Successful open evening at gallery in Hailsham

Hailsham high street
Hailsham high street

Gallery North held a successful open evening with wine reception for the current Equestrian Art Exhibition.

Visitors enjoyed drinks, sponsored by Craig Payne, who was one of the exhibiting photographers, while admiring the varied works on show which is in support of the Emile Faurie Foundation.

The foundation funds disadvantaged children to have riding lessons and contact with horses.

Exhibitors include Judy Boyt, Sally Martin, Amy Goodman, Judy Goodman, Debbie Dunbar, and Peter Bainbidge.

In total, the work of more than 30 artists is currently on show at the gallery until June 28, including some resident artists of the gallery.

Alongside photographs, prints, drawing and paintings of horses, are sculptures including the Romsey War Horse Maquette, a bronze by Amy Goodman.

This is a maquette of the planned memorial statue to commemorate the World War 1 Remount Depot on Pauncefoot Hill to the west of Romsey.

Gallery stewards said they are delighted with the response this exhibition has received from visitors.

One visitor said: “Excellent exhibition with great variety.

“A must see, especially for those who love horses.”

Gallery North, which is situated at the top of Hailsham High Street, is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10am until 4pm and entrance to the gallery is free.

More information on future exhibitions is available on the gallery’s website by visiting