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ARTWORKS art exhibition : more pictures on our blog!

Here at the Artworks blog we love sharing a few sneaky snapshots of the Artworks exhibition, which is on now until Sunday 29 September 2013, at the tranquil setting of Blackthorpe Barn in central Suffolk (full details below).

Paintings & drawings by Doug Patterson and Kit Price Moss

If you are planning a visit to the Artworks exhibition, hurry because it closes this weekend!

Cockerel wire sculpture by Jenny Goater
The Artworks annual exhibition is a perfect opportunity to see new and original contemporary work by thirty East Anglian artists, all under one roof! Many of the new artworks on show have already sold this year, but there are small treasures waiting to be discovered in the Artworks shop.
Oak Bench by Mac McCaughan, paintings by Constance Stubbs & Anne Paton
Mac McCaughan is a designer-craftsman working in wood and steel. His one-off bespoke contemporary designs often have a strong sculptural aesthetic, as seen in this impressive oak bench. 
Anne Paton‘s expressive paintings continue to be very popular with visitors, in her energetic responses to scenes of nature and the landscape of the Suffolk coast. Travelling further afield Kit Price Moss paints & draws from direct observation the many birds of coastal Scotland.
Paintings by Eleonora Knowland & Elaine Nason
Another highly collectable artist is Elaine Nason, who has a loyal regional following, her paintings often depicting domestic scenes of country life with honesty and subtle humour. 
To the left of the picture you can see a large painting on canvas by the painter Eleonora Knowland, inspired by her recent travels across Australia, bringing an international dimension to the show. Another artist, Doug Patterson, has also travelled extensively, this year showing drawings and watercolours developed from his Sacred Places of the World project.
Etchings by Jan Dingle
If you like art which explores the East Anglian landscape, then the work of Jan Dingle, Janet FrenchPat Colyer and Colin Slee are likely to appeal.
The Artworks blog will share more pictures of the exhibition tomorrow. In the meantime, find out more about all the Artworks artists exhibiting (or click on the links on the right hand side). 
There is also the equally popular Artworks shop, with a wonderful range of unframed and small works for sale, including paintings, drawings, original fine art handcrafted prints (not gicleé reproductions), mixed media collage, 3D crafts including metalwork, ceramics, glass and papier maché, and not forgetting an extensive range of greetings cards (some handmade, affordable unique mini-works) – and assorted artist postcards, all priced at 50p each. There is also the Artworks café next door, making it a perfect setting to relax and enjoy the art on show. 
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible, free exhibition catalogue. 
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2013.

More pictures from the ARTWORKS exhibition!

Another small taster of the Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, three more pictures showing new works by Genista Dunham, Eileen Revett, Eleonora Knowland, Doug Patterson and Kit Price-Moss.

Vessels by Genista Dunham, prints by Eileen Revett, paintings by Eleonora Knowland.
Vessels by Genista Dunham, paintings by Doug PattersonKit Price-Moss
View of Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe barn
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for more Artworks exhibition news and daily updates.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by thirty East Anglian artists, all under one roof. Read more about the Artworks artists here.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible, free catalogue. 
There is also the very popular Artworks shop which sells unframed works including small paintings, drawings and original prints on paper, collage and mixed media, sculptural 3D art including metalwork, ceramics and glass, and a wonderful range of handmade cards, greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments. 
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2013!

Artworks : Daily Artist Demonstrations

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
(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

Doug Patterson & Christine McKechnie : exhibition at Apex Gallery

SACRED PLACES by Christine McKechnie
I am extremely lucky: I live within the sacred places I have found or visit them annually. Of course there are millions of them throughout the world, but these do it for me, and I have to be coerced to seek out others.
Firstly I wake up each day and through my window is the ever changing view of a Suffolk meadow. The resident barn owl might be flying round. I look to see the strength of the wind blowing in the trees, and from the sky what the day might be like.
I live in a typical pink, painted, timber framed, thatched Suffolk cottage set in a garden, with humpy clipped hedges like sculptures, veg. plots surrounded in rabbit netting, outdoor rooms with sitting places. In spring there are the aconites then snow drops in drifts, blue anemones, blue bells, primroses, and cowslips, roses in Summer covering my studio, hollyhocks, fox gloves, poppies, daisies, lillies ferns, and hostas to name a few. Then in autumn the trees are laden with fruit, apples, pears, plums, and quinces, some of those I give to my local favorite restaurant.
And of course outside my cottage, studio and garden is good old Suffolk – its patchwork of hedged corn fields, copses of trees, individual great oaks, the huge skies, and crumbly coast line.
Another place sacred to me is Glyndebourne, and the chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast. Opera to me is singing pictures, and it seems to me that for an experience of perfection a visit to Glyndebourne can contain it all.
I also love the Lake District, the ideal 19thC romantic landscape, its rugged personable skyline, its bleak fells, its lush meadows and woods, its tinkling streams, and gushing water falls, and finally broad placid expanses of water, there shapes etched in my memory.
Lastly if I go abroad I like to go to Italy – Venice preferred; a palazzo apartment in the Arsenale district. I have been going there for some years – I love the quiet, the play of sunlight on the canals, the pattern and textures of the building, local shopping, the friendliness of Venetians, living with Donatello, Carpaccio, and Palladio close by, the contrasting thrill of the lagoon – a huge expanse of threatening yet some how benign water. 
See more of Christine McKechnie’s work on her website.
To find out more about Doug Patterson’s Sacred Places project, read Doug Patterson : Sacred Places of the World on this blog, or visit his website for more information: www.dougpattersonartist.com

