Aug
22
to Aug 28

Landscape Visions

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Thursday August 22nd 12.30 - 5.00pm

Friday August 23rd - Wednesday 28th August. Every day 10am - 5.00 PM

Landscape visions is a joint exhibition exploring the landscape through painting and photography. Both Ruth Grindrod and Caroline Evans will explore the rapidly changing landscape in relation to weather, climate and physical features of the earth. Ruth is an award winner landscape photographer and Caroline a painter. In this exhibition Ruth and Caroline seek a dialogue between the photographs and paintings, each creating in their own independent style, and forming an exposition which challenges and engages the observer. Caroline is an abstract expressionist painter who has an MA in Fine Art.

www.ruthgrindrodlandscapephotography.co.uk

http://www.carolineevansartist.com

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Aug
29
to Sep 4

Dorothea King Art & Illustration

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Dorothea King

Art & Illustration.

Thursday 29th August: 12.30 – 17.00

Friday 30th August – 4th Sept 10.00 – 17.00

Dorothea King is an internationally published artist and illustrator.

As an illustrator she has worked for various publishing houses throughout

the world illustrating over 60 children’s books, including 8 as an author/ illustrator.

This exhibition comprises present work of finely detailed oil paintings and a

selection of special edition prints from previously published children’s books.

Portfolios of original artwork will be available for viewing including sketches and

artwork from books in progress.

Dorothea will be present throughout the exhibition.

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Mita & Steve Higton
Sep
5
to Sep 11

Mita & Steve Higton

Mita depicts the East Anglian landscape in vibrant, light filled, textural paintings using watercolour, acrylic inks and gouache 

with a liberal sprinkling of found objects such as grasses, seeds, collage and fabric.

She is a Full Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA), and a member of the Society of East Anglia Watercolourists (SEAW).

She has works of artworks in private collections around the world. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra purchased ‘Beached At Aldeburgh’ 

 which was presented to Yutaka Sado him after Orchestra’s Japanese tour 2011.

Paintings ‘Valerian Glory at Aldeburgh’ and ‘Red Hot Suffolk Snow’ were selected to be the CD cover artwork for Benjamin Britten’s centenary CD 2011


Steve has been painting most of his life, alongside pursuing a career in industry.

A move to East Anglia on retirement gave the opportunity to turn professional.

The coast, landscape and the rich artistic tradition of this inspirational county were the magnet that drew him to live and paint here.

Local artists of the past, such as Edward Seago, have also been hugely inspirational for him.

Steve and Mita are Members of IEA (Institute of East Anglia Artists).

www.artsumitra.co.uk

www.shigtonart.co.uk


Tidemill winter by Mita

Tidemill winter by Mita

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Sep
12
to Sep 18

AMEDEO CASTELLANI, TONY MORRISON & DAVID TRUZZI-FRANCONI

Fire eater by Amedeo

Fire eater by Amedeo

AMEDEO CASTELLANI

TONY MORRISON

DAVID TRUZZI-FRANCONI

PHOTOGRAPHY

12th-18th September. Open daily 10am - 6pm.

Three photographers with interesting and varied backgrounds come together for a joint

exhibition.

Black and white photographs from Rome, South America and London from the 1960s and

1970s.

www.amedeocastellani.com

www.southamericanpictures.com

www.heraldryandcalligraphy.com

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Sep
19
to Sep 25

Jack Stephenson

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Jack Stephenson 19th September

10am-5pm every day

Painters make pictures. They may be pictures from the imagination or from the world around them but “nothing comes from nothing” and, consequently, no thing can be painted that has not been seen or has not been internalised as part of a series of previous perceptions.

My figure paintings and portraits offer me the opportunity to explore the ways in which one can conjure the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface. The “magic” of this kind of painting relies on the painter’s ability to manipulate paint. I often leave areas of the canvas unpainted as this can give greater play to the viewer’s involvement in the perceptual process.This approach leaves much of the canvas available for the kind of regulating geometry that brings extraneous elements into, what one hopes might be, a coherent form.

Of course, one of the jobs of the professional painter is to make something that people want to look at and with which they may like to live. It is, therefore to be hoped that the successful painter, employing all his or her skills and cunning, in the pursuit of something that we might call beauty, will produce a work that prompts a positive reaction from the viewer.

Jack Stephenson July 2019

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Sep
26
to Oct 2

Nicholas Holloway Fine Art

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Nicholas Holloway Fine Art, 26th September - 2nd October

We are delighted to be featuring in the beautiful Woodbridge gallery, exhibiting a variety of artwork that will appeal to all tastes.

Our permanent base is in Harkstead on the Shotley Peninsular. We have been a source for collectors of 19th and 20th Century art for over fifteen years with work by British Impressionists, Modern British artists and East Anglian artists (including Harry Becker, Arnesby Brown and Sargy Mann).

