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Artworks joins Bury St Edmunds Festival with taster exhibition at The Guildhall

Artworks is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To celebrate our 20th year, Artworks is joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival with a special taster exhibition at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds.

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We warmly invite you to attend the preview evening at the Guildhall on Thursday 23rd May 2019, 6pm to 8pm.

The Guildhall art exhibition is open 10.30am to 6pm from Friday 24th May to Wednesday 29th May 2019. Free entry.

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds
24 – 29 May 2019
The Guildhall
Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1PR

The artists taking part in this exhibition are:
Val Armstrong • Lyn Aylward • Hazel Bradshaw Susan Caddy • Alfie Carpenter • Nicola Coe • Elizabeth Cooke • Gillian Crossley-Holland • Cathy D’Arcy • Helen Dougall • Fiona Fawcett • Chris Gamble • Roger Gamble • Judith Glover • Julia Groves • Chris Hann • Alison Jones • Eleonora Knowland • Lucy Lutyens • Christine McKechnie • Katie Millard • Carol Pask Anne Paton • Kit Price Moss • Eileen Revett • Zoe Rubens.

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Artworks, a co-operative of thirty East Anglian artists, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

The Artworks group is comprised of professional 2D and 3D artists, and their work ranges from colourful abstract art to exquisite botanical illustrations, dramatic landscape paintings to heart-rending portraiture, robust ceramics to delicate figurative works, contemporary glass sculpture to intricate mixed media constructions.

Gillian Crossley-Holland (Chair) adds: ‘Over the years our group has built up a tremendous reputation for inspiring contemporary work, and we feel very proud and excited to be bringing this work to the heart of Bury and being part of the Bury Festival.’

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds, The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1PR Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th May 10.30am to 6.00pm.

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The Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn opens on Saturday 21st September, open daily to Sunday 6th October 2019. Free entry and parking. During the exhibition, there will be opportunities to meet the artists, engage in workshops and visit the Artworks shop selling smaller artworks and artists cards.

Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St. Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

New art exhibition ELEMENTS at The Edmund Gallery, Suffolk

Carol Pask is exhibiting with three other Suffolk artists in a new art exhibition, Elements, at The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

The exhibition will include new landscape paintings by Elizabeth James (an associate member of Suffolk Open Studios), oil paintings by Suffolk-based artist & illustrator Cyndi Speer, together with a selection of small metal sculptures and ceramic pieces by artists Simon Whitnall and Carol Pask.

When seen together, the artworks on show will provide a refreshing insight into contemporary art inspired by the East Anglian landscape.

The show runs from 18th to 24th April 2014, and it is open daily 10am to 4pm. The artists will be in attendance during the exhibition, ready to greet visitors and answer any questions about their work.

ELEMENTS
The Edmund Gallery
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1LS

18th – 24th April 2014
Open daily 10am – 4.30pm

Ten Artworks artists in Ad Libitum Art Exhibition

More exhibition news on the Artworks blog!

Ten Artworks artists (past & present) have paintings currently on show at the stunning venue, The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds this November. The exhibition is called Ad Libitum, in reference to artists having a ‘free hand’ in their work.

All the work in the exhibition is new to Artworks, having not been exhibited in any previous Artworks exhibitions. The light & space of the upstairs gallery is a wonderful backdrop to everyone’s work – we hope you will visit if you are in the area!

The nine Artworks artists featured in this show are: Mike Ashley, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Helen Dougall, Helen Du Feu, Janet French, Jazz Green, Eleonora Knowland, Marianne Koby-Johnson, Katie Millard and Gabrielle Stoddart.

Some exhibition photographs will be posted shortly. The exhibition, Ad Libitum, runs from 29th October to 28th November 2012 (full details below).

29 October – 28 November 2012
Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 3BA (SatNav)
Open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm

Doug Patterson & Christine McKechnie : exhibition at Apex Gallery

SACRED PLACES by Christine McKechnie
I am extremely lucky: I live within the sacred places I have found or visit them annually. Of course there are millions of them throughout the world, but these do it for me, and I have to be coerced to seek out others.
Firstly I wake up each day and through my window is the ever changing view of a Suffolk meadow. The resident barn owl might be flying round. I look to see the strength of the wind blowing in the trees, and from the sky what the day might be like.
I live in a typical pink, painted, timber framed, thatched Suffolk cottage set in a garden, with humpy clipped hedges like sculptures, veg. plots surrounded in rabbit netting, outdoor rooms with sitting places. In spring there are the aconites then snow drops in drifts, blue anemones, blue bells, primroses, and cowslips, roses in Summer covering my studio, hollyhocks, fox gloves, poppies, daisies, lillies ferns, and hostas to name a few. Then in autumn the trees are laden with fruit, apples, pears, plums, and quinces, some of those I give to my local favorite restaurant.
And of course outside my cottage, studio and garden is good old Suffolk – its patchwork of hedged corn fields, copses of trees, individual great oaks, the huge skies, and crumbly coast line.
Another place sacred to me is Glyndebourne, and the chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast. Opera to me is singing pictures, and it seems to me that for an experience of perfection a visit to Glyndebourne can contain it all.
I also love the Lake District, the ideal 19thC romantic landscape, its rugged personable skyline, its bleak fells, its lush meadows and woods, its tinkling streams, and gushing water falls, and finally broad placid expanses of water, there shapes etched in my memory.
Lastly if I go abroad I like to go to Italy – Venice preferred; a palazzo apartment in the Arsenale district. I have been going there for some years – I love the quiet, the play of sunlight on the canals, the pattern and textures of the building, local shopping, the friendliness of Venetians, living with Donatello, Carpaccio, and Palladio close by, the contrasting thrill of the lagoon – a huge expanse of threatening yet some how benign water. 
See more of Christine McKechnie’s work on her website.
To find out more about Doug Patterson’s Sacred Places project, read Doug Patterson : Sacred Places of the World on this blog, or visit his website for more information: www.dougpattersonartist.com

Christine McKechnie : solo art exhibition at the Edmund Gallery

The Artworks blog are pleased to inform you that Christine McKechnie is having a solo exhibition of her collages by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter at the Edmund Gallery, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, from Saturday 13th November to Wednesday 17th November 2011.

Christine McKechnie is a well-known collage artist who uses watercolour painted papers, which are cut into intricate shapes and pasted onto board in many layers, using many hundreds of pieces. See this example of her work below.

Christine’s wonderfully detailed collages mostly depict the many places she has visited, including Egypt, Hong Kong, Morocco, and Italy (especially Venice), as well as the countryside of Suffolk.

If you are intrigued by the artform of collage why not go along and see the exhibition. You can also have a go at making some collage yourself as Christine will be giving collage demonstrations and tuition throughout the exhibition at the Edmund Gallery.

Christine has had a busy year in 2011, starting with a solo exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club in London. She was also one of the featured artists at the Glyndebourne Opera Season showing new collage works depicting in the South Downs landscape. She also participated in Suffolk Open Studios 2011, and most recently exhibited at Blackthorpe Barn in the Artworks 12th annual exhibition in September 2011.

Christine McKechnie trained at Southampton and Kingston Schools of Art. She has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition. She has also been involved in art projects with local schools in addition to other artist demonstrations and workshops. She is also a regular contributor to The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines.

You can see more of Christine McKechnie’s collages on her own website, christine mckechnie.co.uk. We wish Christine much success with her new exhibition!

CHRISTINE McKECHNIE
The Edmund Gallery,
St Edmundsbury Cathedral,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
12th – 17th November 2011