Dec 5-Jan 9 2015 HORSHAM MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Andrew Roberts - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index

In All Its Glory!

Buildings change - they may look static, but they change daily and everyones reaction to a building is

different. The humble bakery, a shop where you might one day buy bread, buy a treat, meet a friend,

order a cake for a big ceremony each time the building has changed its function to you.

So when artists draw buildings although they often give them hard crisp outlines, perhaps they

should actually blur them make the lines more free-flowing. This is what the talented and creative

artist Andrew Roberts has done to his pictures of the much loved buildings of Horsham, featuring in

his one man exhibition “In All its Glory! at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum and Art

Gallery. In doing that he actually makes the buildings come alive, reflecting the dynamics of how we

use them and how they change.

Andrew first came to the Museum’s attention when he painted three scenes of West Street as part of

the West Street events in 2013, however others may know of him through his stint at teaching at

Forest Adult Education or as part of the 2x4 Arts Group based at the Drill Hall. However, since those

days 15 years ago Andrew has flourished and developed as an artist exhibiting in New York, Paris and

Battersea as part of the celebrated Affordable Art Fairs, whilst also being part of the Summer show at

The Royal Academy in 2011. These are just a few highlights in a long career of exhibitions at galleries

throughout the length and breadth of Britain including, Mall Galleries London, for both the RBA and

Discerning eye exhibitions, Chelsea Arts Society and most recently showing at the Royal College of

Art NOA winter exhibition.

Having undertaken his training at Universities during a time when painting wasn't celebrated,

Andrew has a passion and a belief that art is still about colour, movement but mostly a sense of

living. Always working in oils his views of the Sussex and French landscapes, of the deep assure blue

seas of the remembered holiday, to fantastic silver leafed trees that have just caught the breeze. In

order to reflect the sense of being living works Andrew paints in the field, experiencing what makes

the scene real. So the exhibition will include oils he has done of Horsham town for this exhibition, it

will probably the only exhibition where you will see the Old Town Hall encased in scaffolding and

tarpaulin but it was a real scene, real life captured in oil, making his pictures living.

“In All its Glory!” recent work by Andrew Roberts is a fantastic opportunity to acquire work by this

leading Sussex based artist, whose passion for painting comes across in his work. The exhibition

opens on 5 December until 9 January 2016. Admission Free.

Open Mon-Sat, 10-5pm, Admission Free

(Closed 25-28 December & 1 January 2016)

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, 9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HE

Tel 01403 254959

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Knight, Heritage & Museum Manager

Tel: 01403 282590


Charlotte Lloyd Owen, Andrew Roberts Art

Tel: 07956 227877