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ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition: MEET THE ARTIST Daily Schedule

Visitors to ARTWORKS in 2021 will once again have the opportunity to meet many of the the artists in the exhibition, with a selected artist setting up a mini desk ’studio’ or work area in the main thatched barn each day.

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Artworks 21st Annual Exhibition

As each artist creates their art differently, the content & structure of each MTA day will vary – it may not be practically possible to demonstrate all art techniques. However, it is fabulous opportunity to get an insight into how an artist works.

Other ARTWORKS artists are also present each day to answer any questions, either working at the reception/sales desk or in the Ivy café.

Please find below the schedule for our ‘Meet the Artist’ days at ARTWORKS in 2021:

ARTWORKS ‘Meet the Artist’ 2021

Saturday 25th September, 2021: Laurie Rudling: Printing Etchings and Collagraphs
Sunday 26th September, 2021: Iona Howard: Capturing an intimate connection with Landscape
Monday 27th September, 2021: Alison Jones: Botanical illustration with inspiration
Tuesday 28th September, 2021: Helen Dougall: Waxing Lyrical
Wednesday 29th September, 2021: Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action
Thursday 30th September, 2021: Valerie Armstrong: Simple Gelli-plate monoprinting
Friday 1st October, 2021: Zoë Rubens: Gardens, dreams and desires
Saturday 2nd October, 2021: Nicola Coe: Making art with nature for nature
Sunday 3rd October, 2021: Antonia Hockton: Where carving stone has taken me
Monday 4th October, 2021: Lyn Aylward: The portrait in oils
Tuesday 5th October, 2021: Alfie Carpenter: Mixed media collage landscapes
Wednesday 6th October, 2021: Hazel Bradshaw: Porcelain – impractical pot building
Thursday 7th October, 2021: Jazz Green: Torn! Between Painting and Collage
Friday 8th October, 2021: Sue Caddy: Hand building with clay
Saturday 9th October, 2021: Evelyn Polk: Packaging reimagined
Sunday 10th October, 2021: Julia Groves: Botanical journeys

ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition
Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash or major credit/debit cards.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The exhibition venue Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access with free parking for all visitors. The Ivy Café will be serving light refreshments following Covid guidelines.

Stay in touch with ARTWORKS via Instagram @artworkseast and follow our exhibition hashtag #artworkseast.

TWITTER: @artworkseast
INSTAGRAM: @artworkseast

Blackthorpe Barn

The ARTWORKS Annual Exhibition returns for its 21st year in 2021!

Our 21st Annual Exhibition opens at 10am on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the beautiful venue of Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham, Suffolk, IP30 9HZ.

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Artworks 21st Annual Exhibition, Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021 at Blackthorpe Barn

Join us for a celebration day on Saturday 25th September, the ‘first day’ of the exhibition. This is an all day ‘open day’ to provide a safe & enjoyable experience for visitors & artists. The artists will be present at different times during the open day. The rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn has ample space to mingle & chat outside as required.

‘Fireworks’ by Zoë Rubens

We welcome back Janet French and Helen Dougall, who were both on a ‘sabbatical’ from Artworks in 2020. Nicola Coe is now a full elected member of Artworks, having been a guest artist in 2018 and 2019.

At the beginning of each year, we invite professional artists (via open call) to join us as guest artists. In 2021 we welcome back guest artist Zoë Rubens, joined by five new guest artists: Louise Chapman painter, Antonia Hockton stone carver, Iona Howard printmaker, Evelyn Polk mixed media artist, and Laurie Rudling printmaker.

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‘Depicting heads’ by Cathy D’Arcy

ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition
Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash or major credit/debit cards.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The exhibition venue Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access with free parking for all visitors. The Ivy Café will be serving light refreshments following Covid guidelines.

Stay in touch with ARTWORKS via Instagram @artworkseast and follow our exhibition hashtag #artworkseast.

TWITTER: @artworkseast
INSTAGRAM: @artworkseast

Blackthorpe Barn

ARTWORKS: Jazz Green mini paintings

New mini postcard art from Jazz Green:

As some visitors to previous Artworks exhibitions may have noticed, I quite enjoy creating small, intricate collages. These are original paintings on watercolour paper, inspired by the endless scraps of paper and card that I duly keep for mixed media & collage. There is something very therapeutic about working on a small scale. Usually, textured abstraction is seen on large scale canvases in big galleries – so my work seems to be an inverse of that genre of art – domestic, modest, intricate, personal.

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This painting is untitled, although ‘Yellow Submarine’ was a suggestion. It is signed JG on front, JazzGreen 2021 on reverse. Size 10cm x 7.5cm, on ‘Arches’ paper, water-based, acrylic paints.

Like many abstract painters, my work is influenced by various experiences of being in the world, any views or impressions are not fixed or representational – they evolve into something ‘other’ during the process of thinking & painting – which in itself is a journey.

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These little paintings are about half size of a regular A6 postcard, so technically not postcards, closer to an American format known as ACEO*.

I started out with 12 small cards, cut from a larger sheet of Arches paper (a quality French make of printmaking paper), but they are not alike: A few share similarities, but most have distinct colour palettes.

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‘three blues’?

Like many artists, I had jobs to support my art practice, and when work was cancelled I took to Ebay to have a small studio sale. Simultaneously, the #artistsupportpledge started on Instagram. Exhibitions were cancelled. Through my Ebay I set up a percentage for charity. After a few sales I was delighted to discover I had donated over £100, but new art was less forthcoming in the anxiety; it seemed self-indulgent to just paint and I was unsure how to express mixed emotions. I busied myself with kind offers of work. I also decorated & decluttered, as if paving the way for a new start. A few months prior, my computer crashed and I lost all my art photos & documents, so starting over from nothing seemed to be a recurring pattern! I reflected on the tiny space in which to make some art, less space & fewer materials was somehow more reassuring – less pressure, but just enough ‘edge’ to begin.

ACEO is an acronym for ‘Art Cards, Editions and Originals’ that usually measure 2.5″ x 3.5” – they are a great way to purchase art from a range of artists, or add to an existing art collection for a gallery wall display.

See Jazz Green’s website for more details on this series of tiny paintings.