Doug Patterson : Sacred Places of the World

In 2010 Doug Patterson exhibited his Artist in Paradise series at the National Theatre in London. This collection of works comprised over two hundred watercolours, oil paintings and drawings tracing the journeys of three travelling artists: Vasileio Barsky, Samuel Davis and Hercules Brabazon Brabazon. This work involved numerous journeys to Bhutan, the Christian Orthodox Monasteries of Mount Athos, Northern India and North Africa. The ‘Artist in Paradise‘ series took almost six years to complete. Read more about the Artist in Paradise project.

Following the successful Artist in Paradise exhibition at the National Theatre, Doug has since embarked on his next project – Sacred Places of the World.

The Sacred Places project involves visiting twenty selected locations around the world, each location involves a journey of discovery, and it will be illustrated in drawings and paintings created in situ. In tandem with this, Doug is also making sound recordings of people and their spiritual experiences en route.

In October 2010 Doug first travelled north from Kolkata by boat on the Hooghly River up to New Farraka and then transferred, via the navigable lock onto the Ganges sailing eventually to Patna.

The river journey is a microcosm of life and the river banks are lined with beautiful villages, ghats and temples. After disembarking at Patna, Doug travelled overland by train and bus to Bodhgaya, the most sacred place for Buddhists where Buddha received enlightenment. The final sacred place of Bodhgaya will be a glass sculpture.

In May and June 2011 Doug flew to Las Vegas to meet and old architect friend who he last saw in 1971. They started off from Las Vegas (the best of the worst) in a big Jeep to camp in the South Western Canyons of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Armed with a folding wallpaper table he visited Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyons and Monument Valley and the final sacred place – Canyon de Chelly. Doug had prepared himself with a three month exercise programme to get fit for the walking and climbing, knowing this was to be a challenging journey to find the locations.

Doug had decided this journey was to be about painting big landscapes two metres wide.

The third pilgrimage was in September 2011, starting in Ireland at the pre-neolithic site of New Grange, sixty miles north of Dublin. This is the finest ‘passage tomb’ yet discovered and was built one thousand years before the pyramids. Doug then joined the Tenacious tall ship as volunteer crew to sail, via the Irish Sea, to the Tower of London, the final destination being the Chapel of St. John in The White Tower.

The vessel Tenacious is owned and run by the Jubilee Trust and the voyage took twelve days.  Doug considers this one of the most incredible journeys of his life. The vessel has approximately sixty five crew, seven are permanent, the rest are volunteers, with about sixteen of these registered as disabled. Some are blind, some paraplegic, but they are treated just the same as the able-bodied and expected to sail and maintain the vessel. Doug’s ‘buddy’ was a blind girl, Angie, who sailed the ship using the voice activated compass. Doug says that the voyage was hard work and great fun “with some of the most beautiful people on the planet” and he even overcame his fear of heights by going aloft up the main mast.

Doug’s next trip is to Jerusalem via Greece, Cyprus and Jordan. The Sacred Place is to be the Garden Tomb where Christ was thought to be placed following the crucifixion. He will visit, paint and draw a selection of the various multi religious sites of Jerusalem. Doug’s plan is that the complete Sacred Places project will be published as an illustrated book in 2012.

Doug Patterson is an architect and artist. He studied at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association. During the past thirty years he has worked on a variety of diverse projects, including a Moghul Estate on a private island in the West Indies and two private motor yachts of 126 metres and 60 metres. View more drawings and paintings by Doug Patterson at: www.dougpattersonartist.com.

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!