John Rank Gallery

Philip Jackson, 13 October – 1 November




















The world renowned sculptor will be exhibiting for the first time at the Oxmarket, Chichester to help raise funds for “Refresh” our appeal to upgrade and improve the Oxmarket Gallery. The exhibition will consist of over 28 sculptures large and small and will be on display from Tuesday 13th October to Sunday 1st November.


Helen Dowse, Animal Passion

3 – 8 November



















The exhibition is a collection of over 30 pieces of artwork inspired by wild, domestic animals and birds, in acrylic celebrating thirty years of art through the eyes of accomplished artist Helen Dowse.

The exhibition has been several years in the planning and will showcase a variety of paintings reflecting her passion for animals, birds and art. Helen’s paintings are realistic in their approach, coupled with an air of creativity. She particularly enjoys painting in a chiaroscuro style using the strong contrasts between light and dark. Helen strives to capture a ‘moment in time’ otherwise unnoticed. She feels awe and wonderment in so many things around her which in turn inspires her to race to capture those precious moments onto paper.

Helen’s artwork has been widely exhibited in London at the Mall Galleries; the Society of Feline Artists at the Llewelyn Alexander Gallery; the Society of Fine Graphic Artists at the Menier Gallery as well as numerous local art venues in Hampshire. Her paintings are held in private collections throughout the UK; Norway; America and Australia.

Helen hopes visitors will gain as much pleasure viewing her artwork as she had painting them.


The View from Rose Green

The landscape paintings of Eric James Mellon and Martina Thomas

With thanks to the Rosemary Portal Fund

10 – 22 November

Entitled The View from Rose Green, the line-up of landscapes illustrate ‘their
view’ of the many places they painted. Whilst practising in the field in Sussex
and in the Rose Green studios for some 40+ years, often together but more
usually alone, their expression on canvas is unmistakeably separate and
inimitably their very own.
Martina and Eric both fulfilled a life-long desire to be an artist and were more
than painters of ‘just landscape’. Genres include landscape and seascape,
still-life, flower pieces, the nude form, and portraits; and form a portfolio
from drawing, oil colour and water-colour painting on paper, canvas,
ceramics and in sketchbooks; and printmaking.


Arena Photographers from the South 

24 November – 6 December 

Arena Photographers was founded in 1986 by well-known photojournalist Joan Wakelin. Its aims are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage printmaking, and to share and discuss new work. Within its current membership of 20 photographers can be found a broad spectrum of photographic styles and interests. It is a commitment and passion towards personal projects that unites this group of prominent photographers from all over the south of England.

Exhibiting has always been at the forefront of the activities of the group and the work of nine of its members is on display in this exhibition. Previous exhibitions have been held at the South Bank, The Barbican, Menier’s Gallery, Whiteley’s Gallery, The National Museum of Photography in Bradford, and galleries in Battle, Bristol, Colchester, Guildford, Poole, Reading and Salisbury.

Several members have published best selling photographic books while others organise and lead workshops and lecture on the art of photography.

In addition, the group organises perhaps the finest weekend seminar of photography in the country. Photographer’s travel from far afield to attend this event, held in March each year in Bournemouth, and the list of visiting speakers reads like a Who’s Who of British photography. For more information please visit 

The photographers featured in this exhibition are Paul Foley, Polina Plotnikova, Paul Mitchell, Janey Devine, Sue Brown, John Gould, Steve Smith, Roger Crocombe and Barry Barker. Read more about the members of Arena Photographers here.