Fresh Start Eagerly Anticipated - The Directory Group



The Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester is hosting a two-week display of mixed media works.  Initially they feared the show was cancelled but now they can open as planned on Tuesday 14th July for two weeks.

“After lockdown, I’ve had to gee myself up to create new work for this show”, says ceramicist Di Wren, “but it’s a great boost for us all to be at the Oxmarket after all.”

There will be two other ceramicists in the show, Rose Bates and Ollie Chappell with some new raku work.  Relief printmaker Caroline Shields (pictured) is working away on some new images.

They will be joined by Sue Meredith, whose collaged prints of local scenes always attract attention.  Sara Pitkeathley’s beautiful paintings celebrate the natural world; while Sue Hurhangee’s wide range embraces painting, ceramics and fused glass.

Vicky Swift creates delicate sculptures from recycled cutlery and found objects.   Lorna Wright’s exotic jewellery is inspired by the art of the Egyptian Pharaohs.

The artists have called their show “Fresh Start.  Their work can be safely viewed in the spacious John Rank Gallery every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from 14th July until Sunday 26th July. 


Photo: Emsworth by Sue Meredith

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