I like a big project and next year I've got one - I've been asked to paint four landscapes for the Horsham District Year of Culture and exhibit them during a solo show in September. So far we've chosen the four views, I've met some lovely people, been scared by a lot of cows and finally produced some sketches. Read on for the full story.
My ceramic work is mostly centred around the vessel form, although I also enjoy making flat wall pieces and jewellery. As an Art teacher for many years, specialising in ceramics, I find much of my inspiration came from the research that is necessary when delivering the Art GCSE and A level syllabus.
Lara says: “From my ‘Printed Stitch’ collection. I have produced a detailed embroidery and then had it screen printed onto linen. I then give each one a hand finish. I either use applique and free-stitch, or just free hand embroidery to add the pops of colour on this collection.” Free admission.
David Bathurst, popular local author of several Sussex walking guides, will be signing copies of his latest book ‘The Great Walks of Sussex’ at Shoreham Art Gallery on 10th of November between 11am and 3pm. The book costs £15 and all profits will be donated to Friends of Sussex Hospices.
Nick - "We want you to paint an image to encapsulate the whole of the districts landscape; we live in a fantastic, beautiful area with towns and villages and saxon churches, bluebell woods and rolling hills, we have rivers and lakes, valleys and castles, breathtaking sunsets - we want you to paint that, all of that" Me - "In one picture?" Nick "No - we want four pictures From my Blog post all...Read More
Jullian easels have been around since the 19th century and each of the wooden easels are made from oiled beech wood which will gradually develop a golden tone with age. Highly regarded by artists, these are top quality easels that will last a lifetime. Check them out here…
The annual AGM of adurArtcollective Last Sunday 16th September at the Shoreham Centre marked the end of an era. As announced earlier in the year the joint Chairs Kim Adele Fuller and Chris Howitt will be stepping down from the leadership of adurArtcollective after 8 Years. Quotes from Kim and Chris:- “We are proud to have built a strong and stable not-for- profit community organisation that ...Read More
Willmott Dixon Construction Limited are currently involved in the new construction in Ham Road Shoreham-by-sea. They are looking for a local artist(s) to construct or incorporate waste plastic into a work of art. At the moment there is half a skip of lots of drinks bottles, milk bottles, packaging and shopping bags to name a few items. They would like to meet with artists who are interested, and h...Read More
In 2019, Sussex will be hosting two new contemporary art fairs in the UK brought to you by Fraser Renton and Oliver Norris of Experience Art Events Limited. The inaugural West Sussex Art Fair will be held at Goodwood Racecourse, situated in the heart of the picturesque Sussex Downs and will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of May 2019. The inaugural East Sussex Art Fair will be held in Octobe...Read More
“So Sarah, what do you do?”
Karen Munck is showing a suite of paintings at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester from the 17th of July until the 29th.
Successful Adur Art Trail 2018 Thank you to all the Artists who opened their homes and displayed a wide selection of wonderful work in 29 venues around Shoreham by sea for 2 weeks and 3 lively summer weekends. We were so lucky with the weather and the positive feedback from the thousands of visitors has been tremendous. We are pleased to announce that there will soon be an after Trail party and an...Read More
The Gallery @ Montague opens on 12th April for seven weeks (10 am – 4 pm Thursday-Sunday). Over 25 local artists are participating, many of them adurArtcollective members. Particularly current is the work of two participating artists, who are both keen to highlight the devastating effects that plastics have on the environment. Candy Medusa Candy Medusa has a Master’s degree in Marine Science as w...Read More
An exhibition by five, sussex, women artists, all working in different media to express their reactions and emotional connections to the countryside and people with whom they live. Katherine Lawrie, Silver smith – I work mainly in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Gilt. I predominantly use textures and forms found in the natural surroundings of the South Downs. I incorporate precious and semi...Read More
Really excited to be joining Photographer Cathy Verney in her Studio which backs onto the Bluebird cafe car park in Ferring. We will be showing our Originals as well as Prints along with our own Greeting cards and local postcards. We are joined by guest artists so will have a range of ceramics and a range of gift items to browse and available to buy. Opening on Sunday 8th April 1pm-6pm ….dri...Read More
March will be our first Birthday so we will have a retrospective of all the exhibitions during our first year. Do please visit over the weekend 10th/11th March to help us celebrate. If you are not able to then the exhibition will continue over Easter until 5th April. We will still only be open Thursday until Sunday but we are happy to arrange a visit by appointment if you wish please feel free to ...Read More
With a focus on local artists who either live, play or work in the Hastings area, we take a look at the work and lives of those exhibiting at Jerwood Gallery now until 15th April.
