Tales from the Archive: The Mistress of Painted Dolls

This story was published on May 5 in the Chichester Observer. Read the original story at chichester.co.uk/news/local/mistress-of-painted-dolls-revisited-1-7365136] [All images: West Sussex Record Office archives] Ann Parker, one of the world’s leading doll artists, spent several months in 1980 gathering together other talented, professional artists to form the British Doll Artists’ Association. Ann, born in Dublin in […]

Ian Sherman:‘Outsider’ artist has work featured in Chichester’s Radical Craft show

[This story was published on April 4 in the Chichester Observer. Read the original story at chichester.co.uk/news/local/outsider-artist-has-work-featured-in-chichester-s-radical-craft-show-1-7310207.]   [Image: Fully Assimilated, by Ian Sherman]  A local artist has spoken about the importance of encouraging freedom of creativity following the showcasing of his work at a Chichester gallery. Ian Sherman, who lives in Havant, is currently exhibiting his […]

Exhibition brings together artists from across globe: Radical Craft review

[This story was published on March 17 in the Chichester Observer. Read the original story at chichester.co.uk/news/local/exhibition-brings-together-artists-from-across-globe-1-7281894.] [Image: Radical Craft is now open.Picture: Andy Hood] Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making brings together 34 international and UK artists, many of whom have faced barriers in accessing the art world, to showcase their creative work. [Image: Willem […]