Three attempts in Needham Market to set up as an Artist + >
2No 'pats's pop up Art Gallery' efforts + 1No Studio/Gallery *Now just Studio >>
First > 77 High Street - 8th Dec 2013 to 5th January 2014.
Second > 119 High Street - 13th July 2014 to 27th January 2018
Third > BellayArt Studio [Started as Studio/Gallery]
*CLOSED for good wef 25th February 2021
Corner of School Street + The Causeway looking back toward High Street + Old Town Hall, where my office was from 1982-2009 [office door in second picture with new Studio/Gallery in background!
Did try a hanging sign when first opened here but it 'rotated' at an alarming rate destroying the sign. The wall mounted sign was a interim measure now removed.
Triangular glass 'view in' slot inserted in door, now with A3 sign from Wall sign fixed to Entrance door - see below.
New A board - same as gable sign,
with added info taped on that can be changed as + when, as required
New signage put up w/e 30th November 2019
Gable sign 'fixed' to existing hanging sign bracket, with part of removed
Wall sign fixed at low level on gable pier
Current signage alteration wef 25th January 2020
Studio/Gallery to 'Studio' + only open ad hoc or by appointment.
Closed for good wef 25th February 2021
Not Covid, but certainly has been last nail in the coffin, shood have shut down 12 months ago but have hung on [for far too long] hoping for a change in fortunes, but will continue to work soley on my own artwork rom home. SWhilst tking any opportunity available to show work as + when as we bumble forwards out of Covid etc etc......?!
Smaller than previous pop up's but have room to paint/use as studio + feature others too [as below], though not as much/as many. Present visits are few + far between hopefully 'will be found' by more soon..
NOW GONE! The Causeway [behind the Old Town Hall - corner of The Causeway + School Street]
Matt Baldwin - Furniture Designer
Geoffery Barker - Artist [*died 23rd February 2021 - now laughing free from all pain + angst!!]
Matthew Bellay - Artist
Pat Bellay - Artist
Oonagh Gleeson - Artist
Sue Newing - Artist + Potter
Chris Jones - Photographic Artist
Mick Spencer - Digital Photographer
Dan Newton - Framing + mounts etc
Cards; prints; photos; paintings - unframed + framed - large + small, plus one off ceramic + design items
February 2020 update >
Have artwork up on show + for sale now in 'Khloris' Florists + in 'The Angel' Cafe + Bistro, High Street, Needham Market. 4No pieces in each as chosen from all works in the Studio by Sophie - Khloris/Marc + Hannah - The Angel.
May 2020 update >
Lockdown continues, so though modification of 'Stay at home' has just been issued, to all intent + purposes for most of us - there is NO real change 'as yet'?? Keep on keeping on + stay safe..........tomorrow will dawn........eventually!?
August update >
As Lockdown eased did open Studio through June + July, opening 10 till 1 on Saturdays...unfortunately, generally nobody came across the threshold throughout those months, not even 'to put the world right'...so am now back to > Opening ad hoc or by appointment!! Just ring me on 07974424374 anytime, can usually open within a very short space of time - or 'if not' can agree a mutually agreeable time + date!
December 2020 Update >
STUDIO will be OPEN > 10am till 4pm Saturdays > 5th, 12th + 19th December.
COVID precautions apply > Only 2 people or 1 famil;y group in at a time -*Please use hand sanitiser on entry!
February 2021 update >
STUDIO now closed for good!
Examples of that lastly on show *All still available via continuing association [apart from Geoffrey ] >>
Beech ply stool [Sold - Dec19], + candle holder [oak base with 3D printed moveable structure within which there are night light type candle trays].
Matt is not currently featured, but hope to have small items from him by 5th December!
Walberswick - watercolour
Aurora - oil
Wood:Autumn - acrylic
*Died 23rd February 2021
6 different subjects [more to come] in set thus far >
Frank + Flynn
Frank [1No Framed print Sold Jan 20]
Florence, Poppy + daisy
Florence [1No Framed print Sold - Jan 20]
Pencil + wash series of 'Cartoon Rabbit family' created 'with names' by Matthew
Available with white mounts in glazed black frames.
Border Coliie - oil
Dream chasers - oil
Warhorse - oil
Golden Day - oil
Ceramic pieces - serrated bowl + small dish sold Dec/Jan
Heron - watercolour on card including mount
Shire + friend - pen + wash
Photos complete with mounts . Various historical aircraft
Dan Newton [yewtreeframing]
Based in Brown Street, Old Newton for > all framing, glazed/unglazed, mounts etc, new/renewing etc
Work may be taken in/left/picked up at Studio/Gallery. Dan can be available by arrangement +/or can discuss/agree online or by phone.