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A quick gallery visit to the ARTWORKS shop, take a browse!

Here at the Artworks blog we thought we would share a few pictures of our Artworks shop at Blackthorpe Barn (further details of the main Artworks exhibition are below).

Sculptural ceramics by Kate Reynolds

The Artworks shop is always popular with visitors, offering up small delights & serendipitous finds, often artwork direct from the studios of Artworks artists and not previously exhibited.

Elaine Nason cards, work by Genista Dunham & Mac MaCaughan

The Artworks shop stocks small paintings, unframed prints and drawings, collage, sculptural artworks including ceramics, metalwork, glass and papier maché, together with a wonderful variety of handmade artist cards, greetings cards and artist postcards.

Most artists have prints, paintings or drawings in these browsers

Read more about setting up and managing the Artworks shop from Gillian Crossley-Holland, a founder artist member of Artworks.

Glass by Liz Waugh-McManus, cards by Christine McKechnie

Most Artworks artists exhibiting in the main Artworks exhibition also have a small selection of their work in the Artworks shop. Artists who are taking a sabbatical year out also contribute artwork to the Artworks shop.

You will find all styles and genres of art on display, from abstract to figurative, with all work in the shop available to be purchased and taken away on the same day of purchase. It is rather like an organised artist’s open studio set-up, comprised of many artists work on display. We accept cash and debit card payments on all purchases.

Together with the Artworks Café, the Artworks shop provides a most relaxing & informal atmosphere to browse all things art, from postcards (all at 50p!) to original paintings, handcrafted prints and small affordable sculptures.

The Artworks exhibition is open daily 10am to 5pm, from 7th – 29th September 2013. You can read more about all the Artworks artists here (or see the left sidebar for direct links to individual artists).

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition

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. There is also our Artworks café selling light refreshments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks 2013 at Blackthorpe Barn.

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!

We are looking for new artists join ARTWORKS!

Artworks are inviting professional artists living in East Anglia (Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire) to join our group and take part in our annual showcase exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn.

Artworks are looking for new artists to join whose work is creative and innovative, enhancing the appeal & range of work in our annual exhibition, and artists who will also contribute ideas and enthusiasm to support to the aims & objectives of the Artworks group.



Artworks was established in 2000 and membership is strictly limited to thirty artists. Some of our artists take a sabbatical, providing the opportunity for new artists to join us for one year.

Artworks currently have vacancies for four full (permanent) and three temporary (one-year) artists.  If you are interested in joining Artworks, head on over to the Artworks website for more information on how to apply. The closing date for completed artist applications is 16 February 2013.

See some photographs of the Artworks exhibition:

Seven Ways art exhibition at Wymondham Arts Centre, Norfolk

Artworks artist Jazz Green has some paintings in a new exhibition ‘Seven Ways’, featuring the work of seven contemporary East Anglian artists, united by friendship and their connection to the Waveney Valley.

The seven artists in ‘Seven Ways’ are: Nell Close, Clare Cummins, Miles Fairhurst, Jazz Green, Richard Hunter, Dee Nickerson and Julie Noad. Here are some photographs of the exhibition.

Miles Fairhurst (paintings) and Clare Cummins (ceramics)
Dee Nickerson (paintings)

Seven Ways promises to be an engaging and eclectic art exhibition, showcasing the seven artists very different approaches – from gentle observations of country ways, musical elements of still life, scenes of nature, landscape and skies to bold abstract forms and textures of the earth.

Jazz Green (paintings)

Jazz Green has been a member of Artworks since 2010.
See more of Jazz Green’s art here: www.jazzgreen.com

Wymondham Arts Centre is located in Becket’s Chapel, the second oldest building in the town of Wymondham, founded as a chantry in 1174 by William D’Albini, the grandson of William D’Albini who founded Wymondham Abbey. Read more about the history of Becket’s Chapel.

