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)

This exhibition has now ended.

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.

You might also like

Win a Fortissimo Membership plus everything you need to enjo…
We explore Laurent Pelly’s L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et…
We take a look at Glyndebourne’s year ahead with key dates f…
Donate
Brighten the stage with world-class opera and artists Pleas…
Read our step-by-step guide to the autumn experience and fin…
Glyndebourne Shop
Our online shop offers a great selection of exclusive and locally sourced products. Every purchase supports our work.
Become a Member
Enjoy priority booking for the Festival. Find out how you can join as an Associate Member
Donate to the Annual Fund
To stay at the forefront of theatre technology, we need your help. Set the spotlight back on our stage by supporting this vital upgrade.