These drawings come from a week of drawing walks I took last September, they were made for an exhibition at Gallery 127 on Lewes High Street, one of a series of shows organised by the Nu Artists group for Artwave. I worked in a different part of Lewes each day on A5 paper and hung all the drawings in the gallery, building up a record of the walks and eventually filling a wall of the gallery. Lucy Newman & Sara Grisewood were the other artists in the show.
This set of drawings were made on a Newhaven pub crawl. The pub theme came about as Newhaven Open Call will be upstairs at the Ship Hotel on Newhaven High Street. Here are some of the drawings that I’ll be submitting for the show; made on visits to The Hope Inn, The Prince of Wales, The Jolly Boatman and the White Hart. The show will run over the weekend 0f 24th, 25th, 26th August and the weekend of 31st and 1st September. The Preview will be on Friday 24th 4-6pm.
Last September I spent an afternoon in Thomas Gontar’s workshop at Glynde Forge. Fire, smoke and steam, the clanging of the hammer on the anvil, tools, patterns and piles of metal make activity at the forge a wonderfully atmospheric subject.
Newhaven Open Call is an exhibition curated by Nick Marsh,Nick Bush & Helen Turner at UTC, Harbourside in Newhaven. Its open on the weekend of 25th, 26th & 27th August then the weekend of 1st & 2nd September. Details here.
I’m showing A4 drawings that I made around the town on the 15th and 17th August. The first day was spent mostly around the Harbour and the second day I walked around North Quay Road and Denton Island.