26 November 2019The Anna Airy Award Winners
24 October 2019East Anglia Area Meeting
12 October 2019Weekend in Sussex including visit to Glyndebourne
09 January 2019Area Meetings for 2019
14 March 2018The Arts Society Norwich Study Day - Dressing the Chinese Imperial Court

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The Anna Airy Award Winners
Tuesday 26 November 2019

This exhibition, for young artists aged 16-20, is being held at the University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich IP4 1QJ. From Saturday 16th November to Thursday 28th November 2019. The Arts Society South East Suffolk funds four major awards totalling £800. In association with the Ipswich Art Society they help to organise this annual event which showcases the outstanding art being produced by local schools which would otherwise never be seen by the public, and recognises the students’ achievements. 

2019 Anna Airy First Prize winner - Congratulations to Louise Batchelor from Ipswich High School winner of this year's Anna Airy prize for her trypitch The Beauty of what is left behind (see photo showing part of the trypitch). 

2019 Key Arts Award for Innovation - Awarded to Ellie Benfield from Ipswich High School for Camouflage Furniture.

2019 Ipswich Art Scoiety Prize - Awarded to Isabelle Tucker from Ipswich High School for Water Butt.

For more information and images read Andrew Clarks article on the Anna Airy Exhibition in the EADT here

This years Judges were Desmond Brett, senior lecture at Norwich University of the Arts and Dr Susan Barnet from the department of Fine Art at the University of Suffolk.

Sponsored by The Arts Society South East Suffolk.

Organised by Jan Watson and Ipswich Art Society in association with University of Suffolk. 

Anna Airy

The Award Fund was set up in 1965 in memory of Anna Airy (1882 - 1964). She was one of the most distinguished painters of her generation with work represented in many major national collections. During the First World War she was appointed an official war artist. For 19 years she was President of Ipswich Art Club (as the Ipswich Art Society was then called).

Anna Airy was also regarded as a brilliant and inspirational teacher by her students at Ipswich Art School and in the Art Club's Annual Exhibition she always included a student section to give young artists a chance to exhibit their work in the public setting of a gallery.

The Society has continued the tradition by arranging independent exhibitions of students' work in association with schools, Suffolk New College and the University of Suffolk.

Reading List for lecture: WHY PARIS? 1890's – 1947

If you attended the wonderful Area Special Interest Day at Culford School on Friday 1 November, you may have been one of the people who were interested to see the recommended reading list put together by Mary Alexander.  You will be pleased to know that Mary has completed the list which you can access by clicking here.