Online exhibition

Fair Ground

A new virtual exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary painting and works on paper by artists working in Sussex today.

God gives all men all earth to love,
But since man’s heart is small,
Ordains for each one spot shall prove
Beloved over all.
Each to his choice, and I rejoice
The lot has fallen to me
In a fair ground – in a fair ground –
Yea, Sussex by the sea!
Sussex, Rudyard Kipling (1902)

Gallery 94 at Glyndebourne is pleased to present Fair Ground, a new virtual exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary painting and works on paper by artists working in Sussex today. Introducing new and previously unexhibited works by 22 artists, the exhibition showcases the breadth of talent and diversity from the region, with current graduates and emerging artists shown alongside established figures. This also includes work by participants in this year’s Teaching Artists residency programme – a collaborative project between Glyndebourne’s education department and the Art and Design PGCE course at the University of Brighton. All the works are available for under £500.

The title Fair Ground has been taken from a musical stanza in Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem Sussex, in which he describes the county as ‘beloved over all’. A hymn to the beauty of place, Kipling saw his enchantment with Sussex as deeply rooted in an understanding of locality, a belief that cottages, hedgerows, green rolling hills, seafronts and woodlands were all integral parts of connecting real people to their historical pasts. Each of the selected works in Fair Ground speak to this idea of myth and memory; some of the works refigure personal recollections, revealing domestic spaces of the conversation between friends, perhaps a favourite view, whilst others invite a collective response to well-known landmarks, to revisit the rhythm and form of a place, to move away from representation and towards visual poetry.

We hope that Fair Ground marks the first in a series of winter exhibitions, championing the creative energy of Sussex artists working in this special, charged place.

Artists involved are: Sophie Abbott, Laura Andrews, Polly Baker, Becky Blair, Nick Bodimeade, Louise Body, Nicholas Bush, Morag Caister, Nick Carrick, Graham Dean, Linda Felcey, Alej Ez, Jackie Fretten, Neil Giles, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Tom Homewood, Rosie Lascelles, Rob Lyon, Tim Patrick, Richard Pelling, Julian Sutherland-Beatson and Agnes Treherne.

Curated by Nerissa Taysom

Click here to download a PDF catalogue of the exhibition including all the artworks and artist biographies.

If you are interested in works not shown here or commissioning new work from these artists please contact our curator, Nerissa Taysom by emailing nerissa.taysom@glyndebourne.com

 

Fair Ground

Morag Caister
Bleached by Autumn, 2020
Oil on calico
76 x 62 cm
£375.00

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Morag Caister
Dark midday weather, 2020
Chalk and oil paint on calico
40 x 30 cm
£275.00

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Becky Blair
friends, 2020
Monoprint on paper
30 x 45 cm
£350.00

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Becky Blair
autumn’s blush, 2020
Oil on canvas
28 x 28 cm
£500.00

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Becky Blair
red city, 2020
Oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm
£320.00

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Becky Blair
festival, 2020
Monoprint on paper
37 x 30 cm
£400.00

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Becky Blair
winking bright, 2020
Monoprint on paper
37 x 30 cm
£420.00

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Becky Blair
pool side, 2020
Monoprint on paper
55 x 41 cm
£490.00

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Rob Lyon
Inveigle, 2019
Oil on board
26.2 x 22 cm
£500.00

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Rob Lyon
Night Spawnin, 2019
Oil on board
26.2 x 22 cm
£500.00

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Rob Lyon
Hip, 2019
Oil on board
26.2 x 22 cm
£500.00

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Rob Lyon
A Good Sport, 2019
Oil on board
26.2 x 22 cm
£500.00

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Nick Carrick
Nocturnal Illumination II, 2020
Oil on linen
40 x 30 cm
£475.00

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Nick Carrick
Nocturnal Illumination III, 2020
Oil on linen
30 x 40 cm
£475.00

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Nick Carrick
Nocturnal Illumination IV, 2020
Oil on linen
40 x 40 cm
£500.00

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Jackie Fretten
Riverland: Treelines, 2019
Oil on hand made cotton rag paper
27 x 24.5 cm
£320.00

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Jackie Fretten
Riverland: Winter Walking, 2018
Oil on silver birch ply
26 x 19.5 cm
£350.00

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Jackie Fretten
Riverland: Mapping colour and lines at low tide, 2019
Oil on silver birch ply
52 x 45 cm
£480.00

