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View from the Stade by Patricia Bowler.

View from the Stade by Patricia Bowler.

ESAC summer show offers visual feast in Stade Hall

East Sussex Arts Club’s summer exhibition opens next week in Stade Hall, when some 130 or more works are expected to be on show – about the same as the number of years this venerable institution has been in existence, as chairman Julie Marshall explains.

Based in Hastings, the East Sussex Arts Club  was formed in 1890. Over the years it has had many renowned artists as members, including George Graham, Alfred Edward Jackson, Violet Vicat Cole, Charles Cundall and Hesketh Hubbard, to name but a few, while early patrons included Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyle (1848-1939, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert).

Jan Emery.

Jan Emery.

The club currently has more than 60 members, and its president is Dr Richard Manwaring Baines, past president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

The club has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and meets on the second Saturday of each month at St John’s Church Hall in Brittany Road, St Leonards, for a variety of workshops, demonstrations and lectures for both artists and those simply interested in art.

ESAC’s 2019 Summer Exhibition will be at the Stade Hall from 25 to 29 May, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free. It is expected that at least 25 club members will exhibit a total of at least 130 paintings.

ESAC’s Facebook page.

Posted 20:39 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 In: Visual Arts

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