A big thank you to everyone who braved the dark eveing last Friday to join us for the opening of "Through the Window". Thanks as ever to Peter and Jeff for keeping the drinks flowing and to Flic for her role as paparazzi - click on the images to look closer
January brings a new exhibition to Artichoke Gallery in Ticehurst as Vicki, Liz and Louisa invite you to look “Through the Window” to their latest selection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.
If we’re lucky the views from our homes encompass the wide open spaces, the fields and woodlands so typical of our countryside. Maybe you are thinking of weekend walks across the countryside or bracing days by the sea. Kate Penoyre, Caroline Chappell and Ian Rawnsley specialise in painting these scenes so you can enjoy them whatever the weather.
Perhaps you are cosy by the fire, watching birds flitting from branch to table, feeding in the fading light. Think of Anna Dickerson as she captures their jewel like presence in many fine layers of paint and Chris Moss, whose wire birds make a welcome return to the Gallery.
A trip to town brings glimpses into the bustling coffee bars, animated conversations played out as silent movies. Robert Pugh is watching and creates lively etchings that make him feel what they are feeling.
As evening draws in we can peek into other lifestyles, catching impressions of their treasured objects on the shelf and arrangements on the table, a Still Life ready to be painted. And who better to represent this than Rosemary Vanns, Vicky Oldfield, Raymond Sheldon and Paula Sharples, four very different interpretations.
Creating your own still life arrangements is made easy with such a fine selection of ceramics and sculpture. New for January includes Cat Santos, Richard Baxter, Kate Garwood, Jo Davies, Sean Gordon and the long awaited By The Line Pottery.
The jewellery is unexpected: silver, wood, enamel, gold, beads and precious stones combined in a vibrant collection, as much art as craft and a great opportunity to find a statement piece. New for January are Tracey Falvey, Rachel Brown and Jennifer Wall, and a welcome return for Cristina Zani, Ulli Kaiser, Laura Bennett and Caroline Findlay.
Whatever your plans, include a trip to Artichoke Gallery in Ticehurst to see the delights “Through the Window”, a mixed show and another sensory treat.
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