Jenny Matthews07/09/2023 - 29/10/2023
Threads of War
Patchwork hangings and embroideries made from an archive of images of women facing conflict.Read more
Farleys Gallery first opened in 2006. Our programming not only highlights sections of the Archives and collections based here but also, in a manner commensurate with the artistic and humanitarian principles of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, includes emerging and established artists.
Patchwork hangings and embroideries made from an archive of images of women facing conflict.Read more
The Lee Miller Portraits exhibition, will feature the sole form of photography that Lee Miller continued to practice throughout her entire life. Even after she had buried her other images in the attic at Farleys, Miller still occasionally photographed her friends. Her final official portrait shoot, was of Antoni Tapies in his studio in 1972. Miller used a Rollieflex, held at chest height, to capture most of her portraits. This meant that the subject and Miller could keep eye contact, and engage in witty conversation during the shoot, resulting in the relaxed unselfconscious expressions in the faces of her sitters.Read more
This is an exhibition that celebrates love, friendship and creativity. It provides a comprehensive look at the photography of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose during the courting period when their love letters were written (1937-1939). Expanding to show other work by Lee Miller from her travels and period living in Egypt (1934-1939). Photographs such as ‘Portrait of Space’ are considered, by many, to have been taken by Lee at the height of her Surrealist photography output, and yet very few of her other Egyptian period images have been exhibited or published until now. This exhibition also features other never before seen images by Lee from this period.
A series of twenty portraits of contemporary female writers by BP Portrait Award-winning artist, Susanne du Toit.
This Spring, we are absolutely delighted to show works by British surrealist, Emmy Bridgwater (10.11.1906 – 13.03.1999).
This exhibition comes to us from The Mayor Gallery, LondonRead more
Annabel Moeller’s work spans over three decades of photography during a career defined by her sense of adventure, and one that has taken in an astonishingly diverse cast of characters. This exhibition is a retrospective collection of Annabel’s work to date presented in a series of chapters from her carefree beginnings creating with film in darkrooms in the 1990’s, to the fast-paced world of the infinite digital environment.
From the creative powerhouses of the Sydney Opera House and the London Coliseum to the war-scarred backdrops of Afghanistan and Iraq. Catwalk models, ballet dancers, opera stars exist alongside soldiers, surgeons and civilians.
Annabel’s photography shows her desire to tell the human side of any story with humour and determination.
Frances Bloomfield’s work can be described as a form of contemporary Surrealism, which owes much to the ideas explored by Giorgio de Chirico in the early 20th century.Read more
Organised by Farleys Arts Trust this bi-ennial event celebrates the outstanding creative achievements of GCSE and A level standard art students from across East Sussex Schools and Colleges.Read more
Forming a subset of disaster photography, rubble photography (Trümmerfotografie) is a genre commonly composed of images depicting bombed and burned-out cities like Dresden and Cologne. It is cited when theorizing the contribution of such images to the politics of collective memory connected to Germany’s reconstruction and eventual reunification after WWII. – William TaylorRead more
This exhibition is a photographic portrayal from the 1990’s to the present of the men and women of the Hasting’s fishing community, that is Britain’s oldest, and Europe’s largest, beach-launched fishing fleet. It is a community that has been in existence for over a thousand years — a community that is on the edge of extinction.
Profits from the sale of photographs in this exhibition and copies of the book will be shared with the Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society.
Henri T is a visual storyteller who works with photography, moving image and performance.
They are interested in documenting, exploring and celebrating queerness, and dismantling the many barriers that our constructed, social world consists of. At the heart of their practice, is an exuberant celebration of life, with its endless possibilities for individual identity and expression.Read more
Painter Roland Penrose and photographer Lee Miller’s move to Farleys in 1949 was not to settle down but to create, entertain & inspire.
This exhibition will be shown in the Lee Miller Gallery and a book will be released to coincide with the opening.Read more
It is with great pleasure that we are exhibiting a selection of surrealist works by Grace Pailthorpe this Spring/Summer. The exhibition predominantly comprises of her late, incredibly vibrant watercolours, completed in the 1960s. These works explore her fascination with the subconscious, automatism and ‘Psycho-morphology.’Read more
Following a major retrospective of her work at the Tate Modern in 2019, we are absolutely delighted to present an exhibition of prints by Dorothea Tanning in the Spring of 2022.Read more
In 1938, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose as new lovers made a trip together around the Balkans. This exhibition is a selection of their combined photography from their journey.
This joint exhibition highlights the different ways artists and photographers might interpret Surrealism. David Nix exhibits a series of hauntingly beautiful salt prints, while Barry Barker exhibits his colourful, fun images of everyday work tools, re-imagined as fish in an aquatic fantasy.Read more
This retrospective exhibition of US born photographer, Marilyn Stafford (b.1925), encompasses a wide selection of work from her international archive spanning four decades from 1948-1980.
