Gallery Visit: Butley Mills Studios, Suffolk

The Wanderer – group exhibition inspired by the Anglo-Saxon elegy
30 November, 2023
Gallery Visit: Butley Mills Studios, Suffolk
The original poem is made up of 115 lines. The first part laments the loss of societal norms, of kin, friends and the comforts of home. The second part is based on Anglo-Saxon tribal values, notably loyalty, physical strength, generosity and courage. The exhibition in part presents items that could have been unearthed from an ancient setting - Mark Titchiner's salt glazed pots could have been unearthed from a more recent archaeological excavation . All seem to resonate with modern human experience. Paintings by Jelly Green and Emma Green are evocative landscapes redolent of local heathland and glimpses where light cuts through the dark, watery terrain typical of this part of coastal Suffolk.








The exhibition includes Roger Hardy who is a stand out contributor. You can see more of Roger's work in our online showroom.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.