Skyway Gallery at the Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU

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Swim Ripple Dive

18 Jul 2022 - 05 Aug 2022

SWIM,  RIPPLE, DIVE is a solo show of Emily Ball’s work made up of paintings and drawings that were inspired by watching her children learn to swim.  Made over five years, these paintings reveal a rich vocabulary of colour, mark and movement that is uniquely personal to her and characteristic of her chosen subject.

The focus of the earlier paintings is the  interaction between the figures and the water surrounding them, whilst the later paintings seek to describe the sensory qualities of the swimming pool environment.‍

Whilst the subject of these paintings is undoubtedly joyous, with colours popping and shimmering on the canvas, the paintings themselves are anything but lightweight. This body of work has an ambition and weight to it.

To give you an idea of what to expect with this show, you can watch a short film by Noah Carter that Emily commissioned about the swimming pool paintings, in which she candidly talks about the development of this body of work.

Dates: 18 July – 5 August 2022

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

Private View Event: Friday 29 July, 6-8pm

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  • Date: 18 Jul 2022 - 05 Aug 2022

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