Today, Wednesday 11 September 2013, woodcarver & sculptor Ben Platts-Mills will be demonstrating wood-carving techniques at the Artworks exhibition.
Ben Platts-Mills : Carving with a Chainsaw
Ben says: Sometimes I am given a tree and a story, sometimes just an idea and a place. Or put another way, I make things in public spaces to do with situations and places within limits set by people and materials.
Watch Ben Platts-Mills creating exciting & innovative sculpture out of wood, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Stay tuned to the blog for daily exhibition news, 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 under one roof. All the work is for sale. We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards.
ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Bury St Edmunds
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We look foward to meeting you!
The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)
8th to 30th September 2012
We are open daily, 10am to 5pm.
Artist demonstrations are located in the main barn, running from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop in at any time during the day to see the artist at work, ask questions about their work, the materials and techniques they use.
Here is the full schedule of daily artist demonstrations during the Artworks exhibition:
Daily MEET THE ARTIST presentations
Saturday 8 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils
Sunday 9 September Ben Platts-Mills Chainsaw Carving
Monday 10 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action
Tuesday 11 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil
Wednesday 12 September Elaine Nason Linocutting Lines
Thursday 13 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils
Friday 14 September Alison Jones Botanical Painting in Watercolour
Saturday 15 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire
Sunday 16 September THE CURWEN STUDIO PRINTWORKS DAY—details at the desk
Monday 17 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil
Tuesday 18 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium
Wedneday 19 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…
Thursday 20 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness
Friday 21 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…
Saturday 22 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…
Sunday 23 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action
Monday 24 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness
Tuesday 25 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil
Wednesday 26 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium
Thursday 27 September Ursula Kit Price Moss Printmaking without a Press
Friday 28 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action
Saturday 29 September Valerie Armstrong Monoprinting without a Press
Sunday 30 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire
The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw is a colourful display of thirty 6”x 6” original works of art created specially for the exhibition by Artworks artists.
|Christine McKechnie’s mini artwork for 2011|
The Mini Artworks wall is a visual feast for the eyes, on display throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition. The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw is an established annual event at the Artworks exhibition and it provides funding for Artworks outreach work with schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to charity.
|Artworks chairperson Penny Bhadresa congratulating one winner|
The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw is so-named in honour of the artist Janette Place, an enthusiastic member of Artworks, always full of good ideas, who initiated the first prize draw in 2004. Sadly, she died in 2005, so the Annual Mini Artworks Prize Draw is now a lasting tribute in recognition of her contribution to the success of Artworks.
|All the Mini Artworks 2011|
The Annual Artworks Prize Draw takes place on the last Saturday of the Artworks exhibition. This year it will be held on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Every year Artworks chooses a different charity to benefit from our prize draw. In 2010, we supported the East Anglia’s Childrens’ Hospices’ Tree House Appeal.
|Mike Ashley’s mini artwork for 2011|
In 2011, we are supporting the Bradfield Green Oak Centre project of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They are designing and building an innovative new education centre at Bradfield Woods. The building is being constructed from green oak harvested from Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s‘ nature reserves as part of their conservation management. Work is well underway – see some progress photos on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.
|Jazz Green’s mini artwork for 2011|
The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw
Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm.
Draw tickets are just £2 each, on sale throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. Buy one ticket (or more to be sure!) to be in with a winning chance of securing an original work of art to take home and treasure!
|Ben Platt-Mills mini artwork for 2011|
The Artworks 12th annual art exhibition runs from 10 September – 2 October 2011, open 10am – 5pm daily, at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9JG. Admission is FREE. Read more about Artworks annual exhibition on the Artworks website.