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Valerie Armstrong & Kate Reynolds: Poetry Evening at Sentinel Gallery

The Sentinel Gallery are hosting a Poetry Evening on Saturday 25th June 2016 at 6pm, which will includes talks by Valerie Armstrong and Kate Reynolds on their creative processes. Tickets are £8 (including wine), to be reserved in advance. Contact: The Sentinel Gallery, Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9DX, Tel: 01206 827490, or email info@thesentinelgallery.co.uk.

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The poetry evening coincides with the current art exhibition, “Explosion of the palette”, featuring paintings and sculptures by two ARTWORKS artists: Valerie Armstrong and Kate Reynolds.

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Explosion of the palette

4th June – 3rd July 2016
The Sentinel Gallery
Chapel Road
Wivenhoe
Essex CO7 9DX
Tel. 01206 827490
www.thesentinelgallery.co.uk
Gallery open Wednesdays – Sundays, plus bank holidays, 10am – 5pm

Ruth McCabe: New Exhibition ‘Illumination’ at Aubrey Gallery

From 1st June to 30th July Ruth McCabe will be showing twelve watercolours in the Aubrey Gallery’s show, ‘ILLUMINATION’.

‘ILLUMINATION’ is a joint exhibition featuring work by Ruth McCabe and Sue Eaton. The artists will be in the gallery between 11am – 1pm on Saturday 4th June 2016.

ILLUMINATION
1st June to 30th July 2016
Aubrey Art Gallery
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1AW
Tel: 01371 873133

Ruth works with translucent layers of watercolour pigment to build up abstract interpretations of the landscape. Living in East Suffolk she has chosen pieces which show the impact of light on the agricultural and coastal formations so typical of this region.

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Ruth McCabe, Sunset Light, watercolour on paper

Within the collection there are also pieces which have emerged following a residency in North Wales in 2015, where the massive land forms around her, and the places where industry made its impact set a different challenge. In particular she spent time exploring a disused slate quarry, watching the light as it moved across man-made rock faces and forms. It was a place of great presence, bringing to mind thoughts of the violence which had removed rock from the mountain, juxtaposed against the beauty of colour, and colonisation of plant life since work stopped. There were even tadpoles in August in the shallow pools.

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Ruth McCabe, Light in dark places, watercolour

For an overview of the ‘ILLUMINATION’ exhibition and opening times of the gallery, please visit www.aubreyartgallery.com/index.html

To see Ruth’s twelve pieces in the exhibition, visit www.aubreyartgallery.com/pages/mccabe/ruthmccabe.html

Valerie Armstrong & Kate Reynolds in new exhibition at Sentinel Gallery

ARTWORKS NEWS: Forthcoming exhibition “Explosion of the palette”, featuring three East Anglian artists: Valerie Armstrong, Stephanie Stow and Kate Reynolds.

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‘Explosion of the palette’ is an exhibition of paintings and ceramic sculptures from three East Anglian artists, all of whom produce works which challenge and playfully question. This exhibition takes place in a beautiful gallery in Wivenhoe, The Sentinel Gallery. The exhibition promises to be  exuberant, colourful and contemporary.

Explosion of the palette
4th June – 3rd July 2016
The Sentinel Gallery
Chapel Road
Wivenhoe
Essex CO7 9DX
Tel. 01206 827490
www.thesentinelgallery.co.uk
Open Wednesdays – Sundays, plus bank holidays, 10am – 5pm

The preview opening party is on Saturday 4th June from 10am – 4pm. Everyone welcome!

ARTWORKS: Meet the Artist : Printmaker Bryan Whiteley

Today, Tuesday 9 September 2014, Bryan Whiteley will be at the Artworks exhibition demonstrating relief printmaking in woodcuts and linocuts. Brian Whiteley will be in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Bryan Whiteley says: I am inspired by the natural environment and love the disciplined and therapeutic aspect of cutting the block and the suspense as the print is pulled.

Great Leighs, by Bryan Whiteley

Great Leighs, by Bryan Whiteley

Read more about Brian Whiteley‘s work.

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition each day. Or follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets.

Wednesday 10 September 2014, Ruth McCabe
Thursday 11 September 2014, Gillian Crossley-Holland
Friday 12 September 2014, Roger Gamble
Saturday 13 September 2014, Katie Millard
Sunday 14 September 2014, Helen Dougall
Monday 15 September 2014, Eileen Revett
Tuesday 16 September 2014, Valerie Armstrong
Wednesday 17 september 2014, Roger Gamble
Thursday 18 September 2014, Lyn Aylward
Saturday 20 September, 2014, Alfie Carpenter
Monday 22 September 2014, Janet French
Wednesday 24 September 2014, Katie Millard
Thursday 25th September 2014 Curwen Print Study Day
Friday 26 September 2014, Alison Jones
Saturday 27 September 2014, Roger Gamble

Read more about all the Artworks artists here.

ARTWORKS 15th Annual Exhibition
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

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

We also have the Artworks Shop selling small framed and unframed artwork, including original prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, together with a wide range of greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2014!

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN summer exhibition : Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Christine McKechnie

Three Artworks artists, Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland and Christine McKechnie, have artwork currently on show in the summer exhibition at Gallery in the Garden in Great Saling, Essex. The summer exhibition runs from 9th – 20th July, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2 – 5pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, in the ‘Fantastic Light Show’, is exhibiting some of her latest multi-media glassworks.

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Fairfield I, cast glass and projected film animation, by Liz Waugh McManus

Gillian Crossley-Holland, who is illustrating a book of poems with the poet Kevin Crossley-Holland, has some of her exquisite oil pastel still lifes on show.

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A framed pastel still life by Gillian Crossley-Holland

Christine McKechnie is exhibiting some of her much admired and intricate painted paper-cut collages of her beautiful cottage garden and the Suffolk countryside.

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Christine McKechnie’s intricate paper-cut collages in The Orangery

The Gallery in the Garden is in The Orangery, set in an historic 18th century walled garden. The Gallery in the Garden showcases the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen alongside iconic 20th century British artists, such as Edward Bawden, John Nash and Julian Trevelyan.

Summer Show
9th July – 20th July 2014
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 2-5pm
Gallery in the Garden
Great Saling
Essex
CM7 5DP

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: