to Mar 20

Martin and Nicola Coe

New works by husband and wife artists Martin and Nicola Coe.

Nicola Coe has been exploring new ways of working directly with nature from the garden and Martin Coe will be showing a new group of works based around objects found in the couples home.

Private view Friday 15th March. All welcome...

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to Mar 27

Carol Pask, Cyndi Speers & Gillian Plummer


Carol Pask

Carol is a ceramic artist working in stoneware and porcelain, combining traditional methods to create sculptural pieces, which are often fused with metal, wood or slate. Shapes and images are distilled into non-representational interpretations with just the essence remaining in the finished sculptural work.

Gillian Plummer

Gillian’s images are ‘intricate, truly original, arresting, and never to be forgotten’. She is a photographer who looks for art in the natural world. Nature for her is the spirit of life and she is truly inspired by it.

Cyndi Speer

Cyndi is greatly inspired by the beauty of landscapes, and the nature that is within. Her technique of wide brushstrokes that are overlain with finer, delicate details, together with the inclusion of patterns have often been described as being ‘dreamlike’ and ‘surreal’.

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to Apr 3

Linda Pebody & Rowan Stephenson

Linda Pebody

Linda Pebody

Rowan Stephenson

Rowan Stephenson

March 28th - April 3rd

Drinks and nibbles.    Saturday March 30th  12-2pm

Suffolk Skies. New Work by Linda Pebody

‘The evocative, mysterious low landscape of Suffolk characterised by its magnificent skies - storms coming, dawn rising, sun setting and the vapour trails from tiny dots carrying the suggestion of unknown destinations.’

Rivers and Reeds. New work by Rowan Stephenson

'At the heart of Rowan's reflective work is a love of colour and rhythm, expressed through these new oil paintings of the River Alde and Minsmere reedbeds.'

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to Apr 10

Sara Johnson


Reeds, Rivers and Reflections

Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sara Johnson

April 4th – 10th 10am – 5pm

Sara is exhibiting her watercolour & acrylic landscapes of the locality ,exploring her interest in conveying atmosphere & developing textural effects.

Although most of her work represents a recognisable place, Sara likes to paint intuitively, applying the paint boldly & encouraging & guiding accidental effects.


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to Apr 18

Jake Robson

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Father & Son: Figures & Places

John Robson & Jake Robson

Sculpture and paintings.

April 12th – 17th 2019 10am – 5pm

Private view Friday 12th April from 6pm. All welcome...

Drinks and nibbles Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th April 12 – 2pm

John Robson (1931 – 1987) trained at Kingston and the Royal College of Art as a sculptor. He spent 5 years working as an assistant to Henry Moore and later taught in several Art schools. John’s work is in public and private collections throughout Britain.

Jake Robson (1970 -) graduated in painting from Winchester and Chelsea Colleges of Art. He worked as a gallery technician and later taught Art for many years while continuing to paint and exhibit in group and solo shows. Jake’s recent paintings feature the Suffolk landscape around Woodbridge.

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to May 1



Charlotte Hawkins

Patricia Lomax -

Nicky Loutit -

Anne Paton -

Julie Scarr

Henri Villiers -

Helen Armstrong Bland -

This is the first group exhibition by a diverse bunch of life long artists. They met by chance when they relocated or returned to the Suffolk coast in 2016. The group comprises both painters and printmakers. Each works individually but meet once a month to share inspiration, encouragement and produce experimental collaborative work (aka messing about). These have included a large scale mixed media monochrome piece, a concertina book, collage work and a short film submitted for the Venice Biennale.

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to Mar 13

Sanctuary Living


Sanctuary Supported Living

Photography Course.

 Friday 8 March – Saturday 9 March 2019, 
This photography exhibition is the culmination of a six-week course for residents of SSL’s youth and homelessness schemes in Ipswich., Run by local photographer and SSL key worker David Perkins the themes of the course looked at ‘Portraiture’, ‘Photography as storytelling’ and ‘Street photography’, with the students shaping the focus of the course and curating the exhibition themselves., Images on display will be offered for sale with any profits returning to the students.

