Exhibition Archive

John Hitchens and Anthony Garratt May 13 to June 17

13 May to 17 June

 

JOHN HITCHENS and ANTHONY GARRATT

 

Exploring the Land – Two Ways of Seeing

 

This joint exhibition will explore the way two artists have responded to the landscape of Sussex both of them painting en plein aire in an expressive spontaneous manner. John Hitchens’ work in the exhibition spans a 45 year period from the 1970s to the present day and presents a retrospective of his evolving style. Anthony’s paintings were all completed over the last year.

John’s paintings in the exhibition begin with his early representational works in the 1960s through his increasing experimentation in abstraction where sky and horizon are lost in broad gestural brush strokes, at times the flattened picture plane opening into glimpses of distant vistas. In his latest work, gestural evocations of the land are expressed in complex compositions of flat articulate colour.

Anthony’s work by contrast is concerned primarily with the weather and the physical experience and impact of it on a landscape. He is well known for his spectacular out door painting installations which have featured on National Television. For this exhibition he has explored the landscape of Petworth Park and the South Downs as well as the salt marshes of Pagham and the beach of West Wittering.

Anthony works by splattering and dribbling, paint across canvases, sometimes mixed with earth, sand, and rust. Often working in the open air, brushes, knives, fingers, palette knives, all play their part and from the seeming chaos an image gradually emerges.

 

The exhibition runs in conjunction with the summer sculpture show see Sculpture Exhibitions

 

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  • Anthony Garratt
    Anthony Garratt
  • John Hitchens
    John Hitchens
  • John Hitchens Recent Work
    John Hitchens Recent Work

Summer Sculpture May 13 – June 17

Our annual sculpture show returns to the stunning landscaped gardens in the heart of the South Downs National Park.  We will be showing an amazing range of work by both new and established gallery artists. Dominic Welch will be exhibiting his fluid abstract pieces in bronze and Kilkenny Stone including Rising Form VI,  his largest piece to date a soaring 2.7 metre bronze.  William Peers returns to the gallery with his abstract marble work  which seem to defy gravity.  Also exhibiting again after a long absence is Leonie Gibbs whose striding Pictish Queen stands over two metres tall and Marzia Colonna whose highlight is her mystical two and half metre tall Man and Bird   We are also exhibiting innovative work in metal and stainless steel by Richard Farringdon, Miranda Michels and Claire Tupman and Olivia Ferrier’s bronzes assembled from cast twigs, feathers and other natural objects.

The exhibition runs in conjunction with John Hitchens and Anthony Garratt  see Artists Exhibition page

  • Nicola Godden
    Nicola Godden
  • Marzia Colonna
    Marzia Colonna
  • Olivia Ferrier
    Olivia Ferrier
  • William Peers
    William Peers
  • Dominic Welch
    Dominic Welch
  • Felicia Fletcher
    Felicia Fletcher
  • Paul Vanstone
    Paul Vanstone
  • Jo Sweeting
    Jo Sweeting
  • Jilly Sutton
    Jilly Sutton
  • Leonie Gibbs
    Leonie Gibbs
  • Clare Tupman
    Clare Tupman
  • Miranda Michels
    Miranda Michels
  • Richard Farrington
    Richard Farrington
  • Charlotte Jones
    Charlotte Jones
  • David Klein
    David Klein
  • Maggie O’ Brien Sculptor
    Maggie O’ Brien Sculptor

The Christmas Exhibition 

Ramsay Gibb: Scottish Seascapes

And  six of our most successful gallery artists – Catherine Forshall, Stephen Palmer, Jackie Philip, Lucy Powell, Sarah Warley-Cummings and Sandra Whitmore –  who have produced a series of smaller works for Christmas.

Thursday 24th November – Saturday 3rd December, and by appointment until Christmas Eve.

For this show Ramsay travellled to the farthest point of North-West Scotland Cape Wrath, Islay and Lewis, wild-camping in some of the UK’s most remote locations. These mid-summer paintings conjure the force of the Atlantic, the mercuirial light and the shifting surface of sea and land; shaped by time and altered by wind, tide and weather.

