Tag Archives: printmaking

ARTWORKS: Meet the Artist : Printmaker Bryan Whiteley

Today, Tuesday 9 September 2014, Bryan Whiteley will be at the Artworks exhibition demonstrating relief printmaking in woodcuts and linocuts. Brian Whiteley will be in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Bryan Whiteley says: I am inspired by the natural environment and love the disciplined and therapeutic aspect of cutting the block and the suspense as the print is pulled.

Great Leighs, by Bryan Whiteley

Great Leighs, by Bryan Whiteley

Read more about Brian Whiteley‘s work.

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 follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets.

Wednesday 10 September 2014, Ruth McCabe
Thursday 11 September 2014, Gillian Crossley-Holland
Friday 12 September 2014, Roger Gamble
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, 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.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2014!

Curwen Print shows how to print Artworks!

Curwen Print shows how to print Artworks!

Sue Jones MA lead tutor will be at the Artworks exhibition on Thursday 25th September 2014 demonstrating drypoint printmaking skills.

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Visitors will be able to share at first hand the versatility and creativity that printmaking delivers, and talk to Sue about all that Curwen Print has to offer. Demonstrations will take place at 11.00am, Midday, 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Thursday 25th September 2014 at the Artworks exhibition.

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

The Artworks exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, from Saturday 6th to Sunday 28th September 2014.

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The Curwen Print Centre was established as an educational Fine Art Printmaking charity in the late 1990s by Master Printer Stanley Jones MBE and local entrepreneur and art lover Sam Alper OBE.

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Since its formation the Curwen Print Centre has established a reputation for excellence in its field. The adult course programme offers something for everyone from those who are new to printmaking to those who have previous experience and are looking for Masterclass tuition.

School students visit from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Berks, Bucks and Hertfordshire. The majority of schools re-book every year encouraged by the higher grades that they subsequently achieve at GCSE, AVCE, IB, AS and A2.

The aim of the study centre is to preserve and develop the essential experience and skills that underpin the concept of the artist’s original print.

http://www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk
enquiries@curwenprintstudy.co.uk
01223 892380

Art in Action : Janet French and Emma Buckmaster collaborative Tree Portraits’ etchings project

Artworks artist Janet French and Emma Buckmaster will be at Art in Action 2014 from 17-20th July demonstrating the collaborative project that they have been working on. ‘Tree Portraits’ are a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper made from the trees’ own leaves.

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Fagus
Etching on Beech leaves

The newest addition to the series, Fraxinus Excelsior, an etching of an ash tree printed on to ash leaf paper, was shortlisted for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It will be on display in the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibition at Art in Action.

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Fraxinus Excelsior
Etching on Ash leaves

Over the last 36 years, Art in Action, held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, has created a new sort of art show and now attracts around 25,000 visitors. The public comes to Art in Action, not just to see works of art, but to see the art of creating art. Janet and Emma will be working in the Printmaking marquee. For further information please visit www.artinaction.org.uk.

The Tree Portraits will also be exhibited at the Artworks Annual Exhibition in September 2014 and can be viewed on Janet and Emma‘s websites.

www.janetfrench.co.uk
www.emmabuckmaster.com

Art in Action 2014
Thursday 17 July to Sunday 20 July 2014. Open 10.00am – 5.30pm each day
Waterperry House
Waterperry
Near Wheatley
Oxfordshire
OX33 1JZ

The last weekend of the ARTWORKS exhibition + more pictures – finishes Sunday!

As promised, another taster our annual Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn in the heart of rural Suffolk. This is our last weekend, we are open Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm (full details below).

Paintings and drawings by Chris Gamble
Paintings by Katie Millard
Paintings by Helen Du Feu
Large painting by Jazz Green
Linocut prints by Rachel Hutchins
Botanical watercolours by Alison Jones
Prints by Eileen Revett
There is also the popular Artworks shop to visit, with many unframed and small artworks for sale, including paintings, drawings, original handcrafted prints (not gicleé reproductions), collage, metalwork, ceramics, glass, papier maché, a range of greetings cards (some handmade, unique) and artist postcards.
Artworks shop
The Artworks café is next door to the Artworks shop, making it a perfect setting to relax after viewing all the art on show.

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

Find out more about the Artworks artists on our main website (or click on the links in the right-hand column). The Artworks exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible, free exhibition catalogue.

