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Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local school

News from Helen Dougall on the completion of a special project with a local school:

You are invited to the unveiling of The First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging featuring the work of Helen Dougall and children from Walsham le Willows Primary School.

When: Friday 11th November, 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Where: Walsham le Willows Memorial Hall

Helen Dougall: First World War Centenary Memorial Batik Wallhanging Project with local schoolThe Hall will also be open to the public 11am-3pm Saturday 12th November and Sunday 13th November (and future events).

Helen Dougall has been commissioned with the help of the Big Lottery funding to work with school children in Walsham le Willows in Suffolk to make a batik wallhanging commemorating those who died in the First World War. The names of servicemen who came from Walsham le Willows are included in the design.


Poppies and landscape are featured, each child producing their own batik piece, all of which have been sewn together to form a 4- metre-wide wallhanging to be displayed in the Memorial Village Hall.

Small groups of the class of 9 – 10 year-olds took it in turns to visit Helen’s studio to learn the process of batik after producing observational drawings of poppies.

ARTWORKS today: Learn about batik with artist Helen Dougall

Today, Friday 20 September 2013, Artworks artist Helen Dougall will be demonstrating traditional and creative batik textile techniques in the Artworks exhibition demonstration area.
Helen Dougall Batik: Everything it’s Cracked up to be!

Helen Dougall says: I am interested in the effect of agriculture on the landscape, tractors ‘drawing’ across fields to produce perspective patterns and the effect of sunlight across stubble fields… 

Read more about Helen’ Dougalls batik artwork on the Artworks website.

You can see Helen Dougall demonstrating the techniques of batik in the Artworks exhibition today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
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, all under one roof! Read more about the Artworks artists on our main website.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, free exhibition catalogue, free admission, ample free parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have the ever popular Artworks shop, which stocks small paintings, prints, unframed drawings, often straight from the artist’s studio, a good range of sculptural art including ceramics, metalwork, glass & papier mache, together with many handmade artist cards, assorted greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also our Artworks café selling light refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you to Artworks 2013 at Blackthorpe Barn!