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Art in Action : Janet French and Emma Buckmaster collaborative Tree Portraits’ etchings project

Artworks artist Janet French and Emma Buckmaster will be at Art in Action 2014 from 17-20th July demonstrating the collaborative project that they have been working on. ‘Tree Portraits’ are a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper made from the trees’ own leaves.


Etching on Beech leaves

The newest addition to the series, Fraxinus Excelsior, an etching of an ash tree printed on to ash leaf paper, was shortlisted for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It will be on display in the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibition at Art in Action.


Fraxinus Excelsior
Etching on Ash leaves

Over the last 36 years, Art in Action, held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, has created a new sort of art show and now attracts around 25,000 visitors. The public comes to Art in Action, not just to see works of art, but to see the art of creating art. Janet and Emma will be working in the Printmaking marquee. For further information please visit www.artinaction.org.uk.

The Tree Portraits will also be exhibited at the Artworks Annual Exhibition in September 2014 and can be viewed on Janet and Emma‘s websites.


Art in Action 2014
Thursday 17 July to Sunday 20 July 2014. Open 10.00am – 5.30pm each day
Waterperry House
Near Wheatley
OX33 1JZ

ARTWORKS exhibition : Curwen Studio Printworks Day

On Sunday 15 September 2013, Artworks is hosting the The Curwen Studio Printworks Day in the Artworks exhibition.

The Curwen Studio Printworks Day is a programme of special one-off sessions exploring the art of printmaking, held in the Studio Room at Blackthorpe Barn.

There will be four one-hour sessions by different Artworks artists demonstrating the different techniques of printmaking throughout the day. Please note, these are not tutored sessions, but an opportunity to watch and learn, ask questions and find out more about the art of printmaking.

Session 1: 10.30-11.30 Cutting and Printing Lino, Chris Gamble
Session 2: 12.00-13.00 The Art of Etching, Jan Dingle
Session 3: 13.30-14.30 Linocut Lines, Elaine Nason
Session 4: 15.00-16.00 The Process of Block Printing, Rachel Hutchins

Tickets are £5 per session. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. There is a maximum of 20 tickets per session. Tickets can be purchased at the Artworks exhibition desk any day prior to Sunday 15 September (advisable), or by calling 01359 270880 (10-5 daily) to reserveyour tickets at the Studio Room door on the day.

The Curwen Studio will have a stand in the main barn throughout the Printworks day. This event is sponsored by The Curwen Studio.

Please note: You are also very welcome to just visit our main exhibition which is open all day, independent of the Printworks sessions.

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. Read more about the Artworks artists.
We also have a shop selling limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit!