Shoreham Art Gallery
There is always something interesting, new and surprising to be found at Shoreham Art Gallery and this Autumn the gallery continues with a programme of guest artists and solo exhibitions, as well as work on show by the twenty regular artists and makers in the gallery and sculpture garden. The work reflects some of the best of local Sussex art: painting, prints, textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, jewellery, photography and more.
We’ve recently welcomed a new member, Chris Hesketh, who specialises in ceramic sculptures. Her favourite subjects are birds and animals, which are hand built using a white, molochite based clay, which will withstand the rigours of Raku firing and will also fire to stoneware. With the stoneware pieces, she uses washes of underglazes and the occasional spot or two of clear glaze to accentuate eyes and other features.
In the upstairs gallery from October we have “Light and Bright”, an electrifying exhibition of turned lamps and collages by Anna Cates and Amanda Duke, who have teamed up for a two-month show. They have created a ‘home from home’ with Anna’s wood-turned lights, ornaments and table and Amanda’s paper and textile collages and giclee prints. Amanda says ‘We’ve worked up a plan of how we want our work to be ‘experienced’. Conjuring the atmosphere of a cosy cottage room has been fun, we hope you like what you see.
Our October guest artist is popular Brighton ceramicist Angela Evans, with her handmade tiles and decorative ceramics that can hang on the wall… what she calls ‘shelfies’. Expect to be wowed and also amused by Angela’s quirky and tactile tiles.
Whether you’re looking for something small as a gift, or something for a big occasion Shoreham Gallery has a wide range of interesting and affordable pieces. Many of the artists also take commissions for that extra special bespoke gift.
The Gallery has also created an Art calendar for 2022 with colourful images and quotes to inspire you each month. The calendar will make a lovely gift and is ready to post in its own envelope. It’s available from the gallery and online shop priced £10. Visit www.shorehamgallery.co.uk for more information.