John Rank Gallery

13 – 18 April

The Makers’ Art Collective, Spring Showcase

This will be the first time that the Makers’ Art Collective will be presenting an exhibition at the Oxmarket, we hope that it will become a regular venue going forward for the future.

Our ‘Spring Showcase’ aims to bring together a multi-disciplined exhibition that show cases the work of both emerging new talent and established artists.  This exhibition celebrates creative thought through innovation  and a thorough understanding of connected processes demonstrating skilled craftsmanship.

The newly refurbished Oxmarket, Chichester is a perfect platform to realise the groups ambition to offer visitors the opportunity to be able to engage with some of the artists, gain an understanding of the work and own unique pieces, work is varied and will appeal to the wider audience.

The artworks presented and for sale help The Makers’ Art Collective to reinforce that art, craft and design remains at the forefront of public awareness. Craftsmanship within the creative arena needs to be celebrated and embraced.

All of our makers are masters in their particular field, and include researchers, educators, and authors. The range of work epitomises the strength of original design that we have in Great Britain today and talent that we should be proud of.


Dawn Thorne – Surface Textile Artist & Chair of the Makers’ Art Collective

Paula Reason – Stitched Textile Artist

Sian Highwood – Mixed Media Textile Artist

Samantha Dewar-English – Jewellery & Metal Designer

Helen Twigg-Molesey – Product Designer

Lene Ryden – Ceramics

Sharon Kearley – Woven Textile Designer

Jennifa Chowdhury – Surface Pattern Designer

Wallace Regelous – Fine Jewellery Designer

Laura Adburgham – Woven Textile Designer

Susan Blandford – Constructed Textile Artist

Tracy Dryden-Jones – Ceramics

Hermione Thomspon – Mixed Media Textile Designer


Dr Beverly Ayling-Smith – Artist, Kas Williams – Textile Artist, Caroline Burvill – Artist, Dr Harriet Walford – Jeweller, Lucy Rhodes – Woven Textile Artist, Jennifer Jones – Woven Textile Designer, Christine Johnson – Contemporary Fine Jeweller, Cara Wassenburg – Sculptor, Erin Donahue – Artist, Peipei Yu – Artist, Alice Howard-Graham – Printed Textile Designer, Denise Jaques – Mosaics.


20 – 25 April

‘The Art of Clive McBain’

“I am delighted this April to have been invited back to The Oxmarket Gallery to exhibit both my representational and contemporary paintings in the beautiful John Rank Gallery, a gallery which never fails to fill me full of joy.

Although this exhibition is for one week only, it affords me an opportunity to show my paintings in beautiful surroundings.

My work has pleased so many people over the years, paintings that clearly illustrate my love of detail, craftmanship and meticulous rendering over a large range of subjects.

A few of my representational paintings are in a more colourful, contemporary style and because they are sizable, look impressive as a main feature on a large wall.

I have sold illustrations and paintings internationally. My work has been featured on ITV Meridian Television, in “Sussex Life” extensively in The Sussex Press and many times at The Oxmarket Gallery.”

Clive has exhibited in London and across the South Coast, and has held six two-week solo exhibitions at Petworth House West Sussex to great acclaim.


Coming next:

27 April – 9 May

Houseboat Artists, ‘In and Out of The Frame.’

“We are a diverse group of artists who, prior to the Covid pandemic, met regularly on a Shoreham Houseboat.

Since lockdown we have continued to keep in contact via WhatsApp and Zoom and have inspired one another to keep on creating.

We present an interesting variety of work – sculpture, painting, drawing,  prints, mosaic, collage, hand made books and cards and more.

Our first joint exhibition in 2019 at Skyway gallery, Shoreham was a huge success and we are now fired up for our next, in the beautiful setting of the Oxmarket”


11 May – 23 May, Ghislaine Davis