For further information and a preview of some of the work to be displayed, please visit our website:

www.nicholasholloway.co.uk

Opening times 10 a.m - 6 p.m. daily

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ArtDog London
Oct
3
to Oct 9

ArtDog London

Statement: ArtDog London is returning to Art Space Woodbridge for a second exhibition.

We are a London and Suffolk based gallery and frame consultancy.

Pippa Graber, the owner and curator, will be showing a selection of paintings, prints and sculpture from her catalogue of artists.

www.artdoglondon.co.uk

Open every day from 10 - 5 pm except Sunday 6th and monday 7th ; 12 noon - 4 pm

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Honor Surie
Oct
10
to Oct 16

Honor Surie

"There will be some of my Suffolk images along with new more abstract experiments that I'm enjoying

working on, also a little book of my wook through the years which comes free with every purchase.

Hopefully Dan Hussey chairs will be part of the show if he hasn't sold out " - honor

Open everyday from 10 - 5 pm

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The Suffolk Group
Oct
17
to Oct 23

The Suffolk Group

Open everyday from 10 - 5pm

The Suffolk Group was formed in 1989 by a group of painters, sculptors and printmakers, some of whom

had met at the Royal College of Art in 1946 or retired from academic life to Suffolk.

 Membership of the group, currently at 21, has changed over the years but Its aims are the same: “to put

on exhibitions of a high standard and to provide opportunities for mutual support”. 

‘Meet the Artists’ Saturday 11am - 1pm 

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Aug
1
to Aug 7

John Roberts

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John Robert's

Summer Exhibition

Ist - 7th August 2019 Open every day from between 10am-6pm.

John Roberts is a well-known local artist who has worked in and around Woodbridge for 60 years but never gets over the excitement he originally felt arriving here all those years ago…”the quirky architecture is a wonderland of pictures everywhere you look”, he will tell you. And that’s before he goes into ecstasies about the river.So the old town and waterfront figure prominently in his body of work but he does occasionally wander further afield and tackles new subjects. Indeed, wandering as the fancy takes him is hisview of life in general and is reflected in the range of different styles that his idea of freedom can bring.

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Jul
25
to Jul 31

Nicola Slattery

Stories Without Words 25th - 31st July 10am - 6pm daily.

Recent paintings and limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery RBA.

Nicola Slattery graduated from Coventry Art School in 1986 and was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 2015. Her work is in collections worldwide and regularly exhibited in London and across the UK. She will be present throughout the exhibition.

She works with imagination and has a distinct figurative narrative style. The characters inhabiting her work possess calm and strength with the story surrounding them left for the viewer to complete. "Imagination is at the heart of my work and I try to imagine a world of calm, peace and cooperation where people exist in harmony with the natural world around them."

www.nicolaslattery.com

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Jul
18
to Jul 24

Sudbourne Park Printmakers

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Sudbourne Park Printmakers was founded by painter and printmaker Gareth Jones in 2002 and is now a thriving community of thirty artists.

SPP provides well equipped facilites, in a parkland setting at Bothy yard near Orford, for artists and anyone wishing to develop their skills and knowledge of all the traditional techniques of etching and relief printing.

The group produces a diverse range of exciting prints, a selection of which are on display at ArtSpace in Woodbridge from Friday July 19th to Wednesday July 24th.

Running concurrently with this exhibition is a print trail of members work in numerous shops and businesses in Woodbridge. Maps will be available at the gallery.

Opening times – 10 am to 5pm

Private view – Friday July 19th from 11am to 2pm

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Jul
11
to Jul 17

Silt

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Silt

An exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography by;

John Barker - Gus Farnes - Gill Plummer

John and Gus work from Butley Mills Studios located at the foot of Butley Creek. 

Set in an ‘old time’ landscape, unified by the rhythm of the tide the creek breathes twice a day, inhaling water surges along its channel, bringing with it new life, it exhales. Retreating water leaves behind the old life, silt.

We live in a time dominated by instant gratification, likes, fast-paced fashion and influencers, the silt of tomorrow. This new life seems to run faster, broader, but it appears to run less deep. In its search for new channels it fills the old channel with debris, bursting its banks, flooding lowlands, isolating highlands, losing its central direction and purpose. 

It is time to re-cut the old channel and dig deeper than ever before, moving the silt downstream.

Artspace WOODBRIDGE  11 - 17th July | PV 11-07 6-8PM




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Jul
4
to Jul 10

Evergreen – Wendy Raynsford

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I am a local artist captivated by Suffolk’s natural beauty.

This collection is a progression; a series of paintings and prints exploring natures exquisite winding patterns, rich colours and delicate textures.

I want to share this journey with you and take a moment to celebrate the details in nature often overlooked.

