Exhibitions

Josie Eastwood Fine Art  Exhibition 

Josie has a new gallery in Longstock, Hampshire.  Well worth a detour to see it.

Many of our tutors have exhibited at her gallery. One of the first of our visiting tutors, Sarah Spackman, painted the first picture that Josie bought for herself. Many of the talks given by artists, and others of interest, will be held at Josie’s gallery.

Josie Eastwood holds regular exhibitions – have a look at her website to see what is coming up next

Josie Eastwood Fine Art has a different formula to most galleries.

We hold four annual exhibitions which are hung around our home, with the intention of showing work of a wide range of artists and subject matter, within a relaxed environment. Separately from the advertised shows we work with both private clients and interior designers – in the case of the former helping to build a collection of paintings; for the latter finding paintings to complement their own work.

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The two main shows are in October and May, with a Little Picture Show in December and a Decorative two day sale in June. During the Spring Exhibition in May, sculptures and objects are also displayed around the garden.

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IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

29 June – 13 October 2019

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Ivon Hitchens (1893 – 1979) is much-loved for his landscape paintings featuring swathes of bright colour, many painted in the open air surrounding his secluded Sussex home. Yet there is more to the artist than the post-war work for which he is best known. This exhibition, the largest on Hitchens since 1989, considers the whole scope of the British painter’s career, which spanned a remarkable six decades.

Hitchens was a progressive artist in the 1920s and ‘30s. He was one of the earliest members of the experimental Seven and Five Society alongside Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. He also tapped into what was happening on the continent, particularly in France. Whilst looking to Cèzanne and Matisse in particular, Hitchens chose to focus on the subject matter right in front of him – the landscapes of Sussex, as well as flower paintings, interiors and studies of the nude and of family members.

For Hitchens colour is light and light is space.

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His retreat from London to Sussex at the outset of the Second World War gave rise to an extraordinary body of paintings that were international in spirit despite being rooted in the English landscape. During this time he painted repeatedly at his home near Petworth, and at surrounding locations in the South Downs – Heyshott, Didling and Iping Common in particular. The last decade of his life saw a heightening of his palette, as he spent more and more time at his holiday coastal cottage at Selsey.

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This exhibition of over 70 works provides a once in a generation opportunity to consider one of Britain’s most enduringly popular modern painters in a whole new light.

Curated by Anne Goodchild in partnership with Pallant House Gallery.