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‘Kissing under the Umbrella’ (oil on canvas). Part of the ‘Umbrella’ series of paintings by Suffolk artist Emily Jarvis.

to the ARTSeast Visual Arts Directory 2015 Since ARTSeast began in 2013, we've been in awe at


the sheer amount of artistic talent in our beautiful region. Each month we have explored some of the most exciting and innovative art, artists, projects and exhibitions in the area. Both Norfolk and Suffolk have a rich artistic heritage and we have enjoyed celebrating that in numerous features. With each month, as news reaches us of the wealth




North Norfolk

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of upcoming events in the local art world, we've

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realised the need for a Visual Arts Directory

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dedicated to both counties. Something for art lovers

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to keep close at hand or for artists themselves to use

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as a handy promotional tool for their work.

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This guide includes some of the best individual

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artists, galleries, art tutors, art fairs, ceramic cafes

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and craft centres in our region. For the purposes of this guide, we have divided

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Norfolk and Suffolk into rough approximations of north, south, east and west with a section specifically for Norwich and Ipswich. if you're an artist or gallery owner and would like to be included in next year's guide - or if you'd like

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Norwich Castle

At the heart of the beautiful county of Norfolk lies the

Festival is one of the biggest arts festival in the country

fine city of Norwich. With its winding mediaeval streets,

and takes place in the city every May. The annual

imposing Norman Castle and a wealth of museums

Norwich Print Fair showcases the work of

and art galleries, Norwich is a unique and vibrant

contemporary printmakers in the city and has become

home for the arts.

one of the best-loved independent shows in East

History has shown that Norwich has always provided inspiration to artists.

Anglia. The city is also home to the GoGoDragons art trail where beautiful individually-painted dragons are situated at key locations during the summer. New in

The Norwich School of Painters - founded in 1803 by

2014 was the fantastic Plein Air Painting competition

John Crome and Robert Ladbrooke - developed its own

Paint Out Norwich at prestigious venues around the

school influenced by each others work and the vibrant

city which will be taking place again this year.

landscape of Norwich and its surrounding countryside. These artists Included John Sell Cotman whose famous work Norwich Market Place conveys the hustle

Many artists have chosen Norwich and its surrounding area as their home.

and bustle of that most famous of Norwich landmarks.

The prestigious Norwich Twenty Group was first formed

Their work also influenced generations of painters after

in 1944 and has since grown to more than seventy

them including Alfred Munnings and Edward Seago.

members including painters, sculptors, printmakers and

This passion for art is still very much alive in Norwich


today with an eclectic host of galleries and exhibition

It is also a fantastic place to study visual arts with

spaces adorning the city. The Norfolk & Norwich

some of the top courses in the country on offer.

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Creating pictures in Pastel To see a small selection of work, please visit my online gallery – Should you wish to purchase a picture or commission one, call me on 01603 437503 or 07930 332114 for an initial discussion.

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THE NEWLY DESIGNED VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, at The Maddermarket Theatre Norwich is exhibiting artwork from artists all over Norfolk. Come and see new exhibitions each month, enjoy a drink at our new Redwell/Maddermarket theatre bar, and take in a show. Find out about artists and Private Views at If you are an artist and would like to submit your work, contact our visual arts coordinator Mike King for more details.

Photo by Matt Dartford Mike and our assistant coordinator Sarah Young look forward to working with you to promote your exhibition, at a venue based in the heart of Norwich Lanes.

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Free Fr ee admission to permanent collections Tuesday Saturday Sunday,, 10am-5pm Opening Times T uesday - Friday 10am-6pm, Satur day - Sunday Sainsbury Centr e for V isual Arts, University of East Anglia, Centre Visual Norwich, NR4 7TJ 01603 593199 www

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North Norfolk With its sweeping skies, picture-perfect beaches, rolling

The landscape provides rich inspiration for works of art

dunes and pine forests, North Norfolk is a haven for

in all mediums. North Norfolk is also home to rising star


of the art world, 12-year-old Kieron Williamson - known

Dotted amongst this idyllic landscape are villages and towns that play host to a wide variety of galleries, open studios and exhibitions. From the lovely seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham in the east to Wells-next-the sea and the

as Mini Monet - whose paintings have garnered huge acclaim not just locally but across the world. North Norfolk also hosts a wide and eclectic range of arts festivals, some focusing purely on visual arts while others span the whole artistic spectrum.