The exhibition Seven Ways at Wymondham Arts Centre is open daily from 29th May to 10th June 2012: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 12 noon – 5pm.

Seven Ways
29th May to 10th June 2012

Wymondham Arts Centre
Becket’s Chapel
Church Street

Wymondham

Norfolk
NR18 OPH

Chris Gamble : double success in the Eastern Open exhibition

One of Chris Gamble‘s pieces, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, has been selected for the annual Eastern Open exhibition and it gained not one but two awards! The first award was the Exaclair Art Prize of artists’ materials and the second was the Bank House Hotel Purchase Award.

This year’s Eastern Open attracted 557 works by 280 artists from seven counties, with prize money totalling more than £4,000. The winners were announced during a packed ceremony at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in Norfolk.

Chris Gamble‘s prize-winning work, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, comprises thirty six small pen drawings of head portraits, and it represents part of an on-going body of work around the theme of ordinary people.

The faces that you meet  © Chris Gamble 2012

The annual Eastern Open exhibition is held in King’s Lynn Arts Centre, and it invites artist submissions from seven counties in the east of England: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire.
A different group of selectors are invited each year to select wotk for this prestigious exhibition. On the judging panel for the Eastern Open 2012 were: Mark Hill, TV Presenter, 20th Century Design Expert and Applied Arts Patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Yasmin Canvin, freelance curator and Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art; Jessica Lack, Arts Writer for The Guardian for 12 years and co-author of “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms
The selection panel selected forty one works for the 2012 Eastern Open exhibition, all currently on show in the Shakespeare and Fermoy galleries at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. An alternative Community Choice panel selected works to hang in the Red Barn and the Old Warehouse galleries.
In addition to being a member of the Artworks group, Chris Gamble also belongs to Breckland Artists, who will be holding a tenth anniversary exhibition in the Forum, Norwich, from 27th May until 1st June 2012.
Chris’s husband, Roger Gamble, is also in Artworks, and he won the ‘Best in Show Award’ at the Eastern Open exhibition in 2002. Both Chris & Roger have had their art selected in previous years. Chris won also an award in 2009 for an acrylic painting called ‘Economic Downturn‘. 
The Artworks blog says well done to them both – a prize-winning duo!
The Eastern Open exhibition continues until the 19th May 2012, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Eastern Open exhibition 2012
31 March – 19 May 2012
King’s Lynn Arts Centre
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1HA

John Glover : a new artist to ARTWORKS

Today we warmly welcome a new artist to Artworks (and the Artworks blog) the highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter, John Glover.

John Glover recently won the Rowland Hilder Award at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Below is the prize-winning painting, which is entitled ‘Mrs. McLeod’.

‘Mrs McLeod’ © John Glover

John Glover’s subjects include people from all walks of life, from official portraits to more intimate family groups or individual studies. He works in a variety of mediums including pencil, watercolour, pastel and oils.

John says of his work: “As a portrait painter I find myself in a very privileged position. I am invited into people’s lives however briefly, to witness their work, their aspirations, their successes and sometimes their failures, indeed their humanity.

John was also recently elected as the President of The Cambridge Drawing Society. The Cambridge Drawing Society was founded in 1882 by Lady Sandys and is one of the oldest art societies in the country. Former members of The Cambridge Drawing Society include Cecil Beaton, Ronald Searle, Gwen Raverat, Peter Graham (Vice President of the Institute of Oil Painters) and James Horton (President of the Society of British Artists). The Cambridge Drawing Society’s membership now comprises over one hundred and forty artists. We wish John much success in his new appointment.

John is also an experienced teacher in portraiture, life-drawing and painting. He runs day classes locally in the Cambridge area and also teaches at summer schools throughout the UK. John also offers painting demonstrations to many art groups and societies. He is also available for individual, one-to-one art tuition.

Visit John Glover’s website for more information on commissioning a portrait or attending one of his art tuition classes.

www.johngloverportraits.co.uk