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Holroyd marks Zoom debut with ink drawings

John Holroyd is marking his membership of Zoom Arts with an exhibition of ink work at Oscar’s on the Square starting on Friday. Maxine Simmonds introduces this new member of the community arts group.

John Holroyd, an exciting new artist member to the Zoom Community Arts group will be opening with an exhibition of his exciting ink work at Oscar’s on the Square on Friday 1 October with a private view from 5pm.

Born and raised in London, John started his life-journey as an artist in 1975 with his life-drawing Spiral Mushroom. His surrealistic inclinations are evident from the artists who inspired him, amongst them Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.

His formal art education included attending St Martin’s College of Art in London. However, it is his experience of nature and industry that have most shaped his character and honed his vision.

In the Netherlands, he was awestruck by the size of the industrial shipyards, the machinery and their interplay with natural and man-made light. This clearly influenced his sense of scale. John’s other influences include the size, power and smell of the sea which continue to drive him forward at his Hastings studio.

The exhibition is open for general  viewing at Oscar’s on the Square Thursdays to Sundays, from midday to 8pm.

If you fail to capture John’s attention at the opening of his Zoom Arts debut show at the Friday evening PV, he will be available at Oscar’s on Saturday 2 October and at his closing party on Friday 29 October.


Anyone interested in supporting the Zoom Arts community group by becoming a member, exhibiting with us or purchasing art work can get in touch or attend one of our monthly meetings where we plan future exhibitions and attend to admin. The next meeting will be held on Thurs 30 Sept at the Southwater Area Community Centre, 1 and 2 Stainsby St, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6LA.

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Posted 19:44 Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 In: Visual Arts

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