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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Anna Airy

17 Nov - 29 Nov

Waterfront Gallery and Foyer

The University is deighted to work in collaboration with Ipswich Arts Society to host the Anna Airy

Image of Anna Airy

Image of Anna Airy first female war artist and first female president of Ipswich Arts Society.

2018 Exhibition and Awards. The exhibition features works from artists aged 16 - 20 and is named in memory of Anna Airy. 

The exhibition has run since 1964 to promote young and emerging talent. It attracts well over a hundred of entries from schools and colleges in the area. It will be opened to the public from the 18 November and will be closing 29 November 2018. The private view will be held on 18 November.

Carol Gant, Arts Curator at The University of Suffolk, said, 'We are delighted to host the Anna Airy Award Exhibition 2018, showcasing the wealth of emerging artistic talent among young people within our region. Organised by the Ipswich Art Society, the exhibition is aimed specifically at young artists and we look forward to receiving this year’s entries.'

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 School of Art and, in the Art Club’s Annual Exhibition, she always included a ‘student section’ to give younger artists a chance to exhibit their work in the public setting of agallery. The Society has continued the tradition by arranging independent exhibitions of students’ work in association with schools, colleges and the University.

Gallery information

Gallery Open

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 16.00

Weekends 10.00 - 16.00

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Waterfront Gallery

University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay

Dr Bill Teatheredge  - B.Teatheredge@UOS.AC.UK