Farley Arts Trust

Farley Arts Trust

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Visual arts educational projects and activities mainly for young people in East Sussex.

The Farley Arts Trust draws inspiration from the artistic legacy created by Roland Penrose (he brought Surrealism and surrealist artists like Picasso, Man Ray and others to the UK in 1950s and established the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London) and his wife Lee Miller, renowned, pioneering 20th century photographer (feature film about her untitled 'Lee' to be released next September).   

The Trust aims to extend an understanding and appreciation of this unique artistic legacy of one of the most momentous periods in our recent cultural history through a programme of arts and educational projects.  Over nearly 20 years, since the Trust was set up, this has included exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances, awards and bursaries designed principally to engage young people and local communities. 

These activities are made possible through support from charitable trusts, local societies, government grants, sponsorship from companies, donations and legacies from individuals as well as the expertise and voluntary work of the Trustees.

Through the biennial Farley Arts Trust Awards and (public) Exhibition which offer exceptional opportunities to all GCSE and A level students doing art at all state schools in East Sussex.  Details and catalogues for all previous exhibitions are on our website.


Programme of exhibitions, projects and one-off events.  See the website (currently being updated) for more details.

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