A FASCINATING new touring exhibition of photos featuring famous 20th century artist Picasso has been launched for the public to view at Farleys Barn Gallery in Muddles Green, Chiddingly, this Summer.
Called ‘Picasso at Play’, the exhibition’s theme comes from one of the artist’s famous sayings: “Every child is an artist.
“The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
All the material is first hand and comes from the extensive Lee Miller archives of original photos and documents held at Farley Farm House.
It includes photos taken when Picasso stayed at the house as a guest of his friends Lee Miller and Roland Penrose in 1950. Most of the photos were taken by Lee Miller herself.
Ian Chancer, director of the Farleys Yard Trust, said: “We all enjoy having fun, no less Picasso, and curating the ‘Picasso at Play’ exhibition for Farley Yard Trust with Antony Penrose and colleagues at Farley Farm House has resulted in an immensely enjoyable exhibition.”
The ‘Picasso at Play’ exhibition is available for hire by schools, colleges and galleries.
Also on display is an exhibition of varied art work created by a group from Sussex Oakleaf.
The group all toured Farley Farm House as part of a project with the Farleys Yard Trust demonstrating their skills.
Sculptures made by students from Uckfield Community Technology College will be displayed in the house sculture garden during July.
The youngsters were inspired by the surrealist artwork at Farley Farm House.
Farleys Yard Trust is an Arts and Education registered charity which seeks to enable access by schools, colleges, and communities to the remarkable artistic heritage of the surrealist movement focused on Farley Farm House.
The creation of this exhibition and the ‘Roland Penrose’s Surrealist Camera’ exhibition, also on display, has been supported by a grant from the Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership.
‘Picasso at Play’ is a free exhibition and opens at the Farleys Barn Gallery, Farley Farm House, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, from 10am until 4.30pm on June 3, 17; and July 1, 14, 15, 21 and 22.