Eric Slater art trail at Seven Sisters Country Park

Seaford Head by Seaford artist Eric Slater
Seaford Head by Seaford artist Eric Slater
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An art trail in the Seven Sisters Country Park will feature the landscapes painted by artists Eric Slater and some of his best known woodcuts.

A leaflet will guide people for a walk around the views which he depicted.

And there will be an exhibition in the Turkey Barn in the Visitor Centre with about a dozen of his woodcuts on show from Friday September 12 to Sunday September 14, which will include some his best known work.

Eric Slater (1896-1963) created a series of colour woodcuts featuring Seaford and Cuckmere Haven in the 1930s.

The exhibition has been organised by James Trollope, author of a book about the artist called Slater’s Sussex which will be on sale in the barn along with cards and reproduction prints.

James said: “The idea of the trail is to relate Slater’s prints to the countryside which inspired him.

“The walk takes about two hours and it’s fascinating to see how the landscape has changed since he made his woodcuts 80 years ago.”

The walk takes about two hours and 15 minutes.

Slater used a Japanese print making technique and won international acclaim between the wars but died in obscurity after fashions changed.

A successful exhibition of his work was held at Lewes House in December last year.

The exhibition is open 10am to 5pm each day and the trail can be downloaded from www.ericslater.co.uk