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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rising young Suffolk artist Ania Hobson has been declared The BP Young Artist of the Year as part of the prestigious annual BP Portrait Award which is staged at the National Portrait Gallery.

If you want to see art of the very highest quality then there’s no need to travel all the way to London as Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh has created its very own summer exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to co-curator Graham Simper

The end of year art show is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the rising talent that will be making an impression on the world of creative arts in the near future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s exhibition.

One of the UK’s most respected literary figures, Liz Calder, who lives in Halesworth, has been honoured with a CBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list as co-founder of Bloomsbury Publishing and for services to literature

The East Anglian Book Awards are back for an 11th year, celebrating the region’s writing talent. Trevor Heaton reports.

Marilyn Monroe remains a timeless icon. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a groundbreaking exhibition which opens this weekend in Bury St Edmunds which brings together some of the greatest images from her career.

Suffolk Open Studios offers the public to have a sneak peak behind the scenes as works of art are created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke celebrates the richness of our creative county

Suffolk-born actor Ralph Fiennes, the man who brought Lord Voldemort to life in the Harry Potter films and made camp commandant Amon Goeth so chilling in Schindler’s List, is returning to his home county to take part in the launch of Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, Warlight, at The Cut in Halesworth, in June.

The transformation of the Ipswich Waterfront into an outdoor photography gallery begins this week as familiar landmarks, including the former Burtons Mill and the Winerack, prepare to host the work of internationally and locally renowned photographers for the second PhotoEast Festival.

This year PhotoEast is looking at the theme of Belonging. As the photo-festival on Ipswich Waterfront gets underway Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to photographer Gillian Allard about a group of female refugees who have discovered they belong in Suffolk

A book detailing the origins of street names in Sudbury which was written by a much-loved town historian just weeks before his death is being relaunched.

Sculptor Kate Denton creates tribute to the human spirit after recovering from cancer scare. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to talk to her about how the Icarus myth tells us something about ourselves.

A selection of 80 paintings by a Suffolk RAF pilot turned artist will be going on display in Woodbridge next month.

A renowned sculptor from Lavenham is dedicating her latest exhibition, which she has described as the most important of her career, to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital doctors who saved her life.

For a Suffolk painter with a passion for motorcycles and stamps, it is hard to imagine a more fitting commission.

It gripped Sunday night audiences with its chilling portrait of global crime, now Misha Glenny, the journalist and author behind McMafia is coming to the region to share his story and the real stories that inspired it. Simon Parkin spoke to him.

Rural skills will be on display this weekend at an annual Suffolk festival.

Art For Cure, the art exhibition raising money for cancer research, is back with a bang, once again taking over Glemham Hall. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator and founder Belinda Gray about the new additions to this year’s show

One of the region’s finest stately homes is hosting an exhibition that celebrates the region’s most charming scenery.

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

A rising Suffolk artist, 28 year old Ania Hobson, has been shortlisted for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards.

A diverse Ipswich community rallied for a “creative and joyous” celebration bringing “positivity” to a deprived neighbourhood.

Artist Catherine Richardson loves taking her subjects out of the real world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke visited the artist in her studio and found that her new work involves immersing figures in water as well as evocative dappled light.

A Suffolk care home welcomed the community for a celebration of poetry - including a recital of original work by one of its residents.

PhotoEast made a huge impression when its inaugural event took over Ipswich in 2016. Two years on, it’s back with an even more ambitious programme. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to organisers Adrian Evans and Jo Bexley about this year’s event based on the Ipswich Waterfront

A photography project exploring the plight of refugees in Ipswich has been given a grant boost from two county councillors.

Three former art students at One sixth form in Ipswich have had their work professionally exhibited at a pair of London galleries.

Suffolk artists have rallied behind the volunteers who protect lives at sea after a recent break-in caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to their boathouse.

A trio of Suffolk-based charities have been awarded £100,000 from Arts Council England towards a project aimed at supporting rurally isolated people across the county.

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