Locals will know of the rich range of art exhibitions held all year round at The Grange in Rottingdean. A graceful Georgian house, once the home of artist William Nicholson, father of the artist Ben Nicholson, it will be the backdrop in May for an Artists’ Open House to coincide with the Brighton Festival.
The exhibition will showcase the work of twenty Sussex-based artists: Zan Stevenson (Painting): Denise Hopper(Textiles/Batik): Amanda Davidson (Illustrator): Jan Mnich (Watercolours): George Antoni (Abstracts): Atelier in the Attic(Printed Cushions): Mick Bensley (Marine and Landscape Watercolours): Bob Webzell (African Photography): Chrissy Harfleet (Glass): John Plater (Turned Wood): Maggie Cummings (Painting): Julia Elliott (Pastels and Watercolours): Rachel Brooks (Painting): Graham Read (Painting): Rob Upward (Painting): Chris Hesketh (Raku Ceramics): Philip Sugg (Puppetry): Sandra Etchings (Etchings): Casa Latina (Painting).
With special guest artist, Eve Shepherd. An international award-winning sculptor, she says that much of her inspiration comes from a passion for the unexplained and unexplainable.
Visitors will not only be able to enjoy browsing this innovative, eclectic art collection, but perhaps talk to the artists who may be present; and possibly buy their work.
Entrance is free and the gallery is open six days a week.
Walking from the art gallery to the back of the building, refreshments are available in the lovely Lutyens/Jekyll walled garden.
And there is great fun on offer for children, with two workshops sponsored by Parc of Rottingdean in conjunction with Anthropod Arts. The first on Sunday 15th May will show children how to be creative using bunting – inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s writing and the iconic Rottingdean windmill. The second, on 22nd May, will demonstrate how children can create butterflies, fish, seagulls, insects and birds. Contact Arthropod Arts directly on 07701 072761 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Grange Gallery, The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HA,
Open Thursday 5th May – Tuesday 31st May, 10:30am to 4:30pm every day except Wednesday.