Art Fund Sussex Events 2015 Programme


Lawrence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976) is one of the most celebrated British artists, though much less is known or understood about his range of sea paintings.

(c) Ms Carol Ann Lowry/DACS; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationLowry’s sea paintings have often been exhibited within the context of his wider treatment of landscape and emptiness within it, but rarely has his deeper relationship with the British seaside been explored.

The gallery opens at 11 a.m. and your ticket will allow you entry at any time in the day to include two other exhibitions also on at the Jerwood Rachel Howard, a young British Artist producing textural and delicate paintings, and especially commissioned works by Quentin Blake.

The gallery has one wheel chair which can be booked in advance and there are seats in most rooms.

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.

Thu, 17th Sep – Guided tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground, the home of cricket

This tour will take us through the 400 year history of cricket as seen through the eyes of its fabled
headquarters – LORD’S CRICKET GROUND in Marylebone London.

We will begin in the MCC Museum where paintings, artefacts and photographs of those 400 years are housed. They reveal the game’s development from a rural pastime to a modern, international sport. Precious exhibits include the Wisden Trophy and of course the tiny, delicate ASHES URN.

We will be able to walk through the architecturally significant PAVILION, surmounted by the famous Father Time weathervane to the LONG ROOM. The LONG ROOM is a viewing area for LORD’S MEMBERS as well as a CRICKET ART GALLERY with portraits of cricketing greats from W G Grace onwards. Other highlights include the PLAYERS’ DRESSING ROOMS whose walls are covered by PLAYERS’ HONOURS BOARD recording performances going back into the mists of time.

We will then go down the PAVILION steps to walk across the hallowed playing area to the award-winning MOUND STAND and on to the more recent and futuristic JP MORGAN MEDIA CENTRE, which was acclaimed in 2001 as one of ‘The Fifty Best Buildings In Britain’. The tour ends at the LORD’S SHOP described as outstanding by The Times in its ‘GOOD GROUND GUIDE‘.

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.

Mon 21st Sep – Commissioning a Work of Art & tour of commissioned works in Chichester Cathedral

An illustrated talk given by Canon Dr  Anthony Cane, Chancellor of the Cathedral entitled, “How to commission a Work of Art”.

After refreshments, there will be a tour and further details of the works of modern art in the Cathedral commissioned by the celebrated patrons of art, Dean Hussey and Bishop Bell. This will be led by the Senior Art Guide, Alan Bradford.

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.

Wed 25th Nov – Sir Ernest Shackleton – Illustrated talk by Michael Smith, at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint

Shackleton was among the greatest explorers who made four voyages of discovery to the Antarctic a century ago and his remarkable leadership inspires people to this day. He marched to within 100 miles of the South Pole in 1909 and the led the dramatic battle to survive when his ship, Endurance, was crushed by the ice in 1914-16.  Shackleton was a charismatic figure who lived life “like a mighty rushing wind” but was happiest in the icy wilderness where he could leave behind a complex private life.

 Michael Smith is an authority on Polar exploration who has written nine books, appeared in TV and radio documentaries and lectured at many prestigious venues, including The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Royal Geographical Society, National Museum of Ireland and Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge.

His biography, Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer is the first major biography of Shackleton in 30 years. The Observer listed the book as among the best biographies of 2014.

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.


9th Nov 2015 – Tour of Fishmongers’ Hall

The Fishmongers’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and being over 700 years old is among the most ancient of the City Guilds. Fishmongers’ Hall has been fully restored to its former glory after being destroyed, first in the Great Fire and lastly by bombs in WW II . …

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the artist; (c) Laetitia Yhap; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Thu 2nd Jul – PV with the artist – “All Hands” – A Time Before Steel Boats, Tractors & Mobiles on the Stade 1974-1995

Enjoy an arty day out by the seaside in Hastings and, don’t forget, St Leonards-onSea! Renowned Hastings artist, Laetitia Yhap, will walk us round her new exhibition of paintings that document the twenty years of painting and drawing undertaken at the Stade Fishing Beach, Hastings. The large scale colourful and richly evocative art works are brought …

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