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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.

ARTWORKS exhibition 2017: Meet the Artists – Daily presentations

The popular ‘Meet the Artist’ series of presentations return to Artworks in 2017. A different artist sets up a mini art studio each day, ready to talk about their work or demonstrate creative art techniques. Other artists will be working at the sales desk or in the Artworks’ café, so there are numerous opportunities to meet some of the artists on any day during the Artworks exhibition.

Below is the MTA schedule to help you plan your visit to Artworks. Pop in any time between 10.30am and 4.30pm as the art presentations are informal – there is no need to book.

Saturday 9 September 2017
Alison Jones: A brush with flowers in watercolour

Sunday 10 September 2017
Alfie Carpenter: Interpreting the land in mixed media

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Moonlit reeds

Monday 11 September 2017
Roger Gamble: Artful Acrylics!

Tuesday 12 September 2017
Kit Price Moss: Printmaking: puffins to penguins

Wednesday 13 September 2017
Nora Gaston: Foraging the waves: working through ideas

Thursday 14 September 2017
Val Armstrong: Letting go of realism – building mixed media backgrounds for abstracts

Friday 15 September 2017
Christine McKechnie: Watercolour painted paper collage

Autumn leaves by Christine McKechnie

Saturday 16 September 2017
Julia Groves: Botanical Art / Drawing techniques

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Chandos Beauty by Julia Groves

Sunday 17 September 2017
Roger Gamble: Artful Acrylics!

Breckland Trail

Breckland Trail by Roger Gamble

Monday 18 September 2017
Cathy D’Arcy: Making happy faces in clay

Tuesday 19 September 2017
Helen Dougall: Batik: wax resist dyeing on cloth

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Sue Caddy: Seeds and ceramics

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Bowl of Earthy Delights

Thursday 21 September 2017
Gillian Crossley-Holland: Oil pastels: A joy to use

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Sea study, Scolt Head, August afternoon after rain

Friday 22 September 2017
Lyn Aylward: Painting portraits in oils

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Fly Past by Lyn Aylward

Saturday 23 September 2017
Gainsborough’s House Workshop: portfolio presentation showing a variety of printmaking techniques

Sunday 24 September 2017
Chris Hann: Unsighted drawing

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Mousehole 4

Monday 25 September 2017
Katie Millard: Watercolour landscapes without a pencil

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Kate Reynolds: Figures in movement

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Wednesday 27 September 2017
Alison Jones: A brush with flowers in watercolour

Magnolia by Alison Jones

Thursday 28 September 2017
Val Armstrong: Simple monoprinting using a gelli plate

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Serendipity

Friday 29 September 2017
Nicola Coe: Polaroid as art

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Strandline

Saturday 30 September 2017
Hazel Bradshaw: Creating impractical pots

Sunday 1 October 2017
Ruth McCabe: Working loosely with watercolour

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

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue, free parking, barn complex is on ground level with easy access. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Relax in the Artworks Café or browse the Artworks Shop for an extensive range of art cards and a range of smaller artworks to buy and take away.

Ruth McCabe: Open Studio & Art Sale on Saturday 23rd September 2017

Ruth McCabe: Open Studio and Sale on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

A retrospective showing work in a variety of media, from large to very small will be available to see and buy.

Those curious to explore the journey I’ve made since I began to paint in 1997 will be able to enjoy the collection, arranged chronologically.

A brief intro…

My earliest pieces were often painted in acrylic like these limes, a large piece…

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A few years later, having switched to oils, my work was still pursuing figurative forms…

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….but also abstraction, like this piece – a response to a walk in spring woodland…

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….and this even more abstract response to sunlight on a favourite footpath I walk regularly…

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This later oil is based on returning to my Yorkshire roots and shows the beginning of a period in which I enjoyed using texture.

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Two more textured oils from this period… “Snow Ewes” and “Spring Surge”

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At this time I would often apply white oil, creating texture with the palette knife, then once dry, rub other pigments onto the textured surface with my finger. Loved it!

