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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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 Overstreet National Art Pass - artfund.org/nationa...Read More
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
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