Monthly Archives: November 2016

Professional artists in East Anglia: Apply to exhibit with Artworks in 2017

NEWS! Professional artists based in East Anglia are invited to apply to exhibit with Artworks in 2017.

All types of art are considered, including, but not exclusively: painting and drawing (oil, acrylic, watercolour, collage, mixed media), original printmaking (such as etching, lithography, woodcut), sculpture and 3D (including stone, bronze, glass, ceramics, metalwork), photography, animation, video and multi-media installation art. Work may be representational or abstract, narrative or conceptual – we are looking for professional artists whose work will enhance the high standard of artwork we showcase in our annual exhibition.

To apply, download and print off an application form on our membership page. Completed forms must be returned by post to the address on the form by Tuesday 31 January 2017. After you have submitted a completed application, you will be invited to present a portfolio of your work in early February (date to be advised). All artists’ applications are judged on the portfolio of work on selection day, there is no shortlisting or pre-selection.

Further information on how to apply and the benefits of membership is on our membership page.


Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local school

News from Helen Dougall on the completion of a special project with a local school:

You are invited to the unveiling of The First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging featuring the work of Helen Dougall and children from Walsham le Willows Primary School.

When: Friday 11th November, 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Where: Walsham le Willows Memorial Hall

Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local schoolThe Hall will also be open to the public 11am-3pm Saturday 12th November and Sunday 13th November (and future events).

Helen Dougall has been commissioned with the help of the Big Lottery funding to work with school children in Walsham le Willows in Suffolk to make a batik wallhanging commemorating those who died in the First World War. The names of servicemen who came from Walsham le Willows are included in the design.


Poppies and landscape are featured, each child producing their own batik piece, all of which have been sewn together to form a 4- metre-wide wallhanging to be displayed in the Memorial Village Hall.

Small groups of the class of 9 – 10 year-olds took it in turns to visit Helen’s studio to learn the process of batik after producing observational drawings of poppies.