Art in another barn!

Last Friday’s private view of ARTWORKS annual exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn near Bury St Edmunds was mobbed! The general consensus from visitors on the night (and in the visitor book since), was that this is the strongest ARTWORKS show yet.
ARTWORKS are a group of 30 East Anglian artists who exhibit here each year. I’m one of the new ‘guest’ artists and have eleven pieces of work on display and several unframed browser works, plus cards. The barn is a huge impressive space and there is a wealth of contemporary art and stunning sculpture on display. There’s also a great little cafe selling tea/coffee/cakes and a shop with art cards and small items of artworks, jewellery etc. for sale by the artists.
The exhibition is on every day (10am to 5pm) till 1 October, with demonstrations by artists most days and is well worth a visit. Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, nr Bury St Edmonds (just off Jct 45 of the A14).

Ancient and Modern…

My solo exhibition, ‘Breathing space’ at Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, which has now finished was a selection of my recent abstracted landscapes. It was particularly exciting for me to see my latest series of work framed and hung together.

The Main Gallery at Anteros is a lovely medieval space in which to hang works of art. I liked the contrast of my own contemporary work with the ancient architecture.

Many thanks to all those who made the effort to visit and wrote such lovely comments in my guest book!

Visitors at Mari French's Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich.

Visitors to Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich. © Mari French 2016

Work around medieval fireplace, Breathing Space exhibition, Main Gallery, Anteros Arts Foundation.
Medieval main gallery, Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation.

Medieval main gallery, Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Two artworks, Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation.

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Sunlight pouring into the Main Gallery, Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016

Sunlight pouring into the Main Gallery, Breathing Space exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation. © Mari French 2016