Rupert Toovey

Sussex creative Andrew Bernardi with his Stradivarius violin beneath the Grinling Gibbons carved instruments at Petworth House which were both created c.1696. SUS-190128-113850001

Meet the man behind Shipley Arts Festival

This week I am in the company of the musician and Artistic Director of the Shipley Arts Festival, Andrew Bernardi, as he prepares to launch the festival’s 2019 program of concerts across the Horsham district and beyond.

Rupert Toovey at Petworth Park SUS-190701-102631001

Inspired by the Sussex landscape

Inspired by the Horsham Museum and Art Galleries latest exhibition of local landscapes I have been trying to walk off my Christmas indulgence, with my terrier Bonnie in the beauty of the Sussex countryside. And what strikes me is how influential and important human stewardship and industry has been to the appearance and beauty of our landscape.

Bonfire night celebrated with family and friends � Serena Toovey, 2108 SUS-181029-101915001

Remember, remember the fifth of November

I love bonfire night. The beauty of the flashing fireworks against the dark sky, the whizzes, pops and bangs, the mist of drifting smoke and the smell of gunpowder on a cold, still November night are, for me, truly evocative.

A late 18th century automaton clock by James Cox.

James Cox’s amazing clocks

A rare late 18th century tortoiseshell and gilt-metal bracket clock with a processional automaton by the celebrated British entrepreneur and goldsmith James Cox (1723-1800) has been discovered by Toovey’s specialist, Tom Rowsell, in a London collection.

Sussex artist Mary Crabb.

Remembrance through making

Significant Figures: remembrance through making is an intimate and poignant exhibition which seeks to articulate remembrance through the making of art is currently on show at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester.

The Royal Academy's professor of perspective, Humphrey Ocean RA in conversation with Nicholas Toovey and Jeremy Knight.

RA250 celebrated at Horsham

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery’s latest exhibition Watercolour RA250 explores the relationship of leading royal academicians with the medium of watercolour.

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