With its reputation for high standards of fresh and contemporary work, Artworks seeks to interest and inspire in a wide range of media created by 30 of East Anglia’s leading artists.

Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 September 2018
10am – 5pm
Admission Free

A highlight of the East Anglian art scene, the Artworks exhibition in 2018 is our 19th annual exhibition and we will be open for two weeks from 15th September to 30th September 2018.

This is a great opportunity to see contemporary work by East Anglia’s established and popular artists. All exhibits are new to the Artworks each year and are for sale. There are also daily opportunities to meet the artists at the exhibition.

We also have the Artworks Shop selling original prints, drawings, paintings, ceramics and glassworks, plus a large selection of artists greetings cards and postcards. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and homemade cakes are available in the new Artworks cafe open throughout the exhibition.

A great favourite of the exhibition is the Mini Artworks Prize Draw; thirty mini artworks created by Artworks artists will be on display during the main exhibition and the Prize Draw tickets cost £2 each. The proceeds benefit our Artworks Schools Programme and our chosen East Anglian charity. This year, we will be supporting The Suffolk Refugee Support.

The setting for the exhibition is the spectacular thatched, late medieval Blackthorpe Barn, part of the Rougham Estate. The barn was built in c.1550 as a threshing barn on lands that formerly belonged to the Benedictine abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. The barn remained in use as such until 1985 when it received a new lease of life as an arts centre.

This attached video showcases the 2012 exhibition.

Every year over 2,500 people visit the Artworks annual exhibition. Here are just a few of their comments:

‘Eclectic and rewarding mix of East Anglian work’ East Anglian Daily Times

‘Region’s artists show strokes of genius at annual display’ Evening Star

‘Standard very high – my heart and humour tickled often’

‘As ever cool, witty, sophisticated and honest’

‘Very inspirational work in a beautiful venue’

‘Superb exhibition – enjoyed it so much’

‘So glad I came! Thanks to everyone involved’

‘Very enjoyable – a good range of very impressive work’

‘Great selection and really different’

‘Stunning exhibition’

‘Interesting and vibrant’

Further details about all of this event can be found on our website www.artworksinfo.org.uk