Saturday, 31 March 2012

PURE SPRING is in the air in Battle

The PowderMills Hotel, Battle
Curated by Brenda Hartill RE
April 6-12 2012

The first ever PURE Spring Art Fair will open its doors on Good Friday 6th April at the beautiful and historic PowderMills Hotel, Battle. 

Organised by RYE based Pure Arts Group, who also organise the highly acclaimed September Battle Art Fair, this exhibition will be curated by Brenda Hartill RE and will bring together a prestigious group of Internationally renowned and collected artist/printmakers, who have never before exhibited together and are very rarely seen outside London. This is a real feather in the cap for Battle, placing it firmly on the Art World map. If you are an art lover, collector or artists, this is certainly not one to be missed.

Exhibited artwork will be for sale both at the exhibition and on Online at
Exhibiting Invited Artists include:
Mychael Barratt RE • Dawn Cole • Fernando Fiejoo ARE • Brenda Hartill RE • Carole Hensher RE • Katherine Jones • Cathryn Kemp • Frank Kiely RE • Marina Kim • Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS • Toni Martina RE • Bryan Poole RE • Trevor Price RE • Will Taylor SGFA •   

Print demonstrations will take place every day throughout the exhibition. These will be practical hands on demonstrations by professional working artists, which will show visitors, first hand, various print processes, including dry point, copperplate etching, mezzotint and collagraph.

Example plates will be inked and printed on site and the demo prints will be signed by the artist and available to purchase on the day in aid of the charity MERU

Brenda Hartill will also lead a FREE talk on Easter Monday 9th April from 2pm on the subject "What is an Original Fine Art Print" - To reserve a seat please email

Discussion will be based on the nature of an artists original print and how to tell the difference between this and a reproduction.

In Battle town itself on Easter Saturday 7th April there will also be a community event, based around the subject of Original Printmaking. Led by Battle Arts, there will be an Artist and Makers Fair taking place in the Memorial Hall, an Historic Postcard Exhibition sponsored by Judges Postcards Ltd and Sampsons Ltd and an artist run Cafe; Why not pop in and take a look.

Visitors will be encouraged to walk between the historic town of Battle and the PowderMills Hotel via the 1066 Country Walk. This walk allows the visitor to follow in the famous steps of William the Conqueror

For more information on the Art Fair please visit the website view artwork please visit the website

Pure Arts group work with an annually selected and invited group of artists. Call for entries opens annually on the 1st April. For more information please visit the "for artists" section on the website

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