Retro & Reclaimed

On currently: a joint exhibition of mixed media artworks by Una and Rick Curthoys.

Una Curthoys works with mixed media, found objects, printmaking and collage. She studied Fine Art at Guildford College of Art, Hornsey College of Art and the University of East London.

Rick Curthoys works with pens, Sharpies, pencils and inks. He studied Technical Illustration at Hornsey College of Art (where he and Una met). He has worked in advertising and publishing, and has freelanced as a character artwork designer. Now retired he he has recently taken up the pens and pencils again.

Here is just a selection of work currently on show at the gallery:

Pictured Memories

Memories of eight care home residents are at the heart of the current wide-ranging and evocative exhibition.

A group of students interviewed the residents and then commissioned fifteen gallery artists to produce works inspired by the life stories that had been revealed to them.

The exhibition has been receiving interest and attention from local media.

The exhibition remains open till mid-December.

The upstairs rooms contain the usual assortment of work by resident artists. The main exhibition is downstairs – here are some of the works you will see…

Do visit the gallery and see the work for yourself. This is just a sampling of the show.

Dunford & Binks Downstairs Plus One

There is much to see in the new exhibition opening Saturday June 16th. Showing till the middle of August, there is ample opportunity to make more than one visit and really absorb the work.

Downstairs, popular artists Brian Dunford and Graham Binks have another joint show of work, while upstairs members of The Arts School are having their first group exhibition.
Work by resident artists fills other spaces in the gallery.

As usual, work is for a sale, and there are unframed prints and cards available too.

Examples of Brian Dunford’s work:

Examples of Graham Binks’ work:


Andrew G. Forrest: Painting and Photographs

Now showing at the gallery until the end of August…

Andrew G. Forrest was a sixth form college History and History of Art tutor until his retirement in 2008. He now focuses on painting, photography and playing guitar and bass. [Included in the show is a colour photograph of Eric Clapton and his Band playing at the Royal Albert Hall.]
Andrew chairs the Society of Eastbourne Artists and has taught art both in Eastbourne and at Atelier Lerignac in the Charente.
His work is regularly on show in galleries throughout Sussex and Surrey.

The one-man show, filling the entire ground floor of the gallery, is a continuation of LINE PLANE COLOUR, the joint exhibition which Andrew shared with Irene Runayker during July.

This is a varied and colourful exhibition of watercolours, acrylics, prints and photographs. All work is for sale.

As usual, the upper floor of the gallery displays work by resident artists. Their work is also for sale.

In addition to the framed works the gallery stocks a range of cards by both past and current exhibitors.

Current & Coming


  • Animazing
    Tuesday 2nd  – Saturday 13th August

    Animazing is a unique exhibition.
    Visitors can learn how children’s television programmes have been made over the years and get hands on creating their own animations. They can even step into our live green screen studio and be part of their own Animazing adventure. Visitors may see their own videos uploaded to the Animazing YouTube channel.


  • Two Viewpoints part 2 with Irene Runayker and Andrew Forrest
    16th – 30th August


  • The festival exhibition
    Bold Abstractions – Turner, Sparkes and Spencer
    Thursday 8th September – Saturday 29th October.