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Some pictures from the ARTWORKS exhibition, take a look!

Here are a few photographs taken at our 14th Annual Artworks exhibition in the wonderful setting of Blackthorpe Barn. The exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, until 29 September 2013.

Ceramics by Carol Pask & paintings by Constance Stubbs
Ceramic sculptures by Kate Reynolds, batik & paintings by Helen Dougall

Mixed media (glass, film, projection) by Liz Waugh McManus

Mike Ashley‘s paintings viewed from the reception desk

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news & updates, as we will be adding more photographs of the exhibition very soon.

We also have the very popular Artworks shop, selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed drawings and paintings, small 3D works in glass & ceramic, and a superb range of greetings cards and postcards – even more art to browse. Read more about the Artworks shop here. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in the beautiful rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn.

Liz Waugh-McManus & Ursula Kit Price Moss exhibition

Two Artworks artists, Liz Waugh McManus and Ursula Kit Price Moss, are currently exhibiting their work in France. 
Galerie Josette Da Costa in St Jean Pied de Port
Their show at the Galerie Josette Da Costa in St Jean Pied de Port, in the Basque country, is on now until the end of August 2013.  
Galerie Josette Da Costa in St Jean Pied de Port
Liz Waugh McManus and Ursula Kit Price Moss are enjoying being artists in residence in this ancient town in the Pyrenees, which is on the Pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella.

John Glover : painting portraits in the Artworks exhibition

New to the Artworks group in 2102, the portrait painter John Glover has been paintings portraits in the current Artworks exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, as part of our daily demonstrations programme.

The models for John’s two days in the gallery were also artists, two artists from Artworks, Valerie Armstrong and Liz Waugh-McManus.

Here is Valerie Armstrong sitting for her portrait, with John Glover at the easel.

Here is the finished portrait, which Valerie was very pleased with. Word has it that the sitters get to keep the painting.

On John’s second day of painting demonstrations in the Artworks exhibition, the sitter was artist Liz Waugh-McManus – and here is the result.

Read more about John Glover and his career as a professional portrait artist on our blog, John Glover : a new artist to Artworks

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

A different Artworks artist sets up a temporary studio space in the Artworks exhibition each day. The artist is in residence from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop in at any time during the day to watch the artist at work or ask questions about media and techniques as there is no structured timetable to the day.

See all Artworks artists daily demonstrations at a glance.

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

The 13th Annual Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Free entry and a free catalogue, ample parking, full disabled access.

While at the Artworks exhibition check out the Artworks shop (& Cafe) for a range of smaller works from all the Artworks artists, some never seen before, straight from the artist’s studio. There are original handmade prints, small works on paper and canvas, small sculptures, glass, ceramics – and a fabulous range of artists cards. Click here for directions to Blackthorpe barn.

Welcome back to the Artworks shop!

A few words from Gillian Crossley-Holland, a founder member of Artworks, who oversees and organises the Artworks shop each year. Please note: This text refers to the Artworks exhibition & shop in 2012:
It is our thirteenth exhibition and I think this is one of our best shows ever. The main barn looks very striking with the three dimensional work displayed on tall plinths which flow back the length of the barn – including Carol Pask’s bold ceramic works, Lizzie Saunder’s intriguing geometric shapes, Genista Dunham’s large and exciting papier mache bowls, the beautiful glass work of Virginia Wright, not forgetting Jenny Goater’s successful wire sculptures (also a founder member of Artworks). There is, of course, all the wonderful paintings on the walls, in every 2D media, from traditional oils to mixed media collage and acrylics.
Our Private View evening was great, with lots of familiar faces but also a number of new people visiting, a real buzz, and many sales of artwork, large and small. Meanwhile, it was back to Blackthorpe barn very early the next morning to meet the Shop Team and set up the Artworks shop & cafe.
Having finished getting the shop ready with the walls, tables and browsers filled up with artists work, I always feel I should have a little treat to celebrate – something lovely from the main exhibition or the Artworks shop, even if it’s just a few artists cards. 
Papier mache bowls by Jazz Green
Last year it was a papier mache bowl by Jazz Green, tender and golden, and a wonderful print by Ben Quail. 
This year it was another papier mache bowl (I have a collection) by Genista Dunham – it is so merry and colourful.
Papier mache bowls by Genista Dunham, and glass sculptures by Liz Waugh-McManus
The shop is now beautifully set up and running alongside the main Artworks exhibition, and as always, there is a wonderful range of artworks and cards to browse and buy.
Cards by Valerie Armstrong (left) and Penny Bhadresa (right), Carol Pask ceramics (centre)

I love looking round my home and seeing various artworks I have bought and remembering their makers and all the wonderful artists I’ve worked alongside these last thirteen years with Artworks.

Print browsers and many paintings displayed on the walls
The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Suffolk (Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)
8th to 30th September 2012
The Artworks exhibition (and the Artworks shop) is open daily, 10am to 5pm.
The Artworks shop sells original prints, small works on paper, 3D artworks and an extensive range of artist cards. We also serve light refreshments in the Artworks cafe.
We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks shop!

Liz Waugh McManus : artist talk at Glass Games exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus will be talking about her work at the exhibition Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London, on Saturday 23rd June, 2012 at 3pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, Family Tree
cast glass, mixed media & video projection

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision launches a summer of adventure with the Glass Games 2012 festival.

There will be a series of lunchtime and afternoon talks by the artists showing at this world-class exhibition of contemporary glass, inspired by the Olympic spirit. Much of the work in this exhibition was made especially for the show, and the artists will open up their processes and inspiration in these informal talks. Read more about the series of gallery talks here.

The Gallery Talks programme with the glass artists:

Saturday 16 June 3.00pm – Chris wood; 4.00pm – Philippa Beveridge

Sunday 17 June 3.00pm – June Kingsbury

Monday 18 June 12.30pm – Gallery tour

Tuesday 19 June 12.30pm – Helen Maurer

Wednesday 20 June 12.30pm – Deborah Timperley

Thursday 21 June 12.30pm – Susan Purser Hope

Friday 22nd June 12.30pm – David Reekie

Saturday 23 June 3.00pm – Liz Waugh-McManus

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street is open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on Thursday 14th, Saturday 16th &  Thursday 21st June 2012).

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
13th to 23rd June 2012

The Gallery in Redchurch Street
50 Redchurch Street
E2 7DP
Telephone: 020 7729 4949 (during the show)
Before and after the show 01625 425049, or email: glassgames2012@gmail.com

Contemporary Glass Society, Greater London Glass Games 2012: http://www.cgs.org.uk

Liz Waugh McManus : Glass Games & British Glass Biennale exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus has had one of her multimedia works, Family Tree (using cast glass and projected film), selected for two art exhibitions.
Family Tree consists of three glass dolls perched on a tree inside a traditional glass dome. Behind these glass children, runs a projection of footage taken in the 1920s and 1930s of real children playing games  in environments as diverse as a Scottish beach to exotic scenes of India. The piece celebrates children’s games of the past and references nostalgia, heritage and the human desire to preserve things.

Family Tree (H37cm x W43cm x D28cm)

Family Tree will first be exhibited at Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision, to coincide with the lead up to the Olympics, at East London’s The Gallery in Redchurch Street from 13th to 23rd June 2012. The exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Glass Society and is funded by Arts Council, England.

After Glass Games finishes in late June 2012, Family Tree will then travel on to another high profile exhibition, the British Glass Biennale at The Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge (this is the second time Liz has had work selected for this prestigious show). The exhibition runs from 24th August to 15th September 2012.
Fairfield I is another piece by Liz Waugh McManus exploring themes of family, childhood and nostalgia. The glass building in Fairfield I is a replica of a doll’s house made by Liz waugh-McManus’s great-grandfather, with projected animations of the original dolls and other memorabilia.

Fairfield I,  cast glass-film projection,  H40cm x W23cm x D3cm (photo credit: Simon Bruntnell)
Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
The Gallery in Redchurch Street

13th to 23rd June 2012

50 Redchurch Street
E2 7DP
Gallery open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on 14th, 16th &  21st June 2012)
The Ruskin Glass Centre
24th August to 15th September 2012
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