Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BDAdmission Free
Saturday 28th January - Sunday 23rd April 2017
Monday, Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday Late: 10am - 9pm,
Sunday: 11am - 4:30pm, Closed on Tuesday
We are delighted to be part of a group of nine Sussex museums and galleries working with The Bulldog Trust on this major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Curated by Dr Hope Wolf, from the University of Sussex, the exhibition features over 120 works including some from our own collection. Our books conservation students, Simon and Bronwen, were involved in preparing some book display materials for the exhibition.
Sussex Modernism examines why radical artists and writers were drawn to the rolling hills, seaside resorts, and quaint villages of Sussex in the first half of the 20th century and how, in the communities they created, artistic innovation ran hand-in-hand with political, sexual and domestic experimentation.
The exhibition discovers intriguing connections between these artists and the modernisms they represented. It examines the art and craft of Eric Gill and David Jones in Ditchling, the interiors of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at Charleston and the surrealist collaborations of Edward James and Salvador Dalí. The unexpected network of Serge Chermayeff, Eric Ravilious, László Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore and John Piper is revealed, along with the haunted watercolours of Edward Burra and surrealist photos by Eileen Agar, Paul Nash and Lee Miller.
Other exhibition partners:
Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft
De La Warr Pavilion
Farley Farm House & Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Royal Pavilion & Museums Brighton & Hove
Towner Art Gallery
University of Sussex
Sussex is studded with galleries, museums, houses and public buildings that reflect the spirit of modern creativitly.