12pm

An exhibition of work by  Carl Borges, Sally Freer, Mel King, Terry Kubecki, Kit Leese, Lucy Perry, Kitty Reford, Tony Searle, David Stone, Julia Vezza, Bryan Whiteley and Alan Woods.

Sunset Seagulls by Julia Vezza

Fragments by Lucy Perry

Frame Workshop & Gallery

22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, IP1 1TJ

01473 400692


Until 1st December

Monday - Saturday

9am - 4.30pm

Red Desert by Bryan Whitely

Windfarm 1 by David Stone

colchester art society winter exhibition 2018

See below to download the exhibition details and entry form.

Change in Charcoal

Valerie Irwin Archive Project

An artist's response to the demolition and construction at Cranfield's Flour Mill at the Ipswich Dock between 2004 and 2009.

This powerful piece of art amounts to 4,050 drawings and 25 sketchbooks. Many of these were quick responses, gestural, action and multi-layered as well as observational drawings.

The Valerie Irwin Archive Project charity intends to raise funds to ensure public access to the collection through the including:

  • Costs involved involved in preservation of the drawings
  • Purchase of archive suitable storage files and boxes
  • Cost of digitising particular selections and sequences of drawings which would be of particular interest to the public.

All work with cataloguing, packing, oral history compilation and organisation will be conducted by volunteers under the guidance of the Suffolk Record Office.

Below are a few images from the collection showing a mixture of  construction and demolition. 


For further information and to contribute to this archive visit www.valerieirwinarchiveproject.co.uk

Ipswich Art Society member Mark Beesley has won the prestigious Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, for his drawing 'Mock Tudor'.

The Summer Exhibition, now in its 250th year, is open to professional and amateur artists who, if successful, get to see their work hung alongside that of Royal Academicians like David Hockney, Peter Blake and Tracy Emin. This year around 20,000 works were submitted, of which less than 1000 were hung; they were selected by a jury of RA members under the overall direction of Grayson Perry. 


There are 10 prizes awarded for works in different categories; the Hugh Casson prize is for £5000. Sir Hugh Casson was an eminent architect who co-ordinated the Festival of Britain in 1951 and was also a well-known illustrator and President of the Royal Academy.