Wealth of talent at annual art show

Battle & District Art Expo, Memorial Hall. 6/4/14 SUS-140608-113657001
Battle & District Art Expo, Memorial Hall. 6/4/14 SUS-140608-113657001

MEMBERS of the Battle And District Arts Group held a private view for invited guests at Battle Memorial Hall last week.

The event was jam packed, with wine and conversation flowing freely and everyone enjoying the high standard of work on display.

Nine awards were presented to artists who had impressed the sponsors with their artwork.

The winners were:

Carol Selby-Lowndes ‘Sussex Downs’ - BDAG President’s Award

Christopher O’Brien ‘Lecture in the Wynne Room’ - De La Warr Pavilion Award

Colin Bailey ‘Calling Time’ - Observer Award

Colin Bailey ‘Salome Alone’ - Neame Designs LTD Award

Derek Baulcomb ‘Heron’ - In Perspective Award

Jane Masters ‘And All That Jazz’ - Expressions Award

Joanne Burdon ‘On the walkway’ - Sussex Framing Centre Award

Mary Burgess ‘Bob’s Ices’ - Judge Sampson Award

Nick Englefield ‘Castle Bay Barra’ - In Perspective ‘commended’

Roy Bugden ‘Approaching Falmouth’ - Empress Art Award

The Jerwood Gallery Award will be presented at the close of the show to the artist with the most public votes.

The evening got the show off to a good start with sales of 27 paintings and a starting fund of £85 raised for Help the Heroes via the ongoing raffle.

The exhibition opened to the public on August 6 and there is still time to enjoy a visit as it continues 10am-5pm daily until August 16.

Admission is free.

For membership of the Battle and District Arts Group and all other enquiries, please e-mail bdag@hotmail.co.uk