Exhibition: Memory and Metamorphosis

Thu 8 - Wed 14 August

Suffolk’s Magpie Artists return to Snape this summer with an exhibition called Memory and Metamorphosis.

Artists Sarah Bale, Julie Dodds and Rhoda Webb bring their unique visions on the subject of change and transformation in this exhibition of paintings, photography, and sculpture.

Sarah’s narrative for this group exhibition is The Classroom. In her emotionally charged paintings, the familiar interiors of schoolrooms are depicted with children metamorphosing into rabbits and foxes as she explores the notions of change and identity. Sarah studied at Chelsea School of Art and the University of Suffolk and now works at her studio in Suffolk.

Julie’s interests in history and folkloric tales combine to inform and influence her work. She uses a wide variety of media and methods to produce a surreal quality in her images and sculpture, suggesting otherworldly or mystical experiences. Julie studied Fine Art at Suffolk University and shares a studio with the other Magpie artists.

Rhoda’s photography and sculpture explore the hidden nature of dreams and transformation. Fleeting symbols of the unconscious, images of flight and our connection to the natural world appear frequently in her work. Her use of printing on glass and fabric echo the fragile nature of these tenuous and intangible links. Rhoda is a graduate of Goldsmiths, London and has a studio in Ipswich.

Sarah Bale

Julie Dodds 

Rhoda Webb