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ARTWORKS The final weekend: Mini Artworks Prize Draw, and more!

We have enjoyed some beautiful autumnal days while at Blackthorpe Barn, and have been warmed by the hundreds of visitors to the Artworks exhibition. Sales from the Artworks shop and exhibition have been good, which is support for our artists and for the continued success and progress of the Artworks group. We thank you all. This weekend is our final weekend!

Photo taken by Lyn Aylward

On Saturday 5th October 2019 at 3pm, the popular Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place. There are thirty original mini artworks to be won, so do visit us before 3pm on Saturday if you wish to buy prize draw tickets. Winners will be notified via telephone, if unable to stay for the prize draw. The Artworks Mini Artworks Prize Draw funds the schools workshops, and we also make a donation to a regional charity. This year it is Inside Out, an Ipswich based charity offering free creative arts workshops for mental health & wellbeing, run by professional artists.

Photo taken by Jazz Green, showing work by Zoe Rubens and Valerie Armstrong.

Sunday 6th October 2019 is your last chance to visit Artworks: we are open from 10am, visit before 2pm to enjoy the exhibition in its entirety. Buyers of artwork can collect from 4pm on Sunday (remember to bring your purchase receipt). We have two teams to assist on the final day, on the sales desk and packing/collection of sold artworks.

If you are on Instagram, follow us @artworkseast and share your snaps of your favourite artworks with the hashtag #artworkseast. We have already seen & shared many photos!

A reminder: you can download the Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition 2019 catalogue (PDF 3.4MB).

There are only three more ‘Meet the Artists’; a chance to learn more about their art & ideas, supported by technical demos or examples of work in progress.

Friday 4th October 2019: Christine McKechnie: Watercolour painted paper collage

Saturday 5th October 2019: Alison Jones: Flower painting in watercolour and washes

Sunday 6th October 2019: Hazel Bradshaw: Lino cutting and printing

Lastly, although the Artworks exhibition is drawing to a close, you can stay in touch with our news via updates from this very blog (see left column to sign up to blog emails).

Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm.

Free entry & free exhibition catalogue. Artworks Shop & Ivy Café. Free parking for all visitors to the barn, fully accessible venue on ground level.

Blackthorpe Barn is situated in the pretty village of Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Follow the yellow AA signs from Junction 45 if travelling via the A14, or use SatNav IP30 9HZ.

ARTWORKS 2019 Meet the artists daily schedule. Gain an insight into their art & ideas, a different artist each day!

Once again, we are offering visitors the opportunity to meet some of the ARTWORKS artists (MTA). They will be present in the thatched barn gallery to discuss and share their work from idea to finished artwork, with some artists also demonstrating techniques. As each artist creates differently, the content & structure of each MTA day will vary. Please find below the schedule for Meet the Artists at ARTWORKS in 2019:

Saturday 21st September 2019
Julia Groves: Botanical art – drawing

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The imaginal rose

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Lyn Aylward: Painting personality in oils

Clare and Katie leaping

Monday 23rd September 2019
Cathy D’Arcy: Making owls is a hoot

Owls

Tuesday 24th September 2019
Kit Price Moss: Making an impression? No pressure then!

Wednesday 25th September 2019
Val Armstrong: Simple monoprinting using a gelli plate

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Dream sequence

Thursday 26th September 2019
Jazz Green: TORN! between collage and painting

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freedom of the city

Friday 27th September 2019
Sue Caddy: Hand building and clay work

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Smoke Fired Vessel

Saturday 28th September 2019
Nicola Coe: Working with nature for nature

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Nest

Sunday 29th September 2019
Katie Millard: Working with resists in watercolour

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Abstract I

Monday 30th September 2019
Alfie Carpenter: Mixed media landscapes

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Shingle Street

Tuesday 1st October 2019
Helen Dougall: Batik, improvising with wax-resist and dyes

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Tidal Patterns on the Beach

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Roger Gamble: All about acrylics

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A Chorus Line

Thursday 3rd October 2019 No demo.

Friday 4th October 2019
Christine McKechnie: Watercolour painted paper collage

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Reeds

Saturday 5th October 2019
Alison Jones: Flower painting in watercolour and washes

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Composition Flatford

And finally, to close the exhibition on Sunday 6th October 2019
Hazel Bradshaw: Lino cutting and printing on tea bags

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Coastal

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ARTWORKS Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2019

Artworks Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2019

Win an original artwork by one of our exhibiting artists! Tickets are £2 each and the prize draw will take place at 3pm on Saturday 5th October 2019. Here is a selection of mini artworks from previous Artworks exhibitions:

The Artworks Mini Artworks Prize Draw funds our Schools Programme, which encourages schools to visit the exhibition & select an artist to work with in their school. More information on the schools programme is here: www.artworkseast.com/schools/

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw also makes a donation to a regional charity, and in 2019 we have chosen the Ipswich based Arts charity, Inside Out Community.

Inside Out is an arts and mental health charity providing programmes throughout the year for people drawn to the therapeutic arts as a way of improving and sustaining their mental health and wellbeing.

Workshop programmes include: the visual arts, creative writing, singing, music, drama, and more, led by professional artists who share their skills in inspiring and supportive ways.

Inside Out is based in Ipswich, UK. More details via their website, www.insideoutcommunity.com.