Many thanks to those who have supported and funded the project:, • Councillor Inga Lockington, • Paul Birch of Revolver World, an international coffee co-operative. Additional funding for this project came from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund.

Sanctuary Supported Living provides accommodation and support services to thousands of young people and adults across the country.

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to Mar 6

SBP Collection

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This will be a unique showing of paintings, prints and 3D works that I have carefully selected and cherished, over my time spent as a practising artist. Initially it was not my intention to amass a collection, but through the experience of exhibiting and mixing with other accomplished artists I found myself continually making discoveries and wanting to take them home; thereby surrounding myself with beautiful inspirational artworks. Showing my appreciation towards other artists has also meant a lot. In recent years I have focused on having an exhibition of my collection. Having lived in Suffolk for 22 years, the works mainly feature East Anglian artists, but there are also works from further afield. The show will include recent acquisitions as well as older works, with a wide range of price points.

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to Feb 27

Painting with a camera Geoffrey Thomas


Painting with a camera Geoffrey Thomas

Open 10 - 5 pm every day

At age 63 I started taking night time images while living in London in May 2016.

Now based in Suffolk, I use the same technique, letting the camera paint the images with the help of my hands. After visiting several locations both in England and ThailandI I have a much better understanding of how the camera can create very different , and at times mesmerising “Paintings” successfully.

The qualities of images recorded reminds me of actual works of art, so I have called my technique "Painting with a Camera".

I look forward to visitors my at exhibition in Woodbridge where I will be available in person, and also my website at with your constructive comments."

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to Feb 20



TASC hope to raise awareness of what we have and what we will lose to Sizewell C (SZC) through this exposition of artwork depicting our precious Heritage coastline and the surrounding marshes, heaths and woodlands. Local artists, including Maggi Hambling, have loaned us examples of their work and TASC is very grateful for their generosity and solidarity with our cause: to stop SZC and save our crumbling coast and future generations from the completely unnecessary burden of housing lethal radioactive waste here for hundreds of years to come.

On Saturday 16th from 2-4pm, TASC Chairman Pete Wilkinson, co-founder of Greenpeace UK, will be giving a series of short talks on the implications of SZC and will be happy to answer questions on EDF’s 3rd consultation. 

Please come along to express your concerns or just to take a look at the Exhibition.

Claire Fried

Apothecary House 
64 Thoroughfare
IP12 1AL

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to Jan 16

John Roberts


Woodbridge painter, John Roberts, loves his home town which is why so many of his oils rejoice in the quirky old streets of this beautiful medieval working town. Although he’s a relative newcomer (just about 60 years) it was love at first sight.

Roberts spent most of that time working in art and photography at the studio next to the Riverside Theatre. The Studio is run these days by his daughter and partner so now there is more time for painting.

While the emphasis is always on the town, Roberts often changes direction in subjects on a whim - perhaps following a trip, perhaps an interesting commission sometimes simply the challenge.

“Art of all kinds”, he says, “is the great freedom for us all. No boundaries or fences; no monthly contracts, data updates or passwords…wonderful.”

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to Dec 12

Kate Giles Recent Work

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Francis Bacon wondered just how possible it was in a painting to “catch the mystery of appearance within the mystery of making”. Having spent much of my life living and working in East Anglia, in Suffolk until a few years ago and latterly back in Norfolk where I grew up, my work is increasingly concentrated upon the elusive yet distinct spirit of place. Through the process of drawing and memory the mind’s eye, or ”the eye’s mind”, is galvanised, alert to a particular landscape’s volatility, resonance and rhythms. How to make appearance come in? Through painting I aim to energise and make active the space in which the picture is hung.

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to Dec 5

Louise Sant and Nicola Mountney

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Louise Sant and Nicola Mountney

29th Nov to 5th Dec 10 - 5 pm

Sunday 2nd December 11 – 4 pm ( Xmas Street Fair )

Taking inspiration from her travels, Louise collects semi-precious stones and pearls, creating beautiful jewellery collections in sterling silver, vermeil and 18ct gold. Since moving to the Suffolk heritage coast, Louise has been inspired by her daily walks on the beach, creating a combination of colour and texture, to produce lovely, wearable jewels, bespoke or from her collections.

