Events

West Dean College of Arts and Crafts - Exhibition of Work in Progress

West Dean College of Arts and Crafts - Exhibition of Work in Progress

"The future is asking, Are you really Serious?" original work by Melanie Hodge inspired by Leonora Carrington, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali & Edward James As part of my ongoing Step Up course with Outside In at the West Dean College of Arts and Crafts I will be exhibiting work in progress at the West Dean Open Weekend 31 May - 2 June. You may find my work with other work in progress by my fellow course attendees at the Outside In stall (I've been told it will be near the band stand ;). Featured will be a series of reflections...

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Key Note Speaker at the DSFA / EUFASA Conference

Key Note Speaker at the DSFA / EUFASA Conference

On 13 May I was invited to give the key note address at the European Families and Spouses Association (EUFASA) conference being hosted by the UK's Diplomatic Service Families Association (DSFA) in London. The audience of delegates came from across Europe and represented over a dozen national families associations, supporting diplomats and their families posted around the world. The topic of my presentation was 'A Creative Life Away from Home' and focused on how to develop and sustain a creative career as an expat.  It was (and remains!) a topic very close to my heart and it was a pleasure to give the presentation alongside...

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Brighton Artists Open Houses, May 2019

Brighton Artists Open Houses, May 2019

Fishermen's Huts, Hastings ©MJHodge I'm pleased to be exhibiting my Sussex series of print art prints and cards at Salon des Sources this May! My first show with them last Christmas was a fantastic experience: with endlessly wonderful art, conversation, and warming cups of tea.  Please follow Salon des Sources on Facebook for a taste of all the artists and makers I'll be exhibiting alongside and mark your diaries for all the weekends in May. If you'd like to catch me in person, then I'll be there on Sundays, 12 and 19 May :) For full venue details and map location...

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The Artist's Voice & Outside In Commissions

The Artist's Voice & Outside In Commissions

  Detail from Dr Quark Lord of the Greedies is asked to show a little wonder ... Greg Bromley, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas   In May of this year the European Outsider Art Association's AGM and conference was hosted by Outside In at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, which conveniently for me was only an hour's drive away. As last year's conference took place in Poland and next year's will take place in Sweden, I am still feeling grateful that luck, timing, and geography all aligned so that I could go.  Even so, I could only attend one out of the three days of...

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Artists Open Houses @TheClaremont in Hove

Artists Open Houses @TheClaremont in Hove

It's that time of year again in Brighton and Hove! The Artists Open Houses launch this week with a series of Private Views to celebrate the work has been made, delivered, and hung before Saturday arrives. This is me next to "Untethered" which is now on display in one of the bedrooms of The Claremont Hotel in Hove. It's a gorgeous room, made even better by double vision of my work in a mirrored wardrobe.  Downstairs, along the staircase, throughout the hotel, and in the garden, original works and limited edition prints from over 30 artists fill every available space. This hotel/...

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