May weekends - 4/5, 11/12. 18/19, 25/26 Open 11am to 5pm or by appointment
Artist Kellie Miller invites you to a very special exhibition, as part of the Brighton Open House Festival, featuring the work of international artists who work in sculpture. For the very first time, the renowned artist will be opening her home and gardens, which nestles on the South Downs, just outside of Brighton. The house and gardens is a work in progress project and, after four years of development, she wants to share with you the story so far
“Over the last few weeks, we have been preparing the space, land clearing, unpacking the cabin that housed our belongings while the house has been developed,” Kellie explains. “We have enjoyed getting in touch with the land and planning the exhibition and are looking forward to welcoming guests throughout May.”
For Kellie it is an opportunity to exhibit sculpture in a natural environment other than her award-winning gallery located in Market Street, Brighton.
Alexia Weill’s work involves the transformation of a stone in an expressive form that she calls “dialogue with the stone”.
Félix Valdelièvre has a fascination with deconstructing the oblong, cube and sphere forms and these shapes will often be central to his work.
Klaus W. Rieck is a German sculptor who lives and works in Berlin, where he studied Sculpture and Architecture at the Art Academy of Berlin. For Klaus, the stone is a medium to give shape to an inner idea. The stone also becomes the object of his artistic expression. The different surfaces, broken, finely cut or highly polished, reveal their interiors, inviting you to explore visually and by touch.
Radek Andrle is inspired by the idea of conception and the beginning of life, a theme that is evident in his earlier work. There are not many artists who work with tin, but Radek loves this material as it allows him to create an accurate imprint of his model.
Davide Galbiati is very conscious that as an artist he has a responsibility to make the soul visible to human eyes. He has a wonderful ability to make great sculptures out of wood and concrete.
There will also be other delights in painting and ceramics from Kellie’s stable of artists.
We are proud to say it is a prominently European exhibition showcasing contemporary art and sculpture from artists from the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and UK.
If you can’t make a weekend please book an appointment by calling 07803 589059 or email gallery@kelliemillerarts
Travel. parking and visitor information
Location: Bluebell Cottage is on Underhill Lane, Clayton, between Pyecombe and Ditchling. Nearest Bus stop Jack and Jill pub, with regular buses from the Old Steine, Brighton bus stop D and bus numbers 270 and 271. From the Jack and Jill Pub it is about 12-15 min walk from there. Nearest train station Hassocks 30-35 min walk. Alternately take a taxis, please book in advance Five Star -01273 846666
The drive is shared and steep, with limited parking at house. A better option is the recreation ground car park, opposite the church in Clayton, a 10-12 min walk through the village to Bluebell Cottage. Look for the AOH sign on Underhill Lane. Please drive carefully on the lane as it is used by walkers, cyclists and riders.
The garden and outdoor space are on many levels and there are uneven structures and ground levels, please wear suitable attire and footwear.