Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

Delia Tournay-Godfrey Exhibition ‘Beside the Sea’

Delia’s oil paintings explore the landscape in a highly distinctive way and are appreciated for their combination of contemporary composition with a gorgeously muted palette of colours.

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Expanses of wall, pavement, sea or sky allow for large blocks of pure colour to fill large areas of the composition, creating a fresh, two-dimensional feel to these works. It is this and her use of figures within the landscape that make Delia’s painting so appealing. Be it walkers on a path through the reeds, shoppers intent and bustling on a crowded high street, or most powerfully perhaps, a lone figure at the edge of the sea at Aldeburgh – these wonderfully observed characters are anonymous enough for any viewer to relate to.

Start: April 5, 2014
End: May 6, 2014

Spring Holidays at Snape

Book now for a short break and enjoy Spring with us.

Visit the Holidays Page or call 01728 687172.

Start: April 6, 2014
End: April 30, 2014

Artisans East Exhibition, The Workshop

A joint exhibition of work by Rob Barnes (printmaker) and Chris Soule (English Potter).

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Chris Soule – An English Potter

Making pots on the potters wheel is one of the most fantastic things you can do with your day. The next best thing is opening a glaze kiln, you never know you might find your perfect pot.
I started potting in 1973 and my first two customers were Harrods and Heals and for the next 16 years I designed and made pottery for department stores including Habitat.
After I sold the factory and design studio in 1989 and for the next 10 years I used what I had learnt to help others take design through to production and marketing.
Finally I came to Suffolk in 1998 where I now make finely thrown English Earthenware using a range of Reactive Glazes. Items include pieces for the table, kitchen and sometimes purely for display.

Tactile Pots……Exciting lively glazes………Creating Pots that work

Rob Barnes – Printmaker

In recent years I have concentrated on creating colourful linocuts. I am fascinated by wildlife and coastal themes, both of which allow me to use a range of blended colours and light effects, to depict east anglian views. The fields in Norfolk and Suffolk are teaming with interest. I particularly like to take a few risks with colour and never decide what colours I will use until I have cut the main ‘key’ lino block which contains the detail, and is usually printed in black. Once that has been proofed I can play with shades of colour and build up a light effect. A successful linocut for me is one where creative changes to the design strengthen the qualities of light and colour.

Start: April 10, 2014
End: April 23, 2014

Tastings in the Pantry

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Our Fresh Food Pantry is renowned for its collection of Suffolk’s finest producers including Pump Street Bakery, Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses, Revetts Sausages, Pinneys of Orford, Newbourne Farm Shop, Gourmet Bacon Company, Maple Farm organic eggs, Artisan Smokehouse and Chef Peter Harrison pasties and tarts.

 

We enjoy sharing new food and drink flavours with you and over the coming week do visit the Pantry to try the following tastings….

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th April – Atkins and Potts Mint Sauce with Pump Street Bakery bread

Sunday 20th and Monday 21st April – Mas de la Tour, Grenache Blanc – Sauvignon

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd April – The Bay Tree, marinated Apricots

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th April – England Preserves with Pump Street Bakery bread

Start: April 17, 2014
End: April 25, 2014

Six Plus One Exhibition, The Workshop

Following on from their successful first exhibition at Mistley Gallery, Six Artists Plus One look forward to showcasing their new collection of work themed on “mostly women” in The Workshop Gallery at Snape Maltings.

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Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 30, 2014

Christine Lester Exhibition, The Workshop

Recent paintings of the waterside in various media, by Christine, a Suffolk artist and tutor.

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Observational ‘portraits’ of people and animals doing their thing and enjoying their time by the water here in Suffolk and in France. There will also be small, fun paintings on wood and slate.’

Start: May 2, 2014
End: May 8, 2014

May 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: May 3, 2014 9:30 am
End: May 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Monika Cilmi Exhibition, The Workshop

We welcome Monika to The Workshop for her first exhibition at the Maltings to showcase her fascinating Zen brushwork.

