THE SOCIETY OF SUSSEX PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND ENGRAVERS.

 

THE GRANGE ART GALLERY 3- 15t NOVEMBER.

The Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Engravers was founded in 1924, around the time that the Bloomsbury Group began, and their first exhibition was in 1925 at Worthing Museum of Art.  And it was in the same gallery that they celebrated their 90th anniversary with an exhibition in 2014.

The SSP have frequently exhibited at The Grange Art Gallery, and in November they will present a diverse range of work from fifteen to twenty Sussex artists, each contributing up to five pieces of work.

“There is no ‘house style’ in the SSP,” says Barry Hinchliff, the society’s president, “but perhaps because of our proximity to London or even Ditchling and Charleston, together with an excellent College of Art in Brighton, the work of members has always been fresh, lively and contemporary.”  He explains that the title of the society covers the disciplines in most of their exhibitions; incorporating abstract and mixed media painting, oils, acrylics,water colour, print-making and  sculpture in various media.

Barry has had a long association with the Grange Art Gallery.  In 1993  when The Rottingdean Preservation Society took over running the Grange, Barry was co-opted onto their team to be the gallery’s first curator.  A role he had for eighteen years.  And although he  is still painting he is now retiring as the SSP President.  “I would like to hand over the mahl stick to someone else.”

For information on SSP membership, contact Helen Armstrong on

01273 881304:  or email  hh.armstrong@ntlworld.com

Marian Philips

 

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Rottingdean Windmill Open Days 2017

The mill will be open from 2.00-4.30pm this summer on the dates below:

Sat May 6th / Sun May 7th Artist Exhibition*
Sat May 13th / Sun May 14th National Mills Weekend
Sat May 20th / Sun May 21st Artist Exhibition*
Sat May 27th / Sun May 28th Artist Exhibition*
Sun June 18th
Sun July 16th
Sun Aug 20th
Sun Sept 17th

*The exhibition by Baron Gilvan is part of the Artists Open Houses

The Grange Opening Times

2017 April - October
10.30 - 4.00 mon, tues, thurs, fri, sat (closed wednesday)
Sunday: 1.15pm-4.00pm

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