4 October - 2 November 2014

a Photoworks production

A Bold Experiment: Work and Play at Ditchling Guild | BPB14

Ditchling Msueum of Art + Craft exhibition© Giovanny Estrella

A rare opportunity to see behind the doors of an experimental and inspiring artist community.

One of the most influential artist communities in 20th century Britain lived and worked in a cluster of buildings on the Common, north of Ditchling, East Sussex. The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic was founded in 1920 by the sculptor and stone-carver Eric Gill and the printer Hilary Pepler.

The Guild operated for over 60 years and is the subject of a new display of photography, curated for the Brighton Photo Biennial, showing the artistic community at work and play.

Examples include: Eric Gill’s holiday photographs of the typography in street and  shop signs in Rome and images of the sculptor Joseph Cribb fishing from his rowing boat.

With photographs from the museum collection and on loan from public and private archives, this temporary exhibition forms one of a number of displays in the recently reopened Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.

This temporary exhibition forms one of a number of displays in the recently reopened Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.

Normal admission fees apply – please see www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk for details.

This event is accessible to wheelchair users. 

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