1. I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart is both a celebration and an exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of twenty-one living artists whose practices span six decades.

    The exhibition takes its title from the last verse of the poem Is My Team Ploughing by A. E. Housman, first published in 1896. As a conversation between a dead man and his living friend who is now with the girlfriend he left behind, it serves as an allegory for the influence of the past and its evolving significance in contemporary painting practice.

    Iconic figures such as Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff are presented next to other established, mid-career and emerging artists such as Gary Wragg, Phoebe Unwin and Joella Wheatley.

    Using a range of techniques, the paintings reveal intriguing and surprising connections and contrasts as well as the underlying preoccupations of the artists after long periods spent working in their studios.

    The paintings have been selected to evoke an immediate response both to the works themselves and the process of painting and to encourage visitors to make their own connections between these apparently different approaches. The result is a particular perspective on painting in contemporary Britain.

    You can also see Alessandro Raho interviewing Dan Howard-Birt here vimeo.com/90373424 and Dan Howard-Birt interviewing Alessandro Raho here vimeo.com/90373423

    I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart is accompanied by an illustrated book containing short texts by the artists describing their approach to making paintings. Available from the Pavilion shop at £4.99.

    Admission to the Galleries is free

    Suggested donation £3

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  4. A 10 day voyage from Wales to Bexhill then on display in the rooftop foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion

    Voyage: 25 June – 5 July. Arrives on Bexhill beach on 5 July beach at 12 noon
    Exhibition: A History of the Rigid Inflatable Boat: 5 July – 7 September

    Free

    In 1962, the visionary educator Kurt Hahn opened the United World College of The Atlantic in South Wales. It brought together young people from all over the globe in the belief that boundaries are broken when people are put in situations of adversity and rescue. With this in mind, and due to the College’s seafront location, the students were asked to become engaged in a service which protects and saves lives. After two years of experimentation and testing, the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) was launched and became the most successful rescue boat in sea-faring history. The patent was sold to the RNLI for £1 and it has now become the service’s most active Lifeboat and is named after the place of its birth: The Atlantic Class Lifeboat.

    The display in the rooftop foyer will map out this amazing story and will also feature one of the original prototype boats. The boat will embark on an epic voyage from St Donats to Bexhill by sea – a 10 day, 550 mile journey and should arrive on Bexhill beach on 5 July at 12 noon.
    This will be part of the DLWP’s Dear Serge events on that day.

    The journey aims to gain support and awareness for a new commission for the students of Atlantic College – to design a new rescue boat for inland flooding.

    The aim of the project is to establish a fund that will allow boat-building to start in earnest and embed itself as key activity within Atlantic College and the wider United World College context.

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  5. Sat 4 Oct 2014 until Sun 4 Jan 2015

    Entry Free

    For the first time in its history, the iconic photography agency Magnum has opened its London office's resin print archive to three contemporary practitioners. Guided by the former Magnum Photos archivist Nick Galvin, historian and anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards, photographer Hannah Starkey and artist Uriel Orlow were invited to reinterpret how social, cultural and political inclinations have shaped the content of the archive.

    Edwards, Starkey and Orlow chose 130 rarely seen photographs from68,000 prints, which collectively present an imperfect history of photography from 1940 - 2000. Edwards addresses how the experiences of people and their engagement with the world are inscribed in the photograph. Starkey's interest is in how the female perspective has resulted in a narrative linked across the decades, and Orlow teases out the blind spots of history in the margins of crisis.

    Twenty-seven photographers whose work is presented in the exhibition include Abbas, Eve Arnold, Rene Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Stuart Franklin, Leonard Freed, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Inge Morath, Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins and David "Chim" Seymour.

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