Premier Suffolk Artists’ Annual Exhibition Opens 26 February

Suffolk Open Studios announces the launch of its annual Showcase, taking place at the Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds.

This year’s show will be opened by Ania Hobson, 2018 Winner of the Young Artist Award, BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery.

With over 100 members contributing work across a wide spectrum of 2D and 3D media, the Suffolk Open Studios Annual Showcase marks a highpoint in the artistic calendar and is the premier exhibition for visual artists across the county.

Ania Hobson commented: “I’m very pleased to be opening this year’s Showcase. It’s never easy for artists, particularly younger ones, to establish themselves and the Showcase provides them with a major opportunity to show their work to a wider audience and gain the exposure they deserve.”

Cally James, Suffolk Open Studios Chairperson, commented: “We are delighted to have an artist of Ania Hobson’s international reputation agree to open the Showcase this year. It is a further indication of the growing recognition the exhibition is achieving in the artistic community as the premier venue in which to display your work on a larger stage and have your undoubted talent recognised.”

The Suffolk Open Studios Annual Showcase takes place at The Apex Gallery, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD. It runs from Tuesday 26 Feb to Sunday 31 March 2019; the Apex is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit

As in previous years, Suffolk Open Studios is pleased to support the work of participatory arts charity Suffolk Artlink. A prize draw in support of the charity will take place during the Private view on 26 February.

Suffolk Open Studios members who have not yet submitted work for this year’s Showcase are welcome to apply. Please visit for details.

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