The Friends of Ipswich Museums (FOIM) have purchased a series of prints inspired by Christchurch Mansion to be added to the Ipswich collection.
Sudbourne Park Printmakers is a group of 30 artists, based in a workshop in rural Suffolk.
In 2018 the group was asked to create a series of new prints inspired by Christchurch Mansion for an Artists in Focus display in the mansion’s Wolsey Art Gallery.
The pictures were purchased for the Council's collection through funds raised by the FOIM. The gift was made in memory of Jerry Latham, a long-term supporter of the museums, who served on the committee of the FOIM.
The works selected for the collection are by artists Tricia Newell, Jennifer Hall, Derek Chambers, Chrissy Norman and Jennifer Golding. Their prints represent aspects of the mansion, and Derek Chamber’s drypoint monoprint references Wolsey’s angels, which were on display for a special exhibition in Christchurch Mansion while the artists were creating their prints.
You can see the five prints on display upstairs in Christchurch Mansion.
Pictured, from left to right: Tricia Newell, Jennifer Hall, Councillor Carole Jones, Derek Chambers, Chrissy Norman, Emma Roodhouse (Collections and Learning Curator), Jennifer Golding, Richard Wilson (Friends of the Ipswich Museums).