23rd August 2011

Welcome to the new website and our state of the art electronic catalogue which has been designed by my nephew Alexander Payne of Key Player Publishing.  The catalogue is a real first for an art gallery, do click on the link and forward it onto your friends.  The website presents a whole range of work new to the gallery and we are looking forward to getting you all here for the September exhibition.

While the gallery has been closed there have been major changes to the garden and we have turned a weedy swap into a stunning ‘pocket park’ designed by Judith Wise with much enthusiastic help and support from Charlie.   We can now display double the amount of sculpture, which looks stunning in the new setting.   The whole family have helped with clearing and burning and driving diggers and dumpers, the new trees have survived the dry months and all is now looking green and verdant as autumn edges towards us.

The first pieces of sculpture are already here; Dominic Welch spent two days installing his large scale Rising Form II and Dorsalis XII. It is real coup to have these works here and we are all enjoying them enormously as well as Ben Barrell’s stunning benches, which are perfect for admiring the sun set over the Rother Valley.

Preparations are now well under way for the show, the invitations are being sent out, more work is arriving daily and we shall soon be besieged by sculptors and heavy lifting gear.   We start hanging the paintings in early September.   If you can’t make the Private View  but are interested in viewing a work of art then come and see us before the opening.   We shall be updating the blog weekly as events develop.