PICTURES: Sudbury artists stage inaugural exhibition as CO10 Collective
A group of Sudbury artists have joined forces to present their first ever exhibition as the CO10 Collective.
Featuring paintings, prints, ceramics and jewellery, their work is on show at Mill Tye Gallery at Cornard Mills, Great Cornard.
Art gallery owner Peter Rumsey said: “Every one of these artists and makers has a very strong following in the Sudbury area and the quality of their work is excellent. They are all members of Gainsborough’s House print workshop.”
Cathy D’Arcy works with porcelain and stoneware clays that are formed into figures, animals, vessels and tiles. She has curated and put together the exhibition.
She said: “I wanted to put together an exhibition of mixed media and I invited the artists to take part.
“They are all from this town and they sell their work at exhibitions as most buyers want to see the work and meet and talk to the artist, rather than buying online.
“We will all be at the exhibition to do this at different points.”
She said they had created more than 100 pieces of artwork for the show, all of which are for sale.
She hoped more artists would come together to do the same thing in the future.
She said: “We are all great friends and meet socially. Sudbury is full of creative people. People are bowled over by the gallery, it’s a wonderful space to exhibit work.”
She urged people to walk to the gallery from Sudbury. “The new riverside walk goes all the way from town to the gallery and takes about 20 minutes,” she said. “We also have some people coming by boat.”
Artists exhibiting are printmaker John Guest, who creates images of birds and insects; Jos Dalley, who uses ink, pencil and watercolour in her work, with Sudbury water meadows a recent favourite subject; Judith Glover, who is an established illustrator and focuses on plants, flowers, bamboo and the human face; artist Sue Marsdon, who organises life drawing groups in Sudbury; and jewellery maker Val Burnett, who works in silver, copper and brass to create pendants, cuff bracelets and earrings.
The exhibition is open until the end of May on Fridays, from 2.30pm to 6pm, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 4pm, and on Monday, May 27, from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free.