Wednesday 12 - Saturday 29 July
For this year’s Petworth Festival, Kevis House Gallery presents a series of works on paper by Frances Hatch. IMPROMPTU is a body of work created and inspired by two different experiences, one whilst Hatch was artist in residence at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, the other as a member of Safehouse Poole (an experimental collective of musicians and artists). Her responses to sound and movement- swiftly executed in colour and line - are vibrant and fluid, and distinguished by concise and considered mark-making.
Frances Hatch is best known as a plein air painter of landscape: responding to the animation of weather, light, and tide moving across the geology. Based in Dorset, she is well known in Sussex as a Senior Tutor at West Dean College, Chichester.
'Every' movement of the musician and dancer is eloquent and particular- just as is 'every' sun rise. The same attentiveness is required in these very different contexts.’ Hatch 2017
Kevis House Gallery is delighted to be working in partnership with the Petworth Festival to present this unseen body of Hatch’s work of drawings based on dancers and musicians in rehearsal, which will be on show for the entire duration of the Festival.