David Armitage’s A Decade of Colour exhibition, currently showing at the Birley Centre, attracted hundreds of visitors over the Easter Bank Holiday and is proving one of the most popular art shows ever seen in Eastbourne, writes Jean Clark.
“Even on a cold, drizzly, grey Good Friday,” wrote one guest, “it’s a joy to be immersed in colour - wonderful”. “An absolute triumph!” said another.
Armitage’s big, bold, colourful paintings were praised by everyone for their “vibrant, life-enhancing, imaginative, original, joyous” quality and many commented on the beautiful gallery space at the Birley Centre, many never having visited before.
Opened in October 2011 by Gus Christie, executive chairman of Glyndebourne, it has under the auspices of Linda Salway, head of creative arts and development at Eastbourne College, established itself as one of the foremost arts venues in the south east with a wide programme of drama, concerts, talks as well as art exhibitions open to the public.
David Armitage will be exhibiting at the Birley Centre each weekend until April 26, 10am-4pm. Free admission.