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Krysia Drury at the Oxmarket Gallery

Krysia Drury I’m showing a selection of my colourful, life affirming paintings in Chichester at the Oxmarket Gallery this month. They have given me great joy to paint and I hope to convey this positive feeling to the viewer. I shall also be selling my prints and cards. This is part of the 40th Anniversary Exhibition of the Sussex Watercolour Society. A trip to the city of Chichester is well worthw...Read More

Another Snowdog

Proud to say that I have been asked to design and paint another Snowdog for the Martlets.

32 attend adurArtcollective A.G.M at the Shoreham Centre to review the past year and help plan the next.

Thanks to all who took the time to come and listen to a review of the years  achievements and give their input into the planning for the year ahead. After the financial report and a slide show and brief resume of the key events there was a welcome tea/coffee and homemade cake break. Many thanks to Chris and Geoff Howitt! Next on the agenda was a review of the new aAc website and a mention of the p...Read More

What’s happening in September

Katie Sollohub – Artist and Teacher Eternal Sunshine? – let’s hope for an Indian Summer at least…… Whilst I have indeed been basking in the eternal sunshine of Tuscany, working hard as artist in residence at Borgo Santo Pietro, I hear England has not! So, in the hope that we have a beautiful indian summer, I have two more short courses coming up in the wonderful Susse...Read More

Martlets Snowdogs (?) Are Coming Back

Following the success of Snowdogs by the Sea, Martlets Hospice are pleased to announce they are doing another trail in 2018!! “We know Snowdogs captured the hearts and minds of the people in Brighton & Hove, they truly fell in love with each and every sculpture. Not only did the Snowdogs manage to raise a fantastic £310,000 for Martlets to provide life changing hospice care they brought ...Read More

Charity Art Auction

I have donated this painting ‘Heading Home II’ to the Sussex Friends of Refugees, a fantastic local charity. You can bid via the link below, all proceeds go straight to the charity which is supporting the Refugee Community Kitchen. RCK have provided over 570,000 meals, they cook more than a thousand meals a day. It is run solely by volunteers and are supported by crowd funders and vita...Read More

Angela Edwards – An Exhibition at Kellie Miller Arts Gallery, Brighton

              “My new exhibition at Kellie Miller Arts gallery starts this Saturday the 8th and runs until the 24th of July. My work will then be on display for a further four weeks. Very excited to see my work in such a lovely gallery in the centre of Brighton”. – Angela Edwards Angela Edwards paintings deal with people moving through spaces.  ...Read More

Prize winners, aAc Summer Exhibition at Skyway Gallery,

The Shirley Trevena Prize. Artists and members of the public  gathered at the Skyway Gallery in the Shoreham Centre on the last afternoon of the first ever aAc Summer exhibition for the prize giving. Our patron Shirley Trevena RI awarded a prize of £250 worth of Daniel Smith Artists materials to Isla Willatt for ‘The most innovative use of colour’ in the exhibition. Shirley Trevena Isl...Read More

Local Colour: AAC Summer Exhibition

What? No Adur Art Trail? This season’s south coast artfest is well under way: in May, Brighton & Hove Open Houses gave us the fab and funky experience we’ve come to expect; and Worthing will be consolidating its artistic renaissance with Artists Open Houses from mid-June to early July. What of Adur Art Trail? It’s the jewel in the crown, the cultured pearl between Brighton’s Bohemia and ...Read More

Summer Exhibition at Skyway gallery Shoreham, 3rd to 18th June.

