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September 2009 Exhibition diary

PUBLISHED: 08:45 08 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:12 20 February 2013

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Coastal Currents 2009

Now until 13 Sept

Coastal Currents is a vibrant visual arts and moving image festival in Hastings and Rother, now in its tenth year. This year's theme is Hidden Hastings, which will peel back the layers of creativity and the unique spaces in the town such as twittens, lofts and cellars, making what's hidden visible and vibrant. The festival will include a wide range of events and exhibitions, plus talks and artists' residency projects within empty shop buildings.

The Open Studios programme will also run through September in Hastings and Rother.

For more information visit

The Glory of the Garden

17 Sept - 3 Oct

The exhibition is a joyous celebration of a rich tradition of English flower and landscape painting and includes work by John Hitchens, Olwyn Bowey, Marguerite Horner, Andrew Roberts, Alice Mumford, Sarah Bowman, John Harmer, Tuema Pattie, Min Maude, Sandra Whitmore, Andrew Roberts, Hugo Grenville and Suzy Fasht.

The Glory of the Garden takes us back to the heady days of mid-summer and the rich abundance of nature. The paintings celebrate the glories of the English garden, and these artists' individual response to the subject.

Moncrieff~Bray Gallery,

Woodruffs Farm, Woodruffs Lane, Egdean, Pulborough: 07867 978414

Anthony Frost

22 Aug - 12 Sept

For this year's Arundel Festival and Gallery Trail, the Zimmer Stewart Gallery in Arundel will show mixed media paintings by Anthony Frost.

His paintings are bright, full of colour and expression. They include repeated motifs (lines, abstract shapes and dots) and a mix of materials (acrylic, hessian, sail cloth, string and other materials that come to hand).

From 1975 to date, Anthony Frost has exhibited widely throughout the UK, with regular shows in St Ives and London.

Zimmer Stewart Gallery, 29 Tarrant Street, Arundel: 01903 885867

Black and White

12 - 26 Sept

A striking exhibition of original prints by post-war British printmakers. The exhibition will show work by many printmakers and will include bold linocuts, delicate wood engravings and intricate copper plate etchings. There will be both framed and unframed work for sale.

Opening times 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at other times by appointment.

Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne: 01323 727545

Brighton Art Fair

2 - 4 Oct

Now in its sixth year, the highly acclaimed Brighton Art Fair is held every autumn in the Regency splendour of Brighton's Corn Exchange. Showcasing more than 120 contemporary artists and attracting a capacity audience of just over 5,000 visitors, the fair has built a strong reputation for exhibiting exceptional quality artwork in a welcoming, friendly environment. Tickets 5 on the door, children under 14 free.

For further information visit

War Stories from Home Front

29 Sept - Jan 2010

War Stories tells the story of the Home Front in Brighton and Hove during the Second World War, using photographs from the archive of the Brighton Herald newspaper.

The images remind us of many aspects of wartime experience, including air raid precautions, evacuees, bomb damage, funding drives, troop parades and the great victory celebrations.

The exhibition also includes extracts from the Herald newspaper, which help tell the stories behind the events and characters portrayed in the photographs. Free admission.

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove: 01273 290900


Rye Auction Galleries

4 Sept: antiques and collectables

18 Sept: general sale

Rock Channel, Rye: 01797 222124


2, 30 Sept: fine art, antiques and collectors' items

16 Sept: secondary antiques and general household effects

Dorking Road, Warnham, Horsham: 01403 255699


9 - 11 Sept: general sale

Wisborough Green, Billingshurst: 01403 700858


8 Sept: collectors' toys, dolls and games

9 Sept: oil paintings, watercolours, silver and plate, jewellery, currency

10 Sept: clocks, watches, barometers, cameras and scientific instruments, ceramics and glass

11 Sept: antique and period furniture, tea caddies, boxes, trays and diminutive furniture, metalwork, art, needleworks and textiles, rugs and carpets

Spring Gardens, Washington, West Sussex: 01903 891955

Burstow & Hewett

16 Sept: antique and fine furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, metalware

23 Sept: antique and modern oil paintings, watercolours, prints

30 Sept: antique and modern furniture, silver, ceramics, metalware, rugs

Lower Lake, Battle: 01424 772374


1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sept: general auction

Burwash Road, Heathfield: 01435 862132

Henry Adams

10 Sept: antiques and furniture

Baffins Hall, Baffins Lane, Chichester: 01243 53223

Wallis & Wallis

24 Aug: toys

25 Aug: militaria, arms and armour

West Street, Lewes: 01273 480208

South Downs Auctioneers

27 Sept: antique furniture, fine art Capron House, North Street, Midhurst: 01730 816426


2-3 Sept: art, antiques, collectables

15 North St, Lewes: 01273 472503


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