Suffolk Open Studios 2019


New Local Artists Exhibition Promises to Beat Winter Blues

As winter closes in and the nights grow darker, Suffolk Open Studios is joining forces with the popular Ferini Art Gallery in Pakefield, Lowestoft to add a little light and colour to proceedings as part of its 20th Annual Winter Exhibition.

Following the success of its summer programme, the new exhibition gives visitors a chance to see new work from a wide range of artists across Suffolk in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, glassware, ceramics and pottery.

Cally James, Suffolk Open Studios Chairperson, commented: “We’re extremely grateful to Ferini for giving us the opportunity at this time of year to display our members’ work. Many of them have been busy since the summer on a number of new projects, and the Ferini Gallery provides the ideal surroundings for visitors to view them for the first time in a single convenient location.”

Originally planned to end in December, the exhibition has been extended by popular demand to run from Friday 15 November till Sunday 19 January. The Ferini Gallery is located at 27 All Saints’ Road, Lowestoft NR33 0JL and is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Entry is free.

Winter Exhibition

Alongside other artists on the Ferini roster, participating Suffolk Open Studios artists include:

Sue Arnold (Beyton)
Hilary Barry (Kessingland)
Nick Carter (Ipswich)
Lupe Cunha (Sudbury)
Joff Duck (Badwell Ash)
Gay Hutchings (Lavenham)
Cally James (Lawshall)
Marian Lishman (Ipswich)
Ben Quail (Lowestoft)
Neil Whitehead (Halesworth)

Visitors can learn about the artists and see examples of their work by visiting the “2019 Artists” page at They can also follow Suffolk Open Studios on Facebook and Instagram: search for @suffolkopenstudios.

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The exhibition also features work by clients of Suffolk Open Studios’ nominated charity, Suffolk Artlink. A prize draw organised earlier this year raised nearly £1,000 to support the organisation’s vital work in community centres, hospitals and hospices, residential homes, refuges and schools across the county. To learn more, visit