Monthly Archives: March 2015

Helen Dougall: new exhibition at Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Helen Dougall, painter, printmaker and batik artist, has a new exhibition opening soon at The Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds, from from Saturday 21st March – Thursday 26th March 2015.


© Helen Dougall

Helen is sharing the exhibition with the ceramicist, Rob Wheeler.

The Edmund Gallery is situated on Angel Hill and is run by St Edmundsbury Cathedral as a non-profit art space. The gallery occupies rooms previously used by the cathedral’s education department. This exhibition is open to the public with kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of St Edmundsbury Cathedral

An Exhibition of Ceramics by Rob Wheeler and Batik Wallhangings, Paintings and Prints by Helen Dougall

The Edmund Gallery
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1LS

Saturday 21st March to Thursday 26th March 2015

Meet the artists at the preview: 2 – 5 pm, Saturday 21st March 2015. The exhibition continues daily until Thursday 26th March, open 10 am – 6 pm.

Helen has shared some of her art and inspiration here on the Artworks blog, in our artists’ interviews series called ‘Take Five’: Take five with… Helen Dougall.


© Helen Dougall

Helen offers occasional workshops on batik in her studio and in schools. In addition to being a member of Artworks, Helen is also a member of the Batik Guild and the Suffolk Craft Society. Get an insight into Helen’s art by visiting her Artworks page on this website, or visit her own website:

Liz Waugh McManus: Ripples – inspired by nature, exhibition at Pyramid Gallery

Liz Waugh McManus is to have some of her glass sculptures featured in a new exhibition, Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature, at the Pyramid Gallery, York.


‘Slow Train V’ © Liz Waugh McManus


Liz was one of twenty six artists (out of over eighty entries from all over the world) whose work was selected for the exhibition organised by The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).

As the organisers state: ‘Glass has the ability to emulate forms, patterns and structures found in nature; RIPPLES will highlight the breadth of inspiration that nature provides to many practicing glass artists.

The exhibition will be a showcase for contemporary glass artworks. Ripples will feature contemporary glass artworks by: Ian Barrowcliffe, Effie Burns, Keith Cummings, Rachel Elliott, Peter Fricker, Laura Hart, Catherine Hough, Alisoun Howie, Elin Isaksson, Angela Jarman, Tlws Johnson, James Maskrey, Roberta Mason, Faith Mercer, Lisa Pettibone, Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpiezman, Helen Slater, Nancy Sutcliffe, Peter Smyth, Graeme Thyer, JanHein van Stiphout, Liz Waugh McManus, Rachel Welford, Elke Westen, Amy Whittingham.


Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature
14th March – 5th May 2015
Pyramid Gallery
43 Stonegate

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. Read more on their website:

Doug Patterson ‘Making a Sun on Earth’ exhibition Cornerstone Arts

Doug Patterson is one of three artists involved in a new exhibition, ‘Making a Sun on Earth’, who have collectively been inspired by nuclear fusion – the quest to emulate the power of the stars for a new energy source. Alongside Doug’s paintings, the exhibition will display the work of two photographers, Alastair Philip Wiper and Tim Jones. The ‘Making a Sun on Earth’ exhibition is the result of the three artists spending time as artists in residence at The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.


The ‘Making a Sun on Earth’ exhibition is at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, from 10 March to 26 April 2015.

Doug Patterson’s paintings of JET, the large European fusion experiment at Culham, are part of his ‘Sacred Places’ project. Doug has made a series of journeys across the globe exploring his interest in science and religion. Read more about Doug Patterson’s ‘Sacred Places’ project. He has more recently visited ‘temples of science’ – JET, CERN and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway – which he sees as today’s equivalents of sacred places.


Throughout history, men and women have searched to find their Gods in various forms, developing architecture that expressed their spirituality. The 20th century witnessed incredible advances in technology and science, and an architecture has developed which has created its own aesthetic. Working on site on the images of JET, I tried to express in my work the utilitarian spaces and spirit within this modern-day cathedral of science.” Doug Patterson


Making a Sun on Earth
Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015
Cornerstone Arts Centre
OX11 7NE

Cornerstone Arts is open 10am – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm Sunday.

On Wednesday 18 March 2014, Doug Patterson is giving an illustrated talk at Cornerstone Arts covering his work in architecture, film and his ‘Scared Places’ project, and his new work with The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

Doug Patterson, Artist Talk at Cornerstone Arts Centre: Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 6:30pm.