Monthly Archives: September 2016

artworks exhibition 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016

i am showing some brand new work in this annual art exhibition. last year i wrote a little about the work of some of the other artists. i hope some people will find time to visit this show to see my new work alongside the thirty or so other artists. exhibition open every day to sunday 2 october 2016.

ARTWORKS 17th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 10 September to Sunday 2nd October 2016
Blackthorpe Barn
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
exhibition open daily 10am – 5pm. free parking, free admission, free catalogue. artworks shop and café [i have some paintings in the gift shop].


the artists in this exhibition are: Mary Anstee-Parry; Valerie Armstrong; Mike Ashley; Lyn Aylward; Alfie Carpenter; Gillian Crossley-Holland; Cathy D’Arcy; Genista Dunham; Janet French; Chris Gamble; Roger Gamble; Nora Gaston; Jazz Green; Chris Hann; Alison Jones; Eleonora Knowland; Lucy Lutyens; Ruth McCabe; Christine McKechnie; Katie Millard; Elaine Nason; Carol Pask; Anne Paton; Ursula Kit Price Moss; Eileen Revett; Kate Reynolds; Colin Slee; Liz Waugh McManus.

blackthorpe barn: peaceful rural setting, the surrounding woodland is part of the rougham estate. there are designated walks, popular with dog walkers.

one hundred square feet : project/exhibition

Saturday 3 September 2016

100 square feet: my story… there were two versions. summarised over nine photographs:

[in the beginning]


the start of one hundred and one monoprints on white paper, utilising the raised grain of the wood panel. long days in heat of the summer. pastel shades.


staying in the shade, pale and interesting, printing and painting in a north-facing room.


the stained and patinated wood panel at the end of the day.

another day, start all over again… on black paper.


blockwork. brickwork. fieldwork. combining, harvesting. squares within squares. a limited palette of black, red and gold (with some white).


back to the wooden panel, the palette du jour.


stacked, signed and numbered: 101 square paintings for the exhibition’s box sets.


the surface of the palette as a work of art: paint it black, 15cm frame, 10cm window, gold leaf, hinge…


composition gold leaf on the reverse (or front) of the wooden panel; it’s an icon. add a d-ring fixture to hang it on the wall.


it hangs at a angle with weight of the frame on one side, and protrudes from the wall due to chiselled edge, with the intention that the gold leaf will subtly reflect back onto the white wall.

i have titled it black square 2016. my work is done.

[the end]


100 Square Feet: A collaborative art project organised and curated by Paul Cope with Joanna Barfield, celebrating 50 Years of Art at the Halesworth Gallery 1966-2016.

One hundred artists were each given a square piece of wood to utilise as they wished to create a work of art for the planned exhibition. Each artist has also made 101 small artworks measuring 15cm sqaure (as prints, multiples or unique pieces), and each artist will receive a box of 100 artworks at the end of the exhibition, with the 101st box displayed in the gallery as the top prize in a raffle for the charity SightSavers.

100 Square Feet
20 August to 7 September 2016
Halesworth Gallery
Steeple End
IP19 8LL

The exhibition is open 11am – 5pm weekdays and Saturdays, Sundays 2pm to 4pm.