Hop Gallery Open Exhibition 2016

Exhibition celebration and meet the artists: Saturday 10 September, 12.30pm–2.30pm
Exhibition: Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 September 
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 11am–5pm / Sunday 12noon–4pm / Closed Monday

Hop Open Show

The Hop Gallery’s biennial Open Exhibition returns with a juried late summer show that presents the best in contemporary two- and three-dimensional art by artists based in London and the southeast. This is an excellent opportunity to buy affordable works by established and emerging artists.

For more information on how to enter, please download a Hop Open 2016 Application Pack or contact Curator Alex Grey 



Dismays and Rainbows

Peter Messer

Exhibition celebration and meet the artist:  Friday 30 September, 6.30pm–8.30pm
Exhibition: Saturday 1 to Wednesday 12 October
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 11am–4.30pm / Sunday 12noon–4.30pm / Closed Monday

Peter Messer

Peter’s paintings are mostly on a domestic scale, resolutely figurative and, by implication, narrative. He uses the historic medium of egg tempera which he prepares in the studio using egg yolk and raw pigment. The resulting paintings tend to be intense and meticulous, with a compellingly flat, arrested quality.

Peter has been busy painting new works for this show – a delight in the making.


Out of the Box 3 ‘The Artist Strikes Back’ – Cartoons and Compositions.

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson‘Pop In’ Open Day: Saturday 15 October. Please pop in, meet Chris and enjoy viewing the exhibition with a cup of something to warm you up. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits available throughout the day.
Exhibition: Saturday 15 to Wednesday 26 October
Open: Monday to Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 12noon–4.30pm

By popular demand, Chris returns to the Hop with his 3rd exhibition of original and creative art. A wide ranging collection of the beautiful, the unusual and the funny. His work is always different. So if you’re looking for affordable art that’s a little ‘out of the box’, this exhibition will have something for you.

Chris exhibits throughout the South and is a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society.

Östersund – Sussex, Mother and Son Relating

Lindy Dunbar and Joseph Davey

Preview and meet the artists: Saturday 29 October, 12.30pm–2.30pm
Exhibition: Saturday 29 October to Sunday 13 November
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am–4.30pm / Sunday 12noon–4.30pm / Closed Monday

Lindy Dunbar and Joseph Davey

Sweden based artist Joseph Davey is returning to England to exhibit for a third time with his mother local artist Lindy Dunbar. The show comprises an exciting mix of fresh and painterly landscapes, portraits and life drawings, in oil and mixed media.

Saturday 5 November the gallery will close at 2pm 


Paper & Silk

Alex Grey

Paper & Silk


Enjoy a glass of bubbly and 10% off everything at our celebration launch on Friday 18 November from 5pm!
Exhibition: Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 
Open: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 12noon–5pm / Friday 12noon–late

Long-awaited and much-anticipated, Paper & Silk marks the launch of local artist Alex Grey’s departure into textile design. Alex will be offering Hop visitors the first ever glimpse of her range of silk accessories, in conjunction with an exhibition of the original artworks that inspired them. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet her and buy her exquisitely beautiful work at studio prices.



Sussex Arts Collective & Mohamed Hamid Pottery Christmas 2016 Show

Celebrate - Christmas showInvitation Breakfast Morning: Sunday 27 November, 11am–2pm
Exhibition: Saturday 26 November to Sunday 18 December
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am–5pm
Sunday & Monday, 12noon–4pm

You will be assured of finding that illusive gift or indulgence for the festive season at this year’s Christmas show. Over thirty selected creators and makers from across the county representing all areas of art and craft will showcase work in: glass, wood, ceramics, paint, print, photography, textiles and silver.

Open Lewes Late Night Shopping: Thursday 1 December, 6pm–8pm





See full programme of 2016 exhibitions.