A packed launch night Over 150 people attended the preview and launch of the first ever adurArtcollective Summer Exhibition at the Skyway Gallery in Shoreham by sea on Friday night 2nd June. Music was provided by The Piers Clark Trio and the show was opened by local celebrity Carol Cleveland star of stage and screen and much loved for her appearances in Monty Pythons Flying Circus. Carol is also a...Read More

A Quest for Identity: Victor Pasmore at Pallant House Gallery

I didn’t know anything about Victor Pasmore before I went to the exhibition of his work currently on at Pallant House Gallery, although I was familiar with one of his paintings without knowing it was by him. During years of drooling over pictures in art books and magazines, I must have seen reproductions of his Coast of the Inland Sea, and it made a lasting impression on me: it’s a bold image of s...Read More

A Painting A Day – An Experiment

The Experiment Recently (May 2017) I have started  “A painting A Day”. The reason for my starting a painting each day was because I always felt I should be practising and sketching  and I don’t like sketching, I like painting. I like a paint brush in my hand not a pencil. However everyday I felt I should be doing something if I wanted to be an artist and then tended not to do anything. Added...Read More

America after the Fall

Tim Marlow introduces Grant Wood, the artist whose portrayals of small-town life in America include one of the most recognisable artworks of all time – American Gothic.

Kim Adele Fuller new paintings on display now – an Exhibition of 10 Artists work at Edwin Budding Gallery, Heritage Centre, Hassocks

http://aoh.org.uk/house/the-edwin-budding-gallery/ I am exhibiting some new paintings in this exhibition all through May along with 9 other artists. 3 of these are adurArtcollective members Rachael Swift Stone sculpture Chris Dawson 3d Paintings Angela Edwards Contemporary Fine Art Paintings All details in the link above. Open everyday 10 to 4pm

‘Catching the Eye’

Paintings by Andrew G. Forrest and Michael Windross In the Crypt Gallery, Seaford, 3 -11 June Two ex-choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral get together for a joint exhibition, sixty years on. In their differing syles and contrasting palettes, they will be showing landscapes, marinescapes, cityscapes, and more, from England, the Continent, and beyond. Both have had long careers in education, but Andrew...Read More

Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums

For the aAc Summer Exhibition, and Old and New, I thought that I might revert to oils, something I haven’t used for several years. I decided on a theme for the exhibitions and proceeded to work on four seperate canvases. All was going well until I started to move things around, which I do a lot, and adding in details. Smeared paint, paint on heel of hand and shirt cuffs, despite using a supp...Read More

Great Powertex Mixed media demo in Shoreham.

Kore Sage gave a great demonstration yesterday at Huntington hall of the amazingly versatile products in the Powertex range. She showed us 3d possibilities for sculpture and 2d and 3d Stone art texture for canvases and lots more. I loved the Bister walnut inks and pigments especially. I can't wait to get some and have a go. Very inspirational . Thank you Kore i hope you can do some workshops for ...Read More

Using Powertex to create mixed media artwork

Mixed Media with Powertex Powertex was developed as a liquid fabric hardener but can be used to create mixed media work including paintings, sculpture and jewellery. Wet Powertex can be sprayed or painted with bister (walnut ink) sprays and heated to form crackle effects. Stone effect combines the adhesion of the Powertex medium with Stone Art paper particles to build up convincing textures. Once ...Read More

New Exhibition @Skyway gallery, Shoreham

DRAWN TOGETHER is a group of artists whose engagement with line, 
texture and composition has inspired their work. The threads of this came 
together whilst working creatively and experimentally at the Seawhite Studios. Although they have all previously exhibited separately, the commonality of their approach led to an 
exhibition at the R.K. Burt Gallery in London last year. Their subjects are div...Read More

Material Matters: A Profile of Neil Wilkinson

I met Adur Art Collective member Neil Wilkinson at the Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. A Shoreham-based sculptor, he has exhibited across East and West Sussex. 2016 has been a busy year for him, with shows at Brighton Open Houses, the Adur Art Trail and the Arundel Gallery Trail. We had a brief chat and I wanted to find out more about him. I’m always interested to see what other artists are doi...Read More

“Celebrating Shakespeare” Shoreham Wordfest

  Tickets available at the Shoreham Gallery Shoreham Gallery are happy to be selling tickets for the fantastic “Celebrating Shakespeare” Shoreham Wordfest event held on the 20th – 23rd April. Pop in any time to browse the event listings (and the art) and purchase tickets of your choice. The programme is packed and diverse, and the theme threading through events this year is ...Read More

Artistic Treasures of Ravenna

If you're looking for a holiday that's going to inspire you artistically, you can't go wrong with Ravenna. Was bowled over on my recent trip by the fifth and sixth century mosaics of its eight - yes, eight! - Unesco World Heritage sites.

