Events

Jun
3
Sun
Picasso’s Guernica
Jun 3 @ 2:30 pm

2. Guernica Picasso

Guernica is a mural sized oil painting by famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso completed in 1937.  Using a palette of black, grey and white Picasso was inspired by the bombing of the Basque village of Guernica in Northern Spain during the Spanish Civil war.  This art work is regarded as one of the most powerfully moving anti-war paintings of all time.

Peter Scott is an experienced lecturer and guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Gallery.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please click here to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre. We regret that we are no longer able to sell tickets online.

Jun
15
Fri
Demonstration of Oil Painting by Michael Cruikshank
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm

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This is an exciting opportunity to see a gifted artist at work.  Using a state of the art document camera hooked up to the projector, the audience will be able to watch the process of an artist actually producing a painting. This ‘real time viewing’ has never been experienced at the Towner before!

Michael Cruickshank is a professional landscape artist, teacher and writer whose paintings are widely collected at home and abroad. He runs courses in landscape painting at Bradness Gallery for beginners as well as those wishing to rekindle their desire to paint.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please click here to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre. We regret that we are no longer able to sell tickets online.

Jul
13
Fri
Artists and the Sussex Seaside Resorts by Dr Sue Berry
Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm

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WITH REGRET – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

From the 1750s, seaside tourism developed along the coast of Sussex, reviving the fortunes of many coastal towns and encouraging the development of new ones such as Bognor Regis and Worthing. Amateur and professional artists and printmakers have left us a rich resource of images of the resorts. Using these, we can see how the resorts changed and explore the way in which the sea was used. Artists captured the bathing machines, the promenading beside the sea to appreciate the view and the fresh air, the building of piers so that visitors could venture over the sea. Styles and types of coastal buildings changed as each new fashion adding to the varied look of the front.

 

Dr Sue Berry is a historian and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London who specialises in aspects of the social and economic history of the period between c1740 and 1914. She has written about the resorts of Sussex, country houses and agriculture.