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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  August 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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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

Friday 11 August to Wednesday 23 August
Salty Dogs Aldeburgh Summer Show
Open everyday from 10am to 5pm
Aldeburgh Arts Gallery, 143 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AN



The Salty Dogs Summer exhibition showcases the work of leading maritime photographer Den Phillips, along with a collective of other artists including potters, painters and driftwood artists.

Den Phillips, one of the leading maritime photographers, specialises in photographing Classic and Traditional Boats, Seascapes and the characters around the shoreline. Her stylish and evocative work is predominantly printed in the timeless medium of black and white, which perfectly captures the style and grace of the Classic and Traditional Boats.
Along with Den's photographs the exhibition also includes quirky lamps, anchors, musical items with feather lampshades, sail cloth bags, stained glass, handmade soaps, candles, jewellery and much, much more.

Email: den@denphillipsphotos.com

Saturday 12 August to Sunday 27 August
Stephanie Rew and Jenny Matthews Exhibition
Private View 11am - 4pm Saturday 12th August
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh



Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh presents an exhibition combining two of Scotland's
current great talents: Jenny Matthews tender flower studies and still life, combined
with Stephanie Rew's sensual, floral 'Kimono' paintings, and dark, slightly foreboding landscapes.

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

Friday 18 August to Thursday 24 August
Blyford Dairy Studios Art Exhibition
Blyford Dairy Studios, Blyford Hall, Southwold Road, Blyford, Halesworth, IP19 9JY



Art exhibition showcasing the paintings of Ben Wardle and several other local artists. A percentage of sales will be going to the charity NACOA.
Private view 6.30-9pm Fri 18th Aug (free entry)
Tel: 07815463944




Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August
Art Exhibition at the Fen
10am - 4pm
Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve, Low Common Road, South Lopham, IP22 2HX



Come and enjoy an exhibition of paintings, by local artists inspired by nature, on display and for sale (at reasonable prices) in the Education Centre.
Tea/coffee and homemade cakes and snacks available.
FREE entry
Tel: 01379 688333
Web: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August
Artist Open Studio
10am - 5pm
Vincents Studio & Gallery, Vincents Cottage, Clare Road, Hundon, CO10 8DH



Sue Eaton's studio/gallery and secret garden is open over August Bank Holiday 26th, 27th & 28th.
20% of art sales to East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
New paintings large and small of our natural world including woodland and wildlife. See work in progress and take home a unique painting or commission your own piece in the size meeting your requirements on canvas or framed. Greeting cards and unframed originals and prints too. Large oak framed studio/gallery set in pretty cottage garden.
Lovely walled and courtyard garden to enjoy with many seated areas including Nook & Granny Corner. (entry free, voluntary donations to EACH)
Wheelchair access and off road parking. Five minutes drive from the delightful small town of Clare with it's cafes and country park.

Free entry
Tel: 01440 786810
www.sue-eaton.com
email: sue-eaton@vincents-studio.com

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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




Saturday 9 September to Sunday 1 October
Artworks Annual Exhibition
10 am to 5pm daily
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9HZ



In September the magnificent 14th Century Blackthorpe Barn hosts the Artworks annual exhibition. Artworks, a group of 30 East Anglian artists adorn the medieval walls with new creations, from the tranquil and traditional to the electrifying and experimental. Now in its 18th year, the Artworks exhibition and its members are constantly developing, embarking on new pathways to map out original and exciting journeys.
Alongside the exhibition you will find:
Demonstrations by daily artist-in-residence
A shop supplying smaller gifts and cards.
A cafe with refreshments and home-made cakes
Mini-artwork prize draw in aid of Artworks annual charity and schools'' outreach programme.

Free entry and parking
Contact: Gillian Crossley-Holland, Chair
Tel: 07715 370121, Email: gillian@crossley-holland.com
Web: www.artworksinfo.org.uk

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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