03 Mar DEANLAND
Following the success of the exhibition at 35 North in 2018, the Deanland Project is exhibiting at Farleys House and Gallery.
Farleys House was the home of the pioneering photographer Lee Miller and her husband, the surrealist artist Roland Penrose. Today Farleys is home to the Lee Miller Archive of photography and an iconic collection of 20th century art and artefacts. The house is open to the public on Sundays for tours and a fascinating insight into the world of 20th century surrealists and photographers.
The Deanland Project is an exhibition resulting from a collaboration between abstract painter Alexander Johnson and photographer John Brockliss. For two years Alex worked as artist in residence at Deanland Airfield, near Hailsham, building a collection of artworks exploring the stories and history of RAF Deanland a WWII fighter base built to support the D-Day landings of 1944. Photographer John Brockliss worked in partnership with Alex to document each stage of the creative process.
The project is represented in a book, ‘Deanland’ which features a foreword by art historian Antony Penrose, son of Lee Miller. Copies of the book, signed by the artist and photographer, will be on sale.
We are honoured that the The Deanland Project will open alongside the much anticipated new exhibition from Farley House: ‘Lee Miller in Colour’. Farleys House and Gallery is located in Muddles Green, a beautiful rural location sitting at the foot of the South Downs. It is best visited by car – there is ample free parking on site.
The exhibition runs 7 April to 2 June, Sundays only when the house will also be open for tours.