Despite no Adur Art Trail in 2019, lovers of the Shoreham art scene were compensated with Adur Art Collective’s “Other” Summer Exhibition at Skyway Gallery. More than 60 members of the collective exhibited an eclectic mix of artwork in a variety of media including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, paper craft, and mosaic.
Creating a coherent display from such diverse exhibits is an achievement in itself, and the standard of the presentation was a credit to the Skyway Gallery team and the members who assisted in the displaying of the artwork. As a venue, Skyway Gallery at the Shoreham Centre has a lot to commend it, bright and modern, and at the heart of the community, it’s an ideal venue to showcase art.
Just under seven hundred art lovers visited the exhibition and at the same time were asked to get involved by nominating their favourite artwork as the people’s choice, with a prize given on the show’s closing day. The peoples first choice was “Darcie” by Sarah Refitt (above). Second choice was “Mycelium Major” by Abby Martin and third was “Beach Hut Panoramic” by Chris Dawson.
AAC patron and expert watercolourist Shirley Trevena also presented an award for the most innovative use of colour. Shirley’s choice was “Hidden 1” by Delia Linden-Spence (below). In making her choice Shirley said:
“As you know I am a great lover of colour and so my choice is, for me, a good example of vibrant colour. It is a small acrylic and oil pastel work called ‘Hidden 1’ by Delia Lindon-Spence. I greatly admire the work of Howard Hodgkin and Delia’s painting is a small exciting example of creating the same sense of vibrancy and story telling”.
Congratulations to the worthy winners and a big thank you to all that took part and helped make the “Other” Summer Exhibition a great success.