Brighton Festival Exhibition at Rottingdean’s William Nicholson Gallery

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    Susan Barnes
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    Rafael Berrio
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    Philip Sugg
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    Miranda Harwood
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    Jan Mnich
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    Doreen Savage
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    Cyril Dymott
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Throughout May, the William Nicholson Gallery will be part of the Brighton Festival, as a showcase for some of Rottingdean’s professional Artists and Crafts people. We will also be exhibiting at the Windmill and the Open Art Gallery Cafe in Nevill Road as part of the Open Art trail in Rottingdean.
Listed as “The Rottingdean Artists” in the Artist Open Houses, here are the 18 artists you will be able to see exhibiting.

AMANDA DAVIDSON is a children’s book author and illustrator and will be showing ideas for a new book as well as local architectural drawings and painted furniture.

BARRY HINCHLIFF is possibly best known as an oil painter of local views and scenes of France and African life. His self-portrait takes pride of place in the hallway at The Grange next to his painting of the late John Commin.

CHRISTINE HARFLEET a well known glass sculptor, kiln forms glass, wires and chemicals into an exquisite fusion of colour and shapes for wall hangings, 3D pieces, jewellery and bowls

DIZ is a political cartoonist. His strip cartoons have featured in The New Statesman, The Spectator, The Observer and other journals. Diz is also a children’s book illustrator.

DOREEN SAVAGE combines painting and machine embroidery as a personal journey through art therapy

JULIA ELLIOT works in watercolour, oil and pastel with equal flair, depicting all subjects

JAN MNICH paints colourful watercolour views from her trips abroad and local views.

KATHERINE HOLMAN creates delicate silk papered-glass panels and vases.

MICK BENSLEY is an illustrator and graphic designer. He is best known for his passion for marine and life boat rescue scenes in watercolour and pastel.

MAGGIE CUMMINGS’ abstract work is inspired by the changing colours of the sky and surrounding landscape.

SARA HILL’s figurative and abstract works are visually strong, bold and very exciting statements of her life.

MIRANDA HARWOOD is a photographer and works with people with learning difficulties. Her recent exhibition at The Grange was inspired by her love of cooking.

NIKKI BRADFORD LA BOONEY is an author of natural therapies and was a former fashion editor. Nikki creates mosaics from recycled materials.

PHILIP SUGG is an artist and historian, who specialises in miniature puppet theatres, which he designs, paints and performs as a workshop and lecture for adults and children.

RAFAEL BERRIO sculpts his “faces of nature” from reclaimed wood, drawing inspiration directly from the environment. His band Politta Boogaloo will be performing during the exhibition at the Grange.

SUE NUNN sculpts and carves from wood. Each piece is directly inspired by the suggested shapes she sees in them.

SUSAN BARNES combines mono printing with dry point etchings, collage and painting, inspired by her love of landscape and her family.

TINA SMITH is a Whiteway Centre Art Club member. She enjoys all forms of painting and crafts as well as running her seashell shop on Brighton sea front.

Tina Smith, Philip Sugg, Amanda Davidson and others will be also exhibiting at the Windmill.

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