Please note: The exhibition closes promptly at 5pm on Sunday 29 September 2013. Buyers of work can collect work from 3pm, so do arrive early if you wish to visit the exhibition on Sunday.

At ARTWORKS today Janet French printmaker, prints trees on leaves

Today, Saturday 21 September 2013, Artworks artist Janet French will be demonstrating printmaking and creative papermaking in the Artworks exhibition.
Janet French : Printing Trees on Leaves


Janet French says of her recent work, which is in the Artworks exhibitionI have been exploring the spiritual impact of the effect of light seen through trees. The images are produced using a variety of printmaking methods and are printed onto papers I have created using the leaves and fibres of local woodland species, for example beech, nettle and oak.


See Janet French in the 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. 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!

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 Exhibition : Daily Demo : meet printmaker Jan Dingle

Today, Monday 9 September 2013, artist printmaker Jan Dingle will be demonstrating printmaking techniques in the Artworks exhibition:

Printing with an Etching Plate

Jan says: I like to build the images up on the plates and never start with a final image in mind. I love the intricacies of developing the plate and anticipation of proofing the states of plates; sometimes they turn out as expected and sometimes differently.

Watch Jan Dingle at work printing her etchings by hand, in the gallery today from 10.15 am to 4.30 pm.

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily exhibition news and 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 is for sale. Read more about the Artworks artists.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
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 cafe selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Artworks Exhibition : meet the artist Eileen Revett

On Saturday 7 September 2013, printmaker Eileen Revett will be demonstrating woodcut printmaking techniques in the Artworks exhibition:

Hand-burnished Woodcut Prints with 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.

See Eileen Revett at work creating her wonderful woodcuts prints by hand, in the main gallery from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm, on Saturday 7th September 2013.

Stay tuned to the blog for daily exhibition news, 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. Read more about the Artworks artists.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
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.

There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

Valerie Armstrong : new exhibition at Gallery RE+New Woodbridge

Artworks artist Valerie Armstrong invites you to an exhibition of some lively new work, ‘On the Wall’ at Gallery RE+New.
The Cellist,  ©Valerie Armstrong
The exhibition ‘On the Wall‘ at Gallery RE+New is open 9th – 23rd June 2012 (closed Sundays and Mondays), 9.30am – 5.00pm. There will be an informal private view day on Saturday 9th June 2012 where you can meet the artist.
The Pianist, ©Valerie armstrong

Gallery RE+new
63a The Thoroughfare
Woodbridge
Suffolk 
IP12 1AH
info@replusnew.com 
01394 386314

Valerie Armstrong : printmaking school workshop

Each year Artworks offers the opportunity for local schools to apply for one of four fully-funded one-day artist workshops, with the schools selecting an artist of their choice from the Artworks exhibition. The four workshops are then planned, organised and run by the selected artists.

Schools are encouraged to visit the annual Artworks exhibition in September, and this is often the time when teachers (or the children!) decide on which artist they would like to work with later in the school year.

In 2011, Artworks artist Valerie Armstrong was selected to run a one day workshop with Great Whelnetham Primary School:

This year I was invited to Great Whelnetham primary school to run a printmaking workshop with eight and nine year old children.


Realising I would need considerable time to turn an organized multi purpose classroom into a printmaking studio, it was agreed that I should run the workshop in two sessions; an afternoon workshop followed up by a workshop the very next morning, giving me time to set up and clear up in the two lunch breaks.



I planned several ambitious techniques for the children to explore. To my delight they had just begun a classroom project on India, a country I have a deep involvement with, so I was able to provide lots of images and material to work from.



The children embraced the experience with focus, joy and enthusiasm and produced some vibrant and thoughtful pieces of art. The results of the two half day workshops will be on exhibition in the schools section of the next Artworks exhibition in September 2012.

Visit Valerie Armstrong‘s website.

www.valeriearmstrong.com

More information about planning school visits and applications for artist workshops is available on the Artworks Schools page. While some school groups simply enjoy looking at the exhibition, other groups come to sketch, paint and draw. There is always someone from Artworks on hand to offer more information on the art, encouraging the children to study, enjoy and absorb all the art in the exhibition.

N.b. To avoid possible clashes with other school visits please contact our Schools Coordinator who will assist you in planning your visit to the Artworks exhibition.

The Artworks exhibition this year runs from the 8th to 30th September 2012 at Blackthorpe Barn, open daily 10am to 5pm.