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Monika has a BA in visual arts, a PGCE to teach art and design, PG certificate in Asian art, a research degree (Ma by project) in fine art with a project on Zen brushwork and she has now completed a recognised course in colour therapy. Monika has a long experience teaching at various levels. She has also exhibited her work internationally and won art prizes, competitions and publications.

She believes in the powerful effect of art and the way it can affect and change lives. Her actual research aims to explore well being and relation body/mind to understand how we react through the ritual of gesture expressed by brushwork.

A bridge between art and science to find a balance and live in harmony with nature and the world around which is a main aspect of her belief studying the past to improve the future learning from native cultures and the simplicity of life following basic and essential values.

See her work at: www.monikacilmi.com and visit her in person at The Workshop from May 16th-22nd 2014.

Start: May 16, 2014
End: May 22, 2014

Tim Hall Exhibition, The Workshop

New watercolour and oil originals from Tim’s travels around Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, places which continue to inspire him, will be on show at his Workshop exhibition in May – also available will be his Giclee prints and cards.

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Open daily from Friday 23rd May to Thursday 29th May 2014.

www.tim-hall.co.uk

Start: May 23, 2014
End: May 29, 2014

East Suffolk Morris Men

We look forward to welcoming The East Suffolk Morris Men to Snape Maltings.

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Their performance will start at 1.30pm on Monday, 26 May 2014 between the Plough & Sail and main House & Garden building.

The East Suffolk Morris Men have been dancing since 1958, dancing mainly the Cotswold traditions of English Morris Dance along with the dances from the Welsh borders around Christmas.

You will see them in their familiar summer costume of whites with blue waistcoats embroidered with the “ship” and red & yellow trimmings. The “ship” emblem has strong East Suffolk connections associated with St Felix of Dunwich (now mainly lost to the sea) and the coat-of-arms of Felixstowe thereafter named.

In addition to their local programme. they tour extensively both in the UK and abroad, most recently in places such as Italy, Bavaria, Portugal, Slovenia, Sardinia and Spain. In March they will be performing in Madrid and Segovia.

Start: May 26, 2014
End: May 26, 2014

Peter Williams Exhibition, The Workshop

Looking forward to returning to Snape in 2014 for his third and fourth exhibitions in The Workshop gallery, Peter will be displaying his highly detailed pencil drawings and dramatic watercolour paintings as well as a selection of giclée prints.

A girl dressed in 1950's style with a classic 1950's Lambretta scooter.

Working from his studio in Leiston, Peter is an entirely self taught artist. 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. New work includes some interesting retro style paintings of scenes from the 1950′s and 60′s, new portraits and as well as a selection of wildlife art.

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

Start: May 30, 2014
End: June 5, 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: June 1, 2014
End: June 1, 2014

June 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: June 7, 2014 9:30 am
End: June 7, 2014 1:00 pm

The Art of Landscape – Photography Workshop

Photographer Kiri Stuart-Clarke returns to the Maltings with her popular landscape photography workshop.

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Learn to create striking compositions and how to use graduated and polarising filters for perfectly lit skies amidst Snape’s peaceful scenery.

Explore the essentials of landscape photography on this fun, small group photography workshop with experienced husband and wife nature photographers John and Kiri Stuart-Clarke of Going Digital East Anglia. The course will run from 10.00am to about 4.00pm. During the day you will learn how to create attractive landscape compositions, master correct and creative exposure, understand how light affects your images and explore how to use graduated and polarising filters for beautiful skies.

Graduated filters can be provided on request and other loan camera equipment may be available, please ask for details. The course is £80.00, advanced booking is essential. There are a limited number of places on this course so please book early to avoid disappointment. For more information and to book this course online please visit www.goingdigital.co.uk

Kiri Stuart-Clarke is an experienced professional nature and landscape photographer who writes regularly for Suffolk magazine and other publications. Kiri’s work blends a love of vibrant colour and shape and form to evoke the beauty of the natural world around us. Many of her nature images are taken in local nature reserves near her home county of Norfolk. She has also travelled further afield, most notably visiting Finland to photograph endangered wild wolves and brown bears.

