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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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Anna Bera: British Council Artist in Residence

22 September20 October


To co-incide with the exhibition New Truth to Materials: Wood, the museum will play host to a British Council international artist in residence in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute. Artist Anna Bera is a Polish artist who founded The Whole Elements design studio and Dzikie Dzieci (Wild Children) after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Bera’s work draws inspiration from research on the human relationship with nature in a biological, cultural and spiritual context. As part…

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