Art in aid of BOAT

About the art auction in aid of the Brighton Open Air Theatre

News from Caia Matheson

Caia Matheson
Caia Matheson
'Hello Art Lovers

I just wanted to share with you the Art Auction details for the new
Amphitheatre that is currently under construction in Brighton

The Theatre is the brainchild of Adrian Bunting a playwright,
construction worker and man of grand ambitions.
When in 2013 Adrian found out he had weeks to live he began making
arrangements to realise one of his dearest dreams ...... an Open-Air
Theatre for Brighton!

Fast forward to 2015 and the Theatre is almost complete however more
funding is needed to finish and maintain the Amphiteatre.

Many artists including the legendary David Lloyd of V for Vendetta fame,
Cartoonist and regular contributor to Private Eye Guy Venables and
British Illustrator and Political Cartoonist for The Observer, Chris
Riddell have all donated work for this fabulous new Theatre venue.
I have also donated an original Oil Painting titled 'Wisdom Lies Beneath
The Light'

The Bid for Boat totaliser is at £8387 today however £20K is needed to
pay the bills

ALL proceeds of the Auction go directly to the Brighton Open Air Theatre

Please share this with your friends and colleagues and help make this
exciting new venture happen

Thank you for supporting the arts

BOAT website

Best wishes

Caia Matheson
Contemporary Oil Painter and supporter of BOAT'

Confident Public Speaking: For Artists

Confident Public Speaking

New courses in Brighton and Hove

Skills for artists in business

Confident Public Speaking

New courses in Brighton and Hove

Skills for artists in business

As an artist you’re also a business person, and the ability to stand up and speak in public is a vital part of your personal and professional toolkit. You may need to promote your work, or to pitch for funding – yet so many people find public speaking difficult.

These skills really can be learned.

Confident Public Speaking: new skills for business

An introduction to presentation and public speaking skills
Ideal for beginners, for brushing up the basics and for the nervous speaker

Learn how to master your nerves, develop a strong voice and compelling personal presence and deliver your message with style

New dates: March 26th and 30th, April 16th and 20th
Venue: the beautiful five star Claremont, Hove

Course bookings

For further information about the course, venue and fees, and to book your place, contact:
Philippa Hammond
T: 07017 037590

Six Sussex Artists and Craftsmen

Takes place in the lovely Sussex countryside in Alfriston for one weekend only!
25th and 26th October 2014
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Takes place in the lovely Sussex countryside in Alfriston for one weekend only!
25th and 26th October 2014

This exhibition is now in its 35th year. It gives visitors a chance to buy craftwork of the finest quality, in the relaxed setting of the English Wine Centre.

Just as you’re starting to think of Christmas shopping, or a walk in the countryside before beer and a meal in one of the rustic pubs…

You can find more details about the show and the exhibitors here:

Dion Salvador Lloyd

Romancing Nature

5th September to 11th October 2014

Solo exhibition

Dion Salvador Lloyd
Dion Salvador Lloyd

‘Romancing Nature’

5th September to 11th October 2014

Solo exhibition

Denise Yapp Contemporary Art (DYCA
Mill House
NP25 4TX

A brand new body of work including new paper works and larger canvas paintings

Sarah Purvey will be showing her grand ceramic vessels full of rich textures and earthy tones

The artist will be present 5th and 6th September

News: ‘Cloudstorm’ has been selected for the Open Exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery from 30th September to 12th October 2014.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014

We visit the Interactive Festival of Creativity and Invention

Saturday 6th September 2014

Brighton Mini Maker Faire
Brighton Mini Maker Fair


Brighton Mini Maker Faire took over the Corn Exchange on Saturday September 6th, where making mayhem ruled for the day.

The few cons – it was loud, very hot and oversold, with ticket holders having to wait to come in as it was at capacity, and the refreshments in the venue were incredibly expensive [almost £4 for one small cake??] We took a civilised tea and rock cakes break at the historic Pavilion Gardens Cafe nearby instead.

But in all a very successful day. Some impressions:

Lab Rat remaking sentimental items into jewellery and sculptures
Jewellery Macabre’s fantastical diesel punk creatures
Tiny wooden water and vacuum driven machines showing ancient hydraulics in action, surrounded by small children as fascinated by them as by the high tech toys
Cereal packets, corrugated cardboard, round scissors, glitter and glue … a traditional Blue Peter approach to building an entire city on the mezzanine floor
Scientific demonstrations, jewellery-making, sewing, toy-making … workshops everywhere
Crafting in wool, crochet, spinning, sewing – one group of spinners, dyers and knitters knitting a giant 18th century map of the North Laine
A table of knitted planets and felt fabric quarks, muons and bosons, created by school technicians showing some of the fun things they use for teaching
Electrically conductive paint and loads of 3D printing – a new technology at the beginning of its life, affordable and possible to DIY, its potential only beginning to be explored
A3D printed exo skeleton costume work in progress
Everything computer, internet and digital, plus the chance to play the banana piano
A friendly Dalek to hug
Children everywhere, getting stuck in and having fun



The Interactive Festival of Creativity and Invention – tickets now on sale

This year’s Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday the 6th of September at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Last year’s event attracted an audience of over 3,000 to the Corn Exchange, and this year’s will continue showcasing the best in Maker culture. for details of all the workshops and special attractions

Fresh Paint at The Foundry – SWS 2014 Annual Show

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st August 2014

Sussex Watercolour Society
Sussex Watercolour Society

An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Cartoons and work in Mixed Media, created by members of The Sussex Watercolour Society.

This is the Society’s 37th Annual Exhibition and at its heart is the wish and intention to showcase not only a superb selection of work in Watercolour but also the widest possible range of members’ work in other media, including Acrylics, Oils, Printmaking, Ceramics and Resin.

The Society has also invited sculptor Mike Chaikin to exhibit his work as a guest artist. His extraordinary kinetic sculptures created from sheet metal and Perspex will add yet another dimension to what will already be a very diverse and exciting Exhibition.

The Exhibition runs from Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st August 2014.

Opening times are 11am – 5pm daily

26 members of the Society are planning to show work at this event and some of them will be presenting demonstrations of their working techniques. These will be taking place in the Gallery on Saturday 30th August and include demonstrations by Shirley Trevena RI, Kate Osborne and Frans de Leij.

The Preview of this Exhibition will be held on Friday 22nd August from 6pm – 9pm and, as it is a venue in the Lewes Artwave Festival, will be participating in the ‘First Friday’ event, a trail of venues holding Private Views and Previews on the 22nd August. Members of the public will be warmly welcomed.

Sussex Guild Designer Makers 2014

Professional designer makers of contemporary and traditional crafts. Summer 2014 programme of events.

Professional designer makers of contemporary and traditional crafts.

Parham House and Gardens 7-8 June

Michelham Priory 31 July – 3 August

Pashley Manor Gardens 23-25 August

Ditchling Village Hall and Church 6-7 September

Hurstpierpoint College 2-3 November

Midhurst Rother College 29-30 November