ARTWORKS is celebrating its 20th Annual Exhibition in 2019. Find out more about the artists exhibiting with Artworks in 2019: www.artworkseast.com/artists/

Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ
Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm.

Free entry, complimentary exhibition catalogue. Artworks Shop & Pop-up Café. Ample free parking for all visitors to the barn. Accessible venue, on ground level.

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Artworks News: Artworks celebrates its 20th year in 2019

In 2019 we say a fond farewell to Doug Patterson and Liz Waugh McManus, both of whom have been working on international projects.

We welcome back Jazz Green who took sabbatical from Artworks in 2018. Anne Paton and Elaine Nason are taking a year out in 2019.

Hazel Bradshaw and Julia Groves are now full members of Artworks. They join Chris Hann and Sue Caddy who became members in 2017.

At the beginning of each year, we invite professional artists (by open call, more details here) to join us as guest exhibiting artists. This year we welcome back last year’s guest artists Nicola Coe, Elizabeth Cooke, Fiona Fawcett and Zoe Rubens, joined by two new guest artists Judith Glover and Corrin Tulk.

With much new art to share, we hope you will visit in 2019. If you would like to attend the exclusive preview evening on Friday 20th September 2019, please contact us via the CONTACT page.

ARTWORKS 20th Annual Exhibition 2019

Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry and complimentary full-colour catalogue. Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access and extensive parking for visitors.

All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or any of the major credit/debit cards.

Relax in Artworks pop-up Ivy Café, or browse the Artworks Shop (and the artist’s exhibition browsers) for unframed paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

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Blackthorpe Barn

Janet French ‘Field Studies’ solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge

Artworks member Janet French has been invited to show her work in a solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge. The exhibition will include 30-35 of Janet’s unique contemporary landscape images screenprinted onto handmade paper she creates using natural leaves and fibres.

Janet French ‘Field Studies’
An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.
25 April – 5 June 2019
Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge.

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‘Winter Sun II’
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
61x80cm

The idea of making paper from leaves began when I started to question the relevance of the materials I was using to the landscape I was working in. Maybe locally sourced materials would reflect in my work something about that particular landscape that, say, a sheet of manufactured white paper or canvas could not. I began experimenting with natural pigments and inks and have slowly developed and adapted traditional paper making methods to create papers from the materials around me

The processes involved reflect my personal relationship with the environment which is not about standing back and admiring the view. It is about connecting with the landscape and understanding through process. It is about cultivating and harvesting and recycling and working with nature. The papermaking process similarly involves working outside harvesting and preparing, working in tune with the seasons and weather.

Each sheet of leaf paper I make is created with an image in mind which incorporates the characteristics of the leaves as an integral part of that image. The challenge has been to strike the right balance between leaf paper and image and not allow the image to dominate. The translucent nature of the paper allows me to print part of the image on the reverse side of the leaves. The image can then be seen in a more subtle way and the natural details of the leaves are enhanced by the underlying ink. I also embrace the natural characteristics of the different leaves by allowing the texture to break through the image. In this way I aim to create a balance between image and paper, man and environment.

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End of the Day I
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
64x61cm

Janet French
‘Field Studies’
25 April – 5 June 2019

An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.

Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk
www.janetfrench.co.uk

Artworks joins Bury St Edmunds Festival with taster exhibition at The Guildhall

Artworks is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To celebrate our 20th year, Artworks is joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival with a special taster exhibition at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds.

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We warmly invite you to attend the preview evening at the Guildhall on Thursday 23rd May 2019, 6pm to 8pm.

The Guildhall art exhibition is open 10.30am to 6pm from Friday 24th May to Wednesday 29th May 2019. Free entry.

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds
24 – 29 May 2019
The Guildhall
Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1PR

The artists taking part in this exhibition are:
Val Armstrong • Lyn Aylward • Hazel Bradshaw Susan Caddy • Alfie Carpenter • Nicola Coe • Elizabeth Cooke • Gillian Crossley-Holland • Cathy D’Arcy • Helen Dougall • Fiona Fawcett • Chris Gamble • Roger Gamble • Judith Glover • Julia Groves • Chris Hann • Alison Jones • Eleonora Knowland • Lucy Lutyens • Christine McKechnie • Katie Millard • Carol Pask Anne Paton • Kit Price Moss • Eileen Revett • Zoe Rubens.

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Artworks, a co-operative of thirty East Anglian artists, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

The Artworks group is comprised of professional 2D and 3D artists, and their work ranges from colourful abstract art to exquisite botanical illustrations, dramatic landscape paintings to heart-rending portraiture, robust ceramics to delicate figurative works, contemporary glass sculpture to intricate mixed media constructions.

Gillian Crossley-Holland (Chair) adds: ‘Over the years our group has built up a tremendous reputation for inspiring contemporary work, and we feel very proud and excited to be bringing this work to the heart of Bury and being part of the Bury Festival.’

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds, The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1PR Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th May 10.30am to 6.00pm.

Twitter: @ARTWORKS_east
Instagram: @ARTWORKS_30

www.buryfestival.co.uk
www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk

The Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn opens on Saturday 21st September, open daily to Sunday 6th October 2019. Free entry and parking. During the exhibition, there will be opportunities to meet the artists, engage in workshops and visit the Artworks shop selling smaller artworks and artists cards.

Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St. Edmunds
IP30 9HZ