Nicola presents a selection of original paintings, prints, cards and textiles demonstrating her unique style of fusing East with West in terms of subject matter and technique. Nicola studied Tibetan Buddhist thangka (scroll) painting and went on to develop her own style with an emphasis on precision, colour and detail in gouache.

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to Nov 27

Red Dot Art Mini Print Exhibition


After a very well received exhibition in April this year, Red Dot Art returns to ARTSPACE in Woodbridge in November with a whole new mini print exhibition; this time with an international flavour, featuring the works of artists from Austria, Bulgaria, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Japan, Israel, Australia and the US as well of course from the UK.

Over 400 works by more than 150 fine art printmakers using traditional printmaking techniques including linocut, etching, collagraph, silkscreen, drypoint and wood engraving will be for sale with prices ranging from £25 to £300.  Each original piece measures just 10cm x 10cm and with no creative brief, there's a huge range of subject and creative expression.

Opening Hours;  Thursday 22 November; 1pm - 5pm. Friday 23 and Saturday 24; 10am  5pm . Sunday 25; 11am - 4pm. Monday 26; 10am-5pm and Tuesday 27; 10am - 3pm.

There will be no Private View for this event but if you intend to come in a group of four or more then please contact Lesley at Red Dot Art ( who will be sure to have a bottle of bubbles and glasses to hand.

What better Christmas present than a piece of original, affordable art? 

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to Nov 21

ArtDog London

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15th November  - 21st November 201

10 - 5pm every day 

ArtDog London will be in the beautiful Woodbridge Art Space. There will be a selection of local and international artists exhibited. 

From Suffolk we have ceramicist, illustrator and designer Michael Woods, Metal Sculptor  Zoe Ruben,  Wood and Cutlery Artist Chantal Cheavney and photographer Bill Jackson.

Further afield in the UK is Dan Hillier, a screen print maker from London and Jane Emberson who creates large abstract mixed media paintings.

From Spain, Painter, Claudia de Vilafames will amazing you with her life like still life paintings of objects and from California the ever satirical Mark Todd

The art is priced from £25 up.  Please join our mailing list to receive invitations to the Private View

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to Nov 14

Pictures for Christmas by The Ipswich Art Society

Pictures for Christmas

By the Ipswich Art Society

Friday 2 - Wednesday 14 November 2018

Open 10am - 5pm daily.

This special show of 'small works' will include paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings and will provide a great opportunity for the public to buy original artwork at competitive prices just before Christmas.

This is a members-only exhibition. All work is for sale and will be sold 'off the wall'.

The Ipswich Art Society is one of the country's foremost exhibiting organisations for painters, sculptors and printmakers and has played a distinguished role in the cultural life of Suffolk's county town since 1874.

Past members include Alfred Munnings, F.G.Cotman, Harry Becker, E.R.Smythe, John Duvall, Colin Moss, Anna Airy and Leonard Squirrell.

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to Oct 31

Michael Coulter



Open Friday 19th. - 31st. October

10.00 am – 5.00pm

Sundays 10.00 – 1.00 pm

The Exhibition will feature a book launch of

' Coulter's Coast' by Alan Marshall and Michael Coulter

All Michael's watercolours have a distinctive style influenced by his training in illustration and printmaking. He has developed a light-hearted look at life and the countryside. The work shows his own individual take on the world.

Over the years he has had over 20 one-man exhibitions, mostly in Suffolk and Dorset, but also London and Washington DC. More recently, Hayletts Gallery, Maldon.

Tel: 01394 389355

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to Oct 10

Five artists from Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk – a wide range of subject matter, colour and materials.

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Five artists from Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk – a wide range of subject matter, colour and materials.

Naomi Brangwyn’s glass is inspired by nature - wild and calm, across the seasons.

Sally Pudney’s mixed media paintings of the rural landscapes, and big skies of Essex and Suffolk, and beyond.

Mandy Walden takes her inspiration from the East Anglian coast and wildlife. A celebration of magical ordinariness!

Deborah Baynes’ preoccupation with manipulating wet clay on and off the wheel.

