Yesterday Chalk Gallery re-opened after the long winter lockdown. Not only were we delighted to be sharing our new exhibition of work by our 14 current members, but also a brand new gallery refurbishment.
As you can see in the photograph, we now have more space to display our fantastic 3D pieces by ceramicists Yolande Beer and Jane Bridger, as well as glass artist Gina Lelliott. A longer, uninterrupted wall space allows for more of our 2D artists work to be shown alongside each other creating an impressive visual presence. Here you can see original lino print artworks by Sue Collins and Melissa Birch, as well as paintings by Andrew Milne. Each of these artists share a passion for the Sussex countryside and communicate this interest in their own unique visual styles.
Elsewhere in the gallery the beautiful blue tones of Gabrielle Lord's dancing figures are echoed by Jane's ceramics.
It is a joy to see spring flowers making an appearance in the watercolours of Lindsey Pearson and limited edition prints by Joan Wilkes, while the atmospheric effects of light and changing seasons are prominent in the paintings of Nichola Campbell and Lyndsey Smith.
And finally, a startled deer by Nichola Colbran makes a lasting impression, maybe surprised by having visitors once more in the gallery? As for us, we are delighted to have you back!