Art diary

PUBLISHED: 07:33 31 October 2010 | UPDATED: 18:06 20 February 2013

Art diary

Art diary

Our round-up of the best art events in the country this month

Strange Dichotomy
Now until 26 Nov
Old industrial landscapes left to nature have a strangely compelling quality to them, above. They are explored in this exhibition by nationally recognised artist Yana Trevail. Although focusing on the Tamar Valley, the ruined remains serve to remind us of Natures power and the passage of time.
Horsham Museum, 9 Causeway, Horsham: 01403 254959

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at Hurstpierpoint College
6-7 Nov
A wonderful opportunity to meet and buy direct from more than forty members of the Guild. The stunning contemporary and traditional work on show will include jewellery, ceramics, woodturning, textiles, leatherwork and metalwork. Admission 1.50, children go free.
Hurstpierpoint College, Chalker's Lane, Hurstpierpoint.

Brighton Artists Open Houses - the 2010 Christmas Open Houses Festival
More than 70 houses will open during three weekends: November 27-28, December 4-5 and December 11-12
With so many talented artists and makers in the city, the range of work on sale is impressive: paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, lighting, home furnishings, cards and even imaginative hand-made Christmas decorations.
Many of the houses are clustered together within walking distance of one another, so it is easy to spend an enjoyable afternoon visiting them.
For further information visit

Eastbourne Artists Open Houses and Studios
27-28 Nov, 4-5 Dec
The thriving community of visual artists in Eastbourne is again coming together and opening their houses and studios around the town. This year the event runs over two weekends by popular demand with many artists opening on the Friday evenings as well.
For more information visit

Robert Tavener celebrating a lifetime of printmaking
13 Nov-11 Dec
An exhibition of work by printmaker Robert Tavener RE (1920-2004) to coincide with the publication of a new book on Taveners life and work.
Taveners career as a printmaker and illustrator spanned over 50 years. The exhibition will include work from his student days, his early commissions and a broad selection of his linocuts and lithographs. See page 158.
Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne: 01323 727545

Tony Ray-Jones Photography Exhibition
27 Nov-9 Dec
An exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972), one of Britain's most influential photographers and a former pupil of Christs Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex.
Tony Ray-Jones is recognised as a key figure in the history of British photography and is best known for his portrayal of the English.
Private View: Friday 26 November 4-6pm
Art Department, Christs Hospital.
Followed by 6.15pm talk and discussion of Tony Ray-Jones' work and life with Anna Ray-Jones, Photographer Martin Parr and Tate Modern Photography Curator Simon Baker in The Court Room, Christs Hospital.
Visits to view the exhibition are by accompanied appointment only. RSVP Lisa Samos

19-21 Nov
Brighton's Design and Craft Fair MADE10 returns to the beautiful Corn Exchange in Brighton. It offers the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional design and craft from the best local and national makers. Entrance 6, under 14s go free.
For more information visit

The Hassocks Art and Craft Fair
21 Nov
11am-4pm. With more than 25 stalls the fair is opening an hour earlier this year to give you more time to browse the many delights on offer and to enjoy the delicious homemade soup, rolls and cakes available to buy. You will be spoilt for choice.
For more information please contact Penny Wadsworth on 01273 844100.
The Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks


Rye Auction Galleries
5 Nov: antiques and collectables
19 Nov: general sale
Rock Channel, Rye: 01797 222124

3 Nov: secondary antiques and general sale
17 Nov: fine art, antiques and collectors items
Dorking Road, Warnham, Horsham: 01403 255699

3-5 Nov: ceramics, furniture, jewellery, objects of virtu, silver, paintings, rugs and textiles
Wisborough Green, Billingshurst: 01403 700858

2 Nov: single owner collections
3 Nov: oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints, silver and plate, jewellery, objects of virtu
4 Nov: clocks, watches, barometers, cameras and instruments, British and continental ceramics and glass
5 Nov: antique and period furniture, tea caddies, trays and diminutive furniture, metalwork, collectors items and works of art, needleworks and textiles, rugs and carpets
30 Nov: collectors toys, dolls, games
Spring Gardens, Washington, West Sussex: 01903 891955

Burstow & Hewett
10 Nov: antique furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, clocks, and rugs - Abbey Auction Gallery
17 Nov: special sale of selected paintings and prints Abbey Auction Gallery
24 Nov: antique and modern furniture, collectables, ceramics and pictures Granary salerooms
Lower Lake, Battle: 01424 772374

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov: general auction
Burwash Road, Heathfield: 01435 862132

Henry Adams
11 Nov: general antiques and furniture
Baffins Hall, Baffins Lane, Chichester: 01243 53223

Wallis & Wallis
22 Nov: militaria, arms and armour
West Street, Lewes: 01273 480208

20, 21 Oct: fine art, antiques and collectables
15 North Street, Lewes:
01273 472503

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