenny Goater : Wire Creations
Jenny Goater sculpture
Jenny says of her work: I find that using wire translates the drawn line into an exciting three dimensional medium. I derived the technique from armatures constructed to support works in clay or plaster. Wire gives the freedom of drawing in space, and its shapes can suggest dynamic movement or static volume and weight. Read more about Jenny Goater‘s work.

Watch Jenny Goater at work creating her impressive wire sculptures in the gallery today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

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

ARTWORKS exhibition : Curwen Studio Printworks Day

On Sunday 15 September 2013, Artworks is hosting the The Curwen Studio Printworks Day in the Artworks exhibition.

The Curwen Studio Printworks Day is a programme of special one-off sessions exploring the art of printmaking, held in the Studio Room at Blackthorpe Barn.

There will be four one-hour sessions by different Artworks artists demonstrating the different techniques of printmaking throughout the day. Please note, these are not tutored sessions, but an opportunity to watch and learn, ask questions and find out more about the art of printmaking.

Session 1: 10.30-11.30 Cutting and Printing Lino, Chris Gamble
Session 2: 12.00-13.00 The Art of Etching, Jan Dingle
Session 3: 13.30-14.30 Linocut Lines, Elaine Nason
Session 4: 15.00-16.00 The Process of Block Printing, Rachel Hutchins

Tickets are £5 per session. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. There is a maximum of 20 tickets per session. Tickets can be purchased at the Artworks exhibition desk any day prior to Sunday 15 September (advisable), or by calling 01359 270880 (10-5 daily) to reserveyour tickets at the Studio Room door on the day.

The Curwen Studio will have a stand in the main barn throughout the Printworks day. This event is sponsored by The Curwen Studio.

Please note: You are also very welcome to just visit our main exhibition which is open all day, independent of the Printworks sessions.

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.
We also have a shop selling limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Artworks press release & exhibition news 2013

Don’t miss this year’s Artworks annual exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. Established in 2000, Artworks is a group of thirty professional East Anglian based artists, comprising painters, printmakers and sculptors, working in a range of styles and media.

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This year’s exhibition promises to be yet another extremely diverse show, with members who also exhibit widely elsewhere, in some of the most prestigious galleries in the country. One of our most renowned members is the artist Constance Stubbs, whose innovative colourful work has become highly collectable over the years.

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Here is an introduction to some of the artists who will exhibiting at Artworks 2013:

Janet French has had great success with a print accepted in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. It is one of a series of tree portraits created in a collaborative project with another printmaker Emma Buckmaster, both of whom also jointly chair the Gainsborough’s House Printmakers group. Together they have created a unique series of portraits of native trees etched on to paper made from the trees own leaves. Janet & Emma will also be demonstrating at Art in Action.

Colin Slee was chosen to share an exhibition with the sculptor Jonathan Clark at Gainsborough’s House, a show entitled Creative Forces, which ran from March to June 2013. It was an exploration and response to their environment through contrasting practices. It was an impressive show.

Elaine Nason will be showing new prints at the Norwich Print Fair between 9th –21st September 2013, and also at the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds in mid-October 2013. Also in October she will be taking part in a group show at The Cut, Halesworth, which will show the artists’ visual responses to the building and the people who use it.

There was an unusual exhibition in an empty 16th century farmhouse in Palgrave, Norfolk earlier in the year, which included two Artworks members, Jenny Goater and Lynn Hutton. The two artists were asked to produce works inspired by the house. Jenny Goater’s created a wire sculpture of a peacock which stood on the front lawn, and another wire sculpture, ‘Aphrodite’, graced the modern shower room. Another work of a seated figure sculpted in wire sat like a ghostly presence in the bedroom. A corridor displayed Lynn Hutton’s ‘I am not a Hamlet’, a series of old photographic portraits printed on slates, and the garden hosted Lynn’s large aluminium sculpture entitled ‘In the natural order’, an impressive work which was previously exhibited at Artworks in 2010.

This year we welcome the artist Kate Reynolds as a new member of Artworks. Kate is a ceramic sculptor who makes exciting single and paired forms, some abstracted from human images, or profiles referring to iconic human images from history or other cultures, often with crackle glaze effects achieved by the Raku firing process. Kate has undertaken many large scale ceramic commissions.

Also exhibiting with Artworks for the first time are: Rachel Hutchins, a printmaker of rural scenes; Patricia Colyer a landscape painter whose work explores textural reed beds and the atmospheric skies; and Jan Dingle, a printmaker whose work records the changing face of the Norfolk Broadland and other watery landscapes.

Artworks 14th annual exhibition is open from 7th to 29th September 2013 at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9HZ. Open daily 10am – 5pm. We hope to see you there!

Further information about Artworks can be found here: www.artworksinfo.org.uk

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 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.