This beautiful medieval thatched barn hides the treasures of craft fayres, artworks and weddings so when I visited Blackthorpe Barns for their annual Art Exhibition, consisting of artworks of 30 local artists ranging from portraits to sculptures to prints, I was more than impressed!!
The art exhibitions that I had been to before I had found incredibly boring so I was sceptical about what to expect from a small, local exhibition hidden in a barn just off the A14, but when I just walked through the door, I could tell that my judgements had been completely incorrect.
The quality of the event was superb and absolutely outstanding as the use of space reflected and flowed with the displayed artwork. I was surprised that only 30 local artists had come forward to exhibit their artwork but it was beautiful and showed signs of professionalism.
I think that these events are really important for the surrounding community as it allows the artists to communicate with other artists in the area and for the public to understand how much time and effort is put into organising and creating such amazing events, right at their doorstep. It completely altered my view of the art world and made me realise that the next time I go to a similar event, I should be looking for that sense of community within the building rather than just a "I want to make money" attitude and that is what I believe is what art is all about.
Bringing the surrounding community together with your creativity.
If you would like to get involved with similar events or would like to find out more about Blackthorpe Barns, then please visit their website