What you’ve missed in 2019 – Past Gallery Exhibitions

November 12th - 15th December 2019

Christmas Art and Gift Fair

A collection of artists and crafts people came to the Grange Gallery with small works that were the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family. Art prints, paintings, drawings, illustrations, engravings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, paper goods & glass, seasonal hand made decorations, advent calendars and greeting cards. 

October 15th - 10th November 2019

Dr Sue Jones: Textiles as reminiscence: the journey within and without

At first sight Dr Sue Jones has created in this exhibition a series of knitted handmade objects – unusual individual items - as much art as craft. But each one is a story - about her life, about her 30-year experiences of working around the world and seeing how other cultures, their art, textiles and traditions affected her - combining all that design, colour, tradition in a personal representation.

October 1st - 13th 2019

Secrets Of The Dust

Tom Walker's second exhibition at the Grange reveals a dense powdering of pictorial pastel phenomena exploring such themes as fossilisation, plastic pollution, fire, water, air and earth and who knows what else. All in blazing colour and/or black and white. There is only one way to find out.

September 17th - 29th 2019

VISIONARY WORLDS - The Imaginarium Of Mikey Skinner & Bert Wheeler

Two artists tackle the imagination in art in constructions and paintings and arrive at stimulating and thought provoking results.

August 27th - September 15th 2019

Mick Bensley with Guest Artist Angela Jane Swinn 

Mick Bensley - Marine and landscape paintings in oil, watercolour and pastel. Unframed watercolours, prints, books, cards and 2020 calendars.

Angela Jane Swinn - Dark Light and Jib. Recent seascapes on canvas, and work for her children’s book, to be published next year.

August 13th – 25th 2019

Down To Earth Collective

A group of creatives who formed through Brighton Creative Cafe, to explore our world and those who inhabit it through painting, illustration, photography, character design and calligraphy. We upturn many a stone in our search to understand our environment, its populace, and how they help our spirits fly!



July 30th – August 11th 2019

A Mixed Palette

Six loosely-connected Sussex artists come together to show their work, each with a different style and using a range of mediums, but complimenting each other in this exciting exhibition, much of the art displayed reflecting our glorious Sussex surroundings. Paintings, prints, contemporary woodturning, cards.


July 2nd – 28th 2019


Rethreaded is a group of eight textile and mixed media artists with differing interests and ways of expressing themselves. Our exhibition, West Meets East, explores and stretches the boundaries of far eastern art, culture and history, giving the artists a platform for their diverse skills and expertise.

June 18th – 30th 2019

The Blackstone Group

Four artists who have been together for more than 20 years focus on painting portraits, but are inspired by other subjects too; landscape, flowers, still-life and figures. The varied work on display will include oils, watercolour, pastel, iPad, pottery, sculpture and greeting cards. The ceramics are decorated stoneware with beautiful coloured glazes.

4th – 16th June 2019

Inspired by Burne-Jones, Contemporary Glass Exhibition

A unique glass exhibition can be seen at the Grange Art Gallery from 4 – 16 June, featuring
original stained glass pieces by 25 exhibitors from Scotland to Dorset (and one from Chicago).
As part of a two-year programme of events relating to Edward Burne-Jones, one of Rottingdean’s
most famous residents, the Rottingdean Preservation Society is delighted to host the “Inspired by
Burne-Jones Exhibition”, supported by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
Including members of the British Society of Master Stained Glass painters and The Worshipful
Company of Glaziers, the exhibitors are paying tribute to the work and vision of Burne-Jones .The
rich array of individual responses to the theme will intrigue, delight and fill the gallery with coloured

Here is a full list of the exhibitors taking part: Adam Aaronson, Jude Alderman, Emma Blount, Alison Chesman, Jonathan Cooke, Catherine Day, Sue Delbridge, Juliet Forrest,Kate Henderson, Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox, Nicola Kantorowicz, Elizabeth Lamont, David Light, David J Lilly, Brett Manley, Pippa Martin, David Randall, Vikki Rose, Q Phia Sherry, Pippa Stacey, Caroline Swash, Frans Wesselman, Lynette Wrigley and Paul Yarde.

April 30th – 2nd June

Artists Open House: EDGE

This year 8 Sussex artists, many new to the grange gallery, have been working for the last 10 months on pieces with the thought of EDGE in their minds, a title that came from the group itself. The response is fascinating and the styles diverse in pastels, oil, acrylic, watercolour and photography – EDGE can be a thought, a moment, an item, an emotion, a landscape, a pice of sky, a face …. the scope of imagery is endless. An exciting dimension to this show is the wall of Student Art created by the students of artist & teacher Tom Walker.

Maggie Johnson etchings that examine ‘edges’ that occur in sea-scape environments.

Emma O’Brennan-Pizer vibrant watercolour & ink illustrations capturing little known, newly discovered, weird & wonderful animals in nature.

Dr Martin Raskovsky interested in the post capture creative process where colours & shapes are transformed again & again.

Jackie Smith the meeting place of land and sea.
John Naish resigned & fatalistic; if this is the end of everything then so be it.

Tim Gwyther a sense of how it feels to be standing on the farthest edge of a precipice in Lands’ End.

Julian Bond things glimpsed but not fully understood, out of the corner of one’s eye.

Jan Mnich watercolours blending landscape, sea, botany, architecture & water.

Tom Walker Students pastel land & seascapes, imagined from visual memory or experience




2nd April – 28th April 2019

The Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers

The SSP are an established and recognised group of artists who celebrated their 90th anniversary with an exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery a few years ago.

They show their work individually in venues and galleries across London and the South of England. Then they come together to exhibit as a group, often at the Grange Gallery in Rottingdean.

Their work is represented in diverse subject matter including landscape, still-life, figurative and abstract. Paintings are shown in oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed-media in a variety of scale.

Some famous names belonged to the Society in the past. Now contemporary and inspiring work continues into the future with new members.


March 19th – 31st 2019

Into the West – Light and Water

Lucy Parker 

Paintings of the American West from sketches done on a journey from Texas to California, inspired by the light and the vastness of  America.  Together with life and landscape painting of subjects closer to home. Lucy has developed a serious patchwork habit and will be showing her weird and wonderful cushions as well.


February 26th – March 17th 2019

Peter Ind at 90 – A creative life

Peter Ind is a local resident, renowned jazz musician, sound engineer, artist, author and passionate advocate for environmental concerns. This event accompanies and complements the exhibition of his paintings at the Grange Gallery from 26 February to 17 March. Peter will reflect back on his life and how his career, interests and concerns all come together in his paintings.

February 12th – 24th 2019

Rottingdean Arts Club

Started by Barry Hinchcliffe in 1990. Members meet on Wednesdays at the Whiteway Centre. Artists follow a programme trying different techniques and subjects using a variety of media: watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, and collage for landscapes, portraits, animals, nudes and abstracts. The annual exhibition at the Grange is something artists look forward to.


January 29th – February 10th 2019

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

The work from 2018 Art Classes held in the Whiteway Centre in Rottingdean Village. Multiple disciplines from art students of all ages and experience. The exhibition has the

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