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Jackie Fretten
Riverland: Taking a breath and looking down from Chalk Cliff in Spring, 2018
Oil on silver birch ply
26 x 20 cm
£350.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 1, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 2, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 3, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 4, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 5, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Glyndebourne Lower Lake 6, 2020
Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Sophie Abbott
Orange Buoy, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 cm
£495.00

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Sophie Abbott
Sea Buoy (Turquoise & Coral), 2020
Silkscreen print
50 x 40 cm
£165.00

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Sophie Abbott
Sea Buoy (Blue & Pink), 2020
Silkscreen print
50 x 40 cm
£165.00

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Polly Baker
Glyndebourne Lake in Blue, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 42 cm
£320.00

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Polly Baker
Glyndebourne Lake, 2020
Mixed media on paper
38 x 26 cm
£160.00

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Polly Baker
Red Umbrella, 2020
Mixed media on paper
29 x 20 cm
£120.00

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Polly Baker
A Day at Glyndebourne, 2020
Mixed media on paper
29 x 20 cm
£120.00

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Polly Baker
Glyndebourne in Pink, 2020
Mixed media on paper
52 x 34 cm
£380.00

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Polly Baker
View from the Flower Bed, 2020
Mixed media on paper
40 x 28 cm
£160.00

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Polly Baker
Kevin’s Tree, 2020
Mixed media on paper
29 x 20 cm
£120.00

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Polly Baker
Pineapple Plant, 2020
Mixed media on paper
25 x 16 cm
£70.00

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Laura Andrews
Nature in neon – Green and Pink, 2020
Gelli print on paper
24.2 x 18.5 cm
£35.00

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Laura Andrews
Nature in neon – Orange, 2020
Mixed media gelli print on paper
25.4 x 18.7 cm
£35.00

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Laura Andrews
Nature in neon – Yellow, 2020
Gelli print on paper
24.8 cm x 18 cm
£35.00

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Laura Andrews
Nature in neon – Orange tones, 2020
Mixed media gelli print on paper
26.7 x 19.1 cm
£35.00

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Laura Andrews
Splashes of Red , 2020
Gelli print collage
25 x 25 cm
£35.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Apple Tree, 2020
Watercolour on paper
52 x 42 cm
£475.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Charleston I, 2020
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£500.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Rhododendron, Sheffield Park I, 2020
Acrylic on paper
52 x 42 cm
£475.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Rhododendron, Sheffield Park II, 2020
Acrylic on paper
52 x 42 cm
£475.00

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Rosie Lascelles
The Long Man of Wilmington, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 30 cm
£350.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Firle Downs, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
£450.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Abbot’s Wood, 2020
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£500.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Towards Glynde, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Charleston II, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 40 cm
£450.00

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Rosie Lascelles
Cuckmere Valley, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 30 cm
£500.00

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Tom Homewood
Patches of light, Barcombe, 2020
Oil on panel
15 x 20 cm
£450.00

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Tom Homewood
Glyndebourne in Autumn, 2020
Oil on panel
15 x 20 cm
£450.00

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Tom Homewood
Autumn Lake at Glyndebourne, 2020
Oil on panel
20 x 20 cm
£500.00

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Tom Homewood
Allotments near Glyndebourne, 2020
Oil on panel
20 x 20 cm
£500.00

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Louise Body
Remember in Time, 2020
Acrylic on board, finished with a UV varnish
30 x 30 cm
£425.00

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Louise Body
Same Place, Different Time, 2020
Acrylic on board, finished with a UV varnish
30 x 30 cm
£425.00

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Richard Pelling
Shimmering Peaks, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
£420.00

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Richard Pelling
Forest End, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
£420.00

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Richard Pelling
Distant Warm Sky, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
£420.00

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Richard Pelling
Dry Summer, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
£420.00

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Richard Pelling
Nightfall, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
£420.00

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Julian Sutherland Beatson
Towards Hastings from Norman’s Bay, 2020
Acrylic on board
20 x 20 cm
£295.00

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Julian Sutherland Beatson
Towards Hastings from Norman’s Bay (2), 2020
Acrylic on board
20 x 20 cm
£295.00

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Julian Sutherland Beatson
Crowlink, near East Dean, 2020
Acrylic on board
20 x 20 cm
£295.00

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Julian Sutherland Beatson
My Favourite Road (Near Ditchling Beacon), 2020
Acrylic on board
20 x 20 cm
£295.00

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