Artist Philippa Stanton to stage exhibition at Hop Gallery in Lewes


SYNAESTHETIC artist Philippa Stanton will show new paintings at The Hop Gallery, Lewes, which will let you to see her senses.

Gallery spokeswoman Diana Hitchin said: “Philippa paints abstract, acrylic paintings showing her vivid visual responses to sound, taste and smell.

“The delicacies and complexities of flavour, taste, aroma and sound - senses we all experience but can’t usually pin down - are made into beautiful and tangible works of art.

“People often think of Thursday as ‘pink’ or seven ‘yellow’, which is a type of synaesthesia, but Philippa delves even deeper, working with the textures, shapes and movement that accompany the colours of her senses.

“Imagine what the taste of a sticky toffee pudding looks like or the smell of a gin and tonic. Philippa will create a three-course meal, in abstract form, with some corresponding food for you to try, and maybe even open your mind to your own synaesthesia.”

Philippa has been artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe, London, exhibited her PerSona Voice Portraits at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, and her wine-tasting paintings at Ten Green Bottles, Brighton. She has been part of the Brighton Open Houses, exhibiting in Fiveways since 2004, and also in Brighton and Lewes has exhibited at ArtatFive, The iO Gallery, Terre a Terre, North Village, Symposium, and La Portes. She has also exhibited in London at Taylor Street Baristas; Mayfair and Bank, UCL, London and The Orange Tree, Richmond.

Philippa’s work has been featured on the BBC’s television programmes Horizon, SmArt, and The One Show as well as on Radio 4, The World Service and BBC Sussex Radio.

The exhibition runs from September 22–October 4; Tuesday–Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm; Monday closed. Tel: 01273 487744; mob: 07740 424949; email:; website: