Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

Visit our show home

We have recently completed the redevelopment of the Grade II listed historic frontage. Well worth a viewing or for further details contact 01728 687172.

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Start: August 15, 2014
End: July 7, 2015

Christmas collections in stock

Come to House & Garden to see our new Christmas collections available on the shop floor.

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Start: October 8, 2014
End: December 25, 2014

Winter Prints & Etchings

The Gallery currently hosts an eclectic mix of prints and etchings, any of which would make a perfect Christmas gift.

The current selection includes works from Clare Curtis, Richard Kimmerling, Celia Hart and Joan Hodgkiss, amongst many others. The wintery setting of the Maltings is echoed in crisp, icy colours of Sue Eaton’s trees, as well as warm and vibrant works which reflect the spirit of the season.

Winter Prints

Start: November 17, 2014
End: January 5, 2015

‘Running with Scissors’ Exhibition, Quay Gallery

An exhibition from a textile art group.

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Our gang of four, Delia, Jane, Jan & Jenny wanted to be and remain as a small, close working group of friends, as we see this as the best way to support our common aims as a mutually respectful and like minded whole. As a group we meet once a month to gain advice and opinions of our work in progress and offer each other an impersonal and objective critique; meetings also help us focus on progressing or finishing work in order to meet our monthly deadline.

All four members work in different ways, having different interests and styles, but we are loosely of a mixed-media textile discipline. Being together in a group and as friends helps us to strive to improve our workmanship; we hope the level of attention to detail is demonstrated in the execution and finish of our work.

Start: November 28, 2014
End: December 5, 2014

East India Company Tasting

Come to the Fresh Food Pantry in the Food Hall for a tasting of tomato & thyme savoury marmalade from the East India Company.

East India Tomato & Thyme Marmalade

“Enhancing the succulent sweetness of tomato with the heady aromatic flavour of thyme, this surprisingly rich and herby marmalade goes beautifully with cured cheese or a savoury tart.”

Start: November 28, 2014
End: November 30, 2014

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: November 30, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Figa & Co. Christmas Floral Design Courses

After the great success of Figa & Co.’s Summer Floral Design Courses, Kim Beedie is returning to the Tack Room at the Maltings with her Christmas inspired courses on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th of December 2014.

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“Floristry is like an art form which combines texture, color and shape to create a new image of
beauty. The courses are a chance to experiment with the fusion of these elements and produce a
masterpiece of ones own.”
Kim Beedie

Her background in interior design and styling reflects in the visual floral feast that awaits course attendees. The workshops enable those with no experience to produce truly wonderful pieces under Kim’s expert tuition which they will be thrilled to show friends and family.

Christmas 2014 Creations

Magic up a welcome to warm every home. Our now renowned Christmas courses offer the opportunity to create ravishing seasonal decorations, including our ever-popular Christmas wreath design. We hunt and gather the surprising array of material available in both garden and hedgerow and combine this with fine quality flowers and floral accessories.

Full day workshop on Friday 5th December includes Kim’s expert tuition and guidance to create and take home the two stunning pieces above, all materials and a light lunch supplied by Snape Maltings in their lovely Granary tea shop. Cost is £125.00. From 10am to 3pm.

Half day workshops on Saturday 6th December include Kim’s expert tuition and guidance to create and take home our wonderful Christmas inspired circlet as described above, delicious tea and pastries supplied by Pump Street Bakery and all materials. Cost is £55.00. You can choose from a morning or afternoon session. Morning workshop runs from 10am to 12.30pm and the afternoon workshop runs from 2pm to 4.30pm.

CHRISTMAS DATES

Friday 5th December           Full Day                                       10am – 3pm
Saturday 6th December       Half Day Morning Session         10am – 12:30pm
Saturday 6th December       Half Day Afternoon Session      2pm – 4:30pm

For more information, bookings and gift vouchers, please make contact with Kim directly on:

Telephone: 01986 800370
Website: www.figaandco.co.uk
Email: figaltd@tiscali.co.uk
Twitter: @FIGAandCo

Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 6, 2014

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 jasonavery@yahoo.com or visit his website at www.jaysargo.com

Start: December 6, 2014
End: December 11, 2014

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.

