Art in The Altar

Exhibitions to bring a selection of East Anglia’s finest artists to Ipswich town
centre this summer from 13th August to the 8th September

What:
The four shows are titled, Flora, Sermo, Costa and Terra, latin words for Flowers, Words, Coast
and Land and each one will host a small selection of artists working within these four themes
resulting in a fresh and cohesive series of exhibitions. There will be a range of artwork available
from large original oil paintings, limited edition unframed prints, catering for everyone from those
looking for a statement piece for an interior to those looking for a unique gift for a special
occasion. Alongside paintings, there will also be ceramics, sculpture, and stained glass works
on sale. The four exhibitions will be held in the The Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St
Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich IP1 1DP. The shows will be open to the public
from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturdays. A launch evening will be held each Tuesday from
5.30-7.30pm, giving people a chance to meet the artists and be the first to see the work on
display.

Why:
Art in the Altar plans to bring a desirable selection of art to the people of Ipswich and its visitors,
creating opportunities to enjoy and acquire local and national artists work. The space will be
furnished with professional exhibition panels, creating an elegant professional gallery-like space
within in the venue with a view to increasing the calibre, and the provision of, visual arts in the
town. Alongside the growing cultural and artistic scene in Suffolk, Art in the Altar hopes to help
artists to promote and sell their work as well as enliven the interest and demonstrate a
commitment to the arts in the area.

Who:
Art in the Altar is the first series of pop-up exhibitions organised by We Create Projects Ltd
which ordinarily works with artists and creative businesses in a mentoring, marketing and
consultancy capacity. In line with Iona Hodgson, its founders passion for giving artists more
exposure and selling opportunities, she is curating these art exhibitions, which she hopes will
also encourage visitors to the town. Iona will continue to produce and curate pop-up exhibitions
across East Anglia and beyond.

Flora: 13th - 18th August - Private view Tuesday the 14th August - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Flora, will launch the series with a celebration of summer colour with everyone’s favourite
subject, Flowers. So far confirmed for this show are painters Angela Horner and Arabella Shand
both producing bold and bright floral paintings, the intricate and characterful images of Bev
Howe, the subdude and atmospheric oils of Christopher Good, the tropical floral watercolours of
Karen Cooley, the stunning and mysterious floral paintings of Emma Green and the elegant and
bright porcelaine pottery by Usch Spettigue.

Sermo: 20th - 25th August - Private view Tuesday the 21st August - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Sermo, meaning ‘word’ in Latin will bring together a cutting edge selection of artists working with
text, words, print and montage. We are thrilled to be including the humourous and iconic work of
Alison Stockmarr as well as brand new prints from the Essex based children’s book illustrator
Tom Knight, simple and elegant montage work from Steve Joyce, the bright and joyful work of
Alex Vick and the abstract and bold work of Valerie Armstrong as well as unique letter and
date-stamp art by Daisy Courtold.

Costa: 27th Aug - 1st Sept - Private view Tuesday the 28th August - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Costa: Will celebrating the beautiful coastal areas in the region, both sea and estuary. This
show will include artists such as the painters Rodney Freeman, well known for his beautiful
greeting cards sold in the regions Co-op supermarkets, the unique layered mono-prints of
Sheena Clover and the colourful landscapes of the regions favourite places by Christopher
Humphries as well as celebrated wildlife sculptor Stephen Henderson and the ceramicist who
evokes the estuary landscape in her work, Anne-Marie Jacobs.

Terra: 3rd - 8th September - Private view Tuesday the 4th September - 5.30pm-7.30pm
The final show of the series will be themed to celebrate the land and the natural environment
and will include landscape artists such as the atmospheric forest paintings of Michaela Latham
and Paul Zasadzki as well as the intricate stained glass art of Naomi Brangwyn.

Up-to-date information about the shows will be published online at
www.wecreateprojects.co.uk/artinthealtar
Please contact Iona Hodgson for more information on hello@wecreateprojects.co.uk or
07719281078.

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