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ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition: MEET THE ARTIST Daily Schedule

Visitors to ARTWORKS in 2021 will once again have the opportunity to meet many of the the artists in the exhibition, with a selected artist setting up a mini desk ’studio’ or work area in the main thatched barn each day.

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Artworks 21st Annual Exhibition

As each artist creates their art differently, the content & structure of each MTA day will vary – it may not be practically possible to demonstrate all art techniques. However, it is fabulous opportunity to get an insight into how an artist works.

Other ARTWORKS artists are also present each day to answer any questions, either working at the reception/sales desk or in the Ivy café.

Please find below the schedule for our ‘Meet the Artist’ days at ARTWORKS in 2021:

ARTWORKS ‘Meet the Artist’ 2021

Saturday 25th September, 2021: Laurie Rudling: Printing Etchings and Collagraphs
Sunday 26th September, 2021: Iona Howard: Capturing an intimate connection with Landscape
Monday 27th September, 2021: Alison Jones: Botanical illustration with inspiration
Tuesday 28th September, 2021: Helen Dougall: Waxing Lyrical
Wednesday 29th September, 2021: Roger Gamble: Acrylics in action
Thursday 30th September, 2021: Valerie Armstrong: Simple Gelli-plate monoprinting
Friday 1st October, 2021: Zoë Rubens: Gardens, dreams and desires
Saturday 2nd October, 2021: Nicola Coe: Making art with nature for nature
Sunday 3rd October, 2021: Antonia Hockton: Where carving stone has taken me
Monday 4th October, 2021: Lyn Aylward: The portrait in oils
Tuesday 5th October, 2021: Alfie Carpenter: Mixed media collage landscapes
Wednesday 6th October, 2021: Hazel Bradshaw: Porcelain – impractical pot building
Thursday 7th October, 2021: Jazz Green: Torn! Between Painting and Collage
Friday 8th October, 2021: Sue Caddy: Hand building with clay
Saturday 9th October, 2021: Evelyn Polk: Packaging reimagined
Sunday 10th October, 2021: Julia Groves: Botanical journeys

ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition
Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash or major credit/debit cards.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The exhibition venue Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access with free parking for all visitors. The Ivy Café will be serving light refreshments following Covid guidelines.

Stay in touch with ARTWORKS via Instagram @artworkseast and follow our exhibition hashtag #artworkseast.

TWITTER: @artworkseast
INSTAGRAM: @artworkseast

Blackthorpe Barn

The ARTWORKS Annual Exhibition returns for its 21st year in 2021!

Our 21st Annual Exhibition opens at 10am on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the beautiful venue of Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham, Suffolk, IP30 9HZ.

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Artworks 21st Annual Exhibition, Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021 at Blackthorpe Barn

Join us for a celebration day on Saturday 25th September, the ‘first day’ of the exhibition. This is an all day ‘open day’ to provide a safe & enjoyable experience for visitors & artists. The artists will be present at different times during the open day. The rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn has ample space to mingle & chat outside as required.

‘Fireworks’ by Zoë Rubens

We welcome back Janet French and Helen Dougall, who were both on a ‘sabbatical’ from Artworks in 2020. Nicola Coe is now a full elected member of Artworks, having been a guest artist in 2018 and 2019.

At the beginning of each year, we invite professional artists (via open call) to join us as guest artists. In 2021 we welcome back guest artist Zoë Rubens, joined by five new guest artists: Louise Chapman painter, Antonia Hockton stone carver, Iona Howard printmaker, Evelyn Polk mixed media artist, and Laurie Rudling printmaker.

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‘Depicting heads’ by Cathy D’Arcy

ARTWORKS 21st Annual Exhibition
Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 2021
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm. All work in the exhibition is for sale. Payment can be made by cash or major credit/debit cards.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The exhibition venue Blackthorpe Barn is on ground level with easy access with free parking for all visitors. The Ivy Café will be serving light refreshments following Covid guidelines.

Stay in touch with ARTWORKS via Instagram @artworkseast and follow our exhibition hashtag #artworkseast.

TWITTER: @artworkseast
INSTAGRAM: @artworkseast

Blackthorpe Barn

ARTWORKS: Alfie Carpenter connects to Suffolk landscapes in lockdown

In the space of a few months, our world has seemingly shifted and changed from what we know. Projects and exhibitions postponed, most notably for me the exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London as part of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, for which I had three works selected. However, one thing that remains a steady presence is our surrounding landscapes, and now, more than ever, our green spaces have become even more precious to us.

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There is always tomorrow

Over the last six months I have connected to the Suffolk landscape with a greater depth than ever before. During my daily exercise, I felt compelled to soak up every inch of the outdoors, knowing that I’d have to retreat to the safety of my house after an hour or so. It was in these moments that I created little collage paintings inspired by these mini outings, taking particular influence from the blossoms and blooming flowers which seemed to be compensating for the dreary state of the world by glowing with extra colour.

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Blossom II

The dreamy mid-summer skies and wildflowers also became a focal point in my work – a consequence of lazy evening cycle rides around the fields surrounding my village. Art, as always, became a means of wellbeing, and enabled me to gain a sense of purpose, understanding, and calm in these turbulent times.

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Wheat field, wildflowers II

Great joy was felt when it was announced that Paint Out Norfolk would be taking place in July. I leapt at the chance to have a project to work on, to immerse myself in the beautiful scenery of East Anglia and to work alongside 50 other artists in a safe and enjoyable way.

Over eight days, I took myself around the county, absorbing the landscapes and relishing the opportunity to exhibit the artworks created each day. I visited the Broads, the marshes, the inner city green spaces, the woodlands and the varied and atmospheric coastlines which I love so much. Using my mixed media collage technique, I felt so lucky and privileged to be able to work in these places and I was delighted to win a judges commendation for my piece ‘Summer through the trees’, painted at Wells-next-the-Sea.

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Summer through the trees

The summer started to retreat so quickly and the swallows stopped screeching, but I kept on painting. Working with mixed media collage, I have built up a new collection of landscapes which I will be exhibiting at The Quay Gallery at Snape Maltings from 15 – 21 October 2020. The exhibition, entitled The Tide of all Things, is an exploration into change, growth and the strength of life in flux – the ebb and flow of waters; the currents of the sky; the cyclical lifespan of crops and industrial rural terrain; the rise and fall of day and night, light and dark.

Landscapes have always been precious to me, and this year has reminded me just how valuable they are.

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Orford Quay

The Tide of all Things, Quay Gallery at Snape Maltings, 15 – 21 October 2020

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Snape Maltings https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/type/exhibitions/
Paint Out Norfolk – https://www.paintout.org/gallery/paint-out-norfolk-2020/
Mall Galleries – https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/royal-institute-painters-water-colours-208th-exhibition (The painting ‘Orford Quay‘ is one of the selected pieces)