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Artists in ARTWORKS: Mac McCaughan: The greatest challenge with making furniture is striking the balance between form and function…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Mac McCaughan

Gem Stone Throne

Gem Stone Throne

The greatest challenge with making furniture is striking the balance between form and function…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

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

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

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.

Artworks Prize Draw: Modern Abstractions

As mentioned in a previous post, the Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw is a popular feature in the annual Artworks exhibition. The mini artworks are all original works at just 6″ x 6″ square. They are all presented in standard card mounts for easy framing.

Here at the Artworks blog, we thought it would be a great idea to publish a series of exclusive ‘previews’ of all thirty mini artworks in the Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw 2011 (as previously mentioned here) in the run up to the Artworks exhibition.

Today, we have selected six mini artworks to show you, with a modern, abstract or minimalist style – subtle or strong dimensions in colour, simple lines and structures. The six original mini works featured here are by: Jazz GreenAnthony JonesEleonora KnowlandMac McCaughan, Katie Millard and Eileen Revett. We hope you enjoy this selection – and remember, the prize draw tickets are on sale throughout the Artworks exhibition at just £2 each!

Katie Millard

Mac McCaughan

Anthony Jones

Jazz Green

Eleonora Knowland

Eileen Revett
The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. The Prize Draw tickets are £2 each, on sale throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. All the mini artworks are original works of art, not reproductions!
The Janette Place Mini Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to charity. In 2011 we are supporting the Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust are constructing an innovative new education centre at the site of Bradfield Woods in Suffolk, using green oak harvested from  Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s own nature reserves as part of their conservation management programme. You can see some photos of the project on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.

Next time, we will focus on some different mini artworks, on the theme of travel and the landscape, each artist’s work capturing a unique sense of time and place.

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!