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ARTWORKS art exhibition : more pictures on our blog!

Here at the Artworks blog we love sharing a few sneaky snapshots of the Artworks exhibition, which is on now until Sunday 29 September 2013, at the tranquil setting of Blackthorpe Barn in central Suffolk (full details below).

Paintings & drawings by Doug Patterson and Kit Price Moss

If you are planning a visit to the Artworks exhibition, hurry because it closes this weekend!

Cockerel wire sculpture by Jenny Goater
The Artworks annual exhibition is a perfect opportunity to see new and original contemporary work by thirty East Anglian artists, all under one roof! Many of the new artworks on show have already sold this year, but there are small treasures waiting to be discovered in the Artworks shop.
Oak Bench by Mac McCaughan, paintings by Constance Stubbs & Anne Paton
Mac McCaughan is a designer-craftsman working in wood and steel. His one-off bespoke contemporary designs often have a strong sculptural aesthetic, as seen in this impressive oak bench. 
Anne Paton‘s expressive paintings continue to be very popular with visitors, in her energetic responses to scenes of nature and the landscape of the Suffolk coast. Travelling further afield Kit Price Moss paints & draws from direct observation the many birds of coastal Scotland.
Paintings by Eleonora Knowland & Elaine Nason
Another highly collectable artist is Elaine Nason, who has a loyal regional following, her paintings often depicting domestic scenes of country life with honesty and subtle humour. 
To the left of the picture you can see a large painting on canvas by the painter Eleonora Knowland, inspired by her recent travels across Australia, bringing an international dimension to the show. Another artist, Doug Patterson, has also travelled extensively, this year showing drawings and watercolours developed from his Sacred Places of the World project.
Etchings by Jan Dingle
If you like art which explores the East Anglian landscape, then the work of Jan Dingle, Janet FrenchPat Colyer and Colin Slee are likely to appeal.
The Artworks blog will share more pictures of the exhibition tomorrow. In the meantime, find out more about all the Artworks artists exhibiting (or click on the links on the right hand side). 
There is also the equally popular Artworks shop, with a wonderful range of unframed and small works for sale, including paintings, drawings, original fine art handcrafted prints (not gicleé reproductions), mixed media collage, 3D crafts including metalwork, ceramics, glass and papier maché, and not forgetting an extensive range of greetings cards (some handmade, affordable unique mini-works) – and assorted artist postcards, all priced at 50p each. There is also the Artworks café next door, making it a perfect setting to relax and enjoy the art on show. 
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible, free exhibition catalogue. 
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2013.

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.

Artworks Prize Draw: Faces, Figures, People

As promised, another preview of six more mini artworks from the Artwork Prize Draw, all currently on view in the Artworks 12th annual art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. The Prize Draw tickets are just £2 each. This selection features original artworks by: Constance Stubbs, Helen Dougall, Chris Gamble, Elaine Nason, Jenny Goater and one of our newest members Lyn Aylward.

Chris Gamble

Constance Stubbs

Elaine Nason

Helen Dougall

Lyn Aylward

Jenny Goater

The ‘Janette Place’ Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Prize Draw tickets are on sale at £2 each throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. All the mini artworks are original works of art!

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks outreach work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to a nominated charity. In 2011 we are delighted to be supporting the innovative Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can follow the development of the project on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.

If you like nature-inspired art, our next mini artworks selection will be mostly devoted to landscape and trees!

The Artworks 12th annual art exhibition runs from 10 September – 2 October 2011, open 10am – 5pm daily, at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9JG.

Entry to the Artworks exhibition is free, there is ample parking with full disability access (two wheelchairs are also available if required). There will also be the Artworks Cafe alongside the very popular Artworks Gallery Shop, selling small paintings, original prints & drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glass, in addition to a wonderful selection of artists’ postcards & greetings cards. We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Constance Stubbs: retrospective art exhibition

The acclaimed East Anglian artist Constance Stubbs is having a major retrospective of her art at Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk in August 2011. The exhibition comprises over one hundred and twenty mixed media paintings, drawings and etchings, tracing the career of one of the region’s most prolific and brilliant artists.

Youngest Grandson, c.2002, mixed media, ©Constance Stubbs

Constance Stubbs became an established artist following her move to Pakenham in Suffolk, which afforded her the opportunity to develop and further her diverse talents resulting in her one woman shows around East Anglia and in London. Constance Stubbs has been a key member of the Artworks group for many years and her paintings always delight the visitors to the Artworks exhibition with their abundance of colour and expressive use of mixed media.

Portrait of the artist Constance Stubbs in her studio

Constance Stubbs studied at Cheltenham School of Art and in 1946 gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, where she worked under Professor Robin Darwin, and her tutors included Ruskin Spear, John Minton, Carel Weight and Rodrigo Moynihan. Sir Hugh Casson, President of the Royal Academy 1976-1984, once said that: ‘Constance Stubbs is probably the most exciting British painter today. Without doubt, she is amongst the foremost ranks of portraitists.’

Sir Hugh Casson, c.1989, ©Constance Stubbs

Constance Stubbs’ work has been exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy and the Hayward Gallery, to much praise & critical acclaim.

Nareesh, 2003, mixed media, ©Constance Stubbs

Constance Stubbs’ undoubted artistic reputation rests on her wonderful gift for drawing, etching and portraiture, combining technical virtuosity with originality of composition through her perceptive and compassionate portrayal of everyday life. Her innovative mixed media collage techniques, using acrylic or watercolour with gouache, chalk and pastel, builds up delicate layers of radiant and exotically coloured textures on canvas or board.

Skinny Dipping, mixed media, c.2000, ©Constance Stubbs

The Constance Stubbs retrospective exhibition is at Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk for one week only, from 13 – 20 August 2011, open daily, admission free. If you can’t make it to this exhibition, you can see more of Constance Stubbs’ artwork at her official website: www.constancestubbs.com

Rescue from the sea bed (Wreck of Medusa series), c.1998, ©Constance Stubbs

Constance Stubbs, 13 – 20 August 2011, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9LZ.