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Max Gill: Wonderground Man

20 October 2018 – 28 April 2019


This winter, the once forgotten work of Brighton-born MacDonald (Max) Gill (1884 – 1947) will be celebrated at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. Max Gill, younger brother of Eric, was a well-known illustrator, letterer, map-maker, architect and decorative artist. His often humorous work, with its distinctive Art Deco flourishes and tones, charted the rise of new technologies such as electricity, flight and radio communication. Gill’s work was once prominently in the public eye, particularly his brightly-coloured pictorial maps, graphic…

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Changing Lives: Ditchling Artists in WW1

20 October 2018 – 28 April 2019


Accompanying Max Gill: Wonderground Man, the museum’s Print Gallery will host a display looking at the affect of WW1 on Ditchling’s artistic community. When Max Gill was appointed by the Imperial War Graves Commission to design the lettering on the Cenotaph and every military headstone, he was well aware of the impact that the war had on friends, the artistic community, and even his own family. The exhibition tells the personal stories of three artist-soldiers: stonecutter Joseph Cribb, who worked…

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WonderCraft: Local Makers for Christmas

20 October 2018 – 1 January 2019


In a celebration of all things artisan we will be extending our renowned shop into the William and Margaret Rowling Gallery and Wunderkammer cabinet, where there will be a carefully curated collection of beautiful art and craft by local and British talent, all available to buy in the run up to Christmas. Expect delicate woven pieces by Sarah Tyssen and Jenny KilBride; cutting-edge textiles and accessories by St. Judes, Gabrielle Vary and Cressida Bell; eye-catching ceramics by Lucy Ogden, Ken…

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