Start: December 6, 2014 9:30 am
End: December 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Laudens Chocolate Tasting

Come to the Food Hall for a tasting of Laudens Chocolate.

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Try our 12 core flavours that we have become known for:

Single origin
64% cocoa bean from a single estate in
Madagascar. The connoisseur’s choice: a delicious, robust dark chocolate ganache centre with unique nutty and mildly acidic red fruit characteristics

Fresh mint
Made using only real mint leaves for a full, invigorating flavour. Perfect for an unforgettable after-dinner experience.

Lemon
The perfect marriage of voluptuous white chocolate with the zingy acidity of pure lemon and its zest – particularly popular with those who enjoy more savoury flavours.

Blackcurrant & Redcurrant
A delicious combination of fresh blackcurrants and redcurrants with seductive dark chocolate – heaven for berry lovers.

Marc de champagne
An indulgent classic made with real Marc de Champagne to avoid the chemical aftertaste of artificial flavourings.

Salted caramel
Fleur de sel from the French ocean brings to life the sweetness of the homemade caramel, surrounded by dark chocolate.

Passion Fruit
100% real passion fruit combined with chocolate for a clean, tangy, juicy and exotic taste. Tastes just like eating a fresh passion fruit, with chocolate for double the pleasure.

Lime
Sharp lime is the perfect complement to dark chocolate – fresh, tangy and full of that distinctive lime taste.

Sour cherry
It took us over a year to find the perfect Bohemian sour cherries, which we combine with dark chocolate to create a unique taste experience. A real treat.

Lychee & Rose
East meets West in this aromatic and luxurious blend of sweetness and floral notes – the delicate flavours of lychee and the finest organic rose oil are a beautiful combination.

Raspberry & Rose
The taste of an English summer – real raspberries enhance the delicate taste of organic rose oil beautifully. A pure, fragrant pleasure.

Mediterranean Orange
A Mediterranean orange grove in miniature. Whole organic oranges including peel are used to create the chocolate centre. Juicy and refreshing.

Start: December 9, 2014
End: December 9, 2014

Tim Hall Exhibition, Quay Gallery

Once again Tim will be showcasing his watercolour & oil originals, prints and cards, so an opportunity to purchase an unique Christmas gift.

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Open daily from Friday 12th December to Sunday 14th December 2014.

www.tim-hall.co.uk

Start: December 12, 2014
End: December 14, 2014

Jason Avery Exhibition

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

Jason Avery

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 jasonavery@yahoo.com or visit his website at www.jaysargo.com

Start: December 15, 2014
End: December 19, 2014

Horizon Light: paintings by Rupert Beswarick-Asser, Quay Gallery

Recent paintings of sunsets and sea-light, by Rupert, a Woodbridge-based artist and tutor.

View Across Whitstable Bay

Rupert’s paintings, mostly depicting coastal scenes, represent a creative journey. He uses oils, applied in layers of translucent glazes and touches of opaque paint: built up, rubbed away and overlaid again to create rich complexities of depth and colour — making the process as important as the finished artwork.

A frequent comment is that Rupert’s paintings are invested with a feeling of reflection and tranquility. Perhaps the time it takes to complete each picture—typically several months, re-working and refining them—is the reason why.

Start: December 20, 2014
End: December 24, 2014

Christmas Farmers’ Market

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival launches a Christmas market at Snape Maltings Saturday 20th December, 10am to 2:30pm.

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This year we launch our first ever Food & Drink Festival Christmas market which brings together close to 50 food and drink stalls at Snape Maltings in December.

Taking place on 20th December, from 10 am to 2.30 pm, the free entry event assembles an exciting array of regional food and drink producers. Look out for Food & Drink Festival’s best in artisan food and drink products from real ales to macaroons. It’s a great place to fill the basket for your Christmas day lunch but also unusual, great quality food and drink gifts.