Going Digital is one of the UK’s leading photography training organisations and offers a high standard of teaching and materials. Going Digital East Anglia is run by experienced husband and wife photographer team John and Kiri Stuart-Clarke who share a genuine passion for teaching students the art of photography.

Start: June 8, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 8, 2014 4:00 pm

Liz James & Naomi Brangwyn Exhibition, The Workshop

A joint exhibition by painter Elizabeth James and glass artist Naomi Brangwyn.

Elizabeth James
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Elizabeth paints with watercolour, acrylic and oils, in a fluid, expressive style to portray the atmosphere of a place and time rather than topographical detail. She also likes to incorporate other materials and mediums and often use charcoal, pastel, wax and sand to enhance and bring another dimension to her paintings.

East Anglia’s landscape is the main inspiration for her artistic practice with it’s vast stretches of coast and wide open skies. She is also interested in the way the weather and changing seasons mark the passage of time and affect the mood of the land, sea and sky.

Elizabeth completed a BA Hons. in Fine Art in the 1980’s at Stourbridge in the West Midlands and, after several years working for Bosch Lawn and Garden in a sales and marketing role, returned to study successfully for an MA in Fine Art at the Norwich University of the Arts in 2009. She is now working full-time as an artist.

Website: www.elizabeth-james.com
Email: art@elizabeth-james.com
Telephone: 07933358465

Naomi Brangwyn
Glass Artist

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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 the tenacity of nature but also from the glass itself – some glass just cries out to become a sunset, surf, or a calm sea and the colours constantly change between artificial or natural light and again with the passing of time of day or season.

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. 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, never certain how a panel will really work until it’s sufficiently stable to lift up – when it’s too late to change.

Naomi studied art at Reading Art College and Islington Institute, later taking up textiles and photography, but in 2001 was introduced to stained glass.

Website: www.naomi-brangwyn.co.uk
Email: mail@naomi-brangwyn.co.uk
Telephone: 07811 065 868

Start: June 13, 2014
End: June 19, 2014

SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival

Start: June 13, 2014
End: June 29, 2014

Jelly Green Exhibition

Start: June 14, 2014
End: July 14, 2014

Carol Pask Exhibition, The Workshop

I am a ceramic artist working in stoneware and porcelain, combining traditional methods to create sculptural pieces, which are often fused with metal, wood, slate and sometimes textiles.

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My work is of an abstract nature, and evolves as a response to both the beauty and fragility of my rural surroundings. Shapes and images are distilled into non-representational interpretations with just the essence remaining in the finished sculptural work.

Most pieces are smoke fired which I feel enhances the organic and natural quality of the clay. I seek a balance between the controlled structure of the work and the chaos of the firing, bringing unpredictability and individuality to each piece.

Start: June 20, 2014
End: June 26, 2014

Cyndi Speer Exhibition, The Workshop

Cyndi is a professional artist who lives and works in Suffolk.

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Her work is rapidly becoming recognised for its unique contemporary style and striking colours. Besides exhibiting widely throughout Suffolk, one of her most recent commissions has included decorating a 2.5m high giraffe, (one of a total of thirty giraffes), that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Colchester Zoo. Together with this she was also commissioned to design a signed giraffe by Sir David Attenborough.

Her work has sold widely, both nationally and internationally, and her greetings cards are now being promoted nationally by the publishing company ‘Green Pebble’. Working constantly for forthcoming exhibitions, she is also available to work to commission.

Start: June 20, 2014
End: June 26, 2014

Clare Rizzo Exhibition, The Workshop

Much of Clare Rizzo’s work centres on her local environment of Suffolk.

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She initially used watercolour as an architect. Nowadays her work has become freer in expression, and the pigments run and mix on the paper in a looser style.

In her watercolours and oil pastels, she aims to catch the essence of a place by exploring colour, luminosity and texture. This year she is exhibiting, for the first time, experimental works in oils.

Start: June 20, 2014
End: June 26, 2014

Mary Bishop Exhibition, The Workshop

An Exhibition of Suffolk Coastal Landscapes.

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Mary studied fine art at the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in Kent followed by Art Teacher training at Birmingham University.

She then taught art for several years at secondary and adult level before moving to Suffolk in 2001.
Mary now concentrates on painting the inspirational landscape of the reedbeds and farmland in the Suffolk coastal area.

This exhibition includes some of her most recent paintings in oil.

Start: July 4, 2014
End: July 10, 2014

July 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: July 5, 2014 9:30 am
End: July 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Louise Mock Exhibition, The Workshop

Much of the inspiration for Louise’s work comes from natural forms and found objects from the Suffolk coast and countryside.

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She works mainly in white stoneware and porcelain clays, aiming to achieve simplicity and balance. Most of her work is hand-built, some is thrown and then altered.

Her current focus is on sculptural, smoke-fired forms.

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 17, 2014

Cyndi Speer Exhibition, The Workshop

Cyndi is a professional artist who lives and works in Suffolk.

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Her work is rapidly becoming recognised for its unique contemporary style and striking colours. Besides exhibiting widely throughout Suffolk, one of her most recent commissions has included decorating a 2.5m high giraffe, (one of a total of thirty giraffes), that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Colchester Zoo. Together with this she was also commissioned to design a signed giraffe by Sir David Attenborough.

Her work has sold widely, both nationally and internationally, and her greetings cards are now being promoted nationally by the publishing company ‘Green Pebble’. Working constantly for forthcoming exhibitions, she is also available to work to commission.

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 17, 2014

Clare Rizzo Exhibition, The Workshop

Much of Clare Rizzo’s work centres on her local environment of Suffolk.

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She initially used watercolour as an architect. Nowadays her work has become freer in expression, and the pigments run and mix on the paper in a looser style.

In her watercolours and oil pastels, she aims to catch the essence of a place by exploring colour, luminosity and texture. This year she is exhibiting, for the first time, experimental works in oils.

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 17, 2014

Peter Bultz Photography Exhibition, The Workshop

Returning to The Workshop is local landscape photographer Peter Bultz.

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Framed and canvas images of the Suffolk landscape will be exhibited. Some will be produced especially for the Snape exhibition. Locations include Southwold, Aldeburgh, Iken and Snape plus images from travels to places such as Iceland, Dubai, Devon and the Lake District. There will also be the opportunity to discuss one-to-one tuition in landscape photography for all levels from beginner to experienced.

Start: July 18, 2014
End: July 24, 2014

‘Sew Just Us’ Exhibition, The Workshop

A joint exhibition of work by Sue Cranwell and Madelaine Nightingale.

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Sue Cranwell – Shadows of the past in the modern landscape

My current bodies of work are inspired by the ancient artefacts found in the local landscapes, researching into their relationship with textiles, and incorporating this knowledge with the modern landscape into my textile creations along with my life knowledge, interests and emotions. I work with various forms using a variety of techniques such as dyeing, printing, metal thread, weaving and felt making.

Madelaine Nightingale

The beautiful Suffolk landscape, and its open free spaces allow us to breathe, to escape from the daily stresses of the modern world, and to re-affirm our place and importance in it. I have captured these landscape by making marks using mono-printing, thermo-fax and hand embroidery.

Start: July 25, 2014
End: July 31, 2014

Steve Higton Exhibition

Start: July 26, 2014
End: September 3, 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: July 27, 2014
End: July 27, 2014

August 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: August 2, 2014 9:30 am
End: August 2, 2014 1:00 pm
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