GoGoHares

Are you an artist and you want the chance of creating a Hare sculpture?Being involved in this project means that if you are successful and are picked to complete a Hare, then you will be involved in probably the largest tourism destination event in 2018, giving you great exposure, as well as it being a very rewarding project knowing you are helping a charity make money for their funds. All the...Read More

News, courses and interesting stuff! – by Katie Sollohub

I am settling into my new studio space in central Shoreham, even though it seems I barely have time to get there, with my ongoing commitment to the Strawberry Hill House residency, regular teaching and exciting one off courses. It is, though, a space to call my own, a private place where I can shut the door on everything else, and it is a place where I can dream. Sometimes I may just have an hour ...Read More

A Reveiw of ‘The Guerilla Girls’ and ‘Terrains of the Body’ at Whitechapel Gallery by Lorna Casey.

This week I saw two exhibitions focusing on women artists at the Whitechapel Gallery, London .The Guerrilla Girls challenge art institutional attitudes since the late 1980s, it’s good to see them still present and still active. Their work is loud, colourful, fun but always asking the question ‘where are the women artists?’ This time they focussed on following up some of their ori...Read More

Must see Exhibitions 2017 focusing on ‘Women Artists’ .

Lorna Casey list of recommended upcoming exhibitions focusing on Women artists is available here. Many thanks to Lorna for her ‘Herstory of Art’  talk on 8th Feb . It was such a nourishing session: substantial, engaging and entertaining. There was lots to ponder, much to amuse. Header image Medallion, 1937 by Hannah Gluck Hannah Gluck, Fine Art Society, New Bond St, London – to 2...Read More

Art Exhibition at Brighton’s Rendezvous Café & Gallery

Check out the fabulously quirky Rendezvous café / gallery in Duke Street Brighton. adurArtcollective members are showing work in a Brighton & Hove Arts Council exhibition. I handed my pieces over to Shann on Monday. He said that he’d be hanging the new artworks this coming weekend. So get over there and see the NEW exhibition on for 3 months.

A Taste of Spring

I love flowers but I hardly ever buy them for myself, so I was delighted when my sister recently presented me with a bunch of tulips and daffs to brighten up the gloom of January. When the flowers were all in full bloom, they looked so beautiful that I took photos and did some digital tweaking to create colourful graphic images that will last forever.  

Jewellery Making Workshops – Tuesday Evenings 7pm -10pm

Jewellery Workshops Fancy coming and trying these seats for size? Tuesday evenings, once a fortnight, 7-10pm. Evening workshops led by me, Katherine Lawrie. Learn the basic techniques of jewellery making or refine your skills, it’s up to you! Ideas/design led teaching. Still only £90 for six classes. Classes are held in a purpose built workshop space on the outskirts of Steyning. For more in...Read More

New Website features presentation, 28th January,room 2@ 3pm Shoreham Centre

A second chance for all members to see the presentation of the fantastic features on the NEW adurArtcollective website and the opportunity for those that came to the soft launch to give feedback and  ask specific questions to the website developer. We will be in Room 2 at the Shoreham Centre this time and the TV monitor screen should be clearer.

Scaling up the” Marlinspike”

In creation for 2017 is a large version of my  metal resin cast sculpture “Marlinspike”, named after the rope making tools used in the rope industry in Shoreham. Examples can be seen in the Marlipins Museum. To know more about the  process of casting sculpture join my sculpture courses in Shoreham-by-Sea. See www.teresa-martin.co.uk

Introduction to the new website at the Shoreham Centre.