On display in the new Lee Miller Gallery which was opened in July 2020 to provide visitors with the unique opportunity to enjoy larger exhibitions here in Muddles Green.Read more
Both 2D and 3D works included in this exhibition, Dreaming the Found, present a personal narrative that is mythical in content, sometimes playful and often revealing a darker sub-text.
In July 2020 we opened a spacious industrial warehouse opposite Farleys Gallery to provide visitors with the unique opportunity to enjoy larger exhibitions here in Muddles Green.
The Lee Miller Gallery shows international touring exhibitions from the Lee Miller Archives and exhibitions of established artists work.
Collages created from numerous pieces of used scratch cards and other recycled materials for a colourful, striking effect.
Arriving in Britain just as war was declared Lee Miller, an American with no permit to work, used her camera as her principle means of combat during World War II.
Photographer Melanie Friend has often documented the wider aspects of war. Her work The Home Front reflects on the links between the military and entertainment in the UK, with a particular focus on public air shows that take place at RAF bases and in the skies above seaside resorts.
Surrealist before she knew of the movement. Lee Miller was one of the most original photographic artists of the 20th century, her Surrealist eye informed everything she did. Lee Miller’s work presents the world in a way that encourages us to view it in a different manner. This exhibition is an attestation to Lee Miller’s Surrealist way of seeing.
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A Tale of Two Houses showcases photographs taken by Tony Tree of both Farleys House and Gallery and Charleston.
New in 2020 was the opening of a Special Exhibition housed in the spacious industrial warehouse opposite Farleys Gallery. This space allowed us to show one of the international touring exhibitions created by the Lee Miller Archives and first up was Lee Miller & Picasso.
The Lee Miller Archives are delighted to present this brand new exhibition celebrating the colour photography in the collections. Historically a black and white archive, these lesser known works will add a splash of colour to Farleys Gallery, with some images taken as early as the 1930’s.Read more
We were delighted to show, BODYWORKS A Surrealist Anatomy, an exhibition of images by celebrated surrealist artist and zoologist Desmond Morris in Farleys Gallery in 2019.Read more
We are very excited to present; Day Trip to Farley Farm a series of art works created especially for an exhibition in Farleys Gallery by Sir Peter Blake, who has been heralded as the Godfather of British Pop Art.Read more
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.Read more
Awakening of unseen images from the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection. The Lee Miller Archives was founded after the discovery of negatives in the attic at Farleys.Read more
This exhibition provided a rare opportunity to see some of Sir Roger Penrose’s beautifully illustrated mathematical theories. Roger Penrose is best known as a mathematical physicist and for his contributions to the understanding of cosmology and general relativity.
In 2008 Piers Metcalfe went on a road trip through the desert in Syria with his Syrian wife. Piers took some hauntingly beautiful photographs of their travels with a plastic toy camera.Read more
Eileen Agar (1899 – 1991) was a British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement. Her unique, personal style, led Paul Nash to suggest Roland Penrose and Herbert Read invite her to exhibit at the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition. This introduction began a lifelong friendship between Agar, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller.Read more
Quirky and ingenious moving artworks manifest Johnny’s love of animals and his interest in mythical creatures. All of the sculptures are made using found or salvaged junk and encourage some element of audience participation or intervention.Read more
Created from works held here in the Lee Miller Archives this is a revealing focus on Lee Miller’s New York Studio work, where even in her portraiture her progressiveness and refusal to be bound by society’s expectations is evident.Read more
An insight into the private work and travels of maker, artist, writer, photographer and film producer Antony Penrose.Read more
Sheila Donaldson Walters was a friend and colleague of Roland’s at the ICA. She worked from her studio in Chelsea for nearly 50 years and brought colour and energy to all her artwork.Read more
Former aviator Tim Riddihough explores the shapes and textures of our world, illustrates his discoveries and populates it with magical creatures.Read more
A photographic exhibition to celebrate the centenary of David E. Scherman, Lee Miller’s fellow American Journalist and close friend.Read more
A journey along the Sussex coast, capturing the landmarks that occupy the space where the land meets the sea.Read more
Celebrating life and immersing the viewer in a myriad of colours, shapes and textures.Read more
The Tale of Two Houses exhibition showcases photographs taken by Tony Tree of both Farley Farm and Charleston.Read more
“I find the contrasts between fields, sea, harbour, and brick and beach a source of continuous fascination.”Read more
Sagrada Familia is a joint exhibition by Sergei Furst and Francesca Ori, who have cross pollinated each other’s work in shared studios in Spain and England over the last decade.Read more
Tony Tree has been a professional photographer for more than 50 years starting his career at House and Garden in the 1960s. Changing direction from interiors and studio work he then travelled the world as an assistant to many of the decade’s most famous fashion photographers including David Bailey and Helmut Newton working at Vogue.