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Local Colour

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,... Continue Reading →

A Quest for Identity

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... Continue Reading →

Views of Bath

The city of Bath is full of marvellous sites: the Roman Baths, the medieval abbey, Pulteney Bridge and Georgian streets, squares and crescents.

Art on the Pier

During a recent stroll along the seafront, I came across Art on the Pier, an exhibition of work including a series of displays by children from local schools. The kids had been briefed to ‪creative selfies in a variety of ways with a variety of media: photography, collage, drawing, wax resist, clay, fabrics, buttons, wood... Continue Reading →

Material Matters

I met Shoreham-based sculptor Neil Wilkinson at this month's Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. He’s a member of the Adur Art Collective, and 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... Continue Reading →

Quality Crafts

The first things that caught my eye at this exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery were some large and dramatic wood cuts of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and a scene from the Trooping the Colour by Jackie Field. At the other end of the gallery, I was drawn to a series of small-scale... Continue Reading →

From Elegance to Urban Decay

I managed to catch the final weekend of this year's Open Houses event. With 14 different trails showing work by over a thousand artists across Brighton, Hove, Ditchling, Rottingdean and Newhaven, I needed to decide which area to visit, and how far my feet would be able to carry me. I chose the Brunswick Town... Continue Reading →

Painting the Family Album

I remember, when I was a little girl, on Sunday afternoons at grandma’s bungalow in Findon Valley, she'd take a stack of photo albums out of the dresser and we'd look at the pictures together. I wasn’t that fond of grandma but I loved looking at those photos of my mum as a child or... Continue Reading →

Twitten Art

The next time you’re walking along Montague Street in Worthing town centre, take a little detour down the unprepossessing twitten between Superdrug and 3Phones, and you’ll make a delightful discovery: Field Row Gallery. If you like colour, you’ll love this place. It’s full of gorgeous digital prints by Min Cooper, who also owns the gallery.... Continue Reading →

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