The special feature of the Open Exhibition this year was a selection of works from the Art Society Gift Collection. These 35 works were gifted by the Society to the safekeeping of the Museums Service in 2002. It was great to see prominent works by important past and present Members of the Society on display. To mark the occasion, and to celebrate this significant collection, the Society has published a small book. Written by Andrew Casey, with contributions from Mark Beesely and a lovely preface by Cllr Carole Jones (Arts Portfolio Holder for Ipswich Borough Council and IAS Member).
This illustrated book gives each of the artists represented in the Collection a brief and interesting biography. The design is by Derek Chambers. Copies are available from any committee member for £4.95, and will be available at the Talk Series and other events.