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Two new exhibitions: Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus

Two Artworks artists, Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus, have solo exhibitions opening next weekend. Interestingly, both exhibitions feature colour and light as a means to express ideas about memory, time and a sense of place. Eleonora Knowland is a painter concerned with landscape and Liz Waugh McManus is a multi-media artist who works with glass and projected film.

Eleonora Knowland originally developed painting on curved canvases as a way of expressing the undulating surface of the East Anglian landscape, but they have now become an intricate part of her artwork. A recent trip to Australia has inspired a new collection of paintings. The colours in these canvases speak of a hotter climate, stronger, and bolder, with an intensity of light.

AUSTRALIAN ABSTRACTIONS

© Eleonora Knowland 2014

Meet Eleonora Knowland at the preview of her exhibition of new paintings, Australian Abstractions, on Saturday 10th May 2014, from 11.30 am – 3.30 pm at The Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk.

Australian Abstractions is open daily from Saturday 10th May – Tuesday 10th June 2014.
Buckenham Galleries
81 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DS
www.buckenhamgalleries.co.uk
www.eleonoraknowland.co.uk

LIZ WAUGH MCMANUS

Liz Waugh McManus has a multi-faceted art practice that embraces sculpture, film, and visual theatre. A new exhibition featuring glass sculpture and video installations is at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk. The exhibition preview is on Saturday 10th May between 12 noon and 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday 6th May to Saturday 31st May 2014.

Liz Waugh McManus
Malt Room Gallery
The Cut
New Cut
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8BY
www.newcut.org
www.lizwaughmcmanus.co.uk

Five artists go to a deserted farmhouse: Suffolk Open Studios art exhibition

Longs Farm, an enchanting medieval farmhouse currently standing empty in rural Suffolk, provides an inspiring and unique setting for the artwork of five distinctive artists, who are all participating in Suffolk Open Studios in June 2014.

Wire Sculpture of a Cockerel by Jenny Goater

Christine McKechnie and Gillian Crossley-Holland, both founder members of Artworks will be joining ex-member Jenny Goater, with fellow artists Jane West and Nicolette Hallett, to fill the entire farmhouse with the best of their art as a precursor to opening their art studios to the public in June.  The exhibition will contain a selection of drawings, paintings, collage and sculpture.
Painting by Nicolette Hallett
Christine McKechnie will have on show her popular, intricately crafted, watercolour-painted cut paper collages. These are personal memories of places evoked in colour. They could be of her garden outside her art studio, on which she spends much time and love, a tree down the green lane analysed on her daily walk, or visits to the Suffolk coast. There are also collages of loved places further afield – Glyndebourne in Sussex, Seatoller in the Lake District, the Arsenale in Venice, Thailand, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.
Collage by Christine McKechnie
Gillian Crossley-Holland will be displaying her distinctive and evocative paintings of the Lopham Fens and the North Norfolk coast. These are paintings that explore her love of crossing places and edges, places where the earth is little more than a reflection of the sky, or places where the sea meets the shore, forever shifting back and forth and never permanent.
Evening Sky at Burnham Overy Staithe, by Gillian Crossley-Holland
Also on show will be some of Gillian’s recent still life drawings of spring flowers; pots of primroses, jugs of wallflowers and vases of tulips all worked swiftly in bright colours and vivid marks.  These drawings provide a strong visual contrast to her landscapes and seascapes but the subject matter still explores her fascination with the fragility of permanence.
Buttercups, by Gillian Crossley-Holland
This special exhibition at Longs Farm is open to the public during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014 (Saturday to Monday), from 11am to 5pm.
Longs Farm
Millway Lane
Palgrave
Diss 
IP22 1AD

Parking is available at the entrance to the farmhouse. Please note, due to the age and structure of the building, disabled access will be restricted.
Suffolk Open Studios takes place over four weekends: 7/8th, 14/15th, 21/22nd and 28/29th June 2014. Please visit the Suffolk Open Studios website for individual opening times of artists’ studios.

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

A quick gallery visit to the ARTWORKS shop, take a browse!

Here at the Artworks blog we thought we would share a few pictures of our Artworks shop at Blackthorpe Barn (further details of the main Artworks exhibition are below).

Sculptural ceramics by Kate Reynolds

The Artworks shop is always popular with visitors, offering up small delights & serendipitous finds, often artwork direct from the studios of Artworks artists and not previously exhibited.

Elaine Nason cards, work by Genista Dunham & Mac MaCaughan

The Artworks shop stocks small paintings, unframed prints and drawings, collage, sculptural artworks including ceramics, metalwork, glass and papier maché, together with a wonderful variety of handmade artist cards, greetings cards and artist postcards.

Most artists have prints, paintings or drawings in these browsers

Read more about setting up and managing the Artworks shop from Gillian Crossley-Holland, a founder artist member of Artworks.

Glass by Liz Waugh-McManus, cards by Christine McKechnie

Most Artworks artists exhibiting in the main Artworks exhibition also have a small selection of their work in the Artworks shop. Artists who are taking a sabbatical year out also contribute artwork to the Artworks shop.

