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Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship
Based on new research and telling a story that has never been told before, this exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death. It explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah
Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.
The exhibition will include many of Ravilious’ key works shown alongside both well-known and less seen works by his contemporaries, including work by each artist that has never before been exhibited publicly, and will focus chronologically on key moments when the work and careers of these artists coincided, overlapped or was particularly pertinent to the others, such as their time at the Royal College of Art, the 1927 St George’s exhibition, their time spent at Furlongs and Newhaven in Sussex, and their various roles in the Second World War.
The exhibition represents the wide range of media in which the artists worked, from watercolours to woodcuts, lithographic prints, book jackets and illustrations, patterned papers, and wallpaper and fabric design.
27 May - 17 Sept
Abigail Anna Myers
Myers’ process begins with a thought, a feeling, a momentary fleeting image or line of prose. Working in a variety of media she produces abstract pieces, which may be loose and painterly or contain bold graphic patterns. Text is a regular feature in these works, in the form of poetic lines or philosophical mantras.
View her page here, and follow her on facebook, instagram and artfinder.
The Devonshire Collective is a creative and cultural hub based along Seside Road in the centre of Eastbourne. Comprising of: DC1 Gallery and Cafe; DC2 artists studios, pottery studio and print room; and DC3 multi-use workshop space.
There are many exhibitions, workshops, classes, meetings and other events on a weekly and monthly changing programme. Take a look at their website and www.facebook.com/devonshirecollective/facebook page to find out more.
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