Coast and seascapes
John can be contacted at these addresses
Post: 23 St Leonards Road Hove East Sussex BN3 4QP England
Phone: ++44 (0)1273 881304
The SSP exhibition will run from 2 – 29 April, with a Private View on Wednesday 3rd April from 5.30 – 7.30pm.
The BHAC exhibition runs from 10-13 April, with a Private View on Wednesday 10th from 5.30 – 7.30pm.
The gallery is in the basement, and there is a good cafe on the second floor.
Open day at St George’s Church Hove, East Sussex, Sunday 15 May 2016, from 1 – 5pm was a great success.
This unique church contains over 20 paintings by John Armstrong, and 20 carvings by Balavendra Elias, three examples of her ceramic work by Romola Jane, and the Dalle de Verre east window made by the monks of Buckfast Abbey, Devon.
John was at the church to answer questions about his paintings, together with woodcarver Balavendra Elias who was talking about his carvings. Visitors to the church all agreed that this should become a regular event.
2016 John currently has work on show in the Rendezvous cafe, Duke Street, Brighton, until September 2016.
2016 John showed landscapes and religious work at the Brighton and Hove Arts Council exhibition at Friends Meeting House Brighton, 20-24 April 2016.
2016 John also showed work with the Society of Sussex Painters at the Studio Gallery Worthing Museum and Art gallery, 9 -24 April 2016.
2015 John showed work with the Society of Sussex Painters’ exhibition at the Hawth, Crawley, West Sussex, December 2015-January 2016.
2015 John showed abstract and landscapes at the Society of Sussex Painters’ exhibition at the Grange Gallery Rottingdean Brighton, September 2015.
2014 John showed work in a group exhibition with the Society of Sussex Painters, at the Laughing Dog Gallery at Brighton Marina from 17th – 31st October 2014.
2014 John had an abstract painting entitled Nativity 1 in the Christian Arts exhibition “One Equall Light” based on the sacred poems and sermons of John Donne. The exhibition was at two venues in London, St James Church Piccadilly, and St Giles Church Cripplegate. John’s work was in St James church, and was on show from 2 – 20th July 2014..
2014 John has also had five landscape paintings on show in a group exhibition in Worthing, Sussex, presented by the Society of Sussex Painters. The exhibition ran from 12 – 26 July 2014.
New book about John’s paintings
IVORY PUBLICATIONS has brought out a book about the paintings and sculptures in St George’s Church, Hangleton, Hove. This book shows 54 photographs of the paintings by John Armstrong and the woodcarvings by Balavendra Elias, together with two ceramic sculptures by Romola Jane and a dalle de verre window by the monks of Buckfast Abbey. The book includes a foreword by the Right Reverend Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. Copies of this book may be purchased by contacting Helen Armstrong at email@example.com
2013 WORTHING OPEN EXHIBITION, John is showing a landscape painting, “Egghill” at the Worthing Open exhibition at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, from 10th August to 16th November 2013.
2013 Hove Kitchen, Western Road Hove JOINT EXHIBITION called Gabriel/Gibril with ABDOULIE CONTEH
2012 LLITTLEHAMPTON “HARVEST” EXHIBITION John is showing three paintings at Littlehampton Museum’s Autumn exhibition. The exhibition runs from Saturday 14th September to Friday 1st November.
2012 WELLS CATHEDRAL EXHIBITION
John and Helen are currently showing works in an exhibition at Wells Cathedral, Somerset, organised by Christian Arts. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8 – Friday 21st September 2012. More information about the Wells exhibition can be found on the Christian Arts website http://www.christianartists.org.uk
2012 Society of Sussex Painters at Grange Gallery Rottingdean Brighton
John showed work at the exhibition by the Society of Sussex Painters at Rottingdean from 18th October – 6th November 2012.
2012 Society of Sussex Painters at Littlehampton February 2012
John showed paintings in a group exhibition with the Society of Sussex Painters at Littlehampton.
The venue was Littlehampton Museum, Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5EW. Opening times – Monday-Friday, 9am – 4.30pm; Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm. Admission free.
2012 Paintings by John Armstrong
17th November 2011 – 3rd January 2012
Pelham House, St Andrews Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW T. 01273 488600 www.pelhamhouse.com
Art for Nature
Exhibition of paintings by John Armstrong and Abdoulie Conteh on the theme of Creation 21-28 August 2010, 11-6pm.
