Art – The Young Ones at the Star Gallery

The Star Gallery is once again supporting new, fresh talent in its Young Ones 2 exhibition which opens on Saturday. The gallery has selected five promising artists from the University of Brighton Degree Show 2006, these are Hannah Samsworth (two plate aquatint/printmaking); Joseph Goouch (oil paintings); Nicholas Templeman-Colley (linen hand-bound books); Ross Head (collograph); Tom Goodchild (oil paintings). They will also be exhibiting some stunning screenprints from Ellie Royle, an undergraduate at the Glasgow School of Art. Commenting on her inclusion in the show, Hayley Brown, Gallery Manager commented “Ellie’s work was so strong it was hard to ignore, and we wanted to find a way of sharing her work with others, so we’ve sneaked her in.”

Other highlights in the show are Joseph Goouch’s oil paintings – these are fascinating as each painting tells a story, with little pockets of narrative embedded in each of his small images. Painting with oil on board, his ideas are inspired by books, magazines and children’s literature. He told Viva Lewes that he loves collecting things and is “inspired by the miscellaneous”. He added “I love collecting old lost and found things and when I start painting them I find a language between them. During the painting process narratives are formed.” One of his striking pieces is entitled 'You’re Like Making Tea in the Rain' and is about hiding. “The characters in this painting were inspired by some pictures I found in an old teacher's handbook from the 60s, I started painting them and then the story unfolded.” KA

‘You’re Like Making Tea in the Rain’, by James Goouch
Star Gallery, off Fisher Street, Lewes
When? 11.00am-5.30pm (Mon-Sat) until 30th of September.
How Much? Free
Star Gallery
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