Well my Astoria murals have now come down, but they were saved for the nation by a phone call from their maker Tony of Doubledot in Henfield. So, after an appeal on Facebook, homes were found for three of them: Seven Sisters went to my nephew Richard; Astoria went to my niece Clare, both in Portslade, and the Embassy Court went to Joseph and Myf Nixon. Shoreham Airport is currently sitting in my hall. I’d like it to go to the museum at Shoreham Airport, but have yet to hear back from them. The new murals are based on linocuts by the very talented Janet Brooke, who has exhibited up the road at 30 Gerard Street during the Artists’ Open Houses, as well as her studio in Hanover. A big thank you to Matt Easteal of the council for commissioning them, and to Danny for picking them up in his van.
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I know some of you have been alarmed by seeing one of my murials being taken down. Rest assured it’s only temporary – to accommodate some photos from the Brighton Photo Biennial. This runs from 2 October until 14 November and guest curator is Martin Parr. There’s also a Photo Fringe running alongside the main event. If you’re wondering what all those guys in hi-vis jackets are doing, well, all I know is that they were from the gas board, arrived in several vans and disappeared inside the Astoria!
I’ve been asked if the images adorning the Astoria cinema in Brighton are for sale as prints. Yes, they are! Seven Sisters and Shoreham Airport were originally screenprints and have all sold out (tho I have one or two ‘seconds’ of Seven Sisters available). The Astoria and Embassy Court were always digital prints. All are now available as giclee prints, A3+ size (329mm x 483mm) on 310gsm (that’s thick and heavy) 100% cotton mould-made Hahnemuhle ‘William Turner’ paper printed in 8-colour archival pigment inks that shouldn’t fade. Some are also available as A4 prints on 190gsm paper. The price direct from me is £40 each, they may well be dearer through a gallery or Open House to take into account the commission taken. If you are a dear old friend and I’m in a good mood I may well give you a handsome discount! A different view of Embassy Court is also available.