SUMMER AT THE GRANGE ART GALLERY
After the Artist’s Open House in May, the Grange Gallery continues with a refreshing and stimulating variety of exhibitions for June and July.
1 – 20 June. RETHREADED is a group of eight textile artists who have all stitched from an early age. “We’ve been together as a group since we completed a three year Experimental Textiles adult Education course”
23 June – ll July. HORIZONS: LAND SEA SPACE will show the works of Carol Lawson, Nichola Campbell and Chris McEwan. Carol Lawson’s pastel drawings celebrate the ever-changing patterns and colour of the South Downs. While Nichola Campbell’s new work is inspired by sea, rock pools and creatures of the seashore, working with ink on wood blocks. And Chris McEwan’s illustrates his love of machines, mechanical devices and his own collection of space toys. “Most people assume they know about robots, but faced with several hundred, experience a childlike sense of wonder.”
13 – 18 July. THE LITTLE PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHS is a child-friendly exhibition by Paul Rowland of toy people photographed in unusual places.
20 July – 8 August. Mick Bensley, marine artist, will be showing new works. He divides his time between painting, teaching. “I continue to paint a range of subjects including portraits of people, their pets, landscapes, seascapes.”
A Shifting Focus – 10th August – 22nd August
Julian Hayward trained as a designer, and throughout his life he enjoyed drawing. He was a lecturer at Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University) for 25 years, teaching Interior Design in the Department of Architecture.
As he approached retirement he took a certificate course in print-making, a medium with which he felt a great affinity. In retirement he expanded his practice to include painting. His greatest enthusiasm in life was reserved for the environment, especially the Arctic and Antarctic environment, along with astronomy and music, interests reflected in his work. In May 2016 he booked the Gallery at the Grange for this exhibition, but died after a short illness in June 2016. The exhibition is intended by his family as a tribute to him.