25 - 28 Sept
2 - 12 Oct
NB: The first phase of this exhibition, 25-28 September, will be hosted in the private gallery space of British collector Simon Draper in Chilgrove, West Sussex (full details below).
Two highly regarded British landscape artists, Jeremy Gardiner and Calum McClure, exhibit their first body of work inspired by Sussex. Gardiner directs his spatially probing and texturally explicit style towards some of the iconic viewpoints of the coastline, including Seven Sisters, Birling Gap, Belle Tout, Beachy Head, Seaford, Cuckmere Haven, and Hastings Castle and Pier. McClure looks inland to the woodlands and the inlets, using his perspective as a Scot to explore those views which seem particularly English. He also looks to engage with the relationship between public and private spaces through his depictions of Iping Common and Petworth House, as well as focusing on the representation of light, shadow and reflection throughout the series.
The Manor Place exhibition will be open from Wednesday 25 September - Saturday 28 September from 10-4pm only. Elements of the exhibition will then hang in the gallery in Chichester from Wednesday 2 October – Saturday 12 October (inclusive) and there will be no further access to Manor Place. The Chichester exhibiton will be open Wed-Sat 10-5pm in line with our usual opening hours.
DIRECTIONS TO MANOR PLACE, CHILGROVE, Nr CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX PO18 9HX
Head for the White Horse pub in Chilgrove. If approaching from Chichester, turn right off the B2141 at the White Horse, pass the pub and two houses. After the “S” bend, on your left will be a hidden driveway recognisable by a rock that has been painted yellow. Turn left at this rock and follow the drive to a pair of white metal gates. Go through the gates, (buzz if closed), park in front of the house. If you are facing the house you will be able to see to your right a wall, with a small metal gate leading down a path to a separate building. This is the gallery. There is no mobile phone reception once in the grounds.
CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY, 12 NORTHGATE, CHICHESTER PO19 1BA
TEL: 01243 528401
Parking for the gallery, the best car park is the Northgate Car Park by the Festival Theatre, a 3 minute walk from the gallery. The gallery is set back from the road where the road about branches off into Orchard Street. A map can be found on the website.