Boats were a regular subject in these years, loving their rounded forms and general buoyancy! These always sold well and only a few very small works remain like this oil on canvas which was one of a series of pieces painted to show alongside the ceramics of Usch Spettigue.

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In 2010 I began exploring the medium of watercolour, in a curious response to the combination of struggling through a long long winter of snow and ice which seemed unwilling to let go its grip, followed immediately by the driest April ever, when trees began shedding their leaves to reduce water loss. Somehow this left me wanting to work in a thin, sparing medium and I persevered through a year of frustration (watercolour is so difficult) until I began to achieve pieces I liked. This early watercolour won its way into The Mall Galleries in the Sunday Times 25th Contemporary Watercolour Competition exhibition. I was thrilled, and doubly delighted to find that they’d chosen my piece to use on the cover of their brochure. How I wish this had led to some interest from a London gallery.

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Continuing since 2011 to develop my practice in the use of watercolour, I am grateful to competitions like the Sunday Times and Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary competition, in the hope that these prestigious bodies change the art world’s prejudiced view of ‘watercolour’ as the medium for ‘amateur dabbling’. I love its translucency and flow, and never work in a tight, controlled way.

So please come and visit the studio and the two additional spaces I will be setting up to show this collection. I hope to make it an interesting journey for you.

There will also be unframed pieces, cards and some wire works.
Look for the signs to get you to me! Come straight to the studio.

During the painting demo (see poster below), work can still be seen in the cottage.

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Ruth McCabe’s OPEN STUDIO AND ART SALE
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am until 4pm
Threeways, Coles Hill, Wenhaston IP19 9DS

11am to 12 noon Watercolour demo in the studio: working loosely with this medium. Please email ruth@threeways.mail1.co.uk to book your place since due to space restrictions, only 6 places available, £3.00 per person.

All visitors please come straight to the studio. Other rooms of work will be open for browsing during the demo if you arrive while that is taking place.

www.ruth-mccabe-artist.co.uk
Twitter: @mccabe_ruth
Instagram: @ruthmccabe8420

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

Breckland Trail

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!

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Helen Dougall – Batik: painting with wax and dyes

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Tuesday 15 September 2015: Helen Dougall – Batik: painting with wax and dyes

Helen Dougall will be demonstrating batik techniques at Blackthorpe Barn on Tuesday 15th September 2015. Helen will have some small experimental textile pieces to explain the intricate wax and dye stages of the art of batik, a fascinating process which achieves vibrant and detailed results.

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Shingle patterns on the beach

Helen has also been working on a special project with school children based on poppies, to commemorate the First World War.

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Fifteen 9 and 10 year olds have been visiting Helen’s studio, working with batik. Helen will be sewing all the student’s pieces together to produce a large wallhanging, which will be displayed in Walsham le Willows village hall. The Poppy project has achieved Lottery funding.

Helen Dougall will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition 10am – 4pm on Tuesday 15 September 2015.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop at Artworks

Artworks are delighted to welcome Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop to the Artworks exhibition this year as one of Artworks Supporters. The Print Workshop is a friendly studio established by printmakers in 1978, and several Artworks members are also active members of the Workshop.

On Sunday 7th September 2014, Sue Molineux, Workshop Technician, entertained visitors to the Artworks exhibition with a fascinating display of prints, and explained to visitors how the prints were created.

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Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is run, along with a thriving museum, by Gainsborough’s House Society, an independent charity with educational aims. Recognised as one of the best facilities of its kind in the country, it enjoys a unique setting, opening onto the charming garden at Gainsborough’s House, birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788).

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Membership of the Workshop is open to all whether newcomers to printmaking or established artists. Help and advice is readily available and Sue Molineux will arrange an informal induction session for new members. A range of courses are available throughout the year covering all aspects of printmaking and are run by tutors who are well known and respected in their fields.

For further information contact: Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU. Tel: 01787 372958

www.gainsborough.org

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ARTWORKS: Meet the Artists – Daily Demos at Blackthorpe Barn

At the Artworks exhibition this year we have a ‘Meet the Artist’ programme. A different artist will be working in the Artworks exhibition each day.

The artists are in the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am to 4.30 pm. Follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets for exhibition updates.

