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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Artworks invite professional artists living & working in East Anglia to exhibit with Artworks in 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our followers & supporters!


Winter Sun II, by Janet French

It is 2020 and another Artworks exhibition is already on the horizon!

ARTWORKS invite professional artists living and working in East Anglia to exhibit in September 2020. The exhibition dates in 2020 are Saturday 26th September to Sunday 11th October 2020.


Smoke Fired Seed, by Sue Caddy

We invite professional artists who are established in their art practice, showing new work that will be engaging and contemporary to new audiences.

We are especially keen for contemporary fine artists and sculptors working in bronze, ceramic, stone, metal or contemporary mixed media to apply this year, to complement our collective of painters & printmakers (sculptors are under represented in our group). However, all contemporary artists are encouraged to apply, as we enjoy seeing the contemporary art of East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire).

Register your interest now by going to: www.artworkseast.com/apply-membership.


Fleet, by Colin Slee

ARTWORKS’ history: Artworks has been established for twenty years with an enviable reputation for high quality & professionalism in our annual exhibition, appreciated by 1000s of art lovers and collectors who return year after year. With a focus on excellent administration in exhibition planning, presentation and sales of art, we are recognised as one of East Anglia’s leading art exhibitions.

There is still time to apply – the closing date for the return of application forms is 31st January 2020, with a portfolio selection day in mid February. Register your interest now by going to: www.artworkseast.com/apply-membership

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
Bury St Edmunds
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


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


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


Dream sequence

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


freedom of the city

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


Smoke Fired Vessel

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



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


Abstract I

Monday 30th September 2019
Alfie Carpenter: Mixed media landscapes


Shingle Street

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


Tidal Patterns on the Beach

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Roger Gamble: All about acrylics


A Chorus Line

Thursday 3rd October 2019 No demo.

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



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


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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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
Bury St Edmunds
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: Final Call to Artists. Apply to exhibit with us Autumn 2019

ARTWORKS: Final Call to Artists. Apply to exhibit with us in Autumn 2019

We invite new artist applications from professional artists living and working in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. You will need to be a professional, practising artist working and living in East Anglia to apply. In 2019 we are celebrating our twentieth year! Join us!

All contemporary art is considered, including painting and drawing, fine art printmaking, sculpture and 3D work, including bronze, stone, glass, ceramics, metalwork and mixed media. We are looking for professional artists whose work will enhance the high standard of artworks we showcase in our annual exhibition.

Visit the Apply to Artworks page for more information and an application form. Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019. After receipt of your application form, you will be invited to present a portfolio of your work at our Selection Meeting on Saturday 16th February 2019.

ARTWORKS Exhibition 2018: Meet the Artists – Daily art presentations

The popular ‘Meet the Artist’ series of daily demos and artist presentations return to Artworks in 2018. A different artist sets up a mini art studio each day to share their artwork and art processes. Other artists will be working at the sales desk or in the Artworks’ Ivy café, so there are numerous opportunities to talk to the artists during the Artworks exhibition.

Below is the MTA schedule to help you plan your visit to Artworks in September 2018. The artists will be working 10.30am and 4.30pm (with a short break for lunch) – these art presentations are informal and there is no need to book ahead. Follow us on Twitter @ARTWORKS_east for daily news and updates.

Saturday 15 September 2018
Gainsborough’s House Printmaking Workshop: portfolio presentation day, see examples of original prints, with the opportunity to sign up to their printmaking courses.

Sunday 16 September 2018
Hazel Bradshaw: Creating impractical pots

Impractical Pots

Monday 17 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action



Tuesday 18 September 2018
Helen Dougall: Waxing lyrical! Batik painting with wax and dye


Shingle patterns on the beach

Wednesday 19 September 2018
Chris Hann: Painting with Ice


Sea form

Thursday 20 September 2018
Cathy D’Arcy: Making a smiling face in clay

Friday 21 September 2018
Nicola Coe: Working with nature


Saturday 22 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action

Breckland Trail

Breckland Trail by Roger Gamble

Sunday 23 September 2018
Val Armstrong: Simple monoprinting with a geli-palte



Monday 24 September 2018
Art Demo TBC. Exhibition open.

Tuesday 25 September 2018
Christine McKechnie: Collage magic

Autumn leaves by Christine McKechnie

Wednesday 26 September 2018
Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action

Drink Smoke Read Text

Thursday 27 September 2018
Lyn Aylward: Painting the figure in oils



Friday 28 September 2018
Sue Caddy: Hand-building clay forms


Bowl of Earthy Delights

Saturday 29 September 2018
Kit Price Moss: Monoprinting, or the art of surprise


Penguins busy on the beach

Sunday 30 September 2018
Eileen Revett: Fun with Woodblock Printing



ARTWORKS 19th Annual Exhibition

Saturday 15th September to Sunday 30th September 2018
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The ARTWORKS Exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm, free entry, complimentary full-colour catalogue, ample free parking. The barn complex is on ground level with easy access. All artwork in the exhibition is for sale. Relax with coffee and homemade cake in the Artworks Ivy Café or browse the Artworks Gift Shop for artist postcards, greetings cards, original prints and a changing display of small artworks to buy.