Future and Past Exhibitions
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...
Five artists from Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk – a wide range of subject matter, colour and materials.
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. www.naomi-brangwyn.co.uk
Sally Pudney’s mixed media paintings of the rural landscapes, and big skies of Essex and Suffolk, and beyond. www.sallypudneyartist.co.uk
Mandy Walden takes her inspiration from the East Anglian coast and wildlife. A celebration of magical ordinariness! www.mandywaldenartistprintmaker.co.uk
Deborah Baynes’ preoccupation with manipulating wet clay on and off the wheel. www.pottery-courses.co.uk
Dennis Hales’ bowls and plates are turned, carved and textured to enhance the natural features of the wood. www.d.hales.clara.net
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
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.
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
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….’
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.
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:
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.
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”
Studied painting at St Martins School of Art.
Travelled extensively before becoming a Theatre Designer
then an Actor for many years.
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
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 ;
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.
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.
SHADOWS and WHISPERS
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
John Barham, Chris Evans, Hilary Evans, Nicki Holt & Judith Lockie are five friends who met at a printmaking class originally held at the old Art School in Ipswich. They exhibit regularly together as well as individually. This exhibition is a lively representation of the many diverse techniques of printmaking, from collagraphs and etchings to woodblocks and any variety of experimentation between
10.am - 4.30 pm
Vessels, Vases and Volumes is a mixed exhibition showcasing paintings from St Ives and Europe, sculpture, jewellery and an eclectic mix of objects, contemporary and vintage.
English ceramics which tell a story of changing taste and fashion are featured. All items are for sale.
Those of you who knew Strand Gallery over the twenty year period it was in Aldeburgh will know what to expect - but with English ceramics rather than Italian and Danish glass!
Do come along and say hello!
10.00 until 17.00 wine 12.00 - 13.00 daily
An exhibition fuelled by our students’ desire to make art out of the lesson. All work exhibited has been made in one of the several after school workshops, clubs and initiatives we have started this year.
Private View 17th May 6pm ~ 8pm at ARTSPACE Woodbridge.
Gallery Opening times: 18th~ 22nd May 10am ~ 4pm ( Closed Sunday )
An exhibition of original prints by Twelve Printmakers (12PM) at Artspace in Woodbridge from 10th – 16th May 2018.
Twelve Printmakers are an established group of East Anglian artists that were formed in 1984. The original group included Richard Bawden, Belinda King and Bernard Cheese. The aim of the group is to promote high quality handmade images using a wide variety of recognised printing techniques in limited editions as well as one-off unique images. All the prints are conceived and carried out by the artist working directly on the block, screen or plate from which the image will be made. The artists have exhibited widely in East Anglia and London and their work is held in collections at home and abroad.
The exhibition will include work by Al Brown, Carl Borges, Sally Freer, Mel King, Terry Kubecki, Kit Leese, Kitty Reford, Tony Searle, David Stone, Julia Vezza, Bryan Whiteley and Alan Woods.
“AN AFGHAN LIFE’; ‘THE CASTLE’; AND OTHER PAINTINGS”
During 50 years of architectural practice since qualifying as an architect at the Oxford School in the late 60’s Robert [Alex] Alexander has produced paintings. These have not related directly to his profession, though the Afghan series responds to the two years he spent working in Kabul as Architect Advisor to the education ministries [CUME] in the late seventies.
Some of the Castle paintings predate Alex’s reading of Kafka’s book which recounts surveyor K’s problems, but both they and the book can be seen as contemplations on one’s relationships to power and bureaucracy.
People are important in these paintings, in portrait, in relationship with others, or with the natural world.
As will be seen, people and portraits feature strongly in all the paintings.
A NEW ART EXHIBITION BY FOUR SUFFOLK ARTISTS.
BRIAN COETZEE paintings and silks
TOBIAS FORD metal sculptures
REET GILDAY ceramics
LOUISE SANT jewellery
Self taught I initially travelled and began learning the art of drawing on the streets of Wuppertal & Dusseldorf in Germany between 2002 /05.
In between this time a couple of small but humble exhibitions at the time helped fund further travels to France and Venice between 2005/07 where i could feed my hunger to work and learn.
Since late 2008 I happily re rooted myself back in Woodbridge Suffolk , where painting in oils and pastels started to naturally take over from drawing . My inspirations come from nature/gardens & equally i love returning to the figurative and still life.
For more info : http://www.christophergoodart.co.uk/
Open 10-5pm every day
AT ARTSPACE WOODBRIDGE 2018
April 12 - 18th 2018 . 10 - 5pm
Private View Saturday 14th April 5.30 - 8pm
The Aldeburgh Studio Trail represents an eclectic cooperative of artists. Some of these artists are showing a selection of their works in the beautiful new Woodbridge gallery ARTSPACE. Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles and jewellery will be exhibited.
