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Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion
At Two Temple Place, London

Please note: this exhibition is on display at Two Temple Place in London.

The exhibition examines how radical artists were drawn to the picturesque county of Sussex in the first half of the 20th century.

It will explore how creative communities formed in the area, rooted in artistic innovation that reflected the political, sexual and domestic experimentation of the time.

Sussex was home to major artists and collectors such as the Bloomsbury Group at Charleston, Edward James with his surrealist connections at West Dean, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller at Farley Farm House and the arts and craft community including Eric Gill and David Jones in Ditchling.

Drawing on these and other significant collections of modernist art including that of Jerwood Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and De La Warr Pavilion, this exhibition has been organised by The Bulldog Trust (based at Two Temple Place, London) is curated by Dr Hope Wolf from the University of Sussex. 

Image © Rohan Van Twest