Winter exhibition

Fair Ground I

Painting in Sussex | 15 November - 9 January

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)

Fair Ground is our annual exhibition of contemporary art in Sussex. The title is 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 the cottages, hedgerows, green rolling hills, seafronts, hidden coves and woodlands were all integral part of connecting real people to their historical pasts. Each of the selected works in Fair Ground speak to this idea of myth and memory, continuing to mark Sussex as a place of visual poetry.

This year, Fair Ground returns with a celebration of painting in Sussex with new work by 16 artists. The exhibiting artists are: Dawn Aldridge, Tom Benjamin, Nick Bodimeade, Faye Bridgwater, Nick Bush, Morag Caister, Steph Fawbert, Linda Felcey, The Baron Gilvan, Geoff Hands, Rebecca Magner, Ptolemy Mann, Katie Sollohub, Dawn Stacey, Agnes Treherne and Clare Maria Wood.

All works are framed apart from the paintings by Morag Caister. To discuss framing or for further information about the show, please contact our Curator – nerissa.taysom@glyndebourne.com.

You can view Fair Ground in person on 21 November at our first Art Open Day. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.


Ptolemy Mann
Unconscious Colour Painting with Indigo & Neon Blue
, 2021
Liquid watercolour & acrylic gouache on Arches paper
36 x 51 cm
£920.00

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Katie Sollohub
Diving – The Tribune at Strawberry Hill House, 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
£1,020.00

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Katie Sollohub
Lost Treasures – The Tribune at Strawberry Hill House, 2017
Oil on canvas
46 x 62 cm
£1,080.00

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Agnes Treherne
Fire at Cuckmere, 2021
Oil on birch ply
53 x 61 cm
£850.00

SOLD

Agnes Treherne
Brass Point Moon, 2021
Oil on birch ply
17.7 x 21.7 xm
£400.00

SOLD

Agnes Treherne
Oak Sapling Field, 2021
Oil on birch ply
24.7 x 19.7. cm

SOLD

Dawn Aldridge
Untitled #1, 2020
Oil on copper
20 x 30 cm
£720.00

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Dawn Aldridge
Untitled #2, 2020
Oil on copper
15 x 20 cm
£600.00

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Tom Benjamin
Sunlight at Hope Gap, Mid morning, 2021
Oil on linen
71 x 91 cm
£2,500.00

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Tom Benjamin
Rocks and Cliffs, July Sunlight, 2020
Oil on linen
61 x 76 cm
£2,400.00

SOLD

Nick Bush
The Stairs to Hope Gap, 2021
Oil on board
39 x 20cm
£720.00

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Nick Bush
Tide Mills Moonlight, 2021
Oil on board
30 x 23 cm
£660.00

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Geoff Hands
Small Caervallack Garden Walk (2), 2021
Acrylic on canvas
20.3 x 25.4 cm
£620.00

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Geoff Hands
Small Caervallack Garden Walk (3), 2021
Acrylic on canvas
20.3 x 25.4 cm
£620.00

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Steph Fawbert
By the River, 2021
Oil on gesso board
21 x 30 cm
£720.00

SOLD

Steph Fawbert
Belle Tout, 2021
Oil on gesso board
21 x 30 cm
£720.00

SOLD

The Baron Gilvan
Coach Path Hermit, no.1, 2021
Oil on panel
11 x 24 cm
£475.00

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The Baron Gilvan
Coach Path Hermit, no.2, 2021
Oil on panel
11 x 24 cm
£475.00

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Faye Bridgwater
Dusk Approaching, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
30 x 30 cm
£560.00

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Faye Bridgwater
October Cheer, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
30 x 30 cm
£560.00

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Morag Caister
Evaporating Feeling, 2021
Crayon & soft pastel on calico
90 x 65 cm
£475.00

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Morag Caister
Pollen Scent, 2021
Oil on calico
80 x 60 cm
£525.00

SOLD

Dawn Stacey
Woodland Memory, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
95 x 95 cm
£2,820.00

SOLD

Dawn Stacey
The Hare and the Tortoise, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
105 x 105 cm
£2,940.00

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Linda Felcey
From Far Flung Lands, 2021
Oil on linen
15 x 18 cm
£580.00

SOLD

Linda Felcey
Nova, 2021
Oil on linen
15 x 20 cm
£600.00

SOLD

Clare Maria Wood
Dreamer I, 2021
Mixed media on cradled board
50 x 50 cm
£660.00

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Clare Maria Wood
Spellbound, 2021
Mixed media on cradled board
50 x 50 cm
£660.00

SOLD

Rebecca Magner
Coastguard Cottages 3, Cuckmere Haven, 2021
Oil, graphite, charcoal & pastel on board
61 x 61 cm
£1,800.00

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Rebecca Magner
Cuckmere Valley, 2021
Oil, graphite, charcoal & pastel on board
61 x 61 cm
£1,800.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Ditchlight, 2021
Oil on canvas
81 x 76 cm
£2,280.00

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Nick Bodimeade
Heron View 2, 2021
Oil on canvas
66 x 71 cm
£2,160.00

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