Free art demonstrations at Shoreham Gallery

A linocut called The Umbrella Kiss by Sue Collins
A linocut called The Umbrella Kiss by Sue Collins

ARTISTS from Shoreham Gallery are giving free demonstrations throughout Adur Art Trail.

The trail runs from May 31 to June 15 and one stop is the Shoreham Gallery, a collective of 22 artists who exhibit in Brunswick Road.

A private view, to which all are invited, will be held on Friday, May 30, from 6pm to 9pm, with canapés, punch and live music.

Every day of the trail, the artists will be giving free demonstrations of techniques from watercolour painting, photography, pottery, portraits, wood carving, jewellery making, hand-stitched books, collage lino cut, drawing to stained glass and machine embroidery. For more details, visit

Claire Harrison, from the gallery, said: “All of the artists are successful in their own right and exhibit both across the UK and Internationally. The gallery is a treasure trove of both contemporary and traditional works at surprisingly affordable prices.

“The gallery boasts a wide range of work from photography, wood, clay, fused glass, stained glass, print, oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, to silk scarves and jewellery.

“Lara Sparks’ beautiful works of embroidery and applique are like brightly-coloured drawings and paintings on cushions and lampshades, would brighten up any home.

“Brendan O’Connell’s abstract paintings of haunting colours on the canvas lead the viewer into an inner space and sense of depth on the two dimensional plane.

“Eloise Enters creates upcycled jewellery out of vintage items such as buckles, buttons and cogs.”

The gallery is open seven days a week, with extended opening hours during the trail from 10am to 5pm.