‘So to the land our hearts we give’: Exploring Sussex in Art

In 1902, the writer Rudyard Kipling published Sussex, a poem highlighting the close, natural, and interdependent relationship between humans and the landscape, and I quote ‘So to the land our hearts we give,/ Till the sure magic strike / And Memory, Use, and Love make live / Us and our fields alike’. Greatly influenced by … Continue reading ‘So to the land our hearts we give’: Exploring Sussex in Art

Always Slightly Somewhere Else: Ravilious in Sussex

In today's blog post, I share the text and images for my talk on Eric Ravilious, which I gave at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.  In his book The Old Ways the traveller and writer Robert Macfarlane describes the artist Eric Ravilious’ depictions of the Sussex landscape as ‘dreamy watercolours of the prehistoric tracks of … Continue reading Always Slightly Somewhere Else: Ravilious in Sussex

Get Stuck In! How to Get Involved in the Heritage Sector

Following an extremely popular talk I gave on Eric Ravilious, hearing of the announcement of Art Fund plans to extend its discounted rate for young people, and reading Fiona Reynolds' article that investigates the part we all have to play in our shared heritage, I take a look at ways you can get involved in … Continue reading Get Stuck In! How to Get Involved in the Heritage Sector

‘My pictures are for the people’: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain

Recently, I went to see the fabulous Edward Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain. In today's blog post I write about some of the background to the exhibition, and offer some of my thoughts about the exhibition. The exhibition is a celebration of the artist's work across different mediums: from oil painting and book illustration to piano … Continue reading ‘My pictures are for the people’: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain