Soco Exhibitions, Installations and Reviews

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2013

10 June - 18 August

Now in its 245th year, the Summer Exhibition remains a much anticipated highlight of the arts calendar, serving as a unique window on to all areas of the contemporary art world. It is the world’s largest open-submission exhibition, displaying more than 1,000 works in all styles and media, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architectural models and film.

SoCo members, Angie Braven, Helen Hunt and Brian Rybolt have work in this years exhibition.

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Anny Evason: A Garden Enclosed, Rye, April 2013

A Garden Enclosed is an audio visual installation by Anny Evason with Jamie Griffiths at The School Creative Centre, Rye from 12-14 April. See attached flyer for image and more information.

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Jean Davey Winter: Aerial Perspectives, Shoreham, March - April 2013


Landmarks 6


Somewhere between landscape and map this series of paintings is inspired by photographs taken on flights. The higher the viewpoint the more abstfact and map-like the image. this also provides increased awareness of the delicate balance between man and the environment, giving an overview of the imposed geometry of transport, urbanisation and agriculture upon the natural features of the land. See flyer attachment below.

19 March - 26 April, Brighton City Airport, Shoreham, East Susssex BN43 5FF

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Saturday 6 April at 2.30pm: IN CONVERSATION Jean will discuss her work with painter Nick Bodimeade

See Jeans work in the Soco Artists section or at



Art in Empty Shops, Kings Road and London Road, January 2013



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32E Kings Road and Castle Dry Cleaners, London Road


The Art in Empty Shops project is up and running successfully with two empty shops in St Leonards now showcasing SoCo artists’ work in their windows.


The two shops have very different frontages and the challenge has been to choose the right artists and create the design/artwork to fit the window spaces and enhance the immediate surroundings. So 32E Kings Road focuses on abstraction, colour, strong textural qualities, which can be enjoyed close up by people walking by. Four artists are featured here: Harry Snook, Carly Ralph, Paul Bartholomew and Sinéid Codd.

Castle Dry Cleaners, round the corner in the London Road has, by contrast, less footfall but there is a bus stop and Christ Church opposite. The theme here is portraiture, portraits with an ‘edge’, powerful and intriguing individual images which work extremely well both close up and from across the busy road. The artists featured here are Bob Mazzer with Charlotte Snook, Eugene Palmer and Roz Cran.


This project is a partnership between Hastings Borough Council, the letting agents Dyer and Hobbis and SoCo Artists.

We do hope you have had a chance to see the windows.

And we expect new windows to be available soon….






MAXIMUM WIDTH, December 2012



MAXIMUM WIDTH, an exhibition showing Members work alongside that of Guest Artists, will be shown at Trinity Gallery, Hastings. All wall based works have a maximum width of 30cm, with no limit on height. Expect some surprising submissions and juxtapositions!

SoCo Artists: Una Aldridge, Tony Allen, Jennie Bayntun, Lynne Bingham, Angie Braven, Claire Buckley, Patrick Burton, Sinéid Codd, Heather Collins, Francoise Cooper, Roz Cran, Jean Davey Winter, John Hacker, Jill Hartman, Josephine Ho, Heather Hookey, Helen Hunt, Adrienne Hunter, Geoff Johnson, Alex Leadbeater, Gina Lelliott, Rose Miller, Mary Morris, Kathleen Mullaniff, Jen Painter, Eugene Palmer, Carly Ralph, Katherine Reekie, Charlotte Snook, Harry Snook, Kate Tudgay

Guest Artists: Myles Calvert, Oska Lappin, Sarah Macbeth, Chris Milton, Erica Smith

Open: Monday 3- Saturday 15 December 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sunday 16 December 10.00am-1.00pm

Address: Trinity Gallery, 8 Trinity Street, Hastings TN34 1HG


LUMINOUS, Dragon Bar, Hastings, December 2012



light box with silkscreen print and acetate


Sinéid Codd shows light boxes and prints from 6 - 19 December in LUMINOUS at the Dragon Bar, George Street, Hastings TN34 3EE


As a gallery artist with Curwen Gallery, she is exhibiting in The Christmas Show from 6 - 21 December

Curwen Gallery, 34 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2JR

Open: Monday - Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 6pm, Thursday from 10am - 8pm and Saturday from 11am - 5pm


Sinéid is also exhibiting with a group of jewellers in the Aurum of London Pop-Up at Craft Central Showcase Gallery, 33 - 35 St John's Square, London EC1M 4DS

Aurum of London are a collective of five new designers united by the desire to create narrative & process driven jewellery. For this Pop-Up they are joined by a selected group of artists working in illustration, textiles, fine art and home accessories.

