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Collage of hexagons with kaleidescopic images forming a triangular shaped tower in a landscape

Talk | Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope


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Join Anne Desmet as she explores the ideas and inspiration behind her spectacular new exhibition, Kaleidoscope

To create the pieces for her new exhibition, Anne Desmet began by cutting up her own artwork. Inspired by the fractured view through the lens of a kaleidoscope and guided by her own intuition, she created new pieces with the old, exploring ideas around time and change. In this live event, out what Anne discovered in the creation of this new series of work.

Anne Desmet is one of the foremost wood-engravers and printmakers in the country and only the third artist to be elected to the Royal Academy for this medium. Her work has been inspired by historic artists including William Blake, Eric Ravilious and Gwenda Morgan whose work is currently on show in our Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water exhibition and she will be talking about their influences amongst others.

There will be a book signing with Anne after the talk, with copies of her exhibition catalogue available at Pallant Bookshop on the evening.

Tickets cost £15 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Our galleries, including the Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water exhibition will be open until 7pm. If you would also like to visit the exhibitions, you can book your ticket here. (Entry to the galleries is not included in event ticket).

Artist's bio - Anne Desmet

Anne Desmet uses print to depict the evolution of urban landscapes, from ancient cities like Rome, to London and New York. The aspirations of humanity run through her work. She explores themes of transformation, with her dramatic use of light and shade showing the effects of time on architecture.

As a printmaker Desmet RA was only the third artist to be elected to the Royal Academy for this medium. Desmet studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford and London’s Central School of Art and Design. She was awarded a scholarship at the British School in Rome in 1989 and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Desmet has had over 40 solo shows. This includes five major museum exhibitions in the UK and overseas. Her works are widely represented in national and international public and private collections.

Woman (Anne Desmet) stood next to a tall wooden stool wearing a purple scarf and a blue cardigan, glasses and long brown hair in a room filled with framed prints

Anne Desmet at home