Karen Munck has been selected to exhibit her work Princess 1 in the prestigious RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2018, at the Bankside Gallery, London in March. https://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/exhibitions/ This is an exhibition of successful entries to the Royal Watercolour Society’s annual competition. These works showcase new talent and innovative approaches to water‑based m...Read More
Mike Cheetham Mike is a young 80 years old and lives, in Hurstpierpoint. He painted in a variety of media as well as sculpting for more than 25 years before focusing on sculpture after attending a short course with Helen-Mary Skelton at Streat. Her late father was the well-known professional sculptor John Skelton. Mike has been producing a collection of sculptures at the Skelton Studios’ as well a...Read More
As the Evenings Draw in…..let’s Draw into the Evening Celebrate the Winter Solstice and gentle light around the shortest days of the year, by embracing the dark, lighting the candles, and drawing and painting into the night. There are a number of exciting opportunities, to suit all from beginners to established painters. The first occasion is Painting by Candlelight in Shoreham on Satu...Read More
As one of the invited ‘best watercolour artists from all over the world’, Shirley Trevena RI will be exhibiting in this exhibition between 1-28 February 2018 in St Petersburg, Russia. Last years exhibition was the first and was attended by over 15,000 visitors.
One of Maddie Zayeet’s films (in the space between chaos and shape) will be screened at the Senior Women’s Film Festival in Osaka Japan in November. The organisers have invited her to give a post-screening talk. Will she go? (Have a look at Maddie’s films on her Youtube channel and don’t forget you can get your own copy of Trekking the Adur Art Trail through this website.)
I managed to catch Bloomsbury Art & Design at the Courtauld Gallery before it finished last week, and must admit that I was a bit disappointed. The Courtauld holds one of the most extensive collections of works by artists from the Bloomsbury Group, many of which were bequeathed by the art critic Roger Fry to the newly formed Courtauld Institute of Art in 1935. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the ...Read More
Jo-Anna is a 3D textile/fiber Art using wool, wire and wood, and the best Yorkshire wool washed and treated from over 30 different breeds of sheep/llama wool. Each wool has a different texture and use. Wool can be sculpted like clay used in the correct way can be manipulated into the most simple to impressive forms. The possibilities are endless of what can be made or created however large or smal...Read More
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
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
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
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
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
“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
One of the things I have learnt since becoming involved with the aAc website is the difficulty faced by many artists have in submitting images of a suitable size and format for the website. On a personal level I have always used Photoshop, which is invaluable for printing purposes, but is a bit heavyweight for the images that I want to upload for websites, not to mention the cost and learning curv...Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Society of Wildlife Artists seeks submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world. Deadline: Friday 21 July, 12 noon Submit online now There are many prizes and awards available to win, including: Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award (£1,000 plus Swarovski equipment) RSPB Award Dry Red Press Award The Roger Clarke Award PJC Drawing Award Birdscapes Ga...Read More
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
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
Worthing Churches Homeless Projects are exhibiting at Colonnade House this year as part of the Worthing Artists Open Houses. This year our project centres on Safe Spaces! ‘Where is your safe space? Is it somewhere you physically go or can go? Is it somewhere you visit in your mind? Is your space safe depending on who you are with, what you are doing? We are asking our people who have experie...Read More