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New Truth to Materials: Wood

8 September 20171 January 2018


A fascinating exploration into our emotional response to wood – one of the most versatile natural materials – through a diverse and eclectic group of contemporary and traditional artists, designers and craftsmen from the last hundred years, including Graham Sutherland, Sebastian Cox, Anna Maria Pacheco and Forest & Found. New Truth to Materials: Wood is the first in a series of multi-disciplinary exhibitions at Ditchling that consider how we respond and relate to materials and objects, addressing how artists, craftspeople and…

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Guy Malet

8 September 20171 January 2018


Accompanying our exhibition New Truth to Materials: Wood, this mini retrospective shines a light on an incredibly talented, yet relatively undiscovered, wood-engraver, Guy Malet. Malet (1900 – 1973) followed the tradition of British artists who were drawn to wood as a means of engraving their designs and was prolific, particularly in the period between the two world wars. Emerging from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art as one of their most skilled printers (along with contemporaries Sybil Andrews and Cyril…

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