Pop-up art exhibition at The Crypt

Last Minute Artists, the group which aims to hold weekend ‘pop-up’ shows at Arts@theCrypt when the Church Street, Seaford gallery would otherwise be empty, has an exciting show on Saturday and Sunday (March 12 and 13).

The event features the varied work of 13 local members plus, in the Undercroft, affordable prints, paintings and cards by the organisers.

Members, who exhibit on a first-come-first-served basis, draw lots for allocated space at the gallery, and the weekend’s exhibition will include work by Allana Hansell, a member of the Newtown Arts Collective who paints in oils and watercolours and enjoys using vibrant, jewel-like colours, said: “When using oil I tend to paint ‘impasto’, layering the paint to create textures with a luscious feel to them. I like the images and shapes to have movement and depth and hope the viewer may experience an extra level of connection to the painting,”

These ‘pop-up’ shows are by their very nature mixed, so in complete contrast to Allana’s work is that from Pat Short who started botanical painting after seeing works at Plumpton Agricultural College where she was “fascinated by the meticulously accurate close study of plant life.”

She is a member of the Botanical Art Society of Sussex and has exhibited at Brighton Festival. She currently displays and sells signed and numbered limited edition giclée prints.

Also look forward to seeing the powerful portraits of John Perry and the quirky work often featuring Seaford beach of Lisa Taylor plus acrylics from new organiser Sally-Mae Joseph.