Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

Rachel Ashton Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome Rachel and her wonderfully ethereal papercuts to The Gallery in an exhibition entitled Acts of Union.

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Start: August 1, 2015
End: September 3, 2015

Samphire Sale

Make sure you visit our lovely Samphire boutique – sale now in progress with up to 70% off…

Start: August 11, 2015
End: September 30, 2015

Chris Soule, Potter and an Invited East Anglia Artist

Chris exhibits with an invited artist from a group including fine artists and a master printer, also living and working in East Anglia and inspired by this special landscape.

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Although Chris admires the Japanese master potters, he is proud to work firmly in the European earthenware tradition. He makes classically formed pieces that are none-the-less eminently functional. Chris is a ‘mud-and-water’ potter, revelling in the physicality of the thrown pot. Every pot feels alive in the hand and visitors to exhibitions are often found stroking pieces that have captured their imaginations. In the past he designed and produced work for major stores like Harrods and Heals but on moving to Suffolk, returned to his first love as a craft potter selling direct to the public.

Start: August 20, 2015
End: September 2, 2015

A celebration of the Thirty Years Anniversary of the Framlingham Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

The exhibition shows the variety of talents within the group, in which all areas of fibre and textile art are represented.

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Gorgeous hand spun yarns, fantastic woven, knitted and crocheted textiles, fabulous felts and unique hand dyed fibres are all exhibited. Come along to The Quay Gallery between 4th – 10th September to see these textiles in all of their glory.

Start: September 4, 2015
End: September 10, 2015

September Farmers Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: September 5, 2015
End: September 5, 2015

Emma Green Exhibition

These two beautiful images give a glimpse of what to expect from Emma Green’s exhibition.

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Brightening Sky, Slaughden, (oil on board) and Sea Lavender, (oil on copper) encapsulate both the landscapes and the plants that grow in the environs of the rivers Alde, Ore and Deben, from which Emma takes such inspiration. Please join us in the Gallery between and 12 and 3pm on Saturday 5th September to meet Emma and enjoy a drink to celebrate the launch of her exhibition.

Start: September 5, 2015
End: October 8, 2015

A Wash of Colour, Paintings Exhibition

Mita Higton is a Suffolk based watercolour artist who shares her home with artist husband, Steve Higton.

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She loves to paint impressionistic, loose and vibrant images and is equally happy painting a portrait of a family member, a favourite pet or the beautiful coastline near her home in North Suffolk. She also undertakes commission work.

Mita is an Associate Member of the Institute of East Anglia Artists (IEA) and has exhibited in the Society of Women Artists’ 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She also belongs to Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists.

Her paintings have won awards with local art societies and the SAA, and her images have been used on CD covers. Her work can also be seen at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge and The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk. She has several solo shows planned for 2015 (check website for details: www.artsumitra.co.uk)

Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 17, 2015

Dramatic Suffolk, Paintings by Roy Rodgers

My deep rooted interest in the landscape of Suffolk and surrounding countryside has grown over a period of 35 years.

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The flatness of the terrain, the big skies and the unique light combine with how seasons, weather and time, affect the landscape. These are the forces that drive me as an Artist. The changing colours and textures resulting from living farmland are a constant source of joy and inspiration.

The spiritual aspect of the area is an important element to me: the landscape is steeped in history from the early Vikings, to more recent times to World War 2.

The land is ideal for airfields due to its flatness and was extensively used by U.S. Forces and the R.A.F. All this is still evident today and is still evocative.

The wildlife reserves, such as R.S.P.B., at Minsmere, in Suffolk and the Fens of Cambridgeshire are rich sources of inspiration, and all contribute to my love of the area.

I do not look at areas within a landscape in terms of what would make a “good picture”, but rather feel a sensation that the place may evoke.

In the same way that taste, smell, or hearing a particular piece of music may affect one’s senses, my paintings are based to a large extent on a combination of memory and on the spot drawings and watercolours.

“Kenneth Clarke once said ‘the most important thing about painting is that it must be life enhancing. To live with a painting by Roy Rodgers is a life enhancing experience, as he always shows us his way of seeing the world. He reveals the world to us, he celebrates the world and he communicates that celebration to us.”

Ken Howard O.B.E. R.A.

Website: www.royrodgers.co.uk

Start: September 18, 2015
End: September 24, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

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The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: September 25, 2015
End: October 1, 2015

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2015

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the food festival with over 90 local producers, 2 demonstration stages, hands on masterclasees, pop up bakery and kids zone with free cookery workshops. A weekend for all the family and a Steet Food Feast on Saturday evening with live music and Suffolk street food.

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For more details www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk

All followed by 2 weeks of fringe events 26th September to 11th October www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/festival-fringe

Start: September 26, 2015
End: September 27, 2015

Only by sheep & and only by me

Mayumi is a Japanese textile artist sharing her excitement with the wonderful world of sheep wool in her first exhibition in England.

