The Designer Maker Fair – November 5th, 2017.


The exhibition was very successful, with high-quality exhibits and a good number of visitors.

For more photos of some of the artists and exhibits please see the galleries page.

The Collage and Montage Workshops – February 14th and 28th, 2017.


At the first session, we made collages using tissue paper, painted paper or coloured paper. Initially, examples, ideas and demonstrations of techniques were shown and then participants explored making pieces using a variety of subject matter and media.

The second session started with everybody discussing briefly the work they had  completed at home after session one. The idea behind this session, was that we would use found imagery such as magazines, travel brochures, news print cuttings, etc. or utilise “unvalued” own made paintings or drawings in order to create new pieces.

Again, attendees chose their own sources for inspiration or worked from their own imagination. 

The works produced were of a really high standard and the sessions were very productive and enjoyable. Examples made in both instances can be seen on this web site on the Galleries page.

Di Jones & Ella Hodston 


The ‘My Place’ Exhibition at the Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill, 14th – 19th February 2017

This was our fourth exhibition at the Murmurations Gallery and, despite it being February, brought in the second highest attendance that we have had there. Well done to all exhibitors and particularly to Janet for the hard work in arranging the show.

There was a wide range of interpretations of the theme as we had hoped, and media ranging from collage to oils, watercolour to acrylics, as well as some crafts including jewellery, textiles, models and glassware. This variety brought compliments from visitors, notably one whose father has recently joined BAW causing her visit to see his work, but she stayed much longer than intended and stocked up on cards. Two paintings and some craftwork were sold on this occasion, though perhaps this is a reflection of uncertain times. However, cards sold well as ever.

Our next and most prestigious event is the Spring Exhibition in The Studio of the De La Warr Pavilion, over the Mayday bank holiday (see Calendar). There is no theme to this one so it is a good opportunity to get working on whatever takes your fancy. Look out for the next newsletter which will contain full details.

Finally, between the publicity for this and other events, word of mouth and our regular session at the museum, we’ve had a number of new members join recently. Welcome all, and we look forward to getting to know you better as the year progresses.

Steve Hall   Publicity   01424 539466