Art - Mini Print Exhibition

If last week’s feature on Farley Farm House hasn’t yet tempted you into snooping around England’s ‘Home of the Surrealists’, you might be lured by the additional prospect of sampling a global selection of artworks at Farley’s Yard Barn, part of the complex. The Barn is home, until the middle of October, to the Mini Print International, an exhibition of prints by over 600 artists from over 60 countries. Selected in Barcelona, the Mini Print International has been exhibited in Tokyo, Boston and Mexico City before reaching the East Sussex venue.

The Mini Print International found its way into the hands of the Farley’s Yard Trust via the Trust’s Art Director, Ian Chance, who met the founder, Pascual Fort just before he died, in Barcelona. Known as the ‘Archaeologist of the Everyday’, Fort was a painter and printer who made his art from his everyday surroundings, taking moulds of pavements and man-hole covers. A friend of Salvador Dali, it is fitting that the exhibition should have made its way to the home of the English surrealist painter Roland Penrose, who did so much to introduce the genre to his home country. Farley’s Yard Barn is also hosting an exhibition of the winners of the Farley Yard Arts Awards, which celebrates the achievements of local GCSE and A Level students. Winners included two students from Sussex Downs College in Lewes: Hatty Thorn who won the A-Level painting category (work pictured), and Edward Patton who won the A-Level Surrealist award. ER

Naked ambition: This painting won Sussex Downs student
Hatty Thorn a Farley’s Art Award

Farley’s Barn, Chiddingly
When? Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-4pm, Weds 2pm-4pm.
How Much? Free