FREE ENTRY TO EXHIBITION & PARKING CONTEMPORARY ART CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDENS Two British artists, Jane Cox and Sue Lowday, who live here on the Island and whose
FREE ENTRY TO EXHIBITION & PARKING
CONTEMPORARY ART CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDENS
Two British artists, Jane Cox and Sue Lowday, who live here on the Island and whose work features in national museum collections, will be exhibiting at Ventnor Botanic Garden Gallery from Friday 26 to Sunday 28th November. In the run up to Christmas, this is a special opportunity to buy an arty gift at an affordable price and even chat with the artists about their work.
Jane Cox’s signature ceramics combine elegant shapes with wild emerald blues, turquoises and speckle glazes inspired by the Island’s shoreline. This event will include items from her latest jade green range and blue and white pieces inspired by the billowing sails of yachts sailing around the Island. Jane will also be showing her new stylish black & white designs commissioned by The British Library.
Sue Lowday’s practice explores the unique properties of moulding and shaping leather. She will be showing eco vegetable-tanned leather items such as colourful unisex belts, bags, key-rings, wallets and purses, alongside a range of sculptural bags. Her ethereal metal sculptures inspired by rock formations will also be available. Sue’s recent commissions include a bespoke embossed leather case for the Bishop of Stepney and her work is featured in the Sheffield Museums, among other collections.
Gifts are accessibly priced, with mid-range items from £38 to £65 and more collectable pieces from £250. Don’t miss this chance to buy something for the art lover in your life or even treat yourself. The event at Ventnor Botanic Garden Gallery will run from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm each day across Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November. Exhibition entry and parking is free. Covid restrictions will apply and there will be a one-way flow operating in the gallery.
Jane Cox is a Past Master of The Art Workers Guild and a Fellow of Craft Potters Association. She holds a masters degree in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Arts. She is based at Binnel Studios in St Lawrence.
Sue Lowday is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild, a member of the The Sussex Guild, member of the Crafts Council directory of selected makers and has a Masters degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery.
26 (Friday) 10:30 am - 28 (Sunday) 4:30 pm