Galleries - October 2015

OCTOBER 2015 GALLERIES 35 Thames and maritime scenes as well as views of Winchester from a unique group of artists. Also on show, the Gallery’s collection of work by British and International contemporary artists. t 01962 877601 WEST SUSSEX f CANDIDA STEVENS FINE ART 12 Northgate, Chichester, W Sussex PO19 1BA Contemporary British Art Consultancy and Gallery based in Chichester Stephen Chambers and Ivon Hitchens. Until Oct 31. Showing four previously unseen landscape paintings by Ivon Hitchens alongside both new and iconic pieces by Stephen Chambers RA. Tue–Sat 10-5 t 01243 528401 t @Candida–Stevens EAST SUSSEX g THE GALLERY AT HASTINGS ARTS FORUM 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea, E Sussex TN38 0BU Dawn Timmins. Until Oct 4. Ian Francis and Mike Brothwell. Paintings. Until Oct 4. Ebb and Flow: Textile Show. Oct 6–22. 21 artists show a wide range of responses to the theme relating to life and the sea. Talks and workshops; please see website for details. The Big Draw. Oct 24–Nov 1. A weekend of fun drawing, open to everyone to join in; the drawings will then be displayed in the gallery until Nov 1. Tue–Sun 11–5 t 01424 201636 h HASTINGS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Johns Place, Bohemia Rd, Hastings, E Sussex TN341ET t 01424 451052 i 35 NORTH CONTEMPORARY FINE ART 35 North Road, Brighton, E Sussex BN1 1YB Mark Nelson: American Stories. Until Oct 11. An exhibition of evocative photographs taken across the USA. Fran Doherty: Ceramics. From Oct 17. Vibrant, sculptural ceramics transform 35 North into a beautiful secret garden. Inspired by flowers, plants and seed pods, Doherty plays with scale and colour to great effect. Thu–Sat 11–5.30 t 07792 058039 t @35NorthGallery KENT j LILFORD GALLERY 3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DY Mon–Sat 9.30–5, Sun 11–4 t 01227 639086 LILFORD FRAMING 76 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2QD Mon–Sat 9.30–5 t 01227 766616 k LINDEN HALL STUDIO 32 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent CT146BA John Corley. Until Oct 3. Glass, paintings and drawings. James Cockburn: Redeeming Faults – Observations and Creations. Oct 7–Nov 1. Drawings, paintings and ceramics. Wed–Sun 11–4 or by appt t 01304 360411 t @Studio–Linden f Linden-Hall-Studio Helen Simpson pictures of plants from ‘Whispers of Future Past’ Botanic Garden (see listing on map 7) Mark Leach ‘Winter in Provence III’ Mark Leach It has always puzzled me why pastel, with its direct intensity of colour, has remained so largely unfashionable in contemporary practice – after Degas, Monet, Whistler et al, the only famous name I can think of is Paula Rego. All of which makes the early death of Mark Leach in 2008, just as he had been elected President of the Pastel Society, such a particular tragedy. Here was an artist whose whole modernist- influenced output was centred around pastel, a passionate advocate who would have changed perceptions. Just how good he is can be seen in the show currently at Bath Contemporary where the colour fairly zings off the surface – as he put it so well: “they are not colours that imitate nature – they are nature.” Nicholas Usherwood