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Janet French ‘Field Studies’ solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge

Artworks member Janet French has been invited to show her work in a solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge. The exhibition will include 30-35 of Janet’s unique contemporary landscape images screenprinted onto handmade paper she creates using natural leaves and fibres.

Janet French ‘Field Studies’
An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.
25 April – 5 June 2019
Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge.

‘Winter Sun II’
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf

The idea of making paper from leaves began when I started to question the relevance of the materials I was using to the landscape I was working in. Maybe locally sourced materials would reflect in my work something about that particular landscape that, say, a sheet of manufactured white paper or canvas could not. I began experimenting with natural pigments and inks and have slowly developed and adapted traditional paper making methods to create papers from the materials around me

The processes involved reflect my personal relationship with the environment which is not about standing back and admiring the view. It is about connecting with the landscape and understanding through process. It is about cultivating and harvesting and recycling and working with nature. The papermaking process similarly involves working outside harvesting and preparing, working in tune with the seasons and weather.

Each sheet of leaf paper I make is created with an image in mind which incorporates the characteristics of the leaves as an integral part of that image. The challenge has been to strike the right balance between leaf paper and image and not allow the image to dominate. The translucent nature of the paper allows me to print part of the image on the reverse side of the leaves. The image can then be seen in a more subtle way and the natural details of the leaves are enhanced by the underlying ink. I also embrace the natural characteristics of the different leaves by allowing the texture to break through the image. In this way I aim to create a balance between image and paper, man and environment.

End of the Day I
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf

Janet French
‘Field Studies’
25 April – 5 June 2019

An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.

Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.


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.


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
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.


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.

Twitter: @ARTWORKS_east
Instagram: @ARTWORKS_30


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
Bury St. Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

ARTWORKS: Final Call to Artists. Apply to exhibit with us Autumn 2019

ARTWORKS: Final Call to Artists. Apply to exhibit with us in Autumn 2019

We invite new artist applications from professional artists living and working in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. You will need to be a professional, practising artist working and living in East Anglia to apply. In 2019 we are celebrating our twentieth year! Join us!

All contemporary art is considered, including painting and drawing, fine art printmaking, sculpture and 3D work, including bronze, stone, glass, ceramics, metalwork and mixed media. We are looking for professional artists whose work will enhance the high standard of artworks we showcase in our annual exhibition.

Visit the Apply to Artworks page for more information and an application form. Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019. After receipt of your application form, you will be invited to present a portfolio of your work at our Selection Meeting on Saturday 16th February 2019.

ARTWORKS Exhibition 2018: Meet the Artists – Daily art presentations

The popular ‘Meet the Artist’ series of daily demos and artist presentations return to Artworks in 2018. A different artist sets up a mini art studio each day to share their artwork and art processes. Other artists will be working at the sales desk or in the Artworks’ Ivy café, so there are numerous opportunities to talk to the artists during the Artworks exhibition.

Below is the MTA schedule to help you plan your visit to Artworks in September 2018. The artists will be working 10.30am and 4.30pm (with a short break for lunch) – these art presentations are informal and there is no need to book ahead. Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for daily news and updates.

Saturday 15 September 2018
Gainsborough’s House Printmaking Workshop: portfolio presentation day, see examples of original prints, with the opportunity to sign up to their printmaking courses.

Sunday 16 September 2018
Hazel Bradshaw: Creating impractical pots

Impractical Pots

Monday 17 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action



Tuesday 18 September 2018
Helen Dougall: Waxing lyrical! Batik painting with wax and dye


Shingle patterns on the beach

Wednesday 19 September 2018
Chris Hann: Painting with Ice


Sea form

Thursday 20 September 2018
Cathy D’Arcy: Making a smiling face in clay

Friday 21 September 2018
Nicola Coe: Working with nature


Saturday 22 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action

Breckland Trail

Breckland Trail by Roger Gamble

Sunday 23 September 2018
Val Armstrong: Simple monoprinting with a geli-palte



Monday 24 September 2018
Art Demo TBC. Exhibition open.

Tuesday 25 September 2018
Christine McKechnie: Collage magic

Autumn leaves by Christine McKechnie

Wednesday 26 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action

Drink Smoke Read Text

Thursday 27 September 2018
Lyn Aylward: Painting the figure in oils



Friday 28 September 2018
Sue Caddy: Hand-building clay forms


Bowl of Earthy Delights

Saturday 29 September 2018
Kit Price Moss: Monoprinting, or the art of surprise


Penguins busy on the beach

Sunday 30 September 2018
Eileen Revett: Fun with Woodblock Printing



Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for exhibition updates.

ARTWORKS 19th Annual Exhibition

Saturday 15th September to Sunday 30th September 2018
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The ARTWORKS Exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue, ample free parking. The barn complex is on ground level with easy access. All artwork in the exhibition is for sale. Relax with coffee and homemade cake in the Artworks Ivy Café or browse the Artworks Gift Shop for artist postcards, greetings cards, original prints and a changing display of small artworks to buy.

Walberswick Exhibition : Art with a Sea View


Artworks artists Anne Paton and Jazz Green are exhibiting paintings and prints with Frank Beanland, Miles Fairhurst and Julie Noad in a pop-up art exhibition in Walberswick over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 26 August & Monday 27 August 2018.


On show will be colourful abstracts on paper and canvas, landscapes in oil and acrylic, mixed media collages, drawings and silkscreen prints. All work is for sale.

Walberswick is a village on the Suffolk coast, a popular destination for tourists and a creative retreat for generations of artists, including resident Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914-1915 (read more).

Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August 2018
Walberswick Village Hall
IP18 6TZ

Exhibition from 10am to 6pm on Sunday and Monday. Pay & Display car parking nearby at the boatyard or dunes car park.

Directions: Follow road signs to Walberswick from Blythburgh on the A12. The Village Hall is centrally located opposite the village green, next to the access road to the beach car park. Entry to the exhibition is free.


The boatyard at Walberswick

MEDITATIONS The Aldeburgh Gallery, exhibition of recent work by Valerie Armstrong & Brenda Nash

MEDITATIONS at The Aldeburgh Gallery, a new exhibition of recent work by Artworks member Valerie Armstrong, shared with printmaker Brenda Nash.


The exhibition runs from Thursday 6th to Wednesday 12th September 2018, open daily 12am – 4pm:

IP15 5AN

Saturday 8th September lunchtime both artists will be present and very happy to show off their new work.

Wine and nibbles will be served from 12am.


Christmas Exhibition at Great Walsingham Gallery for Nicola Coe, Janet French, Carol Pask

Three members of ARTWORKS – Nicola Coe, Janet French and Carol Pask – have been invited to show their work in a forthcoming Christmas Exhibition at Great Walsingham Gallery in Norfolk.


Nicola Coe – mixed media with photography
Janet French – original prints on handmade paper made from leaves
Carol Pask – ceramic sculpture

The special preview evening is on Friday 17th November 6 – 9pm, followed by an open day on Saturday 18th November 10am – 5pm. The exhibition continues throughout the Christmas holidays into the New Year, to the end of  January 2018, open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm (see Great Walsingham Gallery website for full details).

Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing
Hindringham Road
Great Walsingham
NR22 6DR

More details on the art exhibition, opening times and venue location, visit www.walsinghamgallery.co.uk

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.


‘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
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.

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
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.