Mulu – 9th to 16th February
An edit of delicious things from delicious places. Ceramics, textiles, coffee and spices: beautiful things for the kitchen and home. Sourced by Ele Gower from friends and makers both in Suffolk, and her home-from-home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Elemental – 17th to 24th February
An exhibition by award-winning artists, Iain Nutting, Dide, Tobias Ford and Meryem Siemmond. The different elements used by the artists – stone, metal, oil and graphite – question the elemental role humans play in a natural world gone mental. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the charity Renewable World.
Veronica Worrall – 25th February to 3rd March
'UNSEEN CONNECTIONS' Experimental and evocative. From Arctic glaciers to Suffolk salt marshes - a photography exhibition with a difference.
Prints, polaroids, text and textiles direct attention to our diminishing habitats.
An unusual partnering with nature leads to abstracts of hidden beauty.
Stephen Watkins – 4th March to 10th March
Stephen Watkins is a contemporary artist and architect who focuses on representing the skylines of the world's most iconic cities. The places we've lived in and visited become a part of us. Though memory can be fickle and ephemeral, art is a way to give permanence to those most important memories. Sometimes his skylines are relatively literal and straight forward- capturing important places that mean something to his customers or himself. Other times they're more abstract to represent the way we experience a place differently depending on our state of mind.
Take 4 – 11th to 17th March
A new art exhibition by four local artists Brian Coetzee, Tobias Ford, Ben Baglio and Henri Velliers working in different mediums paintings, digital silks, steel sculptures, ceramics and silk screen prints in order to express form and using the Suffolk Landscape as inspiration. An exhibition not to be missed.
Moira Frazer Steele and Jane Ford – 18th to 24th March
Jane Ford’s textiles incorporate all types of ephemera ... beads, buttons and found materials which she incorporates into her innovative textile pictures.
Moira Frazer Steele is a graduate of the RCA and past director of the Design Council, a post held for more than seven years. Her background in design gives her work a graphic approach concentrating upon shape and form often using a combination of paint and collage. In 2013 she was the recipient of the ‘President’s Award from the Royal Watercolour Society.
A Restless Land – 1st to 7th April
Tessa Sinclair’s images portray the ‘places’ we feel as much as the ones we see. Whether they depict the windswept marshes of Suffolk or a moonlit garden, they engage with our inner world and the experience we have when we are in a ‘place’ whether it be harsh and remote or still and familiar. That therapeutic quality of being ‘immersed in nature’ has become familiar to so many of us over the last year, a lifeline to those who could find it.
Tessa’s first book ‘Here is all I want to be’ was launched at Aldeburgh Gallery in 2017. It was an elegiac collection of Suffolk landscapes interwoven with a poetic text and was shortlisted for the Encontras da Imagem ‘First Photobook Award’ and exhibited in Braga at the photo-festival in 2017.
Tony Rothon and Sarah Nutley – 8th to 14th April
More beautiful paintings from the travelling studio of Tony Rothon and Sarah Nutley, artists who share a delight in the look of things, and the ways in which appearances can be represented.
Val Hampson, Wendy Barlow and Patricia Lomax – 15th to 21st April
Val Hampson – New works for 2021 include lively acrylic abstracts and monoprints.
Wendy Barlow – Meet Oil painting of your beloved pet. Commissions undertaken.
Patricia Lomax – New unshown abstract paintings and collaged prints
Eastern Edge – 22nd to 28th April
Spring Exhibition by five artists working in ceramics, print, paint and collage, featuring Patricia Davidson, Ni Gooding, Bill Haward, Bill Ungless and Jean McIntosh.
Andrew Martindale and Mary Woodin – 29th April to 5th May
An exhibition of recent work by local artists, Andrew Martindale and Mary Woodin.
Andrew will be showing his latest Abstract mixed media works on paper each with their own story as a comment on life
Mary is an accomplished watercolourist whose illustrated book Drawn to the Country celebrates life in rural Suffolk.
For this exhibition she has created new images inspired by the local coastline as well as some beautiful floral studies.
Birds, Bees, Seas and CEEs – 6th to 12th May
The magic and majesty of nature is constantly being unfolded to us, from microscopic images to major calamities.
This exhibition embraces it all; it’s a plea to savour our planet – to feel awe in the tiny and the terrifying. It urges us to step into our own powers of protection however feeble or fierce. Together we are mighty, like a swarm of bees, like drops of water in the seas.
Sometimes exploring the clash where man meets nature, or where mankind lives in harmony with nature, most of the paintings are on canvas in acrylic.
(CCE is Climate and Ecology Emergency)
Breaths of Green Fields and Open Sky* – 13th to 19th May
This is an exciting collection of diverse work by four Suffolk artists inspired by the natural world around them.
Working in a variety of mediums with a shared emphasis on colour, texture and form, the subject matter ranges from still lives of garden flowers to abstract interpretations of the Suffolk coast. There are paintings by Julia Watson and Anna Dixon-Smith, collage and prints by Karenza Jackson and free standing glass pieces by Gay Hutchings. *(John Clare)