Art is Quay in Ipswich
Two exhibitions in the town’s Waterfront area
THIS month marks one year since the opening of Quay Place, Suffolk Mind’s wellness centre, at St Mary’s on the Quay. Artist Paul Vousden has been in residence throughout and Quay Place is hosting an exhibition to showcase the work completed during his tenure.
Paul has worked with visitors to Quay Place getting them to draw themselves or the church, and has also run a drop-in session for people interested in developing their drawing skills. Work from these groups will be on display alongside Paul’s own work created during the residency.
Paul’s paintings follow three main themes – the use of the church, by visitors, events or groups, themes associated with mental wellbeing, and documenting the church building. Each picture is accompanied by a brief explanation and context for the work which helps visitors understand some of the topics, issues and conditions associated with mental wellbeing. Work will also be shown alongside Paul’s original drawings made at the church. Life in Quay Place is open October 7-11.
“Paul has worked with visitors to Quay Place getting them to draw themselves or the church, and has also run a dropin session for people interested in developing their drawing skills”
The John Russell Gallery in Ipswich is hosting a new exhibition of flower paintings by Christopher Ryland, who studied at Goldsmiths’ College in London, and is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists. He lives in Sudbury and spends all his time painting and teaching art courses in his studio. His wife, Pam, plants flowers in the garden and he paints them in all weathers.
Christopher Ryland New Paintings Until October 14 The John Russell Gallery, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1LG 01473 212051 www.thejohnrussellgallery.co.uk
Pual Vousden, Quay Place
Christopher Ryland, botanic art