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Artists at Home and at Work exhibition, Gainsboroughs' House, Sudbury

Author: Gainsborough's House, Sudbury Published: 7th May 2015 14:00

 Damien Hirst, artist, in his Chalford studio (Gloucestershire), September 2006

Artists at Home and at Work exhibition, Gainsboroughs' House, Sudbury

Sudbury has a striking collection of black and white portraits of the country’s leading contemporary artists in their homes and studios is the subject of a new exhibition at Gainsborough’s House.  From David Hockney to Grayson Perry, photographer Anne Purkiss has spent the last 25 years capturing artists in their studios.

Mark Bills, Director of Gainsborough’s House says, “Artists’ houses and studios have, for centuries, held a real fascination for people. They are the spaces where artists find solitude, where they are inspired, and where they create their work.  We find in them a rare insight into a creative world often shrouded in mystery.”

In 2014, Gainsborough’s House began a research project called the Painting Room, which examines the spaces where eighteenth century artists worked, before the term studio was used. Often it was simply a room within a residential house where the artist chose to work.

 Grayson Perry RA, artist, in Twickenham (London), November 2009

This exhibition forms part of the Painting Room project, exploring the houses and studios of contemporary artists. Anne Purkiss’s photographs give us a rare insight into the life and character of these artists, showing them in their own environment, revealing a more personal side. Such exceptional photographs wonderfully complement Gainsborough’s home in Sudbury.

Anne Purkiss says, “What remains in common for both the artists’ portraits and the documentation of their working environment is that they mark a moment in time.  They record people and spaces that are constantly changing, much as their 18th century predecessors and their painters’ rooms did.

“It will be interesting to hear visitors’ responses to the subject of artists’ studios, and how they should be documented in order to give us a better understanding of artists’ works and working methods.”

The exhibition will continue until 31 May 2015.  Gainsborough’s House is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.


 Gainsborough’s House exhibition


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