grand Holkham Estate, the coastal road joins together a

Cley Contemporary Art is one of the Eastern region's

myriad of picturesque places of interest.

most prestigious annual arts events and has attracted

Inland lies the beautiful Georgian market town of Holt whose range of galleries provides art lovers with an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary art.

thousands to its exhibitions in the villages of Salhouse and Cley since 2000. Other highlights of the artistic calendar include Holt Festival, Voewood Festival, Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival and

Many painters, sculptors and craftspeople have chosen

the Ludham Festival.

North Norfolk as their home and it's easy to see why.

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East Norfolk

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Ask someone whose never been to Norfolk what they

The nineteenth century Norwich School of Painters -

know about the county and one of the first things they

including John Crome, John Sell Cotman and Henry

mention are the beautiful Norfolk Broads.

Bright - found great inspiration from this part of the

The Broads are a unique maze of lakes and rivers dominating the county east of Norwich and out to the

county and the waterways, boats and broadland churches feature heavily in their works of art.

North Sea. Covering more than 300 square

The Broads continue to inspire generation upon

kilometres, the Broads include a wide variety of

generation of artists who flock to their quiet waterways

habitats including fen, woodland and grazing marshes

and tranquil meadows.

and are home to a wide variety of birds and other animals. It's an artist's dream with a picture-perfect view around every river bend.

In 2014 the first ever 4-day Plein Air Painting Festival A Brush with the Broads - took place in and around this region and it's back this year in September. Other

Dotted throughout this unique and stunning

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South Norfolk South of Norwich and north of the meandering Waveney River lies South Norfolk. With picturesque villages and market towns in abundance, this is a quiet and welcoming place for artists of all genres. With a wealth of conservation areas there are many beautiful village greens and ancient woodlands from which to gain inspiration. Many of the towns such as Diss, Harleston and Wymondham are fiercely proud of their independent shops which stock a range of handmade items from local makers. Many local groups of artists flourish in this region including Wymondham Arts Forum which runs a varied programme of exhibitions at the Arts Centre in the town. The Waveney Springs Art Collective is a group of artists and makers living and working in a rough 10 mile radius of Diss. Each year they hold the Waveney Springs Art Trail around the town. In nearby Harleston, the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective is a diverse group of professional artists from the local area. Their art trail has taken place every summer since 2005 and is now flourishing. Thetford's Great Festival in late August, early September covers all areas of the arts with a strong visual arts presence. South Norfolk is also home to ARTSeast Magazine - the region's premier arts publication.

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West Norfolk

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With its stunning coastline and historic market towns

West Norfolk is also home to many art-related festivals

and villages, West Norfolk provides inspiration for many

throughout the year including the Kings Lynn Festival


which host exhibitions as part of a wider programme.

Home to the Queen's Sandringham Estate, the region has many beaches fit for royalty including Thornham, Hunstanton and Snettisham. Sandringham Park itself plays host to both a Spring and Christmas Craft Fair showcasing the work of local makers. There is also a permanent sculpture trail close to the visitor centre all made by chainsaw carvers from natural tree trunks.

Other festivals focus purely on visual arts. The Swaffham Visual Arts Festival celebrates West Norfolk as an area rich in artists and craftsmen and culminates in an Exhibition and Sale of Works of Art in November. The Breckland Art Trail celebrated a successful third year in 2014 with 57 artists in 25 venues taking part. In and around the village of Dersingham, art lovers can follow the Dersingham Art Trail at different times of the

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Ipswich One of England's oldest towns, Ipswich is made up of a dynamic mix of old and new. Located on the estuary of the River Orwell, it has long been a haven for artists of all genres. There are numerous museums and art galleries to explore and art lovers will enjoy the redeveloped waterfront area of the town. In Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich holds impressive collections of work by Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. The visual arts are prominent in the town. An example of this are the many sculptures dotted throughout the town at various locations. There is even a trail map called Artathon that provides routes around Ipswich's public sculptures. One such statue is the famous Giles Grandma statue (pictured), a homage to local Daily Express cartoonist Carl Giles' beloved character. It is positioned to look up at the office where Giles used to work. Many artists call Ipswich home and the town has a thriving Art Society, one of the longest-established in the country dating from 1874. The highly-renowned Ipswich Arts Festival - known as Ip-Art - lights up the town every summer and has a strong visual arts presence. Ipswich is also a fantastic place to study a range of art courses and is a dynamic place for students to immerse themselves in local culture.

