Future Exhibitions


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.

Rafaele Appleby.

(Great-Granddaughter of Sir William Nicholson)

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.”

wild onshore windDuring 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.”


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Blown away


Slater’s Sussex

Friday, October 13 1900-2100

A talk by James Trollope in the Whiteway Centre followed by a private viewing of the Eric Slater exhibition in the Grange Gallery

talk posterAdmission £8, including wine and nibbles.   To book, email MikeGregory@rwc.org.uk or phone 07913 753 493.

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).


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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.”









The Grange Museum and Gallery

April - October
Weekdays: 10.30am - 4.00pm (closed Wednesday)
Sunday: 2.00pm-4.00pm


Rottingdean Windmill Open Days 2017

The Mill will be open from 2.00-4.30pm this summer on:

MAY*: Sat / Sun 6th / 7th; 13th/14th**; 20th/21st; 27th/28th
JUNE: Sun 18th
JULY: Sun 2nd and 16th
AUG: Sun 6th and 20th
SEPT: Sun 17th

** Baron Gilvan exhibition
*National Mills Weekend