Join us for drinks at the private views on:            Thursday 24th November 6 – 8pm

Saturday 26th November 3 – 6pm                           Sunday 27th November 11am – 1pm

Opening Times:  Wednesday to Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. We are delighted to see visitors outside of these hours but please ring ahead to confirm a time.

  • Ramsay Gibb Atlantic Coast, West Harris, 122 x 90 cm
  • Lucy Powell

    Lucy Powell

  • Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer

  • Catherine Forshall

    Catherine Forshall

  • Jackie Philip

    Jackie Philip

  • Sandra Whitmore

    Sandra Whitmore

  • Sarah Warley-Cummings

    Sarah Warley-Cummings

Out of India: 8 to 29 October 2016

Penelope Anstice, Tobit Roche,Victoria Threlfall,  Paul Treasure

Ceramics by Diana Tonnison and Tanya Gomez

Leading contemporary artists inspired by their recent travels through the country celebrate the intoxicating spirit of India in their own inimitable  styles.

 

Private Views: Saturday 8 October 3pm – 7 pm, Sunday 9 October 11 am – 2 pm
Open Wednesday to Saturday 11 am to 4 pm but we are happy to see visitors outside these hours if you telephone in advance.
  • Penelope Anstice

    Penelope Anstice

  • Tobit Roche

    Tobit Roche

  • Paul Treasure

    Paul Treasure

  • Victoria Threlfall

    Victoria Threlfall

  • Diana Tonnison

    Diana Tonnison

  • Tanya Gomez

    Tanya Gomez

Tutors from Newlyn School of Art and Modern British Art from Newlyn and St Ives

Work by 10 tutors from the cutting-edge Newlyn School of Art, alongside that of 20th-century Masters including Ben Nicholson, Sir Terry Frost and Roger Hilton.  The gallery is privileged to exhibit work by  tutors from Newlyn School of Art.  While individually, the artists have a reputation on a national stage, this is their first group exhibition to be held outside Cornwall.  The works share a commitment to the artistic heritage and landscape of West  Cornwall and echo one another in their treatment of paint, space, atmosphere, light and their preoccupation with man’s relationship with nature. Several of the artists in this exhibition were included in the landmark Tate St Ives exhibition, Art Now Cornwall in 2007.

  • Imogen Bone

    Imogen Bone

  • Paul Lewin

    Paul Lewin

  • Hannah Woodman

    Hannah Woodman

  • Rachael Reeves

    Rachael Reeves

  • Mark Surridge

    Mark Surridge

  • Anthony Garratt

    Anthony Garratt

  • Gareth Edwards

    Gareth Edwards

  • Jesse Leroy Smith

    Jesse Leroy Smith

  • Kate Walters

    Kate Walters

  • Jessica Cooper

    Jessica Cooper

  • Maggie O’Brien

    Maggie O’Brien

  • John Wells (1907-2000)

    John Wells (1907-2000)

  • Sandra Blow (1925-2006)

    Sandra Blow (1925-2006)

  • Roger Hilton (1911-1975)

    Roger Hilton (1911-1975)

  • Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003)

    Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003)

  • Ben Nicholson (1894-1982)

    Ben Nicholson (1894-1982)

  • Bryan Wynter (1915-1975)

    Bryan Wynter (1915-1975)

Summer Sculpture Exhibition

Saturday 14 May — Saturday 11 June 2016

Adam Binder, Colleen Du Pon, Dave Cooke, Olivia  Ferrier, Felicia Fletcher, David  Klein, Judy Larkin, Jo Sweeting, Jilly Sutton, Clare Tupman, Clare Trenchard, Judy Larkin, Willow Legge, Miranda Michels, Paul Vanstone, Dominic Welch

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Click here to view the sculptors in the exhibition

 

March 12 – 26

Still Life, Presence, Memory, Paintings by Sarah Bowman, Emma McClureSveta RumakJackie Philip 

(click  on names above to view available works)

The artists selected for this exhibition share an interest in still life and the powerful presence of objects and experiences distilled through memory.

