Future and Past Exhibitions
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
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
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
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
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."
CHALK & CHEESE An exhibition of paintings by two diverse artists
CHRIS NEWSON – Expressionistic oil paintings
CAROLE MASSEY - Figurative acrylic paintings
Private view 6pm Wednesday 15th.
Exhibition open 10am – 5pm, August 16 -21, 2019
Thursday August 22 2019 12.30-5.00pm
Friday August 23 2019 10.00AM - Wednesday 28th August 6.00 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.
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
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.
Exhibition runs from 16th-22nd May
Open 10am – 5pm
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.
Patricia Lomax - Patricialomax.co.uk
Nicky Loutit - Nickyloutit.co.uk
Anne Paton - Annepaton.com
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.
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
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.
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.
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.'
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’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 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’.
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...
Sanctuary Supported Living
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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?
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 http://www.artdoglondon.co.uk/subscribe-1/
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.
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
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
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...