Brighton Art Fair 2014

We visit this year’s buzzing Private View

The artists and works of the year

Brighton Art Fair 2014
Brighton Art Fair 2014
  • Thursday 25th September 6.00pm – 8.30pm (ticket only)
  • Friday, 26th September  11.00am – 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 27th September  10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Sunday, 28th September  10.00am – 5.00pm

We guested at a buzzing private view at Brighton Corn Exchange, enjoying champagne and wide ranging conversations with artists and friends as we explored this year’s exhibition.

The highlight of this year’s show:

Angela Perrin
Angela Perrin

Angela Perrin –  Misty, ethereal watercolours on canvas evoked the woodlands of Rackham and Tolkien, fairy tale and myth … a sense of mystery and fantasy just beneath the glowy surface


Other artists and works of note:

Emilie Essel – Sparkly, pretty, glittery [yes, and that’s a good thing] world light maps and galaxies on black velvet
Dinah Dufton – Delicate, wafting flower drifts
Tim Slatter – ‘Frangipane Tree’, an oriental branch on shattered gold leaf
Tracy Florance – A photographer with a great eye for colour, pattern and form
Lilia Umana-Clarke – Tall slender ceramics, earthy colours, rough textures, mysterious long-ear creatures
Carole A Sheldrake – Cuban mansions complete with little balconies in 3D ceramic; a Shakespearian stage set in faded elegance

Blaze Cyan
Blaze Cyan

Blaze Cyan – Etched ancient gnarly trees and wintry monochrome landscapes
Polly Finch – Delicate scalpel paper cuts, airy detailed storytelling inspired by nature and outdoor fun
Teresa Winchester – Linoprinted fairy tales and animal legends in rich colour and assured line
Tony Feld – Oils on board in photorealistic detail, observing wildlife and the world
Carol Naylor – Shimmering machine-embroidered landscapes in luscious silks

Leila Godden
Leila Godden

Leila Godden – Sea, sky and cloud, reflection and light in cool, muted, layered acrylic tones
Guy Holder – Witty, flattened 3D ceramic figures and bird wall pieces

Brighton Art Fair has, for over ten years, been bringing 100 of the brightest and best contemporary visual artists from Sussex and around the country to exhibit at the Brighton Dome – Corn Exchange.

Brighton Art Fair is the largest annual art exhibition on the South Coast and enables artists across all media to sell their work to the public, building a relationship with buyers, potential buyers, galleries and curators. The fair selects the most talented painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.