28th November, Whiteway Centre
Record Visitor Numbers in 2013!
In his Chairman’s report Chris Davidson presented for the fist time the visitor numbers to The Grange Gallery and Museum for 2013 at a well-attended AGM. These have shown a remarkable 70% rise this year compared to 2012, with an average of 700 visitors a week during the year and a peak in May of 1350. He thanked the hard work by everyone involved at The Grange which made this possible; the Stewards and Key-holders who enable us to keep it open 6 days a week throughout the year, the volunteer gardeners who maintain the Lutyens-designed gardens, and Lesley Skinnner who provides such a welcome in the Tea Garden during the Summer. But particular credit must go to Amanda Davidson, the Gallery Organiser, and to Marcus Bagshaw the Curator who have provided such an inspiring 2013 Exhibition programme.
For full details you can download a synopsis of the Report and the Graph of visitor numbers is below:
This year The Grange will be hosting some fun family events as part of Smugglers Night including:
- Make a smuggler puppet
- Smuggling hat, saber and pirate telescope
- Face painting
- Have your portrait drawn by artist Lucy Parker
- Shadow puppets and Smugglers Theatre by Philip Sugg
- Doll’s house by Dee Savage
- Art exhibition and xmas gifts in the Art Gallery as part of the Brighton Artists Open Houses with work by Amanda Davidson, Orna Schneerson Pascal and Corina Stupu Thomas
- Projected film show in The Grange garden.
The Grange Gallery 7th November – 3rd December 2013
A joint exhibition by two Lewes based artists inspired by the landscape of the South Downs National Park. Adele Gibson works in oils, Ruthien with a camera. They travel the same paths daily, in all weathers and seasons, sometimes together but always accompanied by a Golden Retriever or two. The artwork in this exhibition is their response to the familiarity but enduring mystery of their home environment. From the expanse of wide, open skies down to the tangle of earthy burrowing roots.
Ruthien’s international book covers can be viewed online at:
www.arcangel-images.com (Ruth Martin)
The Grange Gallery 10th October – 5th November 2013
“The “ARTflow” group of semi professional artists will transform THE GRANGE GALLERY with a showcase of their latest artworks including painting/mixed media and ceramics. While the practices of these artists vary greatly they are united by their love and passion for expressing emotion through art.
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The Annual General Meeting of the RPS will be held on Thursday 28th November 2013, at 7.30pm in the Main Hall of the Whiteway Centre, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean. All members are welcome to attend.
The Grange Gallery 26th September – 8th October 2013
Achille Salerno presents his Still Life Paintings. They are portraits of fruit painted with a specially refined watercolour technique. They are not simply still life paintings but also metaphysical tales telling the existence of the real objects in their beauty and their form, their experience lived and written in the wounds on their skins, in the mutation of their colours, in the relaxation of their pulp.
The Grange Gallery 12th September – 24th September 2013
The Camera Club, a group of like-minded photographers, presents a unique exhibition of diverse and interesting images. The subject work showcases personal portraits, illustrating a range of character, as well as astounding representations of natural beauty.
Star of stage, film, TV and radio Dora Bryan OBE now 90 years young has been acting since she was 12 and remains one of the nations best loved actresses. In 1962 she won the British Film Academy Award for her performance in the film A Taste of Honey. More recently she appeared in the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous. Drawing on Dora Bryan’s personal archive and told in her own words we are pleased to be able to present a fascinating retrospective of her illustrious career.
Opens September 14th 2013
Runs till April 2014
Open: Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm Sun 2pm to 4pm. Closed Wed
The Grange tel: 01273 301004
For more in-depth information on Dora along with audio and video please see our dedicated Dora Bryan page.
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Mick Bensley presents an exhibition of watercolour and pastel paintings, which started earlier this month and runs until the 10th of September. The primary subject of his art is the reconstruction of harrowing maritime rescues, based on service reports obtained through the RNLI; and for later rescues, interviews with those involved.
Along with said rescue depictions are a series of Mick’s other works, for example: representations of local landscapes, books offering a collection of lifeboat rescues and Sussex landscapes, cards, and calendars.
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Adam Trimingham praises RPS
The Argus (Seven Days) August 3rd
An unexpected article by the well-known local journalist Adam Trimingham looks back at tall the milestones over the last 50 years in which the Preservation has played such a crucial part in the village, especially rescuing the Kipling Gardens. For the full article read here
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