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.