Dennis Hales’ bowls and plates are turned, carved and textured to enhance the natural features of the wood.

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to Oct 3

The Garden House Studios ... Martin Coe ... Nicola Coe

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The Garden House Studios

Martin Coe ... Nicola Coe

Exhibition of works from the past year ...

Husband and wife artists Martin and Nicola Coe live in Hasketon, just outside Woodbridge where they both work from their own studios in the garden.

Both will be showing a range of works.

Martin uses drawing as his primarily way to make his images.

He works with a range of media which includes charcoal and pencil on both a large, and small scale. Some of the work is drawn on location whilst other pieces are built up from studies. After a break from painting Martin has begun to use oil paints again producing work which reflects his relationship with the Suffolk environment and surroundings. The paintings often deal with different views from the drawings, as each process calls for a differing response and working process.

Nicola is a multi-disciplinary artist.

Working with contact printing techniques, natural dyes and home made oak gall ink she makes a variety of paper works and artists books, along with a range of wearable art ‘foraged’. Working from nature, foraging in garden and landscape for keepsakes of memory such as feathers and leaves, her work attempts to evoke a sense of looking more deeply at the beauty of nature and in so doing perhaps encouraging us all to protect and cherish our environment a little more...

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to Sep 26

Shuck Inshore - A Celebration of Fish and Shellfish in Art

Artists;   Louise Sant Jeweller  louisesant@gmail.  Claire Fried Painter  Audrey Sant Pastel ------  Gill Moon Photographer  Kate Reynolds Ceramicist   Annie Turner Ceramicist   Rachel Shohet Sculptor  Sarah Baddon Price Painter  Sally Crawley Prints and Drawings  Kate Giles Painter


Louise Sant Jeweller louisesant@gmail.

Claire Fried Painter

Audrey Sant Pastel ------

Gill Moon Photographer

Kate Reynolds Ceramicist

Annie Turner Ceramicist

Rachel Shohet Sculptor

Sarah Baddon Price Painter

Sally Crawley Prints and Drawings

Kate Giles Painter

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to Sep 12

New work by Jane Cochrane, Christine Lester, Claudia Myatt & Fiona Fawcett


During Woodbridge Maritime Festival our Watermarks Exhibition brings together the work of four separate artists who share a love of all things watery:

Jane Cochrane: Acrylics & Mixed Media - sailor, naturalist, aquaphile!

Claudia Myatt: Maritime Illustrator, boat-dweller, sailor, lover of sea songs and all things salty

Christine Lester: Painter in various mediums… attracted by the special quality of sea and coastal life

Fiona Fawcett: Glass artist - retired Royal Navy officer turned glass artist whose work is inspired and influenced by the maritime environment.

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to Sep 5

6 Suffolk Artists

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6 Suffolk Artists

Thursday 30th August 2018 to Wednesday 5th September 2018. 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM daily.

Kate Reynolds produces ceramic pieces mainly in head forms

Judith Foster Painter and Printmaker. My work is concerned with the juxtaposition of everyday objects

Malcolm Moseley familiar and unfamiliar landscapes paintings and drawings

Richard Pinkney Painter, printmaker and sculptor, graphics, abstract screenprints and mail art

Andrew Casey Detailed watercolour sketches of shop fronts capturing the free movement of town life

Peter McCarthy Atmospheric and sometimes symbolic paintings from his imagination

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to Aug 22

John Roberts - Painter


How refreshing that looking at paintings requires nothing more than some light and a pair of eyes ,,, no passwords, codes or upgrades. Painting might be old technology, but the fascination lives on for so many people and Roberts is just as fascinated now , as when he began working in oils over 60 years ago.

He’s a Woodbridge local and delights in local subjects from the beautiful old town as well as landscapes and portraits of people - sometimes with a touch of humour. He avoids sticking slavishly to a ‘style’ because he relishes the choices of subject and treatment as some of the greatest freedoms left in this politically correct and safety conscious world. Of course the success of all this is in the final viewing - no password required….’

