This autumn’s Artworks exhibition 2020 has been cancelled in response to Coronavirus.

The cancellation of our exhibition is disappointing for all of us at Artworks, we felt it would be wiser to start afresh in 2021 when, hopefully, all restrictions will have been lifted.

Saturday 26 September – Sunday 11 October 2020 (Postponed to 2021, date TBC)
10am – 5pm
Admission free

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.

Images from 2018 Exhibition

A highlight of the East Anglian art scene, the Artworks exhibition in 2020 is our 21st annual exhibition and we will be open for two weeks from 26th September to 11th October 2020.

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 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.

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.


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

Regions 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 these events can be found on our website.