A new series of 18 exhibitions in the newly named Nicholson Art Gallery starts with the man himself. “Artist William Nicholson’s private life may appear more colourful than his atmospheric paintings of our Sussex Downs or his finely crafted wood-cut portraits” exclaims enthusiast Robert Cross who helped compile this exhibition. Nicholson’s association with Rottingdean lasted from 1897-1923. From his first meeting with Rudyard Kipling to his purchasing the old vicarage and re-naming it The Grange.
Continue reading “The Grange Art Gallery 2014” »
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 June 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.
Tagged with: Dora Bryan OBE
Posted in The Grange
December at The Grange Art Gallery was a full of colour and inspiration for all the family to enjoy. It included a magnificient dolls house created from scratch by Doreen Savage. Wonderful paintings by Corina Stupu Thomas and Orna Schneerson Pascal. Puppets and theatres to entertain by Philip Sugg. And ballet paintings by me, Amanda Davidson.
Our steward Annieta enjoyed a little dance with dance choreographer Mim King!
Smugglers Night was a roaring success at The Grange. With our Artists Open House Art exhibition in full flow, the museum became a temporary venue the children.
Continue reading “More On Smugglers Night At The Grange” »
The Grange was the scene of intensive activity as SameSky hosted an evening of fun for the children in the afternoon of Smugglers Night. Festive music and dramatic video projections of last year’s Smugglers night on the side of the building greeted the visitors, and inside there was a hive of activity, where children were rapt making lanterns and fancy dress for the later procession through the streets. An unqualified success for all concerned!
See below for a video of the evening:
Continue reading “FESTIVE FUN AT THE GRANGE – Smugglers Night 7th Dec” »
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
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.
Tagged with: ARTFlow
Posted in The Grange
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.