Monthly Archives: September 2014

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.