ART with HEART auction

'Aftermath' lithograph donated to this charity auction

Closing Date: 28th September 2017

A Queen's Hall Art Initiative, ART with HEART is an online auction and gallery exhibition raising funds for arts projects to support bereaved children. Please go to the ART with HEART website to browse some lovely work and put in your bid....

‘Assembled’ Installation 7-9 September

Old Assembly House, Westgate Road, Newcastle

7-9 September 2017

Created in the faded grandeur of Westgate Road's Old Assembly House, Jenny Purrett uses found objects, discarded porcelain and glass as well as handcrafting pieces made from scrap materials. 'Assembled' alludes to the past history of the Assembly House, of meetings, dances and dinners. The tiny carefully arranged works are made in response to the crumbling, ornate fabric of the interior.

Made specifically for the Heritage Open Days, the work will be on show from the 7-9 September 2017.
Thursday and Friday: open 12.30-5.30
Saturday: Tours of the building at 11,12 and 2

For more information and tour bookings click here

2017 Creative Drawing Summer School 

Fine House Farm, Northumberland

One day workshop: Wednesday 2nd August, 10-4pm £55  

Two day workshop: Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th August, 10am - 4pm £110 

Working in the fabulous studio space at Fine House farm in the Northumberland hills, you will draw inspiration from the surrounding meadows and woodland working both collaboratively and individually on large and small scale.

For both workshops, the focus is on exploration and experimentation using a variety of materials with guidance and structure provided by Jenny, your course tutor. The one day course is a day to play and create. The two day course will be similarly structured but will allow you the time to develop more sustained independent work. Open to anyone, whatever your level of drawing experience.

Cost includes tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments. Check out for more information on this idyllic venue. Contact to book your place.

Please note that places are limited and payment will need to be made in full by Friday 7 July.

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Fine House Farm views

  • Fine House Farm Studio

  • Jenny Purrett drawing in the fields


Thought Foundation, Birtley

April - June 2017

New collaborative piece made with Helen Pailing is part of the opening exhibition "Thoughtful Planet " at a brilliant new venue in Birtley. Open 10-4 Tuesdays to Saturdays.

  • Flotsam

  • Flotsam (view from below)

  • Flotsam (view from below)

  • Flotsam (detail)

Open Studio on Sunday December 4th

Come and enjoy Tea, Cake and Art at my Studio in Blackhall Mill

11am - 4pm

Browse through drawings and prints and see my latest lithograph. Contact me for further information.

Playing with Fire!

Sunderland University

14th November 2016

I have been accepted on the AA2A scheme at Sunderland University in order to use their studio facilities to develop my practice. This means that I have the opportunity to explore drawing through glass and ceramics.

During my first day, yesterday, I experimented with pyrography: drawing with hot glass.

The scheme, Artists Access to Art Colleges, provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England.

You can see my profile on the AA2A website

  • drawing with fire


Sizzling Summer Adventures

Summer Drawing Workshops

August 2016

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Creative Drawing Summer School 2016

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

Students drawing in the the beautiful landscaped gardens of Shepherd's Dene near Corbridge.

Working collaboratively on massive drawings and then having time to wander in the woods to sketch and reflect. For more information on Jenny's forthcoming courses go to workshops page

Where is the line? – Meet the Artists

The Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed

Saturday 26th January 2016, 2pm


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An opportunity to meet artists Jenny Purrett and Annie O'Donnell who have created drawing interventions into the Granary Gallery in response to 'Where is the line?'. Jenny and Annie will talk more about their artistic practice and the work they have created in the gallery. They will be joined by Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Curator at mima who will talk in more detail about some of the works in the exhibition which have been drawn from mima's collection.

All welcome - no booking necessary.

Drawing on stone at Hole Editions

Collaboration with Lee Turner

August 2015




  • preparing to etch the stone

  • Lee Turner working his magic

  • First Impression

  • Decision time....

  • Final Proof

A print commission from VARC has enabled me to work with with master printer, Lee Turner to produce a lithograph. It has been a fantastic experience drawing on stone and watching as Lee works his magic. What a beautiful process. Lee now makes an edition of 30. The final print is part of a VARC exhibition at Breeze Creatives, Newcastle which opens on 20th November. If you want to put in an order, get in touch!

Exhibitions beginning April 2015

"Paper" Salisbury Arts Centre and "North" The World of Glass, St Helens

April - June 2015


An eclectic exhibitions bringing together six artists who use this most familiar material to construct their work. See paper folded, punched, shredded, cut and blasted with lead shot to create impressive artworks in three dimensions. Featuring the work Malina Busch, Stephanie Douet, Jeannie Driver, Gillian McFarland, Jenny Purrett, and Helen Snell


Diverse work by a group of artists celebrating all things Northern

  • Shot Paper showing at Salisbury Arts

  • North exhibition

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