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North Suffolk Just across the River Waveney from Norfolk lies the

In Bungay, art group Black Dog Arts organises events

beautiful North Suffolk countryside.

and workshops, including a Garden Art Trail. It is also

Idyllic towns and villages such as Eye, Bungay and Beccles weave their way along the Waveney Valley providing welcome stops for lovers of the arts.

home to the ever popular Antiques Street Fair which attracts thousands to the town. The Fisher Theatre in Bungay hold exhibitions of paintings in the theatre itself but also in their own Gallery.

Just across the border from the Norfolk village of Harleston lies the pretty village of Mendham - the birthplace of famous Suffolk painter Sir Alfred Munnings. Mendham Mill - Munnings' childhood home - is now luxury holiday accommodation and many of

Beccles also holds a very popular antiques street market which has over 100 stalls. The town also has a thriving Art Society - the Beccles Society of Artists which meets monthly.

the scenes from his famous paintings are still

2014 saw the inaugural Eye Arts Festival in this pretty

recognisable today.

Suffolk village which combined all genres of art across

The towns of this region house a variety of galleries, art

one weekend.

shops and exhibition spaces.

The town of Eye

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East Suffolk The picturesque Suffolk coastline and its inland towns

The coastal towns of Lowestoft, Southwold and

provide a home to many artists who flock to paint its

Aldeburgh - and the surrounding villages - are home to

picturesque views.

many galleries and provide fantastic inspiration for artists of all genres. Iconic landmarks such as Southwold Pier and the House in the Clouds in Thorpeness provide excellent material for artists as well as being popular with tourists to the region. Visitors to Aldeburgh Beach can admire Maggi Hamblings's sculpture Scallop. Further inland, towns such as Halesworth and Woodbridge also have excellent galleries and museums and are a haven for art lovers. The region is also home to some excellent festivals and events such as the Southwold Arts Festival which incorporates exhibitions, art talks and the chance to see artists at work. The pretty market town of Halesworth has a thriving art scene and hosts The Halesworth Arts Festival which has excellent exhibitions during its programme of events. The two-day Woodbridge Art and Music Event showcases both genres in intimate settings by the River Deben. The renowned Latitude Festival held at Henham Park, near Southwold brings thousands to the region and has a strong visual arts presence - even the resident sheep Southwold Lighthouse

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South Suffolk Adjoining the Essex borders, South Suffolk is renowned for its art credentials. It is also a beautiful part of the county, steeped in history. In Sudbury, is Gainsborough's House, the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough. Now a museum, Gainsborough's House has a permanent collection of the artist's work encompassing his whole career. The nearby villages of Lavenham and Long Melford have long been distinguished as artistic hotspots with an eclectic mix of galleries lining their picture-postcard streets. Medieval Lavenham has changed little in appearance since the Tudor era when it flourished as a prosperous wool town. Its impressive array of Tudor buildings and its spectacular church has drawn artists to its streets for decades. Long Melford is famed for its antique shops - indeed the well-known TV series Lovejoy was filmed here - but is also home to a wide selection of galleries. It is also the site of Long Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall, beautiful stately homes that hold a wealth of artistic works within their walls. Both villages hold craft fairs throughout the year. Just to the west lie the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare, home to artists, galleries, antique shops and excellent museums.

Lavenham Village

opportunity to see artists of many genres at work. An art trail - Artists around Sudbury - invited visitors to visit the studios of 10 artists from the Sudbury area in 2014.

When it comes to festivals, the area has a lot to offer.

