Andrew G. Forrest: Painting and Photographs

Now showing at the gallery until the end of August…

Andrew G. Forrest was a sixth form college History and History of Art tutor until his retirement in 2008. He now focuses on painting, photography and playing guitar and bass. [Included in the show is a colour photograph of Eric Clapton and his Band playing at the Royal Albert Hall.]
Andrew chairs the Society of Eastbourne Artists and has taught art both in Eastbourne and at Atelier Lerignac in the Charente.
His work is regularly on show in galleries throughout Sussex and Surrey.

The one-man show, filling the entire ground floor of the gallery, is a continuation of LINE PLANE COLOUR, the joint exhibition which Andrew shared with Irene Runayker during July.

This is a varied and colourful exhibition of watercolours, acrylics, prints and photographs. All work is for sale.

As usual, the upper floor of the gallery displays work by resident artists. Their work is also for sale.

In addition to the framed works the gallery stocks a range of cards by both past and current exhibitors.

Animazing Appreciation

The gallery’s recent interactive show –  Animazing: Bringing children’s television to life – proved a big hit with visitors, with over 300 taking part and showing their appreciation in five full pages of Visitor comments.

These included:
“Really good fun, hope it becomes permanent.”
“FAB idea, great for kids.”
“Brilliant fun for a 7 year old budding film maker.”
“I loved it and would like to come back.”
“Wonderful – coming back tomorrow.”
“EPIC! This was a really fun exhibition and I wanted to stay longer.”
“A great day! I would love to do it again.”

Open as it was in the early part of the school holiday the exhibition proved a good  introduction to the gallery for children and their accompanying parents and grandparents (many of whom commented on the nostalgia value of the exhibited toys and puppets).

Current & Coming


  • Animazing
    Tuesday 2nd  – Saturday 13th August

    Animazing is a unique exhibition.
    Visitors can learn how children’s television programmes have been made over the years and get hands on creating their own animations. They can even step into our live green screen studio and be part of their own Animazing adventure. Visitors may see their own videos uploaded to the Animazing YouTube channel.


  • Two Viewpoints part 2 with Irene Runayker and Andrew Forrest
    16th – 30th August


  • The festival exhibition
    Bold Abstractions – Turner, Sparkes and Spencer
    Thursday 8th September – Saturday 29th October.

Hailsham Community College Summer Show 2016

We are delighted to once again be hosting the Hailsham Community College Summer show – an annual showcase of art and photography work by Hailsham’s own A-Level and GCSE students. We hope you can join us!
Open from Wednesday 29 June to Saturday 2 July 2016, 10am – 4pm.

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