Ipswich Art Study Day

6 Aug 2016

Event times

10am - 4pm

Cost of entry

Tickets are available from the Regent Box Office:
Tel: 01473 433100

Ipswich Art School Gallery

Ipswich, United Kingdom


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A day of discussion about Ipswich art past, present and future. Organised by the Ipswich Art Society.


Art in Ipswich Study Day: Schedule

10.15 am                                 Registration/Coffee

10.30 am - 10.45 am             Welcome/Outline of Day – Jude Lockie (President of the Ipswich Art Society)

10.45 am - 11.30 am              Artists, Art Schools, Clubs and the Community; how the Ipswich Borough Art Collection has been shaped: An insight into how the Ipswich Borough Art Collection was created and which artists are represented within it. How the Ipswich Art Society and the Museum have had a long standing partnership and the Art School played a role.

Emma Roodhouse: Collections & Learning Curator

11.30 am -11.40 am               Break/Coffee

11.40 am - 12.30 pm              A brief history of the Ipswich Art Society and some of its outstanding members: Founded in 1874, the Ipswich Art Society has been a focus of artistic activity in Suffolk ever since. This talk looks at the work of some of its famous members:  Alfred Munnings, Anna Airy, Leonard Squirrell, Edward Seago as well as less well-known ones. 

Mark Beesley: Artist, illustrator, lecturer in Art History

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm                Lunch and tour of the Open Choice show

1.45 pm - 2.30 pm                  Anna Airy: First World War Artist: This talk looks at her prolific and influential life and work and how she became the first female war artist in First World War and her role as President of the Ipswich Art Society.

Andrew Casey: Artist, author and lecturer

2.30 pm - 2.45 pm                  Break/Coffee

2.45 pm - 3.30 pm                  Green At The Bottom Blue At The Top: Painting the outdoors indoors. Kate Bright will talk about her paintings and how she develops her work, how she came to use the materials and how the act of painting informs the subject.

Kate Bright:  Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College of London. Solo exhibitions include the Centro Internacional de Arte de Salamanca, Spain and The New Art Gallery Walsall

3.30 pm – 3.45pm                   Informal discussion/Reflection/Close



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