Artworks exhibition 2014

Artworks 15th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 6 – Sunday 28 September 2014
Open daily 10am-5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

An annual event in East Anglia’s art scene, the artworks exhibition in 2014, our 15th Anniversary, will be open for three weeks from 6th to 28th September 2014.

This is a great opportunity to see new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s established and well-known artists. All the work will be for sale. There will be daily opportunities to meet the artists at the exhibition.

Art for Cure (raising money for Breakthrough, the breast cancer charity) has been chosen as this year’s charity to benefit from the Mini Artworks Prize Draw. Thirty original pieces of art created by artworks artists will be on show during the main exhibition and Prize Draw tickets will cost £2 each.

We also have the artworks shop selling original prints, drawings, paintings, ceramics and glassworks, and a large selection of greetings cards and artists postcards.

The setting for the exhibition is the spectacular late medieval Blackthorpe Barn. Part of the Rougham Estate, it was built in c.1550 as a threshing barn on lands that formerly belonged to the Benedictine abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. It remained in use as such until 1985 when it received a new lease of life as an arts centre.

Every year over 2000 people visit the artworks annual exhibition. Here are just a few of their comments:

‘Eclectic and rewarding mix of East Anglian work’, East Anglian Daily Times
‘Region’s artists show strokes of genius at annual display’, Evening Star
‘Standard very high – my heart and humour tickled often’
‘As ever cool, witty, sophisticated and honest’
‘Very inspirational work in a beautiful venue’
‘Superb exhibition – enjoyed it so much’
‘So glad I came! Thanks to everyone involved’
‘Very enjoyable – a good range of very impressive work’
‘Great selection and really different’
‘Stunning exhibition’
‘Interesting and vibrant’

Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn, 2012 from Mel Evans on Vimeo.

Location of Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9HZ


Blackthorpe Barn is situated three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham. Most events are clearly signed by the AA, from the main A14. In addition, Blackthorpe Barn’s own brown signs direct visitors from local roads.

Ample free parking. Blackthorpe Barn is fully accessible to wheelchair users.