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We could tell you about Mill Tye Gallery’s picturesque setting next to the River Stour and on the outskirts of historic Sudbury. About it being in the Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). About Gainsborough and Constable’s association with the town and area. About the weaving industry and 95% of Britain’s silk fabrics still being produced here.

But we want to talk about the gallery. The space. The art. The craft. The printmakers and craftspeople. Peter, the founder and his mission.

We should mention your visit to Mill Tye too. What you can expect to see. How you might be inspired. Your opportunity to invest in works by emerging talent. Or even just your purchase of a few cards - or handmade chocolate - to help the gallery to support young artists. Everything helps.

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Our Story

Peter Rumsey
at the Mill
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The Shop

Exceptional Arts
and Crafts
Drawing and Painting
at the Mill

A six week art course with Wendy J. Allen MA

Dates: Tuesday 13 July to 17 August 2021

Price: £90* per person

Light refreshments included.

*Takes place every week on a Tuesday from 9:30 to 12:30 for a total of 6 sessions.

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Monotype Printing Workshop with Evelyn Polk

Thursday 11 March

10am to 4pm

Price: £48 per person

(Includes all your materials and light refreshments)

for art & ideas...
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Mill Tye Shoot and Share Facebook Group. A great place to showcase your latest photographs. Plus get tips from professional photographers.

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Cathy D’Arcy is a Sudbury based Ceramicist and printmaker. She works with porcelain rolled into slabs which are then formed into vessels, figures, animals and tiles.  READ MORE
Cathy's 'Lockdown Warriors' feature on the galleries shop.
workshops...
Learn a New Skill at the Mill. Photography Workshops
with Jackie Mellor
Start September 2021

 

At the Mill Tye Gallery we provide a comfortable and safe environment to learn, with like-minded people. Each class is led by Jackie Mellor who is a professional photographer and is limited to four participants only providing a quality group experience and exceptional value for money.

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art day...
The Art Challenge' 
(Challenge yourself and have fun with art).
Tuesday 16 November 2021

 

This is a day to do things you may not have done before or things you don't think you'll ever be able to do!

We will use acrylic paints, all kinds of drawing media, collage and a variety of mark-making tools. There will be options to draw or paint from a costume model and/or a still life arrangement or to work abstractly, playing with colour, tone, line and contrast using paint, drawing, collage and even crazy monoprinting.

Or all of the above.

 

Wear old clothes, come and make a mess, we're not making masterpieces - we're discovering possibilities!

Bring your lunch and have fun. 

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The Mill Tye Gallery is set by the idyllic River Stour in Great Cornard, just outside the centre of the historic market town of Sudbury, Suffolk. The historic mill building has spectacular views across the river Stour and water meadows for several miles beyond. 

Here at Mill Tye Gallery, we host regular exhibitions of local contemporary artists, printmakers, sculptors and potters. Our aim is to celebrate new talent and provide a platform for undiscovered artists from across the region.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Stour Valley has been infamously portrayed by artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, and as such, the area is renowned as a hub for talented creatives. We are now delighted to be playing our part in the Suffolk art scene.

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

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