We are 12 local artists who often take inspiration from the Sussex Downs where we live or work. We are exhibiting together in this wonderful Art Deco gallery space.
The exhibition explores printmaking both traditional and modern including intaglio, etching and relief printing.
Work from digital artists will also be on show as well as a guest sculptor.
Participating artists :
Sue Hawksworth Douglas Winter Alix Mercer-Rees
Here is some more information about the artists taking part:
I am interested in the history of the landscape indicated by the layers of marks, patterns and colours revealed by the light shining on the land. Changeable weather adds another dimension. I enjoy the challenge of sketching in the landscape and working from the sketches made.
“Walking along the Seafront Series” are made as a response to a short written brief given to me as part of Worthing Churches Homeless Project’s Safe Spaces. Each print gives the impression of the seafront at different times of day and night with the foreground rolling along reflecting the motion of walking.
I am an artist specialising in linocut printmaking, and most of my images are of local landmarks in Worthing and the landscape of the South Downs. Each print is unique because it is entirely made by hand.
I have always been intrigued by the production on an ‘image’, intaglio is my favourite printing process because it is very ‘hands on’, the handling of the metal and the production of inks, and finally the feel of hand made paper, all give me a tremendous sense of ‘connection’ with the process.
The Image Exchange
The Image Exchange is a collaboration between painter/printmaker Mike Walker and graphic designer Steve Rodgers. The primary objective of the project is to produce a body of work in which both artists are involved in every piece as well as the developmental progress of the work as a whole. Neither artist leads in this process and from the beginning both have worked as freely as possible and been willing to renounce their usual habits and techniques in order to respond to each other’s ideas and interventions.
Jude Isaacs studied in London and Brighton both as a painter and a printmaker. ‘Collage informs all my work. For me layering creates a tension and special dynamic of its own. My work is both figurative and abstract’
I am a mixed media sculptor based in the beautiful Surrey Hills.
Many of my sculptures include glass shards which are held within stainless steel frames.
New work uses clay with found objects embedded within it and then cast using Bronze & Iron resins.
To see further work my website is
The inspiration to create comes through my connection to the space between the sky, land and sea. The physical world and its constant changes around us is compelling, and stirs me to make work influenced by what nature offers. The photopolymer etchings are inspired from walks in the south coast, from local to the much trodden coastal path from Seaford to Cuckmere Haven.