In June 2019 John showed two paintings on the theme of the Holy Spirit at Worcester Cathedral, together with members of Christian Arts.
Saturday 18th May 2019 – Open Day at St George’s Church, Court Farm Road, Hove, 10am – 1pm.
This is an opportunity to see the 22 paintings that John has painted on Biblical themes for St George’s Church. John will be there to talk about his work, together with Balavendra Elias who will be talking about his 23 carvings in elm and yew wood, including large works carved from a whole tree trunk.
All these works are featured in the book published to record the artworks, entitled “Paintings and Sculptures at St George’s Church, Hangleton”, and published by Ivory Publications.
John is currently showing work at the Naked Eye Gallery, Western Road Brighton,
and with the Anglo-French group Changez d’Art, made up of artists from Normamdie and Sussex, at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford until 9th may 2019.
During April 2019 John will be also showing work with the Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers at the Grange Gallery Rottingdean, and with the Brighton and Hove Arts Council exhibition at the Friends meeting House Brighton, in the Lanes.
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.
John has four landscape paintings now on show at the Naked Eye Gallery, 31a Western Road, Hove BN3 2JQ.
The gallery is in the basement, and there is a good cafe on the second floor.
John took part in a cross channel exhibition in October at Bourgtheroulde Normandy with Changez d’Art, a group based in Normandy. Next year Changez d’Art will presenting a large international exhibition at the Casino in Rouen in September 2019.
2018 John had abstract and landscapes on show with the Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers at Skyway Gallery, Shoreham by sea from 2-22 September 2018.
2017 Latest exhibitions –
John will be showing large works with the Society of Sussex Painters at the SKYWAY Gallery in Shoreham
4- 23 September 2017, Private View Monday 4th September, 6 – 8pm.
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
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
Grange Gallery Rottingdean, 15-28 March 2006.
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