You will find all styles and genres of art on display, from abstract to figurative, with all work in the shop available to be purchased and taken away on the same day of purchase. It is rather like an organised artist’s open studio set-up, comprised of many artists work on display. We accept cash and debit card payments on all purchases.

Together with the Artworks Café, the Artworks shop provides a most relaxing & informal atmosphere to browse all things art, from postcards (all at 50p!) to original paintings, handcrafted prints and small affordable sculptures.

The Artworks exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm, from 7th – 29th September 2013. You can read more about all the Artworks artists here (or see the left sidebar for direct links to individual 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, free exhibition catalogue, free admission, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible. There is also our Artworks café selling light refreshments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks 2013 at Blackthorpe Barn.

ARTWORKS artist in gallery today: Jenny Goater wire sculptures! More Info

Today, Thursday 19 September 2013, Artworks artist Jenny Goater will once again be demonstrating creative wire sculpture techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Jenny Goater : Wire Creations



Jenny Goater will be working with wire 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, all under one roof! Read more about the Artworks artists here.
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 the extremely popular Artworks shop selling original prints, small paintings and drawings, collage and mixed media, 3D art including papier mache, ceramics, glass and metalwork, a wonderful selection of handmade cards, greetings cards and postcards. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

Today’s demo ARTWORKS: Ben Platts-Mills Carving with a Chainsaw!

Today, Monday 16 September 2013, Artworks artist Ben Platt-Mills will be demonstrating dynamic wood-carving techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Ben Platts-Mills Carving with a Chainsaw


See Ben Platt-Mills at work creating amazing wood sculptures today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Ben says: I don’t have any special interest in trying to interpret anything by carving wood or for that matter in creating anything else. I have ideas and stories, pieces of wood and tools, which I put together to expose the wood where I think that it interprets the idea or story… Read more about Ben-Platt-Mills.
Stay tuned to the blog for daily Artworks exhibition 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 will be for sale.
We will also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a cafe 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.

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.

Today at ARTWORKS: artist Jenny Goater, wonderful wire sculptures

Today, Saturday 14 September 2013, Artworks artist Jenny Goater will be demonstrating wire sculpture techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Jenny Goater : Wire Creations
Jenny Goater sculpture
Jenny says of her work: I find that using wire translates the drawn line into an exciting three dimensional medium. I derived the technique from armatures constructed to support works in clay or plaster. Wire gives the freedom of drawing in space, and its shapes can suggest dynamic movement or static volume and weight. Read more about Jenny Goater‘s work.

Watch Jenny Goater at work creating her impressive wire sculptures in the gallery today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Stay tuned to the blog for Artworks exhibition 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 will be for sale.
We will also have a gift shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also the Artworks 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 to Artworks.

Artworks Exhibition : Artist woodcarver sculptor Ben Platt-Mills

Today, Wednesday 11 September 2013, woodcarver & sculptor Ben Platts-Mills will be demonstrating wood-carving techniques at the Artworks exhibition.

Ben Platts-Mills : Carving with a Chainsaw



Ben says: Sometimes I am given a tree and a story, sometimes just an idea and a place. Or put another way, I make things in public spaces to do with situations and places within limits set by people and materials.

Watch Ben Platts-Mills creating exciting & innovative sculpture out of wood, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

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 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. All the work is for sale. We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards.

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 look foward to meeting you!

Liz Waugh McManus : artist talk at Glass Games exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus will be talking about her work at the exhibition Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London, on Saturday 23rd June, 2012 at 3pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, Family Tree
cast glass, mixed media & video projection



Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision launches a summer of adventure with the Glass Games 2012 festival.

There will be a series of lunchtime and afternoon talks by the artists showing at this world-class exhibition of contemporary glass, inspired by the Olympic spirit. Much of the work in this exhibition was made especially for the show, and the artists will open up their processes and inspiration in these informal talks. Read more about the series of gallery talks here.

The Gallery Talks programme with the glass artists:

Saturday 16 June 3.00pm – Chris wood; 4.00pm – Philippa Beveridge

Sunday 17 June 3.00pm – June Kingsbury

Monday 18 June 12.30pm – Gallery tour

Tuesday 19 June 12.30pm – Helen Maurer

Wednesday 20 June 12.30pm – Deborah Timperley

Thursday 21 June 12.30pm – Susan Purser Hope

Friday 22nd June 12.30pm – David Reekie

Saturday 23 June 3.00pm – Liz Waugh-McManus

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street is open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on Thursday 14th, Saturday 16th &  Thursday 21st June 2012).

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
13th to 23rd June 2012

The Gallery in Redchurch Street
50 Redchurch Street
London
E2 7DP
Telephone: 020 7729 4949 (during the show)
Before and after the show 01625 425049, or email: glassgames2012@gmail.com

Contemporary Glass Society, Greater London Glass Games 2012: http://www.cgs.org.uk