Slow Barn Lunch and Art in Suffolk

Here at Spoon HQ food is our first love, with painting a close second. So when our friends at Alde Valley Farm sent through pictures of Kate Giles’ stunning painting – our two great passions were united – we wanted to share it with you.

On Saturday 16th July there’s a “Slow Barn Lunch & Art” (10am – 6pm ; Lunch 12.30 – 2pm) at White House Farm, Sweffling Road, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS. A celebration of London and Suffolk based painter Kate Giles’s work, the exhibition and lunch, we’ve been told, will take place in an 18th Century oak threshing barn with platters of home-brand Alde Valley Lamb, home grown salads and fruit, together with elderflower and nettle cordials, for lunch [£15.00 pp] and BYO wine.

The Barn

White House Farm

The focal point for the exhibition is a small painting ‘Oysters”. Eating at The Station pub in Framlingham, Suffolk, Kate was struck by the beauty of her platter of oysters. She gobbled them up (my interpretation of events) and swiftly ordered a second plate, which she took home to her studio to paint.

'Oysters' ~ Kate Giles ~ 14" x 14" ~ Oil on canvas

The exhibition will also present for sale another 30 other works by Kate Giles made during the past five years. The event is a pop-up summer exhibition for The Alde Valley Spring Festival.

Should you be in the area and tempted to go along give these guys a shout :

Jason Gathorne-Hardy or Janice Holland :


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