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contemporary art exhibition at  Glynde Place

Fri 12 April 6 – 9pm  Opening night drinks, all welcome

Sat 13 & Sun 14 April 10.30 – 5.30pm

The Coach House, Glynde Place

Glynde, BN8 6SX

Paint, print, sculpture, drawing, performance art

Artists:  Jenny Arran  Chiari Bianchi  Sarah Colbourne  Bob Dixon  Linda Felcey      Richard Gravett  Alexander Johnson  Jacky Misson  Lucy Newman                               Isobel Smith   Guy Stevens  Emily Warren


Walk & words at Monks House

Jacky will be holding 3 events at Monks House this year, the Rodmell home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf…

monks house

Create your own original piece of art inspired by Virginia’s stream of consciousness style and the landscape.


We will have exclusive access to the house followed by a walk to the river whilst exploring our own connections to walking and words.

The afternoon will be spent creating our own individual artwork

Fri May 31st: half term week, children and adults welcome booking info here

Thurs July 11th: adults only

Fri September 6th: adults only

Watch this space for more details…

Artists at Glynde Place

In September 2018 Jacky curated another exhibition at  the Coach House, Glynde Place


Artists taking part were Jenny Arran, Sarah Colbourne, Bob Dixon, Alexander Johnson, Lucy Newman, Isobal Smith, Guy Stevens and Emily Warren….


We had another fantastic turnout with just over 350 people over the weekend.

Colour in nature walks…

As part of Artwave this year I will be curating two Colour in nature walks along side Lewes District Council Ranger Thyone Outram.

Info and links to booking below…

colour in nature walk pic

Lewes railway land nature reserve Wed 29 Aug

Bollens Bush nature reserve Tues 21 Aug

Chalkpit exhibition

opening night

Over the weekend I curated and contributed to the Chalkpit exhibition of contemporary art at Glynde Place.

It was a lovely, sunny weekend and we attracted over 300 visitors.

The incredibly talented and varied artists I asked to work alongside me were;            Jenny Arran, Sarah Colbourne, Bob Dixon, Alexander Johnson, Lucy Newman, Isobel Smith, Guy Stevens and Emily Warren.

The exhibition pieces…


Visitor comments…




Chalkpit. An exhibition of contemporary art at Glynde Place


This weekend,  there will be an exhibition of contemporary art at The Coach House, Glynde Place.

Called Chalkpit, it is the first in a series of events that I am putting together as part of my residency in Glynde.

I have asked eight local artists to create pieces of work as a response to the chalkpit (called Balcombe pit) as it is today.

These will be on display for one weekend only, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April.

The artists are: Jenny Arran  Sarah Colbourne  Alexander Johnson  Isobel Smith            Bob Dixon  Lucy Newman  Guy Stevens   Emily Warren

More information about the exhibition can be found here

Hope you can make it along!

Chalkpit project


chalk pit vista

As Artist-in-residence for Glynde, I am working on a project based on the chalkpit at the back of Teddy Street.

Called Balcombe Pit, it was in operation from the 1840s right up until the 1980s.

I became interested in the chalkpit after doing some research at The Keep and coming across the 1881 census for the village…


As you can see, most of the people worked in the chalkpit.

Today, the chalkpit is unused apart from the odd dog walker and kids playing. It is tucked away and you would easily walk straight past the entrance without even knowing it is there.

I decided to make it the central point of my first project as Artist-in-residence.

Over the coming year I will be involving local residents of Glynde and other artists to put together a collection of work and hold a variety of events around Balcombe Pit.

Exhibition of 99 ways to map a walk

Here is the overview I used for the public opening of my 99 ways to map a walk at Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes…



This is a map I drew of the walk…

The walk. From Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes


Here is the walk starting with your back to Martyrs’ Gallery in Fisher Street…





Here is the gallery on day 1:



And throughout the week…


And public opening for the weekend…



Some examples of the drawings by visitors (and me)…







Day 7, 99 ways to map a walk at Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes

Final day, can’t believe how different the gallery looks!


We had 67 visitors over the weekend and just under 50 during the week.

I think the introductory text I wrote for the exhibition says it all really…


Here are some more of the pieces of work by people who took part…

The End…

Day 6, 99 ways to map a walk…



A few more tweaks to get the gallery ready… and we’re off!!

Three people waiting to come in before we are even open. A promising start.

Two ex-art students set off on the walk. Keen to get drawing when they return…


I love their finished pieces…

And then, the dad and his 2 daughters from day 2 turn up… with 10 friends!


Soon the kids are asking if they can go on the walk, so off they all go.

And back they come…


along with more people. Just looking this time…

Some group drawing… with Jasper!


And one of my favourite contributions…


Which I think looks just right above my little map sculpture…


35 visitors today. Some of which went on the walk and contributed a drawing.

Loved every minute of it.