Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sussex Heritage Trust and Exhibition of Prints at Farley Farmhouse, East Sussex.

Yesterday I went to see an exhibition of prints by printmaker Peter Carreras who last year donated his prints to the Sussex Heritage Trust for them to sell and raise funds. This is the second exhibition of his prints and shows a range of prints all for sale, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Sussex Heritage Trust. It is an incredibly generous donation by Peter Carreras and the prints range from small zodiac prints to larger images, many of Sussex.

This time the exhibition is being held in the barn at Farley Farm House in Chiddingly, near Lewes, East Sussex. The setting is beautiful and the barn is part of Farley Farm House which was the home of the Surrealist Roland Penrose and his wife Lee Miller. As part of the visit to the exhibition yesterday there was also the opportunity to have a tour of the house and gardens.

Farley Farm House gives a fascinating view into the work and lives of Miller and Penrose and their many friends who visited such as Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Joan Miro. The collection of art is superb and the house and gardens are largely kept as they were when they were home to Miller and Penrose. As well as being full of works of art there are also many photographs by Lee Miller and even her camera and type writer from her years as war correspondent. It is really worth a visit and on a sunny day like yesterday the gardens are beautiful and the Long Man of Wilmington can be seen in the distance.

Peter Carreras Exhibition is free and is on at the Farley Barn Gallery on 20, 30 June and 1, 4, 5 July 10.00am - 5.00pm. For details of the exhibition and more about the work of Sussex Heritage Trust please see or tel. 01825 767087

Farley Farm House Tours are available from April to September on the first Sunday of each month or for groups by appointment. They are also open on some other weekends. For full details see or tel. 01825 872691
Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex BN8 6HW.

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