The Anglian Arts Project launched in October 2019. The aim of the project is to bring together groups of professional artists and makers from all over East Anglia in a week-long selling exhibition in a venue in Essex or Suffolk. The project is organised by Graham Bell and Sally Pudney who for the past seven years have organised arts festivals in the Colchester area of North East Essex.
ANGLIAN ARTS PROJECT EXHIBITION 2020
After the successful launch of our project in October 2019 we are now planning our 2020 exhibition. We are delighted to announce that the venue will be the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Naze Centre at Walton-on-the-Naze. We have hired their large Education Room from 5th September to 12th September 2020 and we will be open from 10.30am-4.30pm daily for this period. The advantages for our visitors include the large car park just outside, and the EWT’s excellent café just a few steps away. We have already approached some of the artists whose work we would like to show this year, and will be updating here as we make firm bookings in the months to come.
22nd March UPDATE: Most of our exhibiting artists and makers are already booked, and I am excited to share them with you. They are:
Jonathan Trim: a landscape painter from Leigh on Sea
Greta Hansen: a printmaker from Stowmarket
Caroline Sullivan: a knitwear designer and silver and bronze jewellery maker from Martlesham Heath
Helen Maxfield: a printmaker from Needham Market
Julie O’Sullivan: a potter from Old Leigh
Cathy Constable: a fused glass artist from Fingringhoe
Pru Green: a potter from Kelvedon
Sally Pudney: a landscape painter from Lexden near Colchester
Andy English: a wood engraver from Ely
Debbie Hall: a basket maker from Haverhill
There will be twelve artists in all, and I will update here when I have more definite information on the remaining two exhibitors.
If you are new here, scroll down to see information about our 2019 exhibition which took place in October.
The first exhibition will be held at the ‘Open Art Space’ in the Sentinel Gallery in Chapel Road, Wivenhoe.
Greta is a printmaker from Stowmarket in Suffolk. She makes limited edition lino prints and collographs. She will be showing framed pieces, plus unframed work and greetings cards with images taken from her prints. The photo above shows her working on a new lino print, and below shows some of her work, both finished and in progress, in a corner of her studio.
Greta does not have a website but information about her and her work can be found online by going to www.suffolkcraftsociety.org, and following the links though makers and their work, to Printmakers, where you will find Greta’s page. She can also be found on Instagram @greta_hansen
Richard creates ceramics in Leigh-on-sea in South Essex. He makes fabulous pottery and porcelain artwork featuring striking elegant forms and rich vibrant colours.
The image above shows him surrounded by his work in his gallery at Old Leigh Studios, and below a close up of two porcelain pieces.
More information can be found about Richard and his work on his website www.richardbaxter.co.uk and on Instagram @richard_baxter_ceramics
Emma is a glass artist working in Ipswich. She makes glass sculptures, pictures and jewellery using a variety of techniques involving fusing, using hand modelled plaster moulds, glass frits and powder.
This shows Emma by her kiln in her Westerfield studio, and below is an image of some of her work.
As well as making her own work, Emma also runs glass making courses in her studio, if you’d like to try it out for yourself. Her website is www.garnhamglass.com and you can also follow her on Instagram @garnhamglass.
Alison is a jewellery maker from Walsham-le-Willows near Bury St Edmunds. She makes jewellery in the garden studio of her nearly-400 year old thatched cottage. She paints and prints colourful papers which are made into beaded necklaces, brooches and ear-rings, using a combination of rolling and manipulating techniques.
Here Alison is pasting a paper prior to rolling it into a cylindrical bead. The image below shows some of her work in the studio.
Alison is a member of Suffolk Craft Society and information can be found about her on their website www.suffolkcraftsociety.org following links for members and their work.
Caroline is knitwear designer and also a maker of sterling silver and bronze jewellery based on ‘Viking knit’ techniques. She will be showing both types of work at our exhibition. Her knitwear, which she designs using wonderful colour combinations and with meticulous finishing, will include knitted cushions, neck-warmers, fingerless mitts and hats. Her jewellery which includes semi-precious stones with silver and bronze will feature bracelets, necklaces, rings and ear-rings.
This photo shows Caroline working in her studio, and those below show some items of her jewellery.
Caroline exhibits her knitwear with the Suffolk Craft Society and has an online presence there – www.suffolkcraftsociety.org and follow the link through ‘Makers and their work’ to Caroline’s page in the textiles section – and also has an etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/bycarolinesullivan. You can also follow her on Instagram @bycarolinesullivan
Jonathan is a landscape painter working in Leigh-on-Sea on the Thames estuary. His mixed media work shows beautiful atmospheric landscapes – landscape has always been the catalyst for his work and he tries to express the distinctive quality of a particular location.
The photo above shows Jonathan in his studio surrounded by his paintings. Below are two examples of his recent work.
Jonathan will also be selling mounted unframed paintings, unframed limited edition prints and greetings cards. His website is www.jonathantrim.com and you can also follow him on Instagram @jontrim
Penny Bhadresa is a Suffolk-based artist/printmaker. Emphasising design, colour, texture and line, collage and linocut are her main media. Her inspiration comes principally from nature and landscape.
The photo above shows Penny working on a new collage in her East Bergholt studio.
Penny will be exhibiting framed work. Her greetings’ cards, reproduced from her original work, will also be available. Her website addresses are www.pennybhadresa.co.uk and www.pennybhadresacards.co.uk
Below are two examples of her work, Late Morning and Just Landed.
Sally Pudney is a landscape painter based in Lexden near Colchester, working in an expressive realistic style. She works in acrylic on board, often with added oil pastel or other media.
The photo above shows Sally working in her garden studio and below are two examples of recent paintings, Walberswick and Late Summer on the River.
Sally is co-director and organiser of the Anglian Arts Project, along with Graham Bell. This page is hosted on her own website – go to the menu bar above for more information about Sally on her Gallery and Blog pages. You can also follow her on Instagram @sallypudneyartist and the Anglian Arts Project itself @anglianarts