Suffolk landscapes

From Ancient Egypt to Suffolk Landscapes

Monday 4 January 2021 - Monday 25 January 2021

Times: Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Prices: Free

Venue: Apex Gallery

From Ancient Egypt to Suffolk Landscapes, illustrations by Doug Patterson 

In 1840, the artist David Roberts visited Egypt and the Holy Land and produced two portfolios of his travels from the Holy land, south through the Sinai and on to Cairo, and then south along the Nile.

All his paintings and drawings illustrated the Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Temples preexcavation. Doug was in the process of researching David Roberts and his journey, and was revisiting Egypt with the collaboration and support of the Egyptian Government to illustrate the temples and tombs as they are now, which would have been the first complete contemporary portfolio, but with the COVID outbreak this had to be cancelled.

In February, Doug moved from London to his Suffolk home after being advised to shield and started a new project to illustrate a series of country houses and their landscapes. This exhibition will illustrate his initial 2019 Egyptian Sketches and drawings, as well as the more recent work completed in Suffolk since March, including Ickworth House, Euston Hall, Gedding Hall and Shrublands Park, working on two metre wide artworks on location using charcoal.

This exhibition has been made possible with the kind support of Kall Kwik printers.

All works in the exhibition will be available for sale and will be subject to sealed bids received at The Apex box office or to boxoffice@theapex.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 29 January.  All proceeds will go to West Suffolk Hospital.

Opening hours:
Mondays to Saturdays - 10am-5pm
Sundays - 10am-4pm

Occasionally, the art gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the Box office on 01284 758000 before your visit.

The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor. Drinks bought from Aspretto in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.