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to Aug 15

Steve Higton and Mita Higton

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Steve and Mita are a husband and wife duo who both paint the iconic East Anglia scenery in their own inimitable way. Steve’s oil paintings are inspired by local artists such as Edward Seago and Mita’s mixed media work is a blend of vibrant colour with a healthy dose of fantasy and dreamlike landscapes.  

Thursday 9th August 2018 to Wednesday 15th August 2018. 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM daily.

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to Aug 8

Through the Lens - Images of Suffolk by landscape photographer Gill Moon

Through the Lens - Images of Suffolk by landscape photographer Gill Moon

Drawing on her love of the sea and a passion for the natural landscape Photographer Gill Moon presents a collection of images showcasing the beauty and diversity of the Suffolk Coast.

From the buzz of the Port of Felixstowe to the tranquility of the Blyth estuary the exhibition features images from a variety of landscapes within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and tells a story of this ever changing landscape through a series of waterscapes, landscapes and sailing images.

Gill is a freelance photographer based in Woodbridge. She specialises in landscape waterscapes, and marine photography and is passionate about promoting a connection with the environment through her work.

The exhibition will run for 1 week from midday Thursday 2nd August to 4pm Wednesday 8th August.

More information about Gill and her work can be found at:

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to Aug 1

Chris Mound and Liz Pressly




Chris Mound lives and works on the Suffolk bank of the river Waveney. His limited edition woodcut prints are inspired by the small moments that happen within the world around him. Momentary, everyday interactions between wildlife and the environment that can so easily go unnoticed become special just through being observed.


Instagram: @chrismound40


Liz Pressly studied Fine Art at Kingston Art School, exhibiting early works at The Young Contemporaries Exhibition in London, where her work was bought by the Arts Council and shown at its 1960’s Recent Acquisitions at the Tate.

“My interest has always been figurative work - strange people and whimsical situations”


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to Jul 24

Barry Houghton

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Studied painting at St Martins School of Art.

Travelled extensively before becoming a Theatre Designer

then an Actor for many years.


Solo Exhibitions:







John Russell Gallery, Ipswich


Mixed exhibitions include






Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Singer and Friedlander Watercolour Exhibition, Pall Mall Gallery


Pound Square, North Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 IHH

Tel: 01394 389411



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to Jul 18

Summer Exhibition of new paintings

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Would like to invite you to our SUMMER EXHIBITION of new paintings, with 3D guest artists Usch Spettigue & Cathy Outen 

EXHIBITION WEEK Thurs 12 to 18 July 2018  10am-5pm

PRIVATE VIEW - all welcome Friday 13 July 2018, 6-8pm at The Apothecary, 64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL.

More about Artists ; 

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to Jul 4

Days by the Water - Ruth McCabe


28th  June - 4th July   

Open 10 -5pm everyday

Ruth’s work reflects her quiet appreciation of the landscape. 

Working in oils, watercolour and acrylics, she has exhibited widely in East Anglia, and in London at Mall and Bankside Galleries. Since 2017 her work has been selected for the notable Yorkshire Gallery, Kunsthuis, featuring in their exhibition of watercolourists who push the boundaries of that medium, and in 2018 in their climate change themed show: ‘Our Earth’. Her work is held in private collections internationally.

‘Days by the water’ showcases her work based on time spent walking this coast and river paths, and through the deep gorges and caves of Yorkshire. From calmly contemplative to powerful force, Ruth celebrates the properties of water to enrich our emotional and mental lives.


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to Jun 27

Pilot to Painter

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Claire and Louise have curated an extraordinary collection of  Sadler's best works. An exhibition not to be missed by this 20th-century modern British abstract painter. We thank his son Robin for his collaboration.

Open 10 am to 5 pm every day.

Please email Claire for a brochure, printed version on request. 

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to Jun 13

Shadows and Whispers

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Valerie Armstrong & Gerry Spiller

With writings by David Spiller

Thursday 8th - Wednesday 13th June 10am - 5pm daily


This exhibition by Valerie Armstrong and Gerry Spiller shows their very personal and symbolic reactions to life's experiences: love, loss, happiness, ageing, grief. The shadows that spread their wings around us. The whispers that show us the way.


Private View, with readings by David,

Friday 8th June 6 - 9 pm


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