The 2016 Whithurst Park Art Fair

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Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016

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The Whithurst Park Art Fair is a brand new not for profit event supporting Maggie’s Cancer charity.

We are delighted to be hosting a stellar list of talent, including world renowned sculptors Mark Coreth and Nic Fiddian Green, painter and musician Ian Bruce, best-selling author Jack Cooke and art critic Richard Cork.

50 talented artists (both established and emerging) will exhibit both inside the house and out in the parkland. These include Anthony Abrahams, Conall McAteer, Kate Ive, Kitty Shepherd, Philip Jackson and Jacob Wolff. Artwork will be priced affordably. Sales will go to artists, with 30% donated to Maggie’s.

“The house and parkland form a focal point for the fair, challenging visitors to explore art in the context of everyday life and as a way of life,” explains Fair Director James Elwes. Inspired by the neo-Jacobean house and Maggie Keswick Jencks’s legacy, the Fair will examine the minutiae of commissioning and curating for a lived-in space.

The theme also considers everyday influences of the working artist and art’s relationship to creative culture at large. We have developed a programme of performances, residencies, collaborations, talks and interactive demonstrations, as well as areas dedicated to design and local food.

Private View Programme – Saturday

  • 12.00pm – Fair Opens
  • 1.00pm – Talk – Lizzie Glendinning; ‘Living with Contemporary Original Prints’
    Join the Brocket Director in the Print Studio for a short introduction to collecting original prints
  • 1.30pm – Performance I – Jack Bullen and Agnes Lanza: ‘Mimic’: The first of a tryptych of magnificent performances throughout the day on the rooftop.
  • 2.30pm – Performance II – Jack Bullen and Agnes Lanza: ‘Mimic’
  • 3.00pm – Talk – Jack Cooke; ‘The Lost Art of Climbing Trees’
    Join author and tree climber Jack Cooke in the Sculpture Room and rediscover for tree climbing.
  • 3.30pm – Performance III – Jack Bullen and Agnes Lanza: ‘Mimic’
  • 4.00pm – Teatime. Join your hosts for tea and cakes in the drive side marquee.
  • 4.30pm – Talk – Max Fraser, London Design Festival; ‘XXXX’
  • 5.30pm – Talk – Jack Bullen; ‘Living with Contemporary Original Prints’

The Fair Committee

  • Teresa Barttelot
  • John Booth
  • Laura Boothby
  • Louise Burness
  • Victoria Cochrane
  • Geoffrey Cridland
  • Val Cridland
  • Lucy Deedes
  • Sarah Elwes
  • Rick Englert
  • Bella Foster
  • Lucy Fraser
  • Geoffrey Gestetner
  • Jane Carr
  • Anna Harvey
  • Louisa Higgs
  • Adrienne Hunter Cook
  • Davina Instone
  • Nicola Jones
  • Douglas Milne
  • Robin Muir
  • Jane Nathan
  • Joanna Pitman
  • Dougal and Jane Rae
  • Nicky Reed
  • Annabel Seal
  • Tish Seligman
  • Richard Taylor
  • Josie Waldie
  • Loveday Wrey

Donate to Maggie´s here


The Sladmore Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Knight Franks, Kitty Shepherd, The Furniture and Arts Building Chelsea, Michael Finn & Co, Whithurst Park Gardens, Brunswick House, Rabbit, Browse Digital, Berry Bros. and Rudd, Tesco, Ceecom Construction, NFU Mutual, Bullen Cards, Simon Wrey, Mansell McTaggart, Chandlers Building Supplies, Chichester Festival Theatre, Bellman’s Auctioneers, The Belgravia Gallery, Taylor Morris, Augustus Brandt, Charl Marais, Eugenie Vronskaya, Ecosse Films, Pops, William Reed, Healthcare on Demand, McKay Williamson, William Reed, The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, Hamster Gardens, Fishers Park Farm, The Vault Hair and Spa and Moles Country Stores

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