A principal aim of IBBAS is to raise awareness of Harry Becker’s work, believing that he is frequently overlooked by the art world and general public. We invite Suffolk to celebrate a fine artist who lived and worked here in the Blyth Valley in the early years of the 20th century!
Our annual exhibition, held Friday to Sunday of the first weekend in August each year, in the beautiful space that is St Peter’s Church, Wenhaston, Suffolk, continues as our main event for achieving this objective. The exhibition showcases around 130 contemporary artworks from East Anglian artists who find inspiration in Becker’s approach to his work. Each year new artists are added to our numbers, keeping the collection vibrant and exciting. Its a show with celebration at its heart.
The society also creates other events each year such as our ‘Paint-Out’ Competition; Joint events at Suffolk Punch Trust and our regular outdoor painting and sketching group.
The Mike Holtom Award has been introduced this year to commemorate Mike’s association with IBBAS. Mike died in early 2017 – a lovely man, much missed.
Details of all the above can be found on our frequently updated
Find us also on