The artists behind the pop-up shows that can be seen during odd weekends at Arts@theCrypt in Seaford are taking over the gallery with their own exhibition from June 11-16.
Called Six Artists and a Man in Shorts Take a New Direction, its title reflects the addition of two new organisers, Sally-Mae Joseph who paints beautiful takes on the beach, the cliffs and flowers that sometimes seem to explode from the canvas, and Michelle Martin-Dufaur whose life studies were a tremendous success at the recent Last Minute Artists’ pop-up show. And of course they will be remembering the life and work of Last Minute Artists’ co-founder Bill Savidge who sadly died earlier this year and is so missed.
The Man in Shorts refers to William Bovington, painting in the name of Lorus Maver, who spent the whole of last winter with his knees exposed to the rain and gales. He is working towards a new direction in his work as are the other contributing artists, Sue Casebourne, Geraldine Edmonds, Nigel Goss and Sarah Gregson.
There is free admission to the gallery which is hosting a number of varied exhibitions this summer. From June 18 to July 3 Sussex Arts Collective celebrates the Summer Solstice there and from July 9-17 there’s a retrospective of Herbert Jones’ work over the past 25 years, Travelling with Paint, Glass and Clay, to be seen at the Crypt for the first time. From July 21-27 there’s an opportunity to enjoy the work of Friends of the Crypt.