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She dyes various sheep wools with natural vegetable dyes, spins it, and weaves it into fine finished products – all by hand – and recently, she has added silk and cashmere to the sheep wool to diversify texture and feeling, as well as colour. Today, she sells her creations through solo and joint exhibitions and sometimes teaches her special techniques.

Mayumi’s first encounter with the extraordinary possibilities of sheep wool came when she attended a workshop. Employing dyeing techniques on a variety of materials, mainly cotton, the workshop provided her first introduction to sheep wool from spinning into yarn to dyeing and weaving. She quickly became fascinated by the whole process and was very keen to learn.

She acquired further knowledge and skills from courses as well as specialist magazines, books bought from England and America, and also from visits to England. She also journeyed to remote parts of Japan specifically to learn more about the kinds of sheep.

The more she discovered the deeper became her fascination with the almost limitless possibilities of mixing the wool from different kinds of sheep for texture and colour, of spinning yarns thick or tight, and experimenting with dyes and dyeing techniques.

After all the exploration of the materials and processes a new cloth is born; this is the moment that drives her, makes her seek to go further.

Bringing together what can only come from the sheep – and what can only come from Mayumi – makes her creations unique and exquisitely sensitively produced.

Start: October 2, 2015
End: October 8, 2015

October Farmers Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: October 3, 2015
End: October 3, 2015

Vintage Market

The Great British Vintage Market – a slice of shopping fun with a kicked-back and relaxed atmosphere – over 50 quality vintage traders from across East Anglia.

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The wonderful vintage market comes to the Maltings with over 50 stalls where the emphasis is on unusual, high quality, one-off pieces. Sometimes handmade, other times refound. Expect to find vintage clothes, antique furniture, Twentieth Century designs in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

For information on hiring a stall, please email Tim Clover at woodbridge.vcmarket@hotmail.com

Start: October 11, 2015 10:00 am
End: October 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Cyndi Speer & Rob Rutterford Joint Exhibition

A joint exhibition by Cyndi Speer (Paintings) and Rob Rutterford (Stoneware and Ceramics).

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Cyndi Speer
Cyndi’s paintings are derived from historical influences or have developed from the observation of the natural history that is part of her surroundings in Suffolk. From initial inspiration, swirls of patterns and contrasting tones are built up to create an overall slightly abstracted but enduring image.
Her work is of a highly illustrative nature because her background is that of being an illustrator. She exhibits in and around Suffolk regularly throughout the year, and will also exhibit in Chelsea, London in July 2015. Please see her web site for full details.

Rob Rutterford
Living and exhibiting in Suffolk for 28 years Rob makes hand-made stoneware and ‘Raku’ garden and domestic ceramics. Interpretations inspired from the coast, historical reference, nature in its many forms and commissioned pieces are expressed in his unique and popular style.
Website: www.robrutterford.co.uk

Start: October 16, 2015
End: October 20, 2015

Naomi Brangwyn, Allan Williams & Helen Cassells, The Quay Gallery

A joint exhibition from Naomi Brangwyn (Glass Artist), Allan Williams (Painter, Illustrator, Sculptor) and Helen Cassells (Pine Needle Weaver, Ceramicist).

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Naomi Brangwyn – Glass artist

Naomi uses the traditional techniques of stained glass but her work is a unique mix of glass, lead and nature. She takes her inspiration from nature but also from the glass itself. Always intrigued by the process of taking a hard material to produce a delicate poppy, or how the softness of water or sky can be conveyed with harsh flat glass.

Studying art at Reading Art College and Islington Institute, later taking up textiles and photography, but in 2001 was introduced to stained glass. Much of her work evolves, sketching with a glass cutter, she often incorporates metal and wires, and natural found objects, frequently layering the glass, sometimes picking out detail with engraving,

Commissions are regularly undertaken and there are workshops available.

More details can be found at www.naomi-brangwyn.co.uk

Allan Williams – Painter, Illustrator, Sculptor

Allan has been a practising artist for over thirty years, exhibiting his artwork and organising his own arts projects such as “Before London 2012”. He works in a variety of media, including oil and acrylic on canvas, watercolours, and clay sculpting.

His favourite and most enduring subject for landscape painting is the coastline of Suffolk around Covehithe. His paintings capture the transient nature of the coastline as it is erodes and reforms, the almost surreal driftwood formations, and how the changing light colours the breaking waves.

Working from photographs and live sittings he undertakes portraits of people places and pets. He can paint a portrait in the manner of a famous artist or in a particular art style from Old Master to Pop Art. He also works in three dimensions, sculpting portrait heads in clay. Many of his paintings are available as affordable, limited edition, giclée prints.

Website: www.allanwilliams.net

Helen Cassells – Pine Needle Weaver / Ceramicist

Have you heard of pine needle weaving?

Helen has taken this 8000 year old tradition and created something unique to Suffolk. She combines local pine needles with hand-formed ceramics inspired by the Suffolk coast.

Helen spent years travelling the world on sailing yachts, finding interesting art along the way. In the Bahamas she discovered pine needle weaving and has been practising the art ever since.
She now lives on her houseboat at Felixstowe Ferry, with a fisherman’s shed as her studio.

