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Christine McKechnie : solo art exhibition at the Edmund Gallery

The Artworks blog are pleased to inform you that Christine McKechnie is having a solo exhibition of her collages by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter at the Edmund Gallery, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, from Saturday 13th November to Wednesday 17th November 2011.

Christine McKechnie is a well-known collage artist who uses watercolour painted papers, which are cut into intricate shapes and pasted onto board in many layers, using many hundreds of pieces. See this example of her work below.

Christine’s wonderfully detailed collages mostly depict the many places she has visited, including Egypt, Hong Kong, Morocco, and Italy (especially Venice), as well as the countryside of Suffolk.

If you are intrigued by the artform of collage why not go along and see the exhibition. You can also have a go at making some collage yourself as Christine will be giving collage demonstrations and tuition throughout the exhibition at the Edmund Gallery.

Christine has had a busy year in 2011, starting with a solo exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club in London. She was also one of the featured artists at the Glyndebourne Opera Season showing new collage works depicting in the South Downs landscape. She also participated in Suffolk Open Studios 2011, and most recently exhibited at Blackthorpe Barn in the Artworks 12th annual exhibition in September 2011.

Christine McKechnie trained at Southampton and Kingston Schools of Art. She has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition. She has also been involved in art projects with local schools in addition to other artist demonstrations and workshops. She is also a regular contributor to The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines.

You can see more of Christine McKechnie’s collages on her own website, christine mckechnie.co.uk. We wish Christine much success with her new exhibition!

CHRISTINE McKECHNIE
The Edmund Gallery,
St Edmundsbury Cathedral,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
12th – 17th November 2011

Artworks Prize Draw: Landscapes, Places, Travel

As promised, another sneak preview of six more mini artworks in the Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw in Artworks 12th annual art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, open daily from 10 September to 2 October 2011. Draw tickets are just £2 each. This selection features original artworks donated by: Roger Gamble, Anne Paton, Doug Patterson, Christine McKechnie, Gill Levin and Lynn Hutton.

Roger Gamble

Anne Paton

Doug Patterson

Christine McKechnie

Gill Levin

Lynn Hutton

The ‘Janette Place’ Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Prize Draw tickets are on sale at £2 each throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. All the mini artworks are original works of art! Read more about the history of the Mini Artworks Prize Draw.

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks outreach work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to a nominated charity. In 2011 we are delighted to be supporting the innovative Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can follow the development of the project on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.

Next time, we will feature another selection of six original mini artworks focusing on the broad theme of people and portraits.

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.

Entry to the Artworks exhibition is free, there is ample parking with full disability access (two wheelchairs are also available if required). There will also be the Artworks Cafe alongside the very popular Artworks Gallery Shop, selling small paintings, original prints & drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glass, in addition to a wonderful selection of artists greetings cards. We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2011

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.