Drinks and nibbles Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July     12-2pm

Instagram: Wendy_Raynsford.art

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Jun
27
to Jul 3

Kirsty Stutter

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Thurs 27th June - Wed 3rd July

Kirsty returns to ArtSpace this summer with her unique 3-dimensional relief works. She will be presenting a new collection inspired by life in Suffolk, exploring forms and textures through the medium of leather.

The exhibition will be open everyday from 10 – 5pm

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Jun
6
to Jun 11

CHRISTINE McKECHNIE WATERCOLOUR PAINTED PAPER COLLAGES

CHRISTINE McKECHNIE

WATERCOLOUR PAINTED PAPER COLLAGES

6th – 11th. June 2019    10.00am – 5.00pm daily 

I am a watercolour collage artist. I use hand-painted paper, which is cut, applied and layered; employing many hundreds of pieces to produce my pictures.

I have had many one woman shows in London and elsewhere.

I have exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Chelsea Arts Club.

I have written a book on the art of collage, published by Search Press. Images of my work are held by the Bridgman Art Library.

I was a founder member of Artworks and open my studio annually with Suffolk Open Studios.

My future events can be seen on my website www.christinemckechnie.co.uk

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

4PRINTmakers

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4PRINTmakers are a group of women artists working in East Anglia who came together over four years ago to share their work and practice

Julie Orpen is a printmaker who makes illustrative and graphically influenced linocuts and engravings. Her work is a portrayal of the local landscape and its forms.

Georgie Finn comes from a background of ceramics and illustration. Her prints reflect a love of decorative pattern and are inspired by the illustrator printmakers of the mid twentieth century.

Anne Townshend finds inspiration in the beauty of the Suffolk landscape which she expresses through the medium of print.

Miranda J Chapman is inspired by the wilder landscapes of East Anglia, particularly marshes and mudflats. Her works include etchings and monoprints.

www.4printmakersweebly.com

Exhibition runs from 16th-22nd May

Open 10am – 5pm

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May
9
to May 15

Lisa Berry

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"FIGMENTS 5"

An exhibition of paintings by LISA BERRY

9th - 15th May 2018

Thursday - Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 5pm

I am opening late Thursday , Friday and Saturday so that you can drop by for

wine, nibbles and a large dose of colour on your way out for dinner.

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May
2
to May 8

Inky Fingers

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INKY FINGERS MAY 2019

Inky Fingers is a group of printmakers who have come together attending an Evening Class in Printmaking at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

Both professional and amateur artists, all with their own individuality and way of working, many have been making prints for a number of years, so the level of expertise is very high.

This show introduces a new portfolio of prints entitled ‘Flight’. Most of us have made a print on this theme, and we hope that you enjoy the results.

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Apr
25
to May 1

Salt

SALT

Charlotte Hawkins

Patricia Lomax - Patricialomax.co.uk

Nicky Loutit - Nickyloutit.co.uk

Anne Paton - Annepaton.com

Julie Scarr

Henri Villiers - Studiopond.com

Helen Armstrong Bland - Farmviewstudios.com

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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Apr
18
to Apr 24

Jim Nind

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Felixstowe-based artist Jim Nind presents a new body of mixed media paintings which playfully interweave painting, photography, and digital design.

Pushing at the boundaries to what David Hockney refers to as “the tyranny of the rectangle” Jim’s recent work seeks to escape his own use of multiple images patch-worked within tight and containing grid compositions; breaking out in interesting ways. Paralleling this compositional challenge, and drawing upon the power and fragility of the natural world, Jim’s work develops a metaphor around the relationship between organic life and made structures.

Jim will be in-situ throughout the exhibition. More information on Jim and his work is available on his website; www.autoverse-art.co.uk

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Apr
12
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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Apr
4
to Apr 10

Sara Johnson

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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.

Website: sarajohnson-art.co.uk

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Mar
28
to Apr 3

Linda Pebody & Rowan Stephenson

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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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Mar
21
to Mar 27

Carol Pask, Cyndi Speers & Gillian Plummer

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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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Mar
14
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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Mar
7
to Mar 13

Sanctuary Living

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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.

https://www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk/

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Feb
28
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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Feb
21
to Feb 27

Painting with a camera Geoffrey Thomas

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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 www.geoffreythomas.co.uk with your constructive comments."

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Feb
14
to Feb 20

TOGETHER AGAINST SIZEWELL C

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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.

 http://tasizewellc.org.uk

Claire Fried
07870641861
www.clairefried.net

Apothecary House 
64 Thoroughfare
Woodbridge 
IP12 1AL
UK

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Jan
3
to Jan 16

John Roberts

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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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Dec
6
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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Nov
29
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.

www.louisesant.co.uk

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.

www.nicolamountney.com

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Nov
22
to Nov 27

Red Dot Art Mini Print Exhibition

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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 (lesley@reddotartconsultancy.co.uk) 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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