Works of art at the Bridge

Sutton Bridge Art Group members meet at the Curlwe Centre with (back) Wendy Jeffries, Geof DeRoux, Jean Dewhirst, (front) Barbara Nabb, Lin Bradley and Eileen Larham.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Sutton Bridge Art Group members meet at the Curlwe Centre with (back) Wendy Jeffries, Geof DeRoux, Jean Dewhirst, (front) Barbara Nabb, Lin Bradley and Eileen Larham. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Sutton Bridge Art Group can trace its roots back to the 1980s when villagers such as Cynthia Tilley, Ena Caney and Sylvia Sayer formed a club for artists in the area.

Eventually, the group as it is today was set up by Cynthia in 1997 so that the retired art teacher could share her interest in painting and drawing with others.

Dee Scott works on her sketch at Sutton Bridge Art Group.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Dee Scott works on her sketch at Sutton Bridge Art Group. Photo by Tim Wilson.

After meeting at the old village hall in Bridge Road and the Royal British Legion Social Club in Gas House Lane, the art group finally found a home at the Curlew Centre when it was officially opened in December 2011.

Lin Bradley, the art group’s secretary, said: “It is important for us to have a venue where there is sufficient light and room for us all, as well as facilities for refreshments, and the Curlew Centre is just perfect for our needs.

“The art group meets every Wednesday from 2pm until 4pm and there is a friendly, happy atmosphere in which we offer an annual programme which covers most mediums and styles.

“We have regular visits by professional artists who take afternoon workshops and two or three times a year, we have a day workshop to enable the members to learn more from our tutor and go home with a finished picture.

“The aim of our group is to provide an opportunity for people in and around Sutton Bridge to come along and learn the joy of art, while having fun and making friends at the same time.”

For more information, call Lin on 01406 363949.