Artists’ studios explored in Sudbury exhibition

Sir Peter Blake, sculptor, in his studio

Sir Peter Blake, sculptor, in his studio - Credit: Archant

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 in Sudbury.

From David Hockney to Grayson Perry, photographer Anne Purkiss has spent the past 25 years capturing artists in their studios.

In 2014, Gainsborough’s House began a research project called the Painting Room, which examines the spaces where 18th century artists worked before the term studio was used.

The current exhibition, which is part of that project, will run until May 31.

Gainsborough’s House is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

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