Clare is home to a long-established antiques fair

The bi-annual Lavenham Art Festival provides the

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Gainsboroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House is the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727-1788) and displays an outstanding collection of his paintings, drawings and prints. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions is also shown throughout the year. The historic house dates back to the 16th century and has an attractive walled garden.

Groups welcome Open daily: 10am to 5pm (Sundays 11am to 5pm) *DLQVERURXJK¡V+RXVH*DLQVERURXJK6WUHHW6XGEXU\6XͿRON&2(8 01787 372958 | |

Registered Charity number: 214046 | 35

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West Suffolk To the west, Suffolk is home to range of beautiful towns

This historic market town of Bury St Edmunds has a rich

and tourist attractions such as Bury St Edmunds,

heritage and is home to a wealth of galleries and

Newmarket, Haverhill and Brandon.

exhibition spaces alongside its beautiful cathedral, Abbey Gardens and museums. This year up to 40 business owners in the town will help promote local arts by exhibiting artist's work for sale in their shop windows. It forms part of an art trail for the newly-formed Bury St Edmund's Festival of Ideas. Just outside Bury is Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham which is home to the annual exhibition of work by dynamic group Artworks which comprises 30 contemporary artists from the region. The Bury St Edmunds Art Society has been established for over 60 years to promote artists and the visual arts in the surrounding area and holds a popular summer exhibition. Newmarket, famed for its racecourse, is home to many artists specialising in equestrian art and is also home to the National Horseracing Museum, which holds exhibitions of sporting art. It is also home to the British Sporting Art Trust. Home to one of Suffolk's largest arts festival, Haverhill has a vibrant arts scene and its very

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

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own arts centre.

Emily Jarvis Emily is one of the East's up and coming young artists who has a very unique style of portraiture which she adopts in both her own work and regular commissions. Her abstract work contains great movement and vibrant colours and the use of mixed media allows a reflective finish to the canvases. In the new series, 'Umbrellas', the artist depicts her subjects with faces hidden by an umbrella which is an expressionist departure from her more classical-but-with-a-twist style of portraiture. We are excited to have Emily's work on the cover of the Arts Directory for 2015! If you would like to see the range of Emily's talents then please visit her website – which also notes exhibitions and press releases.

Denny Bros Est. 1945 ART AND CRAFT SUPPLIES • Comprehensive art supplies from beginners level to professional. • Winsor and Newton Premier Arts Centre. • Classes in art and craft for all abilities. • Gallery featuring the original work of local artists.

PICTURE FRAMING • By experienced professionals with the Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framers Qualification. • From ready made frames through to bespoke and conservation level. • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Also • Stationery • Print Shop • Commercial Supplies

50 St. Andrews Street (s), Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3PH. Tel 01284 761171 | 37

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Constable Country Located on the Suffolk/Essex border, is a beautiful

sites Constable

swathe of villages known as Constable Country. As the

painted including his

name suggests, renowned artist John Constable was

painting Boat-

born here and many of his most famous paintings were

Building near Flatford

inspired by the local landscape including The Hay Wain.


Constable was born in East Bergholt where his father

Dedham is also home

owned Flatford Mill. He went to school in Lavenham

to The Munnings Art

and Dedham before training as a miller and painting

Museum at Castle

and drawing in his spare time.

House where famous

The main villages in the area include Dedham, Lawford, Flatford, East Bergholt and Capel St Mary. The National Trust has a centre at Flatford and offers tours of the

painter Sir Alfred Munnings lived and worked. Lady Munnings opened Castle House to the public in 1961, two years after his death.

Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was a major figure in the great tradition of British horse painting, but his popular romanticising of life in the first half of the 20th century is less well recognised. Immensely successful, yet controversial, he became the scourge of modern art in his position as President of the Royal Academy. Visitors to the Munnings Art Museum in his former home, Castle House, can explore the life and work of this prolific East Anglian artist. THE MUNNINGS ART MUSEUM Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham, Essex, Colchester, CO7 6AZ 01206 322127

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Open: 1 April 31 October 2015 Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday -ONDAYSs PM Adults: £6.50 Concessions: £5.00 Children: £1.00 Group visits by arrangement #AFÏs3HOPs'ARDEN Car and coach parking free

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