Thank you to all off those who came to the SOFT LAUNCH of the new adurArtcollective website today. It will be great to get your feedback this week as you try out all of the new and exciting features. Remember that it has not gone LIVE yet so the social media links etc will not work and there are certain Areas still to finish ie Adur Art Trail archive.

How to photograph your paintings

In this short tutorial, photographer Roy Matthews shares some tips for artists who are photographing their own artworks for submission to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Trekking the Trail

Published on 23 Oct 2016 A trailer for the Adur Art Collective film about our 2016 artists’ trail. Don’t miss it! Shoreham in all its sunshine and creativity – A video by: Maddie Zayeet

Inside the Sculptor’s Studio: John Atkin

British artist John Atkin recently opened his Southwest London studio to us, and we produced a fascinating short film in our video series spotlighting Sculpturesite Gallery artists: Inside the Sculptor's Studio. This is a rare opportunity to delve into Atkin’s conceptual approaches and view his creative process for a number of selected works, from drawings to scale maquettes to full-scale monument...Read More

Pablo Picasso Goat’s Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952

Goat’s Skull, Candle and Bottle is one of a series of works inspired by the theme of war and in particular the execution of a Greek Communist hero and resistance fighter. It is painted in oil on canvas, in agrisaille palette, worked in Picasso’s so-called stained glass manner, whereby every form is enclosed in a dark outline. The simplicity of the tonal range belies Picasso’s conscious choice of t...Read More

Katie Sollohub and Her Residency at Turner’s House

Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist who is interested in documenting and recording the places she lives and works in through drawings, paintings, performance, photography and poetry. In 2014 she was awarded a Arts Council England grant to fund her year long residence at JMW Turner’s House in Twickenham, which is soon to be restored and opened to the public in 2017. ‘Being a part of this histor...Read More

West Street Loft Studios

The creative space for Shoreham-by-Sea’s community. At West Street Loft you can relax and enjoy many events from art, health & fitness classes to cinema evenings. West Street Loft is also available to hire for any event.

All the art in london in one day – Alex Gorosh

I tried to see every piece of art in London in one day.Many thanks to Hungry Man Productions, 101, Art Fund, all of the museums/galleries and everyone who made this possible.Director/Editor - Alex Gorosh Cinematography - Archie Thomas Story/Creative - Ryan Delehanty Producer - Jack Beardsley Line Producer - Hannah Stone GFX - Wylie OverstreetNational Art Pass - artfund.org/nationa...Read More

Shoreham Art Gallery – a collective of 22 local artists

Shoreham Art Gallery is a collective of 22 local artists, all passionate about their art and craft. On show will be colourful contemporary paintings, monoprints and linocuts, vivid pastel drawings and some with a saucy mix of media. We will have beautifully sculptured turned wood, cool ceramics and stunning stained and fused glass; silver Jewellery designed to perfection. There will be inspiration...Read More

Our Mosaic Artist of the Month – Sue Penrose

Sue Penrose is a mosaics artist based in Brighton, UK. Sue previously worked with stained glass and loves colour, light and texture. She enjoys the wonderful versatility of mosaics, combining art, joy and practical applications, especially its suitability for the outdoor and in large scale architectural settings. Sue’s career has included working in social housing and as a trainer. This is reflect...Read More

Candy Medusa

Candy Medusa of Black Dwarf Designs is an artist, illustrator, marine biologist and loudmouth, constantly confused as to why artists’ statements are supposed to be in the third person. Specialising in digital media, pen and ink, upcycling and mixed media, she draws much of her inspiration from nature and is passionate about the environment. She mostly makes art between midnight and 4am when ...Read More

Conversation with the Artist – Melvyn Biddulph

INSPIRATION: everything. BASE MATERIAL: anything that sits still long enough for me to slap paint on it or nail it to a wall ARTWORK: serious stuff, sad stuff, thinky stuff, but more than anything – happy, silly stuff. SIZE: Any Size. From large works to miniscule. SUBJECTS: Whatever is swimming around in my head at the time. MEDIUM: Anything I can lay my hands on. GENERAL COMMENT: Impressin...Read More

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