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Art Exhibitions in Suffolk

Suffolk is an inspiring county! Find Art Exhibitions on across Suffolk in our month-by-month guide.

Art Exhibitions Suffolk  July 2017
Saturday 15 July to Monday 28 August
Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition
10-5 daily
Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ
The Suffolk Craft Society is back this summer for their annual exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery, just off the promenade and High Street in Aldeburgh.

Since the 1970£s the Suffolk Craft Society's Summer Exhibition has been an established part of the summer art scene in Aldeburgh, based at the Peter Pears Gallery on the High Street during July and August. They have recently selected 3 new members to join their ambitious and industrious society of over 100 designer makers, most of whom will be showing their latest work in the Summer Exhibition.

Almost all work in the exhibition will be for sale and buyers can choose from an unequaled range of beautiful designer crafts. There will be something for all budgets with prices varying from just a few pounds for small pieces of pottery, handmade bags and textiles for the home, to larger sums for precious jewellery, glass work, framed prints, sculpture, furniture and woven wall hangings.

The exhibition is manned by the Society's members, so you can enjoy the benefits of buying locally made designer crafts by speaking to the makers about their working processes or perhaps even commission a unique creation.

Visitors will also have the chance to take part in the grand prize draw. Members of the Suffolk Craft Society have donated their beautiful crafts as raffle prizes and you can buy a ticket for a chance to win.

Many people, locals and visitors alike, come back year after year, so come and find out what you have been missing! The exhibition will be open daily, 10am - 5pm, until bank holiday Monday, 28th August and admission is free again this year.
Free admission
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Saturday 15 July to Sunday 6 August
David Gleeson Art Exhibition
Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh



Private View 11am – 4pm Saturday 15th July.
Over the last thirty years David Gleeson has established a reputation as an outstanding painter of Still Life paintings.
His mastery of the genre is quite astounding. His art works are executed with a knowing eye and skilful hand.
Each of David’s carefully wrought images – portraits, interiors, still life is informed by considered draughtsmanship and close attention to detail, colour and texture. More than an accurate record of the visual world they are imbued with an enduring quality, a stillness that transforms the everyday into moments of beauty and illumination.
Each picture becomes its own world, as the artist’s contemplative vision suggests a realm of untold stories.

For more information please contact graham@thompsonsgallery.co.uk
Tel: 01728 453 743, Web: www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk

Monday 17 July to Monday 28 August
Seaview Summer Show 2017
10am - 5pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and August Bank Holiday Monday
Seaview Gallery, The Street, Walberswick, IP18 6UB
The coasts of Suffolk and Norfolk have attracted artists to its open skies and shorelines since the late eighteenth century when British gentlemen, unable to take the Grand Tour across Europe during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars often travelled closer to home instead.

Following this long tradition, leading British artists J.M.W Turner (1775-1851), John Constable (1776-1837), Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), Paul Nash (1889-1946) Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), John Piper (1903-1992), Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) Edward Seago (1910-1974) and Mary Potter (1900-1981 all captured views there. Moreover, while on a group holiday in Happisburgh, Norfolk in 1931, sculptors Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) scoured the beaches together for pebbles to carve £ and so began the first versions of the modernist masterpieces for which they were to become so well known.

Today, contemporary artists continue to be moved by the scenes they find there, and at this year's annual summer show seven lauded, local artists will exhibit works inspired by the Suffolk and Norfolk shores. Laurence Edwards acclaimed figurative sculptures will be displayed alongside evocative paintings by Kate Giles, Helen Napper, Andrew Pringle and Tim Fargher, who will also include bronze sculptures in the exhibition. Karen Downing's minimalist, hand-thrown white porcelain tableware will join them and for the first time, Seaview Gallery presents hand-made jewellery by Fiona Petheram, who combs the beaches of Suffolk, The Isles of Scilly and Spain for sea glass to adorn her elegant earrings, necklaces and earrings.

