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David Wolske: Abstract Letterpress

27 July 2015 – 8 February 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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The 20th century artists who lived and worked in Ditchling revived and revolutionised many crafts including letterpress printing …

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The Animals of David Jones

24 October 2015 – 6 March 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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This exhibition is inspired by three objects from the museum’s collection which all feature animals.

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Mark Hearld’s Wunderkammer

24 October 2015 – 7 March 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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Mark Hearld’s Wunderkammer includes new drawings, prints and sculptures as well as pieces of folk art and objects of inspiration from the artist’s studio

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Underground: 100 Years of Edward Johnston’s Lettering for London

12 March 2016 – 11 September 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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This exhibition marks the centenary of Edward Johnston’s world famous typeface for London Underground. Remarkably, it has barely changed over 100 years, a testament to its success as station way finders.

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Signs of Ditchling: a tradition of lettering from 1800 to the present day

12 March 2016 – 13 September 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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In 1906 Edward Johnston gave a lecture on signwriting in which he emphasised the necessity of simplicity, distinctiveness and proportion…

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Bob & Roberta Smith: Why Do We Communicate?

12 March 2016 – 11 September 2016

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

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Bob & Roberta Smith’s new display for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is a mini retrospective of the artist’s sign-written work …

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Big Steam Print

28 March 2016 – 18 June 2016

Various Venues (see details for more information)

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Part of the Village of Type programme. The magic of printing is usually hidden in the sheds, workshops and studios of printers and designers. The Big Steam Print brings the secret into the open air for everyone to witness …

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The Village of Type

30 April 201630 May 2016

Various Venues (see details for more information)

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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft celebrates 100 years of the lettering which can still to be seen across the capital’s transport system and became an iconic typeface for modernity.

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Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

28 January 2017 – 23 April 2017

Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD

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We are delighted to be part of a consortium of nine museums and galleries from Sussex working with The Bulldog Trust on this major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Curated by Dr Hope Wolf, from the University of Sussex, the exhibition features over 120 works from the county including many from our own collection. Sussex Modernism examines why radical artists and writers were drawn to the rolling hills, seaside resorts, and quaint villages of Sussex in the first…

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