The Deanland Project

About this exhibition

In 2016, artist Alexander Johnson, whose father Don Johnson was a spitfire pilot, began working at Deanland Airfield in East Sussex, creating a collection of artworks dedicated to this long-forgotten military site.

Recognising the importance of the project, reportage photographer and author John Brockliss worked in close collaboration with Alex to create a permanent photo-documentary and project archive. The photographs offer an insight into the creative process, from preliminary on-site sketches through to the finished oil paintings, silk screens and etchings.  This is a rare opportunity to watch an artist at work, with candid photographs of life in the studio accompanied by shots of the airfield itself.