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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.

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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.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Helen Dougall: I am interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Helen Dougall

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Tractor Tracks

I am particularly interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Helen Dougall – Batik: painting with wax and dyes

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Tuesday 15 September 2015: Helen Dougall – Batik: painting with wax and dyes

Helen Dougall will be demonstrating batik techniques at Blackthorpe Barn on Tuesday 15th September 2015. Helen will have some small experimental textile pieces to explain the intricate wax and dye stages of the art of batik, a fascinating process which achieves vibrant and detailed results.

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Shingle patterns on the beach

Helen has also been working on a special project with school children based on poppies, to commemorate the First World War.

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Fifteen 9 and 10 year olds have been visiting Helen’s studio, working with batik. Helen will be sewing all the student’s pieces together to produce a large wallhanging, which will be displayed in Walsham le Willows village hall. The Poppy project has achieved Lottery funding.

Helen Dougall will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition 10am – 4pm on Tuesday 15 September 2015.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

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.

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© 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
Suffolk
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.

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© 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: http://hdbatik.co.uk

ARTWORKS today: Learn about batik with artist Helen Dougall

Today, Friday 20 September 2013, Artworks artist Helen Dougall will be demonstrating traditional and creative batik textile techniques in the Artworks exhibition demonstration area.
Helen Dougall Batik: Everything it’s Cracked up to be!


Helen Dougall says: I am interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields to produce perspective patterns and the effect of sunlight across stubble fields… 

Read more about Helen’ Dougalls batik artwork on the Artworks website.

You can see Helen Dougall demonstrating the techniques of batik in the Artworks exhibition today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists, all under one roof! Read more about the Artworks artists on our main website.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, free exhibition catalogue, free admission, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have the ever popular Artworks shop, which stocks small paintings, prints, unframed drawings, often straight from the artist’s studio, a good range of sculptural art including ceramics, metalwork, glass & papier mache, together with many handmade artist cards, assorted greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also our Artworks café selling light refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks 2013 at Blackthorpe Barn!

Some pictures from the ARTWORKS exhibition, take a look!

Here are a few photographs taken at our 14th Annual Artworks exhibition in the wonderful setting of Blackthorpe Barn. The exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, until 29 September 2013.

Ceramics by Carol Pask & paintings by Constance Stubbs
Ceramic sculptures by Kate Reynolds, batik & paintings by Helen Dougall

Mixed media (glass, film, projection) by Liz Waugh McManus

Mike Ashley‘s paintings viewed from the reception desk

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news & updates, as we will be adding more photographs of the exhibition very soon.

We also have the very popular Artworks shop, selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed drawings and paintings, small 3D works in glass & ceramic, and a superb range of greetings cards and postcards – even more art to browse. Read more about the Artworks shop here. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in the beautiful rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn.