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26 Words, the DNA of language

An exhibition of collaborative works by lettering artists and writers opening on Saturday 5th July.


‘An exhibition of collaborative works by members of Letter Exchange and 26. Writers and artists still use the same tools – pen, pencil and yes, even keyboard. Language is arguably at its most powerful when the visual and verbal combine. We would like the 26 Words project to inspire new collaborations and creative adventures that will enrich all our lives.’ Mark Noad, Chairman, Letter Exchange.

Start: July 6, 2014
End: August 6, 2014

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.

Click here to go to our residential page.

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

‘Sew Just Us’ Exhibition, The Workshop

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


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, ‘Impressions of East Anglia’

Steve Higton is the perfect artist to capture the magic of summer in our beautiful part of the world.

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‘Impressions of East Anglia’ is his latest collection of oil paintings, inspired by the artistic traditions of East Anglia and the wonderful scenes around every corner of the coast and countryside. We are delighted to welcome Steve in the Gallery for the launch of the exhibition on Saturday 26 July between 12 and 3pm, so please do join us for a drink to celebrate and enjoy this perfectly summery collection.

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

Michaela Latham, The Workshop

Ataraxis is a new exhibition of work from an artist who recently moved to Suffolk.


Michaela studied fine art and knew it was what she wanted to do professionally. But that was more than 20 years ago. Before a teaching career. Before children. Before family life took her to New York, London and Dublin.

In 2010, with her three daughters at school, she finally had time to rediscover her art, and began painting the landscapes where, even if fleetingly, she found serenity and peace of mind.

Many of these landscapes were on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and in October 2013 she moved with her family from London to Suffolk, where she is now a full time artist.

Michaela has exhibited in London and is now enjoying being commissioned for her bold, oil on canvas landscapes.

Her latest collection is entitled Ataraxis – the presence of calm and quiet – and will be showing at The Workshop from August 1 – 7.


Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 7, 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

Jooli (Julie Gleave) Exhibition

I am a self taught artist and my work is mainly figurative. I paint in acrylics, and for the most part, I use my imagination.


I am amused, moved and inspired by life around me, and I use my observations to try and recreate the things I see.

I started painting about twelve years ago, (once my children had flown the nest!) Persuaded by them, and my partner, I held my first Solo Exhibition in Southwold in 2002. Encouraged by the sales, I had more exhibitions in Southwold, and then for 6 years, twice yearly, at the Pond Gallery at the Snape Maltings. But because my children are now producing children of their own, I have been somewhat distracted for the last few years! so this is my first exhibition since 2012.

I hope you enjoy the paintings and at least they make you smile!

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 13, 2014

Artisans East Exhibition, The Workshop

A joint exhibition of work by Chris Soule (English Potter) and Guest Artist.

Chris Soule – An English Potter

Chris Soule 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

Start: August 14, 2014
End: August 27, 2014

Sophie Elinor Martin Exhibition, The Workshop

Sophie Elinor Martin is an animal artist whose characterful and quirky charcoal drawings need no introduction.


Her work has been commissioned both internationally in Hong Kong and in the UK, most recently for the exciting new Easton Grange Wedding Venue & Easton White Horse Inn. She is also represented by the very unique Carley’s Yard in Framlingham.

Sophie Elinor Martin is an artist with increasing demand and she continues to work full time in her studio in Suffolk.

Website –
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Start: August 29, 2014
End: September 4, 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.


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

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 11, 2014

Jill Draper: A New View Exhibition

Fresh perspectives and local inspiration are the hallmark of Jill Draper’s beautiful embroidered landscapes.


We are delighted to welcome a new collection from one of our most-collected artists, and invite everyone to join us in the Gallery between 12 and 3pm on Saturday 6 September, to meet Jill and celebrate this much-anticipated collection.

Start: September 6, 2014
End: October 6, 2014

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.

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

Mita Higton Exhibition, The Workshop

Mita Higton lives in Suffolk with her artist husband, Steve Higton.


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

Mita belongs to Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, and the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. Her work can be seen at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge and The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Norfolk. She has several solo shows planned for 2014 (check website for details).

Mita has exhibited in the Society of Women Artists’ 2012 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and Institute of East Anglia Artists 2013 in Holt where she has recently been appointed as a provisional member.

Mita will be exhibiting here in the Workshop at Snape Maltings from 12th to 18th September 2014.

Start: September 12, 2014
End: September 18, 2014

Dramatic Suffolk, the paintings of Roy Rodgers, The Workshop

A show of this noted artist’s powerful paintings of Suffolk’s wonderful landscapes,seascapes and skies.


Famous Royal Academician Ken Howard OBE says “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 visitors to this show will experience for themselves.

Start: September 19, 2014
End: September 25, 2014

Tim Hall Exhibition, The Workshop

We are very pleased to be exhibiting at the Workshop during the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at the Maltings, where Tim’s originals, Giclee prints and cards will be on show.


Open daily from Friday 26th September to Tuesday 30th September 2014.

Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 30, 2014

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2014

The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is a two week celebration of the abundance of good local food and drink to be found in East Suffolk.

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The 2014 Festival will take place at Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SR on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 with fringe events following on throughout the county.

The main festival weekend is always an impressive two day programme of talks, workshops and cookery demonstrations from top chefs including, in previous years Matthew Fort, Galton Blackiston, Valentine Warner, Sheila Dillon, Rose Prince, Tommi Miers, Ruth Watson and Simon Wadham as well as many of the finest local Suffolk chefs.

We are also expecting over 90 exhibitors showcasing organic vegetables, fresh and smoked fish, rare breed meat and game, cheeses, frozen yoghurt, jams, beer, wine and lager.

Start: September 27, 2014
End: September 28, 2014

Stephen Millard Exhibition, The Workshop

I grew up in Hertfordshire where I originally studied art from a very early age. After a period in Wiltshire, I moved to Suffolk in 2004 and now live in Felixstowe where my home and studio are based.


I Mostly work in oils but enjoy experimenting with acrylics and other media. Most of my paintings are based on the Suffolk landscape and coastal areas, with a little splash of the North Cornish coast.

I try to capture the different feelings of the landscape and sea at different times of the day and in different seasons. Then I like to develop the paintings beyond the actual scene and colours, so the finished works have a more individual and contemporary character.

Start: October 1, 2014
End: October 5, 2014

Flipside Festival

The FlipSide festival of Brazilian and UK literature, music and the arts is back.

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With intelligent and thought provoking literary events; wonderful Brazilian music; visual arts; authentic capoeira to watch and take part in and lots of FlipSide family fun with creative art workshops, storytelling and children’s literary events.

For tickets & enquiries, please call 01728 687100


Start: October 3, 2014
End: October 5, 2014

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.

Start: October 4, 2014 9:30 am
End: October 4, 2014 1:00 pm

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

Start: October 5, 2014
End: October 5, 2014

Clare Rizzo Exhibition, The Workshop

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


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: October 17, 2014
End: October 21, 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.


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: October 17, 2014
End: October 21, 2014

Cyndi Speer Exhibition, The Workshop

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


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: October 17, 2014
End: October 21, 2014

Liz James Exhibition, The Workshop

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.

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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.

Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 26, 2014

Roald Dahl Storytelling

Join us on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October as we celebrate all that is wonderful about Roald Dahl with the help of the team from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Telling Centre.


Start: October 28, 2014
End: October 29, 2014

Kingsley Thompson Exhibition

I first started seriously stitching about ten years ago, whilst living in Devon. I gained the Diploma in Creative Embroidery under the tutelage of Madeleine Millington in about 2006.


Having returned to East Anglia, I recently completed the Certificate in Machine Embroidery with Annette Morgan.

My main interests lie in fabric dyeing (snow dyeing is very exciting!), printing on fabric and freehand machine embroidery. I use old Indian print blocks or make my own lino -cuts for printing. These are the techniques I most employ in my work. Having been lucky enough to live in two very beautiful areas of the country, I base most of my pieces on the natural world.

Start: October 31, 2014
End: November 6, 2014

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.

Start: November 1, 2014 9:30 am
End: November 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Aldeburgh is the UK’s pre-eminent annual celebration of national and international contemporary poetry.

Start: November 7, 2014
End: November 9, 2014

Patricia Colyer and Andrea Girling Exhibition- Traces in the Landscape, The Workshop


Start: November 14, 2014
End: November 27, 2014

‘Running with Scissors’ Exhibition, The Workshop

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
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