In Ticehurst, a small vibrant village on the Kent/East Sussex border, you will find the exciting, contemporary Artichoke Gallery.
Owned and run by creative partners sculptor Vicki Atkinson, stitcher Liz Moys and artist Louisa Crispin, the gallery features paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. With quarterly exhibitions they aim to find a balance between supporting local artist/makers and bringing other exciting work into the area.
“anything fashioned or designed to serve as a model or guide for something to be made; a decorative design, as for wall-paper, china, or textile fabrics”
Painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery meet lambswool, cotton, linen and leather at Artichoke Gallery.
The next themed exhibition at the gallery is ‘Pattern’, which runs from 16th January until 26th March. This exhibition is based around beautiful knitwear and accessories and, to complement these, jewellery, ceramics and paintings have been selected. Included are abstract paintings by Sheila Marlborough, Justine Lois Thorpe and Ray Sheldon; Vivienne Cawson specifically features patterns in her still life watercolours, as do printmakers Jane Walker and Ruth Green; stunning ceramics by Debbie Barber and Yo Thom are also featured.
Amanda Denison is key to the new jewellery at the gallery as her enamels work so well with linenwear by Indigo Moose, and further linenwear by Habibe is featured. The clothing features a combination of knitwear from Prilly Lewis, Linda Dooley and Sophie Cadogan, while Debbie Siniska is a well known local felter. Scarves, mittens and headwear feature alongside handbags in leather and thread, including work by Monica Boxley.
Artichoke Gallery, Church St, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7AE