A talk by James Trollope in the Whiteway Centre followed by a private viewing of the Eric Slater exhibition in the Grange Gallery
James Trollope writes:
“I bought an Eric Slater colour woodcut of Seaford Head seven years ago because it’s a lovely image of my home town but could find little about the artist’s life so started my own research. One thing led to another!
First an exhibition at Towner in Eastbourne, then a book (“Slater’s Sussex”) followed by a Brighton and Hove bus being named after him, a Slater Trail (a 2 hour walk taking in views which inspired him) and his work being appraised on the Antiques Roadshow (among other things).
His woodcuts are now highly collectable and a few will be on sale at the Grange in October. There will also be a chance to buy framed GICLEE prints of his work mostly numbered 1/250. The talk will explain how a Sussex artist came to adopt a Japanese method of colour printmaking and the exhibition will also include some original prints by Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953), a Japanese friend and colleague of Slater (1896-1963). Some of Urushibara’s prints will also be for sale.
Most of Slater’s prints are of recognisable places in Sussex, evoking the county’s landscape.”
Admission £8, including wine and nibbles.
To book, email MikeGregory@rwc.org.uk or phone 07913 753 493.
Holidays over, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness approaches, so a moment perhaps to visit Rottingdean’s iconic house, The Grange, which provides the setting for some varied and thought-provoking art exhibitions.
24 August – 5 September. Still time to see Rottingdean Camera Club’s exhibition “In Focus.” Members’ photographs reflect their interests, including landscape, fauna, street and abstract. “The club is in its’ 42nd year. We are a small and friendly club,” says Alan Smallman “We hold competitions and have guest speakers to talk on various photographic subjects.”
7 – 20 September. “Visual Musings” is the title of Diane Avis’ painting exhibition. She lives outside Santa Fe in the foothills of New Mexico and has exhibited in New Mexico, California, Las Vegas and after her Grange exhibition, will have a solo show in Santa Fe. “I work primarily in oils on canvas and wood, though I also make prints and drawings. Art, like mythology, should act as a portal to the spiritual; a way to access the deeper meaning that is often missing in our day- to- day lives.”
21 September – 3 October. “Williams Nicholson was my great-grandfather and I wanted the work for my show as a response to him in some way.” The words of the artist, Rafaele Appleby. “It is wild places that inspire me – rock – seascapes – skyscapes and sometimes a flower.” Rafaele lives in Cumbria and having visited the Grange Gallery for the first time was “Delighted to be offered the chance to have an exhibition here.”
During her exhibition, Rafaele will take part on 23 September in a Study Day at the Whiteway Centre, a joint event with the Rottingdean Preservation Society. “The Nicholson Family of Artists,” will focus on the legendary artistic family and include the official opening of the re-furbished William Nicholson Studio by the Mayor of Brighton and Hove. There will be lectures on William Nicholson, Ben Nicholson; and one by Rafael about Ben Nicholson’s painter wife entitled“Winifred Nicholson and her family.”
Including: Fizz on arrival, 3 course meal, Half bottle of wine per guest, Coffee, Live entertainment from the Soul Fresh Band plus DJ, Win a 4K TV, Raffle with excellent prizes
£60 per person and on sale now at PARC Charity and Arthropod arts
Dress Code – Smart evening dress
Bespoke Sound & Vision
Doctor Tech IT
The Grand Hotel
Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs
Gary Moore Racing
Apparatus for the new school playground opening the start of Autumn Term – Let us make our playground amazing for all of our children.
Ben Nazarko Photography – a very talented amateur photographer has kindly donated this image as a print for a raffle prize for the friends of beacon hill fundraising raffle at the village fair on saturday the 6th of August. Come along and get a ticket for the chance to win this or one other of the amazing prizes!!!!
A night to support MIND.
Mark will be singing songs from classic movies, theatre and Opera with special guests Hayden Cheyne and Lamiah Davey.
There will be a charity raffle sponsored by local businesses and the event is sponsored by Mishon Mackay.
This is a ‘Bring your own’ drinks night and glasses will be provided so search out those 3 for 2 offers!
Tickets are £6 available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 07930812531 or MadWaxCandles in Rottingdean High street.
I’ve been in the industry since ’94 and I’ve appeared with the Royal National Theatre as ‘Launce’, along side my dog Norm as ‘Crab’ in ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’.and since 2000 I have sung all over the world to such far flung places as Dubai, New York, the Seychelles, South Africa to Royalty, stars and celebs of all types, such as Rod Stewarts wedding to Penny Lancaster, UAE Royal family and most of Coronation Street and Man Utd!
Most recently I have just returned from the 20th Anniversary Cruise performing on the SAGA Saphire cruise ship to 640 Diamond Members who know how to party!
With over 17 years experience as a Singing Master of Ceremonies organising Weddings, Parties, Corporate events with my Wife Jane and Father Christmas (Singing or not) through Hire Santa UK, I know every event has it’s own special moments and so I’m looking forward the night of the 22nd July!
MIND is the our charity of choice after meeting with volunteers who told me of their breadth of work especially with dementia and its many guises and their support for sufferers to help them face a scary and uncertain future.
Jane and I took the funds raised from last Saturdays evening at Rottingdean Village Hall to the MIND office this morning. We met with Shirley Gray, the Well Being Services Manager, and handed over the dosh.
I’m very gratified to announce we raised a whopping £275.89!