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Wildlife Exhibition

11th – 16th September 2018

For one week only, an exhibition of paintings, pastels, photography and sculpture all on the theme of wildlife and animals. Four artists – award winning Fiona Champion, Hampshire oil painter Genny Goodman, photographer Chris Knight and pastel enthusiast Sam Etherington will share the main gallery, each with their distinct styles for the one subject.

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Stitchmakers

Line and Texture  –  Land and Sea

11th – 23rd September 2018

The Landscape can be vast and rugged or lush and green sweeping countryside with misty meadows. Likewise the seascape can contrast rocky coastline and rough seas with endless stretches of beach and calm waters. The work focusses on the world we live in.

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Ghislaine Davis

Local scenes and landscapes from Norway and France

11th – 23rd September 2018

Ghislaine Davis is an  artist who grew up in Boulogne-sur-Mer in France and has lived in Norway and  settled in Chichester. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Boulogne-sur-Mer.  She is inspired by The Canadian Group of Seven.  She has had numerous exhibitions and commissions in Norway and exhibited at the Oxmarket and The Chichester library.

In Stitches

Rich Pickings

11th – 23rd September 2018

An autumn exhibition of embroidery and mixed media by members of ‘In Stitches’ and ‘The Detached Chain Band’ textile artists. There will be a dazzling display of exquisite, original gifts for sale.

Chichester branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

18th – 23rd September 2018

The Chichester branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild was formed over 30 years ago. Now about a hundred members enjoy monthly talks from experts in a wide range of textile art, and frequent workshops are held for members to learn new techniques.

The Exhibition, held every two years, is to showcase members’ new work. Textile art both traditional and modern will be on show and for sale.

 

Mary Crabb

Significant Figures – Remembrance through making

25th September – 7th October  2018

SIGNIFICANT FIGURES: remembrance through making, is an exhibition with loss and remembrance at its core, marking the act of remembrance carried out by Elsie, for her boyfriend Cecil, killed in action in 1916.

As custodian of a photograph of Cecil, Mary has inherited Elsie’s story, which she has chosen to tell through the act of making. By taking the facts, figures and numbers of the story and WW1, Mary has made objects that bring the story to life, attempting to highlight significant numbers as well as people. The exhibition features small scale intricate work, complex in the making but simple in concept, to larger more recognisable pieces of tradition basketwork, reflecting the basketry of the period. From cane and willow, to wire, threads and twisted paper, the shared work invites the viewer to contemplate love, loss, remembrance and the passing of time.

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George Gascoigne

Landscape Inspirations

25th September – 7th October  2018

This exhibition explores George’s love of the British landscape which is the main inspiration for his work.

Experimenting with traditional & abstract approaches pushing & developing it into different directions & also provideing unexpected marks & effects.  This is especially prevalent using less traditional methods of painting which George finds more exciting.

The shapes of the landscape & the elements of nature continue to inspire…

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Helen Peters

9th – 21st October 2018

Helen’s work is informed by Arte Povera and Post-Minimalist art practices and explores the visualisation of feelings, looking at the representation of identity and externalisation of personal memory through her choice of materials and processes. She has a physical and emotional connection to the materials used in her work, aiming to invite the viewer to occupy a space and emotionally connect with the presence of another person while evoking their own memories.

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