For more details visit
The Red Dot Art Mini Print Exhibition features over 500 original mini works of art by more than 150 printmaker artists from across the UK. Each piece measures just 10cm x 10cm and printmaking techniques include, but are not limited to, lino cut, screen print, collagraph, wood engraving, drypoint, etching, digital and carborundum. This is the last showing for this wonderful exhibition which has been on tour since September last year.
Appealing to all ages and all levels of artist and art admirer, all works are for sale and prices range from £30 - £300 per piece.
Showing 5th-11th April 2018
Thursday 5 April 4pm - 7pm
Friday 6 April 11am - 5pm
Saturday 7 April 10am - 5pm
Sunday 8 April 11am - 4pm
Monday 9 April 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10 April 10am - 4pm
SARAH BADDON PRICE, KATE FELTON, CLAIRE FRIED and EMMA GREEN would like to invite you to their Spring Exhibition of new paintings with sculptures by TOBIAS FORD and KATE REYNOLDS.
EXHIBITION WEEK Thurs 29 March to 4 April 2018 10am-5pm
PRIVATE VIEW Friday 30 March 2018, 6-8pm
A small, diverse group of professional artists who all take commissions and sell locally, nationally and internationally.
Gillian Plummer has been a ‘Photographer of the Year’, Garden Media Guild Award winner. The judges described her ‘intricate images as truly original, arresting and never to be forgotten’. Her images are mostly taken within Suffolk’s countryside.
Cyndi Speer’s dream-like paintings are of a highly illustrative nature. Swirls of patterns and contrasting tones are built up from a calming colour palette. Her slightly abstracted, enduring images stem from observations of natural history within Suffolk.
Carol Pask’s exquisite stoneware and porcelain ceramics combine traditional methods, e.g. smoke and pit firing. Her sculptural pieces are often fused with metal, wood or slate and are a response to the beauty and fragility within the natural world.
FiGURE and FORM EXHIBITION
Local artist Kirsty Stutter will be showcasing a collection of her latest pieces in an exhibition that celebrates figure and form.
Combining stunning leathers, and layers of mixed media, Kirsty creates highly tactile semi-sculptural pieces of art unlike any other. This exhibition features works from interior specific designs inspired by nature, to more figurative projects.
Exhibition opens 15th March 2018, THURSDAY to WEDNESDAY 9.30 – 4.30pm
PRIVATE VIEW Friday 16th 6 – 9pm
Please note: Sunday opening 11AM to 4PM, Weekdays and Saturday 10AM to 5PM
Lydia Brooks Designs and Belinda Bushby demonstrate their love for the local Suffolk landscape using a mixture of oils and acrylic.
Lydia employs a mixture of bright, contemporary interpretations of the coastal landscape, creating a vibrant image of familiar scenes on canvas.
Belinda uses classic media such as oils, pastels and gouache to create her works, using colour and her love of drawing to bring the images to life.
Both artists will be available to discuss paintings, commissions etc.
Private View 8th March 6.30-8.30
Another exhibition - another artist. So what’s new…well this one may be local (sixty years in Woodbridge) but the intention is to turn local townscapes and quirky streets from the ordinary into the eye catching. No gimmicks, though. It’s painting in the classical sense but hopefully, not stuffy or old hat. The aim is to celebrate tradition in a way that is still relevant in our time. There are other subjects, of course, such as people, boats and landscapes and the style moves substantially - different ideas and subjects need a different approach, this artist believes. In the end, he concedes, the view of good painting and its relevance is in the eye of the beholder. Words are not enough.
A pop up gallery where you will find a fantastic selection of gifts for your art loving friends and family this Christmas.
Andrea Wright Designs will be showcasing her elegant, clean lined, contemporary silver jewellery incorporating hand picked precious and semiprecious stones.
The Distressed Artist will be joining us from the Hummingbird studio exhibiting her characterful animal and beautiful landscape paintings
Eilidh Allen will be offering her unique handmade silver jewellery set with stunning precious and semi precious stones.
Rockafella Industries will be there with a selection of stylish fun hand made lampshades using a mix of vintage and contemporary fabrics.
Recent Camberwell MA graduate Charlee Strowger will be exhibiting a selection of her stunning textural etchings..
An exhibition of recent works by SARAH BADDON PRICE, KATE FELTON, CLAIRE FRIED, & EMMA GREEN including 3-D guest artists.
PRIVATE VIEW Tuesday 12 December 6-8pm
EXHIBITION WEEK Monday 11 to Sunday 17 December 10am-5pm
GLASS OF BUBBLY DAY Saturday 16 December, all day