Art & antiques diary, March

Art & antiques diary, March

Betsy Dadd and Maxwell Wade

5-27 March

For the first exhibition of 2010, the gallery will show the work of two recent Brighton University Fine Art Graduates: Betsy Dadd and Maxwell Wade.Their work is quite different in that Betsy Dadd produces small oil paintings on board, monoprints drawings and animations whereas Max Wade’s output includes larger oil paintings on canvas and woodcut prints.The subject matter of both artists complements each other in terms of subject matter (ethereal figures and loosely painted landscapes) and colour palette (warm colours – reds and blues).Zimmer Stewart Gallery, 29 Tarrant Street, Arundel: 01903 885867

Bright Town: landscape drawings of Brighton by Christian Birmingham

Now until 25 April

Bright Town is a new display of chalk pastel drawings by award-winning local artist and illustrator Christian Birmingham. The drawings represent a departure from the children’s book illustration for which Christian Birmingham has an international reputation.These landscapes are responses to the changing light of Brighton’s seafront – an often very subtle, but characteristically bright, light. The brightness is common to most seaside places where the reflecting sea doubles the light of an unusually large expanse of sky – but with the added artificial brightness, even at twilight or night, of a seaside city. Admission is free.Caf� Balcony, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton: 03000 290900

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Charles Bartlett – Etchings

6-27 March

The work of the highly regarded printmaker Charles Bartlett. Now in his late 80s, many of the etchings in the exhibition date from the 1970s. There will be work for sale.Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne: 01323 727545

Spring show

6-27 March

Henry Paddon’s Spring Exhibition is Coppersmith Sam Fanaroff, Fine Art photographer Karl Andre Terblanche and Driftwood sculpture and furniture by Terry Warren. The Gallery 113 South Street, Eastbourne: 01323 411887

St Ives and Beyond

6 March to 31 May

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures celebrating the inspirational friendships and intimate family connections between the artists associated with the Cornish town of St Ives. Featuring works by Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and others, St Ives and Beyond includes a number of rarely seen new loans as well as many works drawn from the gallery’s outstanding Collection of Modern British Art.Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester: 01243 774557


13 March

Fa�ade is a site-based project, which brings together local and national artists to create work in response to two town centre locations, in St Leonards and Dover. The selected artists will create work using video, sound and focusing on ideas about living in an urban environment. There will be events in St Leonards from 27 February to 14 March and in Dover from 17 April to 2 May. The project engages local people in photographing the architecture in their neighbourhood, recalling memorable places and adding to the museum archive.Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Bohemia Road, Hastings: 01424 451052


13-25 March

Three different views of the world we see and feel by painters Michael Gage, William De Wilde and sculptor David Hensel.In this dynamic and varied exhibition these established artists share an interest in landscape and the human form.Open Tuesday–Saturday 10.30am–5pm; Sunday 12noon–5pm (Closed Monday)Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes: 01273 487744


Rye Auction Galleries5 March: antiques and collectables19 March: general saleRock Channel, Rye: 01797 222124Denhams3 and 31 March: secondary antiques and general sale17 March: fine art, antiques and collectors’ itemsDorking Road, Warnham, Horsham: 01403 255699Bellmans17, 18, 19 March: ceramics, furniture, jewellery, objects of vertu, silver, paintings, rugs and textilesWisborough Green, Billingshurst: 01403 700858Toovey’s23 March: toys, dolls and games24 March: paintings, drawings and prints, silver and plate, jewellery, medals, militaria, firearms and edged weapons25 March: clocks, watches, barometers, cameras,scientific instruments, ceramics and glass26 March: antique and period furniture, tea caddies, boxes, trays and diminutive furniture, metalwork, collectors’ items and works of art, needleworks and textiles, rugs and carpetsSpring Gardens, Washington, West Sussex: 01903 891955Burstow & Hewett3 March: antique and modern furniture, collectables, ceramics, pictures - Granary salerooms17 March: antique furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, clocks, rugs - Abbey Auction Gallery24 March: selected paintings and prints - Abbey Auction Gallery31 March: antique and modern furniture, collectables, ceramics, pictures - Granary saleroomsLower Lake, Battle: 01424 772374Watsons2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March: general auctionBurwash Road, Heathfield: 01435 862132Henry Adams18 March: antiques and furnitureBaffins Hall, Baffins Lane, Chichester: 01243 53223Wallis & Wallis22 March: toys23 March: arms and militariaWest Street, Lewes: 01273 480208Gorringes24-25 March: fine art, antiques and collectables15 North Street, Lewes, 01273 472503

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