The Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers

Over 90 Years of Artistic Excellence in Sussex

The SSP (The Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Engravers) are proud to be exhibiting their work once again, this time at The Skyway Gallery in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex from 4th – 23rd September 2017.

Three years ago they celebrated their 90th anniversary year at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery and are pleased to be showing some fresh and exciting work by both new and regular members.

SSP members are professional artists who exhibit their work both individually, in venues and galleries across London and the south of England, as well as coming together several times a year for the Society’s own group shows.

Works in this show will be of diverse subject matter; abstract, landscape, figurative, still life – something to interest art lovers of all ages. Paintings in oil, watercolour, acrylic, as well as mixed media, collage and limited edition artist’s prints will be on display. In addition there will be some three dimensional work including bronze, glass and wood sculpture.

After the Society was formed in 1924 they have continued with annual and bi-annual shows from Rye to Chichester and throughout Sussex. This will be their first exhibition at the Skyway Gallery which opened its doors to the public only a year ago.

Sussex has had a long tradition with arts and crafts with, for example contemporaries of the SSP: the Bloomsbury Group, and its artists  Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell based at Charleston;  Eric Gill, Edward Johnston and Frank Brangwyn based in Ditchling at The Jointure; The pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones and Sir William Nicholson as well as other artists and writers based in Rottingdean. These places still exhibit contemporary work and members of the Society often take part.

With this exhibition, the Society hopes to encourage artists, particularly those from West Sussex to apply for membership. Entry to the exhibition is free and all work on display will be for sale. There with be a Private View on Monday 4th September at the Skyway Gallery between 6:00 – 8:00pm. Members of the public are welcome.

Artists will be there every day to answer any questions or enquiries about the work and provide membership forms for those interested in joining.

The Society of Sussex Painters Exhibition promises to be not only a very interesting and inspiring show of contemporary artwork, but one continuing the SSPs tradition and taking it positively into the future. Art students from schools, colleges or higher education are encouraged to attend.