Today, Monday 15 September 2014 it is printmaker Eileen Revett, demonstrating woodcut printmaking techniques.

Arctic by printmaker Eileen Revett

Arctic by Eileen Revett

Eileen finds inspiration in the fields of philosophy, meditation and mathematics, taking ideas from Eastern thoughts in Zen Buddhism where opposites signify one another.

The rest of the daily ‘Meet the Artists’ programme is as follows:

Tuesday 16 September 2014, Valerie Armstrong
Wednesday 17 september 2014, Roger Gamble
Thursday 18 September 2014, Lyn Aylward
Saturday 20 September, 2014, Alfie Carpenter
Monday 22 September 2014, Janet French
Wednesday 24 September 2014, Katie Millard
Thursday 25th September 2014 Curwen Print Study Day
Friday 26 September 2014, Alison Jones
Saturday 27 September 2014, Roger Gamble

Read more about all the Artworks artists here.

ARTWORKS 15th Annual Exhibition
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm to 28 September 2014. Admission is free, free exhibition catalogue, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.

We also have the Artworks Shop selling small framed and unframed artwork, including original prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, together with a wide range of greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS: Meet the Artist : Katie Millard

Today, Saturday 13 September 2014, Katie Millard will be Artwork’s artist in residence at the Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. She will be in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am to 4.30 pm.

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Katie Millard exhibits widely in the East Anglian region and is well known for her expressive and spontaneous watercolours of the wild and unspoilt places of north Norfolk, a coastal region she frequently visits. More recently, she has begun exploring bold elements of abstraction in her work. Katie says: I work very quickly, straight onto thick watercolour paper with only a brush and the flow of the paint to dictate the outcome.

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition each day. Or why not follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets.

Sunday 14 September 2014, Helen Dougall
Monday 15 September 2014, Eileen Revett
Tuesday 16 September 2014, Valerie Armstrong
Wednesday 17 september 2014, Roger Gamble
Thursday 18 September 2014, Lyn Aylward
Saturday 20 September, 2014, Alfie Carpenter
Monday 22 September 2014, Janet French
Wednesday 24 September 2014, Katie Millard
Thursday 25th September 2014 Curwen Print Study Day
Friday 26 September 2014, Alison Jones
Saturday 27 September 2014, Roger Gamble

Read more about all the Artworks artists here.

ARTWORKS 15th Annual Exhibition
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm to 28 September 2014. Admission is free, free exhibition catalogue, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.

We also have the Artworks Shop selling small framed and unframed artwork, including original prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, together with a wide range of greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS: Meet the Artist : Roger Gamble

Today, Friday 12 September 2014, Roger Gamble will be the day’s artist in residence at the Artworks exhibition, ready to talk about his vibrant and bold acrylic paintings. He will be in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am  to 4.30 pm. Do say hello!

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Roger Gamble says: I try to reflect my reaction to life in the 21st century Painting is a constant source of discovery and self-discovery. A pristine new canvas on the easel is quite irresistible!.

If you can’t make it to Roger Gamble’s demonstration painting day today, do not worry as he will be back again with easel, canvas and acrylic paints on Saturday 27 September 2014.

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition each day. Or why not follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets.

Saturday 13 September 2014, Katie Millard
Sunday 14 September 2014, Helen Dougall
Monday 15 September 2014, Eileen Revett
Tuesday 16 September 2014, Valerie Armstrong
Wednesday 17 september 2014, Roger Gamble
Thursday 18 September 2014, Lyn Aylward
Saturday 20 September, 2014, Alfie Carpenter
Monday 22 September 2014, Janet French
Wednesday 24 September 2014, Katie Millard
Thursday 25th September 2014 Curwen Print Study Day
Friday 26 September 2014, Alison Jones
Saturday 27 September 2014, Roger Gamble

Read more about all the Artworks artists here.

ARTWORKS 15th Annual Exhibition
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm to 28 September 2014. Admission is free, free exhibition catalogue, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.

We also have the Artworks Shop selling small framed and unframed artwork, including original prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, together with a wide range of greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.