Café Projects

Café Projects is a programme of selling exhibitions by Sussex based artists. Displayed on our café wall space, these projects are a great opportunity to see, and purchase, some fantastic work being made by local artists.

Sussex artists can apply for a Café Project by emailing a CV and up to 8 small jpegs (not more than 2MB in total) to alison.bettles@townereastbourne.org.uk for consideration.

Current Cafe Project

Christopher James developed his skill as an artist while working as an antique china restorer, repairing and replicating close detail and colour. This experience, working in close contact with fine Chinese pottery, ignited a strong affection for Chinese art, particularly the long tradition of bird painting. The isolation of the image onto a blank background found on Chinese pottery and art has inspired his style. This, together with photographing birds while walking his dog, Carlos, along the south coast and in Sussex woodlands, combines his interests to create these detailed bird paintings