Open: 4 - 9 December with opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 6pm, Thursday 10am - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 2pm



Cranbrook Art Show, November 2012


SoCo Artist, Helen Hunt is exhibiting in the Cranbrook Art Show from Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 November, from 10am - 5pm daily.

Address: Vestry Hall, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HA

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The Wreck of the Imagination, St Anne's Galleries, Lewis, October 2012


'Get Rid of Her', after Velasquez, oil on board by Charotte Snook


Four artists from widely differing backgrounds explore human desire, ambition and illusion.

Charlotte Snook exhibits alongside Iain Andrews, Marie-Claire Hamon and Jane Hansford.


October 6, 7, 13 and 14 from 10am - 5pm. By appointment at other times.

Sarah O'Kane Contemporary Fine Art

St Anne's Galleries, 111 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XY

mobile: 07777 691050     direct: 01273 407119  


Rejuvenation, Curwen Gallery, September 2012



fern flower (detail)


Sinéid Codd is exhibiting in Rejuvenation, an exhibition of works by Curwen Gallery artists, brought together to celebrate a major re-furbishment of the gallery.

6 - 29 September

Curwen Gallery, 34 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2JR

open: Monday - Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 6pm, Thursday 10am - 8pm and Saturday 11am - 5pm


SoCo Artists in Coastal Currents Visual Arts Festival, September 2012

Find out more about the Coastal Currents Arts Festival at


Open Studio  - Alexandra Leadbeater

The Muse, Harold Mews, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EA

New paintings, prints and cards of waves and the sea, images of birds, shells and familiar jugs. 

“Oysters” Exhibition of work relating to oyster shells as part of Whitstable Satellite.

Kettle on, possibility of cake, people may talk.
       01424 423457

Open: 15 - 16 and 22 - 23 Sept, 11am - 5pm




Exhibition - In the Light of Surrealism

The Arts Forum, 36 St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BU

14 - 25 September

open daily from 11am - 5pm

Three SoCo members are in this show: Lynne Bingham, Kathleen Reekie and Claire Buckley. We would love to see you at the Private View on Friday 14th from 6.30 - 8.30.


embrace by Kathleen Reekie



Open Studio and Exhibition - The Beacon

Patrick Burton, Anna Pontonutti, Judy Dewsbery, Marian Anderson and Thierry Alexandre show in the house with Crawfurd Adamsonson's group and the Tuesday life drawers while Judith Rowe and Kate Orr open their studios.

Café open for coffees, lunches and tea: 12-4pm

Open 11am - 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays 15, 16, 22 and 23 September

The Beacon, Below St Mary's Terrace, The West Hill, Hastings

(by foot:down small flight of steps opposite 12 St Mary's Terrace)


Seaspray by Anna Pontonutti



Event - Rarities Productions presents....
Rarities Productions generates an eclectic range of projects, through curiosity and interaction.

Colourful and curious objects in a beach hut by the sea, with a chance to stop, stare, and drink a mug of tea….

15 – 16  and 22 – 23  Sept
Open Saturdays 12 – 5pm, Sundays 12 – 4pm, with Guest and Celebrity Tea Makers in residence each day

Beach Hut 2 (orange and blue, 6th along), East of Haven, Cinque Ports Way, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0FD




Open Studio - Studio Vll

Studio VII

4-5 Shepherd Street, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0ET

Welcome back to Studio VII – come and enjoy a lively selection of recent artwork in a variety of different media from our studio artists, of which the following are members of SoCo

Tony Allen A ceramic sculptor, specialising in the human figure       

Lynne Bingham Mixed media artist

Nick Pilcher Abstract and figurative paintings.

Suzie Watts Mixed media artist mainly working in bronze and iron, relating to language and symbolic references.

Studio open on 15 _16  and 22 -23 September 2012, from 11 am – 6 pm




Open Studio - Adrienne Hunter

7 The Lawn, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0HH
Adrienne Hunter, Nick Snelling and Nick Jennings

Adrienne Hunter’s drawings and monoprints are inspired by the coastline at West of Haven. Nick Jennings’ extraordinary Japanese pots are unglazed and fired in a wood kiln. Nick Snelling’s paintings, drawings and photographs reflect his love of the sea.

15-16 & 22-23 Sept 11am – 6pm



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