Understanding in Peace
Exhibition of paintings by John Armstrong and Abdoulie Conteh on the theme of Mary/Mariam 6-18 July 2009, 12-6pm
To be opened by the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Ann Norman, on Saturday 11 July 2009 at 3pm.
John showed landscapes at the Arts Hut Gallery, Hurstmonceux in 2008. http://www.artshut.com
SSP Exhibition at Rottingdean
SSP exhibition at the Grange Gallery Rottingdean. 28 March – 18 April, open 10-4pm daily, closed Wednesdays, 2-4pm Sundays. Society of Sussex Painters exhibition, Grange Gallery Rottingdean, 29 March – 18 April 2006.
Peace, Love and Harmony exhibition
Picture left shows Mayor and Mayoress Bob and Mirle Carden with Abdoulie Conteh and John Armstrong in front of the two paintings the artists worked on together on the
theme of War and Peace.
Abdoulie Conteh and John Armstrong – (L to R) War’ and ‘Peace’ paintings
The Dream of the Rood, painting based on Anglo Saxon poem, now at Chemin Neuf Community, Storrington West Sussex
Altarpiece in Martyrs’ Chapel, St John the Evangelist Church Horsham West Sussex. St Thomas Garnett, St Philip Howard, St Robert Southwell, these are three saints with connections to Sussex.
Reredos showing eight saints, St Mary’s Church, Julian Road, Bath. St Dunstan, St Alphege, St John Bosco with Dominic Savio, St John Vianney, St Margaret Clitheroe, St Vincent de Paul, Blessed Richard Whiting and Blessed John Thorne.
The Raising of Lazarus, painting in St George’s Church Hove East Sussex
John Armstrong NDD ATC, born September 1937, trained as a painter and teacher at art schools in Swindon, Walthamstow and Brighton. Taught art and crafts in schools, worked in museums in Hove and Lewes, and at the Exhibitions Unit, University of Brighton Gallery. John is married to fellow artist Helen Armstrong and they have three sons and two daughters.
1958 New English Art Club, London 1975 One Man Exhibition, Hove Museum of Art 1979 Museum of Modern Religious Art, Ostend, Belgium 1980 Liverpool Cathedral Congress 1980 Bristol Cathedral 1981 Chichester Centre of Arts Festival 1981 One Man Exhibition, Hove Museum of Art 1982 and 1998 Westminster Cathedral 1983 and 1984 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1984 Arundel Festival, and Brighton Polytechnic 1985 Holy Trinity Church, Bath, and Crediton 1985 ‘Religious Spirit in Contemporary Art’, Westminster Cathedral 1996 One Man Exhibition, The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton 1998 Galerie La Papessa, Vienna 1999 One Man Exhibition, St Raphael Gallery, Piccadilly, London 2001 Dudelange Museum, Luxembourg 2002 ‘Creation’, Ditchling Museum, Sussex Brighton Festival Group shows annually since 1986 and Open Studios Annual group shows with Society of Sussex Painters in Worthing, Eastbourne, etc. 2004, 2005 St Raphael Gallery, Piccadilly, London Jul 2006 Westminster Cathedral, London, “Christ Among Us” exhibition Dec 2006 – Jan 2007 Landscapes, SW1 Gallery, London Apr–Jun 2007 Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, “Christ Among Us” exhibition Mar 2006 Joint exhibitions with Abdoulie Conteh, Grange Gallery Brighton Nov 2006 St Lukes Studio Portslade 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London 2007 SSP group exhibition, Thebes Gallery Lewes 2008 Landscapes, Art Hut, Hurstmonceux, Sussex Sep 2008 SW1 Gallery, London Jul 2009 St Lukes Studio, Portslade
Work in churches includes Great Altar Crucifix at St Peters parish church, Brighton; Great Hanging Crucifix at St Boniface Tooting, London; a cycle of sixteen paintings at St Georges, Hove; and an eight figure Reredos at St Marys, Bath. Contributed landscape illustrations to two “How to Paint” books by Gerald Woods; written articles for national design magazines; member of local, national and international art societies. Prizewinner of Laing competitions at the Mall Galleries, London, 1982, 2000. A painting, ‘Hove Beach’, commissioned as Hove’s wedding present to Prince Charles, is now in the Royal Collection at Highgrove. Paintings are also in private collections in England, Belgium, Singapore, Australia, at Hove Museum of Art, the collections of East Sussex County Council and Nuffield Foundation, London.