Adam Binder, Colleen Du Pon, Dave Cooke, Olivia  Ferrier, Felicia Fletcher, David  Klein, Judy Larkin, Jo Sweeting, Jilly Sutton, Clare Tupman, Clare Trenchard, Judy Larkin, Willow Legge, Miranda Michels, Paul Vanstone, Dominic Welch

Oona Campbell Coastal Paintings

September 27th-October 9th 2015

Oona Campbell _2

Oona Campbell, Mist on Eype

Ten new paintings by Oona Campbell, of coastal scenes including West Wittering, The Dorset Jurassic Coast and The West Coast of Scotland five of them over five foot in diameter.

 

 

Summer Sculpture and Painting 

23rd May to 20th June 2015

Private View Saturday 23rd May 2 pm to 8 pm

Open Bank Holiday Sunday 24th May 11 pm to 6 pm

Thereafter 25 May to 20th June.

Open daily 11.am to 5.0 pm Closed Sundays

To view the online catalogue for the Sculpture and Paintings Summer Exhibition 2015 click here 

Powell, In the Kitchen, 50 x 70 cm _2

Lucy Powell In the Kitchen, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

The paintings include a wealth of landscapes, flowers still-life and figurative works including George Hooper’s vibrant collages, John Hitchen’s Sussex landscapes from the 1980s, Paul Treasure’s new paintings of Petworth Park and Emma Alcock’s mediative still-lives. The three acre landscape garden has work in bronze, stone, metal, mixed media and bronze resin. It includes large scale marble pieces by Paul Vanstone, Helen Denerley’s lithe animals created from welded scrap metal, Olivia Ferrier’s delicate birds cast from found objects and Clare Trenchard’s cavorting acrobatic animals. Small bronzes and carvings will be shown inside the gallery alongside the paintings.

Christopher Baker: 64 Days

Dates May 4th – May 24th 2014

Christopher Baker’s recent body of work celebrates his experiences of painting in the same spot at the Trundle near Goodwood on the South Downs for 64 consecutive days from January 23rd to March 30th 2012. Each of the studies were completed in one day, reacting to changes in light, mood and the patterns of the landscape. They form the basis for a remarkable group of oil paintings, drawings and monoprints some measuring up to eight foot in diameter. Click for full text

Listen to Christopher Baker interviewed on BBC Sussex

March 23rd to April 5th 2014

Nicola Toms

Nicola Toms’s childhood experiences of life on a Zimbabwean cattle ranch have left her with an enduring love of animals. This exhibition brings together the media of drawings and sculpture in a dramatic combination. Life-size charcoal drawings of thoroughbred horses, cattle and whippets look down on Nicola’s vigorously observed animal bronzes, prints and relief work. This is her first major exhibition since 2006 and shows a renewed dedication to her passion for animals. Click for full text

 

Madeline Mackay

Brought up in the Flow country of Northern Scotland Madeline engages with a land that is untamed and unpopulatd. An aspect of her work is her interest in wild birds, exploring the nature of the land through the creatures that inhabit it. This exhibition reveals a group of prints and drawings relating to birds made over the last three years and draws heavily on her residency on the remote Aland Islands located in the Baltic Sea 80 miles off the coast of Finland. Over a six week period, Madeline immersed herself in this lonely landscape accessible only by boat, observing the birds and their relationship to the natural rhythms of the landscape. Click for full text

David Farrer

David spent many afternoons as a child among the stuffed animals in Leeds City Museum and much later on, trips to Africa left an indelible impression on him. Apalled by the big business of African Game Trophy hunters Farrer’s recycled heads use old magazines and other recycled parts to provide a witty alternative take on the display of stuffed animal heads.

Made primarily from old magazines (and as a feature they remain obviously so) they are an alternative – lacking the implications of the ‘real thing’ and incorporating modern ideals of recycling and conservation, with a touch of humour thrown in too!