Website: www.helensshed.co.uk
Email: helen@helensshed.co.uk

Start: October 21, 2015
End: October 25, 2015

EXTREMES; an art exhibition by Joy Wilson and Sarah Edge

Sarah and Joy enjoy walking the countryside taking in the landscapes, seascapes and nature, the shapes, colours and movements they see feature in their work.

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Sarah and Joy enjoy walking the countryside taking in the landscapes, seascapes and nature, the shapes, colours and movements they see feature in their work, Joy’s work is abstract mainly based on the East Anglian landscapes whereas Sarah’s work is varied and influenced by the northern areas of the country as she particularly enjoys visiting Northumberland.

Although very different in styles their work hangs well together, both have a background in business management and are now regularly exhibiting their work throughout East Anglia.

Start: October 26, 2015
End: October 31, 2015

Mighty Fine Art by Peter Williams

2015 sees Peter Williams returning to The Quay Gallery for his fifth and sixth exhibitions to display his highly detailed and intricate pencil drawings, pastels and dramatic watercolour paintings as well as a selection of giclée prints.

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Working from his studio in Leiston where he relocated to in 2005 from Hertfordshire, Peter has become a popular and collectible artist and writer. Having always had an interest in the natural world he exploits his passion for wildlife, both British and the more exotic as well as scenes inspired by people and places that have influenced him throughout his life. After a pleasantly successful year just gone, the forthcoming exhibitions will be populated with many new works including some upon which he has strived to achieve an even higher level of detail than ever before, taking realism to a new level.

More information and available work can be viewed online at www.mightyfineart.co.uk

Start: November 1, 2015
End: November 5, 2015

Jason Avery Exhibition

Jason Avery is a Suffolk based photographer working in various photographic mediums.

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Jason is best known for his stunning landscapes which capture the beauty of his local Suffolk countryside in dynamic and compelling images.

His latest photographic subject is livestock. These too are captured in beautiful Suffolk locations and have the same attention and quality that all Jason’s other work has.

Jason’s infra-red photography first brought him to attention; his skillful use of this intriguing format marking him out as one to watch.

This level of precise technique along with Jason’s innate ability to pick out interesting and powerful composition and the ability to create evocative and charismatic images is found across all of the photographic mediums that Jason produces in: infra-red, colour and monochrome.

If you want more information on Jason and his work please contact him at jaysargo@yahoo.com or visit his website at www.jaysargo.com

Start: November 6, 2015
End: November 12, 2015

November Farmers Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: November 7, 2015
End: November 7, 2015

Atmospheres by Rupert Beswarick-Asser

This will be Rupert’s second exhibition at the Quay Gallery, showing new and recent paintings in oils and pastel-work primarily inspired by the landscapes of Suffolk and Cornwall—as well as a selection of limited edition of giclée prints.

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Rupert’s paintings represent a creative journey. His oils are created slowly, using layers of translucent glazes and touches of opaque paint—built up, rubbed away and overlaid again to create rich complexities of depth and colour—whilst his pastels convey the immediacy of scenes sketched on the spot.

Partly meditative, partly impressionistic, Rupert aims to infuse all his work with a highly personal sense of light and mood and atmosphere.

You can view Rupert’s work online at www.rupert-ba.com

Start: December 4, 2015
End: December 10, 2015

December Farmers Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: December 5, 2015
End: December 5, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

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The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: December 11, 2015
End: December 13, 2015

Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings

Join us for this wonderful Suffolk tradition to see Father Christmas arrive by an historic Thames sailing barge on Sunday 13th December 2015 at approximately 2pm.

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It really feels like Christmas when you hear the talented team of musicians performing to herald the arrival of Father Christmas. The music begins at 1pm and families savour the moment with hot chocolate, brownies and mince pies served by the team from the Granary Tea Shop through The Coffee Hut on the quay.

Upon arrival Father Christmas will be greeted by his team of elves and will go to his grotto in House and Garden to meet each of the children.

There is no charge for visiting Father Christmas and any donations made with be given to Macmillan.

Start: December 13, 2015
End: December 13, 2015

Jason Avery Exhibition

Jason Avery is a Suffolk based photographer working in various photographic mediums.

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Jason is best known for his stunning landscapes which capture the beauty of his local Suffolk countryside in dynamic and compelling images.

His latest photographic subject is livestock. These too are captured in beautiful Suffolk locations and have the same attention and quality that all Jason’s other work has.

Jason’s infra-red photography first brought him to attention; his skillful use of this intriguing format marking him out as one to watch.

This level of precise technique along with Jason’s innate ability to pick out interesting and powerful composition and the ability to create evocative and charismatic images is found across all of the photographic mediums that Jason produces in: infra-red, colour and monochrome.

If you want more information on Jason and his work please contact him at jaysargo@yahoo.com or visit his website at www.jaysargo.com

Start: December 14, 2015
End: December 17, 2015
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