This is a great day out with the opportunity to meet these fabulous makers and sample their delicious products. All shoppers will receive a complimentary Tiptree shopping bag to put all their delicious Christmas treats in.

Start: December 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings

Join us for this wonderful Suffolk tradition to see Father Christmas arrive by historic Thames sailing barge on Sunday 21st December 2014 at approximately 12 noon.

Santa Sails Into Snape

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 11am 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 to meet each of the children. Whilst in his grotto Father Christmas will have a team of carol singers performing in House & Garden.

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

Start: December 21, 2014 12:00 pm
End: December 21, 2014 1:00 pm

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: March 27, 2015
End: April 9, 2015

Warbirds, Photography Exhibition

I have been in love with photography all of my life. This started at the age of 8, helping my father develop photos in his makeshift darkroom. By 13, I was taking, developing and printing my own photos.

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This passion has never left me, and although the medium has changed from ‘film’ to ‘digital’, I still get a thrill in seeing the results for the first time after a day out behind the camera.

Although I shoot a wide range of subjects, the one I get the most satisfaction from is aircraft, and in particular ‘fighters’. There is an irresistible fascination for me to see a ‘flying machine’ slip the bonds of gravity and take to the air. Once airborne, its flowing lines, speed, agility and deadly intent, portray a powerful image – and this is what I try to capture in a single moment.

For me, two of the most beautiful and iconic aircraft that have these qualities are the ‘Supermarine Spitfire’ and ‘North American P-51D Mustang’ from WW2, and both form a major part of this exhibition.

Start: May 8, 2015
End: May 14, 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: May 22, 2015
End: May 28, 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: May 29, 2015
End: June 4, 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: June 26, 2015
End: July 2, 2015

Suffolk Coastal Landscapes

Snape is the perfect venue to display my work as the subjects relate to the surrounding area and I am very pleased to be exhibiting at the Quay Gallery again in 2015.

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I initially studied fine art at Farnham School of Art in Surrey before moving on to Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in Kent to complete my diploma. This was followed by art teacher training at Birmingham University.

I then taught art for several years in both school and adult education environments whilst continuing to paint in both oils and watercolour.

Since moving to a village near Woodbridge in 2001, I have concentrated on painting in oils. I love going for long walks locally and always find something new to inspire me in the Suffolk landscape, particularly the movement and reflections in the reed beds, the shingle beaches and the patterns left on the land by farming.

Start: July 3, 2015
End: July 9, 2015

4PRINTmakers – An Exhibition of Original Prints

4PRINTmakers are a newly founded group of women artists who have come together to share our work and practice.

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Working as an artist is a notoriously solitary pursuit, whereas joining together as a group has helped to inspire, encourage and motivate us all.

Each of us comes from a different artistic background; ceramics, graphics, textiles, painting and community arts, but we have found common ground in printmaking. Having met at Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Sudbury, we have individually developed different styles as printmakers and between us, use a range of techniques including etching, linocut, woodcut, screen printing and collage. It is specifically this variety within the group that appealed to us, contrasting and yet in no way conflicting, our different styles are complimentary to one another. It was the recognition of this diversity that inspired us to join forces and begin exhibiting together – that, and the fact that we like to meet up for tea and cake!

Start: July 17, 2015
End: July 23, 2015

A photographic exhibition by members of The Suffolk Monochrome Group

The Suffolk Monochrome Group are a small select group of twelve dedicated and highly experienced photographers whose aim is to enjoy and promote the art of monochrome photography, in all its various forms.

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Formed over five years ago, the Group regularly hold a number of annual exhibitions throughout East Anglia and are proud to be displaying some of their work at Snape Maltings for the first time.

The subject matter of the images on display is varied including landscapes, portraiture, abstract as well as images of other genres. You can be confident of finding much to interest and appeal.

Start: July 31, 2015
End: August 6, 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 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

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

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

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

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
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