 

Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

May -June 2013

Artists

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Catherine Forshall
Annie Field
Lucy Powell
Stephen Palmer
New Flower Paintings
Landscape with Church
Verandah
Petworth park (ii)
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Tuëma Pattie
Sandra Whitmore
Victoria Threlfall
Sarah Warley-Cummings
La Rochelle 
Muddy path Bosham
Barn Winter
By the light of the moon

Ceramics

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Diana Barraclough
Hannah McAndrew
Diana Tonnison
Ostinelli and Priest
 
 
 
 

Adam Binder Bronzes

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Latent Leopard
Sleeping Fox
Wren II 
Goldcrest
 
 

The exhibition has a strong focus on landscape in particular that of West Sussex.  Sandra Whitmore has spent six months studying Chichester Harbour and the beaches of West Wittering.  Stephen Palmer’s paintings of Petworth, Tillington and the South Downs were painted during the July heat wave.  He captures the golden hay,  burnt out grass and   Upperton vineyards ripe for harvesting.  Tuema Pattie’s work includes scenes of  the South Downs and Barlavington.  Her work explores the glory of nature through her amazing sense of colour.   Lucy Powell’s paintings are an emotional and interpretative response to her surroundings. While Annie Field expresses a freedom of spirit, unbound by specifics of time and  location. Well known for her fish and marine paintings, Catherine Forshall has painted a series of wild flower paintings from her studio in France shown here for the first time.

Ceramics include Diana Tonnison’s raku fired fish and vegetable boxes, three dimensional paintings inspired by the markets of her second home in Spain. Ostinelli and Priest are masters at conjuring the expressive character of animals. Diana Baraclough’s colourful bowls owe a debt to Bernard Leach and her Cornish background and Hannah McAndrew’s Scottish slipware uses a traditional technique in an exciting and very modern way. We are delighted to be showing a new group of bronzes by Adam Binder.

Artists

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Catherine Forshall

Annie Field

Lucy Powell

Stephen Palmer

New Flower Paintings
Landscape with Church
Verandah
Petworth park (ii)
200x200_tuemapattie 200x200_sandrawhitmore 200x200_victoriathrelfall 200x200_sarahwarelycummings
Tuëma Pattie

Sandra Whitmore

Victoria Threlfall

Sarah Warley-Cummings

La Rochelle
Muddy path Bosham
Barn Winter
By the light of the moon

Ceramics

200x200_dianabarraclough 200x200_hannahmcandrew 200x200_dianatonnison 200x200_ostinelliandpreiest
Diana Barraclough

Hannah McAndrew

Diana Tonnison

Ostinelli and Priest

 

Adam Binder Bronzes

200x200_latentleopard 200x200_sleepingfox 200x200_wrenII 200x200_goldcrest
Latent Leopard
Sleeping Fox
Wren II
Goldcrest

The exhibition has a strong focus on landscape in particular that of West Sussex. Sandra Whitmore has spent six months studying Chichester Harbour and the beaches of West Wittering. Stephen Palmer’s paintings of Petworth, Tillington and the South Downs were painted during the July heat wave. He captures the golden hay, burnt out grass and Upperton vineyards ripe for harvesting. Tuema Pattie’s work includes scenes of the South Downs and Barlavington. Her work explores the glory of nature through her amazing sense of colour. Lucy Powell’s paintings are an emotional and interpretative response to her surroundings. While Annie Field expresses a freedom of spirit, unbound by specifics of time and location. Well known for her fish and marine paintings, Catherine Forshall has painted a series of wild flower paintings from her studio in France shown here for the first time.

Ceramics include Diana Tonnison’s raku fired fish and vegetable boxes, three dimensional paintings inspired by the markets of her second home in Spain. Ostinelli and Priest are masters at conjuring the expressive character of animals. Diana Baraclough’s colourful bowls owe a debt to Bernard Leach and her Cornish background and Hannah McAndrew’s Scottish slipware uses a traditional technique in an exciting and very modern way. We are delighted to be showing a new group of bronzes by Adam Binder.