Obscure Secure at Studio1.1

Exhibition: 26 February – 1 March 2015, 12-6pm

Discussion and Publication Launch: Sunday 1 March, 3-5pm

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Kathleen Walne, girl sitting by fire, 1930’s,watercolour, 35x26cm

Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley researched twentieth century women artists in Ipswich Borough Council’s collection and made new work in response. This resulted in a exhibition and a series of talks at The Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion Ipswich ( September 2014- January 2015). A move to Studio1.1 sees the works made in response by the artists shown alongside photographic documentation of the work selected from the museum collection.

Publication includes contributions from Frances Spalding and Stephanie Moran.

Discussion and Publication Launch: Sunday 1 March, 3-5pm

Discussion led by artist and writer Stephanie Moran. All Welcome

Join Böse, Field and Utley in conversation, examining questions raised by the exhibition – in particular around painting, process, intuition and abstraction – that are addressed in Moran’s exhibition text.

For more information: Discussion Event information


Talk Discussion Conversation

Two fantastic afternoons of talk and discussions.

In conversation on 15 November – Frances Spalding with Valerie Sinason.

Panel discussion 29 November -facilitated by artist and art therapist Emma Cameron with artists: Molly Thomson, Jane Frederick, Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley.

Both took place at Christchurch mansion transcripts and soundcloud coming soon




Talks to date.


6 September 2014. Obscure Secure introductory talk and reception.Claudia Böse, Hayley Field, Jacqueline Utley discuss the project with Martha Fleming, artist and Director of University of Reading’s Collections Based Research Programme.


‘out of the box’ viewing of Blanche Vulliamy’s First World War pastel drawings of London searchlights.


2 November 2014. Art in Focus: Women as Artists.

Art Curator Emma Roodhouse presented an interesting introduction to the female artists represented in the Ipswich museum collections.

Obscure Secure Plan Chest

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Image 1: Helen Kiddall, from the archives sketches,watercolours, source material.

Image 2: Watercolours by Connie Winn

Image 3: Search light pastels  from World War 1 by Blanche Vulliamy

Image 4: Darwings, Exhibition catoluges, photos, sketchbooks, letters from the archives Obscure Secure artists.