A Sussex Showcase


A sumptuous curated selection of over 2000 years of art from our fine county, from the beautifully preserved Roman mosaics at Bignor and Fishbourne and medieval frescoes in tiny South Downs churches, to the colourful world of Charleston and its artists. Sussex Showcase takes the reader on a visual feast of a journey to see how Sussex has been depicted through many centuries, including by such English Masters as Constable and Turner, as well as famous 20th century painters such as Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. It also shows how destinations like Brighton, Chichester and Rye have become a beacon for artists, as well as more rural locations like Ditchling. Covering Sussex’s most famous artists, and iconic landmarks from the Downs to Beachy Head and Brighton Pier, the book investigates how the County has made such an impact on art in Britain. All in all, a wonderful gift for local art-lovers. 

Peter Beckingham is a former diplomat whose positions included Deputy High Commissioner to India, Ambassador to the Philippines and Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He now gives talks on Cunard’s QE2 and Queen Mary and is donating the profits from this book to The Motor Neurone Association’s West Sussex branch.

Independently published in Sussex in a small print run, available only in selected Sussex bookshops.