Martyrs’ Gallery and Project Space

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Residencies: February, March, April, May, June, July
Pop-Ups: 22/23 February, 21/22 March, 25/26 April, 23/24 May, 27/28 June and 25/26 July

Following the success in previous years of our FRESH AiR micro-residency project, in 2020 we will be expanding this to offer six different artists a longer, 3-week residency in the gallery space, culminating at the end of each month in a pop-up exhibition and opportunity for public engagement to share and discuss their work.

From February to July 2020, we will be hosting six emerging artists whose work is united by the theme of liminal space.

In conjunction with the residency project, we will be curating a selection of writing and images exploring concepts of liminal space in contemporary art, for publication in the first of a series of annual magbooks.

For information about applying to be a FRESH AiR artist or proposing content for the magbook visit


Private View: Friday 14 August, 6pm
Exhibition: Saturday 15–Sunday 31 August, 12 noon–5pm (weekends and Bank Holiday Monday only)

(Dates to be confirmed by Lewes District Council)

As ever, we bring you the best in contemporary art by local artists for the Lewes Artwave Festival. 2020 festival dates are yet to be confirmed by Lewes District Council so please check back for updates.

Join us on Artwave Eve for the best party in town!


Private View: Friday 18 September, 6pm
Exhibition: Saturday 19 September–Sunday 18 October, 12 noon–5pm (Thu–Sun)

Throughout 2020 Martyrs’ Gallery will be working on community projects in conjunction with Ouse Valley Arts, culminating in a thought-provoking exhibition of project participants’ work. We will bring you more information as details are finalised, but expect to be moved and impressed.


Private View: Friday 6 November, 6pm
Exhibition: Saturday 7 November–Sunday 13 December, 12 noon–5pm (Thu–Sun)

Following the success of our previous winter exhibitions in conjunction with Goldmark Gallery, to round off 2020 we hope to bring you a joyful selection of affordably priced lithographs by Henri Matisse.

Artists Pat Thornton and Rachael Adams will run art workshops exploring the artist’s style and palette on Wednesday afternoons from 11 November to 2 December. Please ask in the gallery or email for more information.

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