Moongazing

7 – 23 June
Fitzroy House
10 High Street
Lewes BN7 2AD

10am – 5pm over three weekends: 8/9 June, 15/16 June, 22/23 June 2019

Celebrate the moon in art, science and culture at Moongazing, an exhibition with related events.

Painters, printmakers and sculptors are exhibiting artworksfor this stunning show, many specially-commissioned,  in the 50th anniversary year of the first manned moon landing. A range of artists including Julian Bell, Peter Messer, Fergus Hare, Flora McLachlan and Charlotte Snook were asked to create work expressing different aspects of the moon: urban moon, childhood moon, magical moon, tidal moon, nocturnal animals and mythological moon are some of the themes developed by the participating artists. Twelve artists including sculptor Jonathan Armistead will be exhibiting in Moongazing at Fitzroy House, the recently opened community arts venue in central Lewes.

Moongazing has two related events:  an illustrated talk by Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society and The Royal Pavilion Brighton curator Alexandra Loske, who are co-authors of the recently-published book Moon: Art, Science, Culture.

Pale Fire, an anthology of moon poems published by Lewes-based The Frogmore Press will have its launch event with live readings by participating poets during Moongazing.

Details and how to book event places:

Talk by Robert Massey and Alexandra Loske: 2.30pm Sunday 9th June.  Places must be pre-booked by emailing sarah@sarahokane.co.uk. Entry fee: £3 (please bring along on the day).

Pale Fire launch event: 7.30pm Sunday 9th June. A free event but places must be pre-booked as space is limited. Book your place by emailing alexbythesea@hotmail.com