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Family Art Club at University of Suffolk

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Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk

Waterfont Buidling

Neptune Quay

Ipswich

IP4 1QJ

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The next Family Art Club will be on Sunday 19 November in the Waterfront Gallery and Waterfront Foyer at the university. The monthly art club aims to introduces young people to a contemporary art gallery giving them the opportunity to really explore the exhibitions and create a piece of art work that response to the show.

This month’s session will focus on art from the Anna Airy Awards Exhibition. The exhibition has run since 1964 to promote young and emerging talent. It attracts over a hundred of entries from schools and colleges in the area.

Carol Gant, Arts Curator at The University of Suffolk, said, 'We are delighted to host the Anna Airy Award Exhibition 2017, showcasing the wealth of emerging artistic talent among young people within our region. Organised by the Ipswich Art Society, the exhibition is aimed specifically at young artists and we look forward to receiving this year’s entries.'

The Award Fund was set up in 1965 in memory of Anna Airy (1882-1964) . She was one of the most distinguished painters of her generation with work represented in many major national collections. During the First World War she was appointed an official war artist. For 19 years she was President of Ipswich Art Club (as the Ipswich Art Society was then called).Anna Airy was also regarded as a brilliant and inspirational teacher by her students at Ipswich School of Art and, in the Art Club’s Annual Exhibition, she always included a ‘student section’ to give younger artists a chance to exhibit their work in the public setting of agallery. The Society has continued the tradition by arranging independent exhibitions of students’ work in association with schools, colleges and the University.

Family Art Club is a place to develop and extend creativity. Our artists and volunteers aim to support children and carers to look closely at artworks, talk about what they see, make creative choices and try out new techniques. It’s a space for the whole family to enjoy and make together. For children aged 8 – 12 and their families.

Hope you can join us.

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Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk

Waterfont Buidling

Neptune Quay

Ipswich

IP4 1QJ

United Kingdom

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