Free entry.
Email: info@seaviewgallerywalberswick.com or telephone: 01394 450266 or
07813695437

Saturday 22 July to Sunday 3 September
International Mini Print Exhibition 2017
Wednesdays to Sundays 11am-4pm
Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, IP21 5RA



Wingfield Barns is delighted to host this prestigious exhibition that draws a large number of visitors and collectors every year who are keen to buy original prints at affordable prices.
The Exhibition has been running annually since 1995 and will be curated by Ian Chance, course director for the MA creative Entrepreneurship course at the University of East Anglia. It will also tour in L'Etangd'Art gallery in Bages, France and Cadaqu's, Spain and is the largest and most popular running exhibition of mini prints in the world.
In Gallery 1 Rosemary Elliott will be exhibiting a selection her latest landscape paintings that move between objective realism to abstraction from the mists of East Anglia to the arid plains of Queensland, Australia. She trained at the Royal Academy Schools, London and has exhibited recently at Mandell's Gallery Norwich and the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective. The exhibition runs 22nd July to 6th August 11-4pm, Wednesdays to Sundays.
John Parker, art lecturer and artist in residence will also be exhibiting his work in Studio 4 during the first two weeks.
The private view for the exhibitions is open to the public from 6-8pm on Thursday 20th July in Gallery 2. There is free parking adjacent to the site in Low Road and parking for Blue Badge holders next to the galleries. Free Admission to all exhibitions.


Free Admission
Contact: Rosemary Elliott
Tel: 01379 384505, Email: office.manager@wingfieldbarns.co.uk
Web: www.wingfieldbarns.com





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Art Exhibitions Suffolk  August 2017
Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August
WILDLIFE ART EXHIBITION AT RSPB MINSMERE NATURE RESERVE!
9.00am-5.00pm
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve Discovery Centre



Renowned wildlife artist, Paul Dyson, will be exhibiting his latest paintings capturing the beauty of British wildlife, including Avocets, Waxwings, Marsh Harriers and Grey Wagtails. To achieve the finest detail in his work, the artist paints with watercolour, enhanced with gouache. The acclaimed artist has won five national awards for his stunning paintings and has gained increasing popularity and success through his British bird images reproduced for RSPB merchandise.

During the three-day exhibition, visitors will be able to enjoy viewing many wildlife framed and unframed paintings and prints, with a range of gifts and greeting cards, all available to purchase. A percentage from sales will be donated for conservation projects at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, which celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this year.

Paul Dyson, who will be in daily residence at the exhibition, said: “I always look forward to returning to RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, as its abundance of wildlife has inspired many of my paintings. I also enjoy meeting and talking to visitors about my travels to observe a wide range of wildlife in their natural habitat, both here in the UK and abroad.”

For more information about the exhibition, visit: www.rspb.org.uk/minsmere
To view Paul Dyson’s wide range of paintings and find out about other 2017 exhibition dates visit: www.pauldysonart.com To purchase merchandise of selected images from Paul Dyson’s paintings, visit RSPB’s online shop at www.rspbshop.co.uk
Entry to the exhibition is free (Normal entry fees to RSPB Minsmere nature reserve apply).
See RSPB Minsmere for venue information.

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Art Exhibitions Suffolk  September 2017
Friday 1 September
Ink Scribblings & Things - Wildlife Art Exhibition
Throughout September
Sudbury Arts & Framing Centre, 8 Friars Street, Sudbury , C010 2AA
Sian Hughes is pleased to announce her first ever solo-exhibition, taking place at Sudbury Art & Framing Centre in Suffolk, throughout September.

The artwork being exhibited is a collection of black and grey ink drawings, inspired by wildlife found in the Essex and Suffolk countryside. A range of original pieces, limited edition prints and greetings cards will be available to purchase for the duration of the show at affordable prices. We are delighted to announce that there will be a preview night on Friday 1st September.

Free entry
Email: siansscribbles@gmail.com

Friday 15 September to Wednesday 20 September
Chain Reaction
10.00am to 5.00pm
Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Bridge Road, Snape, IP17 1SR



An exhibition of art in textiles and an opportunity to purchase hand-made gifts and mementos in our shop.
Free Entry
Web: www.chainreact.org.uk

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