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.
This exhibition is a collaborative project between Alexander Johnson and John Brockliss. Alex is a Laughton based artist who worked as Artist in Residence at Deanland Airfield, Sussex. John is a Brighton based photographer and retired graphic designer.
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.